DOGS Trust Kenilworth is hoping some of its long-legged residents who have been at the centre for more than 13 years will soon find new homes.
The Honiley-based centre currently has seven Lurchers and six Greyhounds looking for homes, with some waiting for more than a year.
And as the nights draw in, staff hope it won’t be long before they catch the eye of dog-lovers who want to spend cosy nights with a four-legged friend.
Assistant manager James Ackner said: “Some of our Lurchers and Greyhounds arrived fairly recently but some have been with us quite some time, and we would really love to see them settled in loving homes soon.
“We aren’t sure why they aren’t catching the eye of people but there are a lot of myths that surround them, particularly when it comes to the exercise they need.
“People tend to think they need a lot of exercise, but often their preference is to have a speedy run around, rather than a hike into the hills. Then they can be found happily snoozing away on a comfy bed.
“If that sounds like a dog that would fit into someone’s lifestyle, we are sure we will be able to find a four-legged friend for them.”
One of those looking for a home is three-year-old Lurcher, Rocket, who arrived at the centre in February. The team say he is a ‘bouncy, loveable, cheeky chap’ who enjoys playing with his toys and would fit into a home with children aged 16 and over.
Seven-year-old Dash, also a Lurcher, has been at the centre for eight months but unlike Rocket, he is looking for a quiet, adult only home. While he cannot live in a home with other pets he likes going for walks with other dogs.
And older Greyhound, nine-year-old Charlie is looking for a calm, adult only home with no visiting children. He is a sensitive boy and needs to build a bond with his new family before heading home so will need to meet them at the rehoming centre several times.
James added: “Every dog has its own individual personality and that’s definitely true of these 13 that we have currently got the pleasure of looking after.
“We would urge anyone who has a doggy-shaped hole in their lives to consider giving a forever home to one of these lovely dogs. Let’s hope that for once, 13 proves to be a lucky number.”
The centre is currently closed to the public but appointments can be made to visit a dog. Call 01926 569236 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk to find out more.