Edinburgh rescue dogs: Meet the adorable Lurchers from Dogs Trust West Calder looking for a new home

A delightful group of lurchers currently staying at the Dogs Trust West Calder are looking for their forever home.

Known for their loving nature and loyalty, Lurchers are sighthounds (such as a Greyhound, Whippet or Saluki) crossed with another breed and therefore differ in size and colour – but despite their adorable qualities, Lurchers can often spend longer in the charity’s care than other breeds.

Now, the Dogs Trust West Calder is asking people to consider giving a forever home to one of its long-legged residents.

Susan Tonner, manager at Dogs Trust West Calder said: “Lurchers tend to spend longer in our care than other breeds and are often overlooked. So it’s important for us to try and dispel any misconceptions that may exist about the breed and urge people not to rule out a Lurcher as their perfect pet.

"It is a myth that they need a huge amount of exercise and long walks, they do need regular exercise like every dog, but they also very much relish lounging on the sofa. Lurchers really are at their happiest when they are with their owner, the one they love.”

Susan added: “We are currently caring for four Lurchers that are desperate to build that special bond with a new owner and find a sofa to call their own. All have so much love to offer and await their second chance in life.”

So without any further ado – here are six long-legged pups who can’t wait to meet you.

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