Reasons why we love this dog…
She knows how to sit (and lots of other commands too!)
She's a bright spark
She loves toys and games
I am a:
I would like:
A comfy sofa and a nice, secure garden.
I would not like:
A busy home
My favourite thing is:
Lovable, fun and clever
Can live with children 13+
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat friendly
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Elsie is a beautiful 5 year old Lurcher. She loves cuddles, is housetrained, travels well in a car and absolutely loves to play ball! She adores snuggling in her comfortable bed, and absolutely hates the rain!
Sadly Elsie came from a home where she was kept outside, alone, when she wasn’t being used for hunting. Because of her previous life, she has a very strong prey drive, and can become reactive when she encounters other animals. She has been working to a behaviour plan which helps help her focus on her handler and she can now walk alongside some other dogs that she knows. When she sees other dogs/animals coming towards her on a walk she can now focus on her handler rather than reacting immediately. She has made great progress, but still has a long way to go, so we are looking for a very special home, where her new family are prepared to carry on with this training. She needs to be kept on a lead and muzzled when she is out and about (she is very comfortable wearing her muzzle).
Elsie was rehomed for a few weeks but sadly was returned even though she was very much loved, as the environment was not compatible with her needs. It has however provided some valuable information. Elsie settled remarkably well indoors, and was housetrained and affectionate. She did however struggle with the presence of dogs and people in neighbouring gardens, and although she had a large garden that was well fenced, she became too wound up when she could hear them. This means that her outside area will need to be relatively rural, secure, and without neighbouring dogs to ensure it is a sanctuary from the outside world – somewhere she can learn to relax when she is not indoors.
The ideal home for Elsie would be with people who have experience of dogs like her, and who are willing to adjust their exercise routines to make sure she is not overwhelmed by too many things. Patience and understanding are going to be essential. She can not live in a home with any other animals.
Elsie is a favourite amongst everyone who meets her. She loves to curl up in her comfy bed, and greets everyone in the morning with a huge yawn, thumps her tail and then exudes greetings of pure joy. She refuses to go out in the rain, even though we know she is desperate for a wee, and she skips about like a puppy when off lead in the exercise field, wanting to play ball over and over again.
There must be the right person out there for her, who will understand that she needs time, consistency, a peaceful environment, and patience. Please get in touch!