***Oreo is now RESERVED. We are no longer accepting applications for Oreo, thank you ***


Oreo’s been living with a couple of our amazing foster families so we’ve learned quite a lot about her. Oreo’s a timid young Lurcher who we believe to be approximately 2 years old. Possibly a Greyhound Saluki cross.

Oreo took a couple of days to relax before settling well into family life She’s great with children and sleeps in a crate in one of the childrens rooms.  Oreo hasn’t chewed anything that doesn’t belong to her but she does like to carry around shoes, slippers, boxes, anything mouth sized!

She is a typical hound, very laid back, loves a snooze, spends many hours asleep on the couch. She doesn’t bark much, it tends to only be when she sees other dogs, and has shown no signs of aggression whatsoever.

Oreo’s been street walking on the lead and she walks well, so long as there is nothing to distract her (squirrels etc) She’s fine with other dogs and wants to play. In wide open spaces such as the beach, she wants to run and then she pulls hard at the lead – she’s been to an enclosed field and she loves the freedom there – 80 mph couch potato!

Oreo needs a family with patience to train her – at the moment she doesn’t know any commands but she is improving with recall – a good sized secure garden where she can run around until she’s ready to go off lead would be a bonus.  Or maybe regular runs in a secure dog field to help with training. Oreo is now learning ‘wait’ and ‘stay’. She’s also getting stuck in with puzzle toys and showing more interest in other toys too – like ball chasing.

We suspect that Oreo neglected because she was extremely thin – this might explain why she’s a little opportunist who will steal food from anywhere she can reach, poor girl. She’s super gentle taking treats. She’s a happy hound who loves company – she’s only been left in the house alone for an hour or so during which she sleeps on the couch. She will not toilet on the lead, no matter how far you walk her – she prefers to toilet in the garden!”

Lurchers make wonderful pets – asking for nothing more than a lovely walk before simply snoozing the day away.


To adopt Oreo, please complete our adoption application form. We welcome applications from across Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5. Home check and adoption donation applies. Thank you