Pippin is a much loved and gentle family pet who has found his way into kennels due to difficult family circumstances. He has been with the same family since a pup. He is 8 years old.
Pippin is currently in a foster home and this is what his foster mum says about him…
I am fostering my second lurcher from Happy Landings. They are lovely gentle dogs, easy to have around you in the house.
Pippin is a beautiful gentle dog, he isn’t small, but it’s weird how little space they actually take up. Pippin is looking for a home through no fault of his own and is a real family dog, who is struggling in kennels. He wants to be part of the family, going for a walk, coming back to lie on the sofa, his bed, or curled up in front of the fire. He knows lots of words, high 5, sit, down, on your bed, bedtime, do you want to go out? Treat, supper, come.
Like most lurchers, he walks well on the lead. I have him sleeping in the bedroom, but he is good and stays on his bed, not on mine! He is happy to lounge around, if that’s how you are feeling, or have a play, or join you on an adventure. He has been used to having someone home based and would be happiest with this. He can be left for up to 4 hours with a slow introduction, but is happier being left with a doggy friend than all by his lonely own-some.
Pippin would perhaps be best suited to someone active who either works from home or is retired. He is used to older children (8 plus) but has not really been around young children. He is good with most other dogs and has lived happily with 2, but can occasionally be reactive on lead. He must not be homed with cats or small furries due to his prey drive.