Greyhound that’s afraid of the dark is looking for a home

Eight-year-old Lord Eric Longlegs arrived at Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in West Calder before lockdown began.

Greyhound that’s afraid of the dark is looking for a home Dogs Trust

A greyhound that is afraid of the dark is on the lookout for a new home.

Eight-year-old Lord Eric Longlegs arrived at Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in West Calder, West Lothian, before lockdown began.

He is currently enjoying time with a temporary foster family as part of the charity’s Home From Home programme. And it was Lord Eric Longlegs’ temporary carers that noticed he sometimes gets anxious going out to the garden when it’s dark, unless someone is there with him.

Foster carer Rod said: “Eric is such a great companion and he has been a real saviour for me during the recent lockdown as he has been staying with me since March. 

“It has been a difficult time over the last four months and I’d honestly be lost without Eric, so making sure he doesn’t have to go outside in the dark is the least I can do for him.”

Forever home: Lord Eric Longlegs isn’t a fan of the dark.

Lord Eric Longlegs has been described as a “very sensitive big soul”. He loves people, journeys in the car, sleeping on the sofa, and he absolutely adores his food.

He can live with children over the age of ten and could potentially live with another female sighthound.

He would benefit from a family who has previous experience with his breed and can provide him with a secure garden to explore.

Stephen Thomson, Home From Home coordinator at Dogs Trust West Calder, said: “Lord Eric has been with us now since before lockdown began and he hasn’t received much interest from potential owners. 

“As he is such a loving and sensitive boy, we wanted to keep him in a family environment as much as possible, so he could enjoy all the human companionship he is used to.

“One of the reasons having foster carers is so beneficial is because they learn so much about each dogs’ character and what they are like in a home environment. 

“Dogs staying at the rehoming centre are never usually without a canine carer beside them when out for walks, so it is beneficial for potential owners to know that a dog like Eric isn’t the biggest fan of the dark, so they can fully consider his rehoming needs.

“We would love to find Eric his forever home and he is currently available to meet by appointment, so get in touch with the team at the rehoming centre to find out more.”

Dogs Trust rehoming centres are currently not open for public browsing, however appointments can be made to adopt, drop off or foster a pet.

For more information, click here or call 01506 536 840.

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