Penny is a 15-month-old female Lurcher, and she exudes sweetness and affection. With a penchant for leaning and burying her head against you, Penny has a delightful habit of trying to sit across your lap, seemingly oblivious to her size.

Having experienced life as a stray, she is understandably food-focused, particularly at dinnertime, yet she displays a gentle nature by allowing her food bowl to be moved without objection and occasionally even brings it to you.

This charming canine companion is seeking a forever home with an active family that includes a confident resident dog, as Penny thrives on companionship and enjoys long walks.

Unfortunately, Penny is not cat-tested, so a feline-free environment is recommended. However, she is a perfect match for families with children aged 12 years and above.

Penny has mastered several commands, including Sit, wait, stay, leave it, wee, and business. Her good behaviour extends to vet visits, grooming sessions, and car travel.

When it comes to social interactions, Penny is a delight. She remains calm and careful around other dogs and loves meeting new people. Due to her lack of recall, it’s essential for Penny to stay on both lead and harness during walks.

The adoption process includes a compulsory donation fee, five weeks of free insurance, a FULL RBU (Rescue Back-Up), and the requirement of an enclosed and secure garden with a minimum 5ft fence.

For potential adopters who work full time, applications will be considered, provided there is evidence of appropriate provisions for Penny’s care.

It’s important to note that Penny cannot be rehomed with cats, and she is best suited to households with children over 12 years old who are dog-savvy, aligning with the rescue’s policies and procedures. Currently, Penny is residing in Basingstoke with her foster family.

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Helping Dogs and Cats UK Rescue
Helping Dogs and Cats UK Rescue

Helping Dogs & Cats is a non-profit animal rescue (CIC number1420295) based in Basingstoke and operates in Hampshire, Berkshire, Kent, and Surrey. We rescue dogs, cats and other small animals in need of help.

Our journey began in 2018 when our Founder Kirsty Wrightson established the rescue after losing her beloved dog, Millie. Our work includes rehoming and rehabilitation, veterinary care, microchipping, spaying and neutering. All of the animals that come into our care first go into foster homes for assessment.

Adopting a dog or cat or other animal is a big decision and in most instances, a long-term commitment. To help you answer any questions you may have we have created an FAQ guide.

Our small team is staffed by volunteers, who are true animal lovers and passionate about animal welfare. We receive no government funding and depend entirely on the generosity of our supporters. Every penny we receive goes directly to helping dogs and cats.

We offer full rescue backup for the life of your adopted animal.

For further information, you can get in touch either by phone at 01256 593373, via email at or view our website at

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