An adorable dog is just waiting to find its forever home after spending more than a year in the care of Darlington’s Dogs Trust.

The centre is looking to find Flash, an eight-year-old Lurcher cross, a home – and have been left “puzzled” as to how he has not yet been adopted.

They have described him as a “clever lad with a playful personality” who is great at bringing a smile to your face.

Staff have said they fear his breed has led to him being overlooked, and added it is common for Lurchers to spend longer in shelters compared to other canines.

The Northern Echo:

Alex Hennessey, Manager at Dogs Trust Darlington said: “Flash is a super dog that should really have been adopted in a flash so why he is still with us is a bit of a mystery. 

"He is very playful having both brains and beauty meaning he learns very quickly. He puts his heart and soul into any time he spends with the training team, relishing the challenge.

"He has learnt lots of tricks since he has been with us, which he will happily show off to anyone he meets.  

“He is always excited to greet his canine carers when he goes for walks and grasps every opportunity for a fuss.

"To anyone looking for a friend who loves going on fun adventures while is equally happy to chill on the sofa, then Flash could be the boy for you.”  

The Northern Echo:

Lurchers are sighthounds (such as a Greyhound, Whippet or Saluki) crossed with another breed and therefore differ in size, with variable hair lengths, and are found in a wide variety of colours.

In 2023, 562 Lurchers/Lurcher crosses were adopted from Dogs Trust.  

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Flash prefers human company to that of other dogs so requires to be the only pet in his new home. 

He would love a secure garden to call his own, where he can zoom around with toys or have a snooze in the sun. 

For anyone looking to adopt Flash, you can visit here.