I'm Benji, and I already have my forever home.

But I have greyhound friends still looking for homes

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Breed
Lurcher
1 year
2 months
Gender
male
Cat safe
Not cat safe
Benji is a Saluki Cross who is around fourteen months old, he is a gorgeous bundle of fun. Sadly Benji is yet another victim of puppies being brought for their cute appearance without any research into the breed. Benji at 10 months old had already had two homes before he came to Hector’s.
Hector’s Rehomed Benji last June and sadly he has just been returned, the reason for this is that he has started to play too roughly with the resident cats. To say that Benji is devastated to find himself returned to Kennels is an understatement, this poor boy is utterly bewildered. Benji just wants someone to love him and enjoy his sense of fun. 
Please research the Saluki breed before you offer Benji a home, his next home MUST be a forever home; this boy cannot be let down again. Saluki youngsters are not for the faint hearted, if you don't have a faint heart please read on, your heart will be completely filled with love if you adopt Benji. Saluki’s can be completely bonkers 😱 and Benji is no exception. The bonkers phase usually calms down when they are around five years old ! 
Benji is house trained, unfortunately he is no longer cat safe. Benji has lived with another dogs and is good with all breed of dogs, but a resident dog would need to be able to cope with Benji’s exuberant playing. Benji has responded well to training and responds well to basic commands. Benji has good recall off lead, but in true Saluki style it will often be when there is no fun things around to distract him like another dog who doesn’t mind playing a Saluki style good game of bitey face dog tag. For this reason off lead play like a lot of dogs of this breed will always need to be in a safe environment. 
Benji needs an active home with plenty of exercise and a toy box full of toys. Benji has energy to burn and needs an owner who understands this. Benji would love to have older children to play with, he would like nothing better than a good game of football as long as the child was prepared to learn Saluki rules football (this is a very energetic game that always starts with a burst football). Benji is an intelligent dog and would also probably enjoy and excel at agility training.  Benji will of course continue to benefit from more training and socialisation; he still needs to learn to be more respectful to older dogs who don’t want to play with him.
Benji needs an owner who is around for much of the day or uses doggy day care, an active family with active older children, or adults who like to have fun would be Benji’s idea of heaven. Saluki’s when they find their perfect home bond very deeply with their owners and are incredibly loyal. Benji is so deserving of finding this love without being let down again. Benji would bring so much joy to a family home, he’s a gorgeous dog that has sadly been misunderstood. If you can offer him a home please contact us.