New homes are being sought for lovely lurchers and gorgeous greyhounds in the borough by RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District branch.
The RSPCA describe them as independent thinkers, intelligent and highly trainable dogs, that love a puzzle, such as where have you hidden the biscuits.
They say keeping lurchers and greyhounds in tip top condition takes a lot less effort than you would think. Calm and affectionate, they make a super family pet and are intensely loyal.
Chairman of trustees of the local RSPCA branch, Chris Pickard, said: “They have a keen instinct for exercise, they are speedy but only use it in short bursts where they use up usually all of their energy in one sprint and then promptly retire to a comfy bed. They are gentle and affectionate but love a good tug o’ war or to chew a toy in between naps.”
Chris added: “They sleep in really weird positions – usually on their back in a sunny spot on the floor, or your couch, with their head twisted awkwardly and their legs contorted. You get accustomed to it, but at first it can be quite startling; yes they are comfortable.
“They are also adorable! From their bright glossy eyes, their pricked up ears, and their big goofy noses to their long, swishy waggy tails, lurchers and greyhounds are hard not to fall head over heels in love with once you get to know them. Come and see our beautiful boys and girls, they are waiting just for you.”
The RSPCA Animal Centre on the Great North Road, near Bawtry, DN10 6DE, is open six days a week 11am-4pm (closed Wednesdays). Also visit www.rspcadoncasterrotherham.org.uk for the latest news and more information on how you can help support its animal welfare operations.
The RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District branch is an independent charity dedicated to rehabilitating and re-homing animals. These are animals that have suffered cruelty and neglect and have been rescued by the national RSPCA’s team of inspectors.