Diesel and Dawson, two long-legged lurchers, are excited to find their forever homes after spending the summer at the rehoming center called Dogs Trust Manchester. But it seems like they would have to be patient because, unlike other dog breeds, lurchers do not have the best reputation. That is, many common misconceptions have been spread about them.
For example, most potential adopters think that lurchers need more exercise than other dog breeds. This isn’t necessarily true but it has become a barrier to getting them adopted as some are not really willing to go to that length of effort. Some lurchers are also thought of as aggressive because some walk around wearing muzzles. But the truth is, they just can get overly excited, especially around small animals so muzzles are only a safety precaution.
But with the help of active campaigning and positive communication, adopters are able to better understand these dogs. And after that, a lot of them actually take these lurchers home with them.
According to Dawn Bishop, the manager of the rehoming center, both Diesel and Dawson have not been with them for so long. But they try to really advocate for them so that they could find them homes sooner rather than later.
Two-year-old Dawson was first discovered as a stray but that never affected his zest for life and he was always so bouncy. He loves food, tennis balls, and of course, just like any other dog, cuddles and lots of affection. And in just a short amount of time, he has already made many four-legged friends though he can be a little unsure around larger and more excited dogs.
According to the rehoming center, Dawson would make a lovely family pet thrive as the only dog in the house where he could lap up all the love. He is always excited about walks and meeting other furry friends.
But if anyone is looking for a slightly older dog who is more relaxed, then six-year-old Diesel would probably be the better option.
Diesel is lovely and sweet and his favorite things include treats and squeaky toys. He also loves to walk around, enjoy his surroundings, and then doze off his day. Like Dawson, Diesel needs to be the only dog in the house but he will definitely be enough to fill your home with love and adventure.