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> Foster Home Needed- Lurcher Sos, Bertie, Large Male Lurcher
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post 30th Oct 2016, 1:35 pm
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We are in desperate need of a dog free foster or forever home for Bertie. Due to illness in his foster home Bertie has had to go to kennels as we have no foster homes suitable for him. Although he is safe and well cared for this is not the best place for Bert and, in all honesty, his kennel fees are draining us. We will never give up on Bertie, please help us to help him. He's a great dog. He has so much potential and is a loving big fool that needs some steady input.

Gentle giant Bertie is around 2 years old. He stands 28 inches to the shoulder. Bertie is our most overlooked, longest waiting dog. Previous Foster Mum says:

Bertie is a great big dollop of love who has been waiting over a year for his very own forever sofa. He's now around 2 years old and has learnt such a lot since arriving at his foster home with absolutely no manners at all. He's around 28" tall with the frame of a greyhound and curls up so tight he can almost fit in the cat bed! With careful introductions he could live with a confident cat that will stand it's ground and he adores children but is rather clumsy and does not realise how big he is so would need to live with children over 12. His favourite game is "fetch" and if his human is too busy to play he will just throw toys around for himself!
Bertie doesn't much like being left on his own so he will need someone who can be around for most of the day. He is not in any way destructive, just very vocal. He now stops barking within a couple of minutes but he will more than likely regress in a new home so you will need to be prepared to work with him on this.
He is currently living with 2 female lurchers but, although he does enjoy their company, he plays too rough for their saluki sensitivities so he may be better as an only dog - at least initially, or possibly a female bull breed or bull lurcher.
He's walking nicely on the lead now with a harness but he can be very lead reactive when he spots another dog. We think this is a mixture of excitement and fear so anyone looking to offer Bertie a home will need some experience of dealing with lead reactivity and must be prepared to spend a lot of time on training and improving his social skills.
He's so very affectionate and quickly forms a very close bond with his humans, he just really wants a family he can call his own.


Please email us at lurchersos@yahoo.co.uk if you think you could offer Bertie a foster or forever home. Thank you
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