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Published on February 25, 2019 by Beth Pearson

From 40mph to a couch potato, have you met a long-legged, lovable Lurcher?

If you're wondering, Lurchers are the dogs described as a ‘small greyhound’ and in fact, they’re not a million miles away from the key greyhound features and personality traits.

Lurchers are affectionate, loving dogs with bags of character. 

They make fabulous pets, and despite the fact they can run at over 40 mph, they don't require you to spend most of your life out of the house exercising them! 


Published on February 18, 2019 by Beth Pearson

Wobble by name and by nature! Sweet dog Wobble has a birth defect that means she moves uncontrollably when walking, but this doesn’t stop her ‘zest for life’.

Seven-year-old Shih Tzu cross came into the care of our Cornwall centre with her brother Winston and has been entertaining our staff  ever since.

Centre manager Louise explains: “Wobble’s condition doesn’t cause her any pain and she’s adapted really well to it.

“She is a friendly, affectionate dog that has such a zest for life it’s infectious.


Published on February 14, 2019 by Beth Pearson

Approximately nine million* people in the UK say they regularly feel lonely. The elderly in particular find themselves isolated from society.

However, research* also shows that this ‘epidemic of loneliness’ doesn’t discriminate, but it does intensify around certain holidays, including Valentine’s Day*.


Published on February 13, 2019 by Beth Pearson

Looking for cheap activities to entertain the kids this half-term? You’re not alone. Seven days can be very long and expensive when you’re trying to occupy the busy and inquisitive mind of a child with nothing to do. Don’t worry, we have the perfect solution at our Berkshire centre on Trindledown Farm.


Published on February 12, 2019 by Beth Pearson

Minnie the five-year-old Bulldog was taken to The Veterinary Clinic in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to be put to sleep. 

She had been used for breeding and had recently had puppies. After this litter, her owner did not want to pay for operations she needed on both back legs, so took her to be euthanized.

Minnie’s legs cause her pain, discomfort and severely limit her mobility. It is unclear how long she has been in this state. 


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