Could it be fifth time lucky for ex-racing Greyhound?

Dogs Trust Merseyside are appealing for a home for an ex-racing Greyhound who has been ready to speed off to a new home four times, only to be let down.

Four-year old Sophie arrived at the Huyton-based rehoming centre just before Christmas last year. Since then she has seen 25 other Greyhounds head home with their forever families but despite being reserved four times, Sophie is still waiting to find her special someone – and the team can’t understand why.

Georgina Lowery, Manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside, says: “It does happen that a dog gets reserved and then the potential owners decide the dog isn’t the one for them. But for it to happen four times to one dog is very unusual and we can’t think of any reason why once you’ve met Sophie you wouldn’t want her to be part of your family. She is an absolutely gorgeous girl and we are really hoping that it’s a case of fifth time lucky for her.”

Having spent 250 days at the rehoming centre, although Sophie was a little shy at first the team have had the chance to find out exactly what she wants out of life.

She is a lively girl, loves playing with toys and even likes to chase a ball, which is quite unusual for Greyhounds.

She enjoys having a cuddle and a fuss and likes to play with other dogs of a similar size to herself, so she could potentially live with another Greyhound or Lurcher. She can also live with children aged twelve or over.

Georgina adds: “Since being with us she has spent some time with one of our wonderful foster carers who said she was the perfect house guest. She is happy to be left on her own for a snooze for a few hours too.

“She can live with older children, other dogs, loves to play, likes a cuddle. What’s not to love? If you want a canine companion, you couldn’t ask for more so we’ve all got out fingers crossed that very soon Sophie’s ideal family will walk through our gates, and she’ll finally head off to her forever home.”

To find out about Sophie, who can’t live with small dogs or other small furries, you can visit www.dogstrust.org.uk, call Dogs Trust Merseyside on 0151 318 1339 or visit them at Whiston Lane, Huyton, Liverpool L36 6HP.