Meet the gorgeous Gromit! Gromit is a handsome, young lurcher, who sadly came into wars as a stray, not much is known about his history due to this, and despite this he is quickly proving himself to be an easy going and sweet dog that will quickly make friends with you.
Gromit due to being a stray will have had limited training and socialisation, it is vital that in his new home this will continue being built upon, so that he can confidently go on adventures with his new family for years to come.
Gromit would like a home where they will be able to take him for some nice walks and potentially hire a secure field so that he can have a play off the lead. Although this isn’t necessary he is a dog that loves a good run, allowing him this opportunity in a safe environment would make you very popular in his eyes!
Gromit walks well on the lead but will need someone strong enough to hold him should he want to chase a squirrel.
Gromit would also benefit from a family that will not leave him for longer than 1 hour to start with. Gromit loves the attention and affection from humans. Although the kennel setting can be a lot different than a home environment Gromit can make a lot of noise when being left. He would benefit from leave time slowly being increased bit by bit. And some understanding neighbours. Potentiallyhaving a set up where a friend/ neighbour could look after him when you need to go out and about.
Gromit can be slightly shy and cautious with some new people. With all strays, due to the lack of history we limited all stray dogs rehoming to a household with children 12+.
He may be able to live with another suitable dog depending upon the meets at the shelter.
Sadly due to a slight prey drive it would not be safe for Gromit to live with a cat.
Lurchers are crossbreeds so their temperaments and behaviours can be influenced by other breed traits. She, like many Lurcher types may have a strong prey drive so it’s important that this is channelled in the right way. This can be through playing chasing games with toys and having fluffy toys that replicate what they would usually chase. Instead of trying to stop them chasing wildlife, you should facilitate that need but through a desired way, using toys. Using toys like this can help with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANG-Braided-Outdoor-Interective-Training/dp/B0171F11BS?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
Lurchers can be mischievous and sneaky, but this just adds to their fun and quirky personality.