Rose is one of a number of lovely sighthounds currently in our care, and she is a gentle and sweet dog. Rose is about 1.5 years old and came to us in the same state as the majority of Irish lurchers are found in…a sore and sorry sight. Despite the cruelty and hardship these poor dogs are put through, they are the most resilient and forgiving dogs on the planet. Rose is a friendly and happy dog, who has gained weight and is now ready to find a loving family to which she can bring the joy that she brings to the volunteers at our shelter. She shares her kennel and her outdoor run with another older lurcher, and it always brings a smile to our faces to see them snuggled together in one bed, despite the fact that they each have a bed of their own. Lurchers are like that, loving company, being easy going and relaxed, and living up to their names as couch potatoes. Rose is very gentle on the lead and loves her walks…but they don’t need to be too long. Two shorter walks of about 20 mins each, or a longer walk of about 40 minutes and a later toilet break, will keep Rose happy for the day, as she then feels justified in lying on your couch for the rest of the day. Most lurchers come from situations where there are lots of children, and are therefore quite used to children and make a good family pet…provided your child is taught to respect a dog. Lurchers, for the most part, would not be recommended to a home with cats or small furry animals including small hairy dogs. Lurchers can live in apartments, and many of our lurchers are homed to families with apartments living in Sweden.
Rose has been spayed, vaccinated and chipped(chip number 981020002391855, origin Ireland).
If you are interested in adopting Rose, please submit an expression of interest form which can be found in the following link:
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We ask for a minimum donation of €200 when we rehome a dog to partly offset our veterinary and other expenses. A dog licence and collar tag are needed to complete the adoption, a secure garden is required and there will be a home check. The Kildare & West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KWWSPCA) is a registered charity (Number CHY6280) and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (Number 20011048). DAFM reg. number IPT200001C