Reasons why we love this dog…
He really needs a loving home
He adores people
He likes to share a sofa
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet, supportive home
My favourite thing is:
Attention from my people
Affectionate but shy
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat friendly
Three-year-old white-and-brindle lurcher Patch has come to Forever Hounds Trust after being found straying. We’ve been spending a lot of time with him to understand his needs, and it’s clear he’s a really special boy who needs an equally special home.
Patch would be best suited to a family that has experience of bull-breeds, and who live in a quiet area where he can be walked without meeting lots of dogs. He can be overwhelmed by boisterous or rude behaviour from other dogs, and can be reactive, so would rather be the only hound in the house, and will need to be kept on lead when out and about.
This boy is a real people person though, and once he gets to know you, Patch is eager to interact and receive gentle fuss. He can be shy of handling at first, and doesn’t like enthusiastic hugging, so will be happier in an adult-only home. An active dog, he is a real foodie and should respond well to reward-based training.
Patch will need a good dose of love and understanding to help him blossom, but if you can give them to him, he will reward you with oceans of affection. Could yours be the home where he’ll get the chance of a new, sweeter life?
As per our current homing situation, please only apply to adopt Patch if the following criteria applies to you:
- You are an experienced sighthound owner or are willing to follow a training plan designed by our behaviourists, to set you and your dog up for success.
- You don’t have any resident cats or small animals (*during this time we are unable to meaningfully assess for cat tolerance*)
- You live within England and Wales and willing to travel to our kennels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire.
- You are willing to make several visits to meet a hound before taking them home. Some of our hounds need time to get to know you first.