Belle – 8-10 year old female Lurcher

Poor Belle is a Lurcher female who came to us after her elderly owner died and his charming son flung her out onto the streets. We were told she was 13 but there is absolutely no way, we believe she is actually is around 8-10 years old although we are more inclined to lean towards her being closer to 8 years old.

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What is obvious is that Belle has been a constant companion. She is typically German Shepherd in that she is one dog one owner and once you have her trust she totally adores you. We can see that since losing her owner her world is so rocked she is having difficulty adjusting.

Although Belle is currently in foster with 4 other dogs she is not managing it very well. She struggles with the other girls and is play police and grumpy guts all in one. She will often get into the other dogs faces and *tell them* however, she doesn’t tend to follow it through. She can also be quite barky with them which can upset them and especially the gentler female dog in the house who is struggling with this.

Belle is clean in the house and walks reasonably well on lead. She has problems with car travel so needs someone who can build this up gradually with little short journeys. Travelling in the Greyhound Gap van she has been fabulous as she is so secure with the confines of the cages in there. She is good to be left both with the other dogs and on her own but does bark when you return home which is only natural.


Belle would love a quiet home without children. Although she has been fine with the children she has met she is quite barky and defensive when visitors first arrive but soon settles down and we feel with too many youngsters coming and going this would upset her.

If Belle could find a home with just one person and no other dogs this would be her dream. She is so desperate to bond again on a one to one basis with someone. We also feel she would be quite happy to co exist with a quieter perhaps middle aged couple who were only planning on having one dog OR with a quieter male hound companion.

Belle is located in Staffordshire

Belle is de flead, de wormed, vaccinated, kc vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. She has also had a dental and some mammary lumps removed which thankfully were all clear.

Greyhound Gap
Greyhound Gap

Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, we rehome around 150 dogs each year. We can have around 40-50 dogs at any one time in our kennels based in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent and a further 30-40 in foster homes. Greyhound Gap operates on a national basis so our dogs can be homed throughout the UK subject to a suitable home visit being carried out.

If you are interested in adopting a dog from Greyhound Gap, we would ask that in the first instance you could take a few moments to complete our pre-adoption questionnaire if you have not already done so:

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