6 Month Old Male Lurcher

Shelby is a six month old Lurcher. He came into our care as a very nervous and worried stray. As Shelby needed a little extra TLC he went into one of our foster homes and he is gaining confidence everyday.

Shelby adores other dogs and due to his sensitive nature he is looking for a home where there is already a dog or dogs, as he is much more confident in their company. He would suit a home with older children and could possibly live with cats as long as they were dog savVy. Shelby has fine to be left for a few hours in the company of his canine foster brothers and sisters and is coming on well with his housetraining. He was very reluctant to walk on a lead when he first came to us but this has really improved and he loves his walks, especially a good run off the lead. He has a very good recall!

Despite an unsettled start in life Shelby has lots of potential to be a very loving and rewarding companion for a home who will be dedicated to building his confidence and providing him with lots of mental and physical stimulation.


Whenever dogs comes into our care they are assessed before they are adopted. This is because the majority of our dogs come from Local Authority pounds and with little or no previous history. This initial assessment period allows us to assess temperament, personality and the best match for a new home. We do not work on a first come first served basis but always strive to find the ideal home for each dog.

All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped prior to adoption. A homecheck is required, and you will need to come along to the centre to meet the dog with your own dog(s) and family. Our adoption fee is £180.

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