Reasons why we love this dog…
She's used to home life
She's big and beautiful!
She's very affectionate
I am a:
My weight is:
I would like:
A rural or semi-rural home
I would not like:
To walk in busy areas
My favourite thing is:
Bouncy but shy to start with
Can live with children 12+
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Bobbie (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during her lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Bobbie. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Beautiful Bobbie is a 2-year-old deerhound lurcher girl, looking for her forever home. Despite her large size, Bobbie can be very shy in new places, with new people and around unfamiliar dogs. She’s looking for a quiet home, where she can come out of her shell at her own pace. Once Bobbie feels comfortable in her environment, she’s a playful, affectionate and bouncy bundle of fun!
Bobbie has been a family pet since puppyhood, so is used to home life. Although she mainly lived outside in her last home, she was allowed into the house at times and was clean and settled indoors. She has been used to spending up to 4 hours on her own at home, and should be able to do so again (with a gradual build-up). Bobbie would do best in a quiet home environment – she was very nervous when she first arrived into our care, and it took several weeks for her to gain confidence in her new environment. This is likely to be the case when she moves into her new home too, so she will need kind and patient adopters, who won’t expect too much of her initially.
Bobbie has lived her whole life in a very quiet, rural area and has not had much exposure to busier areas. She does currently find suburban or urban areas rather worrying, so is looking for a rural or semi-rural home. She walks fairly well on-lead but does tend to surge forward when she smells or spots something interesting, and due to her size she’s very strong! She will need adopters who are physically able to manage her on walks. Bobbie does have a high prey drive for wildlife, livestock and anything which moves quickly (although she has grown up with chickens, and should be fine to live with them again). Her previous family did let her off-lead in very quiet places, but her recall wasn’t overly reliable unless there were no distractions about! She does love to zoom about, so will need a reasonably-sized, secure garden.
Bobbie has been living with another dog, who she tended to bully at home – so we’re looking to home her as the only pet. She hasn’t had much experience of meeting other dogs out and about, so is very wary of new dogs to start with and will tend to shy away. Given time to get to know them at her own pace, she is very sociable with other dogs and enjoys going for walks with her friends. If a strange dog runs over to her on a walk she can panic and try to bolt, so walks in quieter areas without a lot of loose dogs would be ideal for now. She should gain more confidence around dogs over time, as long as she isn’t overwhelmed at this stage.
Bobbie can be shy around new people initially, but again comes round fairly quickly if she isn’t put under pressure. Once she trusts you, Bobbie is a really interactive girl who loves a fuss and cuddle. She is very bouncy and will jump up, especially when excited to greet you or go for a walk! Bobbie has lived with children over 12 in her last home, and could do so again, pending introductions. Her new family will need to visit her at least twice before taking her home, at our Centre in Devon.
If you’ve got space on your sofa for this big softie, please get in touch!