Reasons why we love this dog…
She's very loving
She's playful and fun
She's a lap dog!
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home with lots of company
I would not like:
To be left alone too much
My favourite thing is:
Fuss from my friends
Social, sensitive, loving
Can live with children 12+
With larger dogs like me
Important: Please read our latest COVID guidelines before you apply to adopt this lovely hound.
Three-year-old Larissa is a lovely saluki-cross looking for a quiet home where there is someone around to keep her company most of the time. This gentle lass is a social but sensitive girl, who is very interactive but can be shy when meeting new people. Her prospective family will need to be willing to meet her several times at kennels before taking her home, so that she feels confident around them. She could live with sensible children over the age of 12 who understand that she will need time and space to settle in.
Once she feels at ease, Larissa loves fuss and attention and will even try to get up into your lap on the sofa! She has spent time in our home from home cabin, where she quickly made herself comfortable, choosing to relax on the rug or up on the couch. She also showed a willingness to help herself to food left on counters and can easily jump onto kitchen surfaces from standing! She will need some guidance to learn that counter surfing isn’t the way to get her dinner. Although she may have lived in a house previously, she will likely need some help with toilet training when she goes home.
With other dogs, Larissa is keen to greet everyone; though her play style can be quite intense, and she will need robust playmates who can keep up with her! She could live with another calm dog pending introductions, or as an only dog. She can be quite strong on the lead when she sees another dog, so she will need support from her adopters to learn that not every dog wants to say hello! Larissa enjoys playing with toys and these could be used as a training reward. She is also food motivated, so teaching her new skills should be fun and rewarding for both her and her family.
Confident out and about Larissa is not bothered by traffic, and walks nicely on the lead, although she can pull if she gets excited. She is believed to have been a working lurcher, and as such will have been encouraged to chase small animals, so care will need to be taken around wildlife, livestock, cats and other small furries, and she will need to be kept on lead until she becomes desensitised around them.
Larissa loves human company so may struggle with a lot of time alone. Her ideal would be someone who works from home, so she can keep an eye on them from the sofa! Could you offer this gorgeous girl a new life in the heart of a loving home? If so, please get in touch.