Just after Christmas we worked with our friends at Chihuahua Rescue Ireland and offered a space to a beautiful Lurcher girl we named Carand. A young, playful and loving girl, who had been found on the streets fending for herself. Carand settled into sanctuary life and loved nothing more than a play in our fields or a cuddle on the sofa in Paco’s Den.
We added her to our long list of resident Greyhounds and Lurchers already waiting in our busy kennels. Nearly all of our Sighthounds rely on rescues in the UK or Italy to find them their forever home, despite us constantly promoting them here as family pets. But Carand was lucky enough to find her forever family right here in Galway.
Last Sunday her very excited family arrived to bring her home. They had arrived at our sanctuary a few weeks earlier asking about Lurchers and we were only too happy to tell them just how amazing they are! And it wasn’t long before they were smitten too. They were also willing to put up better fencing so they would pass the home check so they could adopt Carand.
The Ross Family are now converted Lurcher Lovers. Carand, now Poppy, has stolen all their hearts and in true Lurcher style, their sofa too?
And for the staff and volunteers at Heathlawn ? We are so happy that Carand got to stay here in Ireland. That, unlike so many of her breed, she didn’t have to make the journey across the sea to find her family. They were here, willing and open to adopting a Lurcher. We are so very grateful to them that they did.
Happy Days are ahead for Poppy and her lovely new family ❤️