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Herbie Rides Again…

Herbie the Lurcher is seven years old and one of our longer-term residents. So what better time can there be to try and find him that perfect home? He’s not always had it easy but he’s come through it all with such a fantastic character and calm spirit. He’s more than paid his dues. Could you be the one he has been waiting for?

From looking at him it becomes clear that his background has not always been ideal and he has been through some hard times. His face is testament to a life rough-lived. Tongue cloven, chin hewn. A tale told in flesh. A story of moonlit shouting and leash-strained terriers. Old ways that won’t die.

If there’s a dog who deserves a fresh start, it’s Herbie. He’s waiting for a new story to be written.

One of the most wonderful aspects of Herbie is that he isn’t defined by his past. His sweetness and placidity is a constant source of astonishment and delight. Herbie’s face might be gouged and scarred, but his soul is without blemish. The person who is lucky enough adopt this gentleman will feel themselves blessed each and every day, we’re sure. Just writing about him makes us want to smile, just remembering time spent with him brings butterflies to our bellies.

He is such a good lad. His calmness makes him a personal favourite of volunteers and staff who walk him, his easy trot and excellent manners make working with him an undeniable pleasure. His loving and lovable nature and heart-rending, soul-searching eyes mark him out amongst all others. Oh, the way in which he buries his long nose into your lap! He is such a good lad. What a good lad.

“If you can keep your head when all about you/are losing theirs…”

Rudyard Kipling could’ve been writing about Herbie when he penned those lines. In spite of the stressful nature of a kennel environment, Herbie has remained largely unfazed. Amongst the barking and hollering in a morning, you’ll likely find Herbie curled up and quiet. Politely waiting to head out to the toilet. He is such a good lad.

He has his quirkiness still, though. Like how he loves to remove his bedding and blankets from his bed and lay them out on the floor – as he likes them, just so – where he can recline in his own inimitable way. It always looks a bit more uncomfortable, mind, but he must have his reasons. Whatever floats his boat.

Any potential new owner should be aware that Herbie can get a bit anxious when he is left alone and will need to be prepared to work with him in the short-term to help him feel more comfortable and secure when he’s not with you. He’s just a rather devoted pooch and he just needs to be reassured that when you leave him, that you are coming back.

Herbie would be best suited to a home with children of primary school age and up, such is his gentle nature, but would be best as the only animal in the home. He is very treat-orientated and will do anything for them, he loves to be outdoors going on nice, pleasant walks.

He’s a good lad is Herbie. If you are interested in further information then please get in touch on 01246 273358. He’s worth it.


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Herbie Rides Again…

Herbie the Lurcher is seven years old and one of our longer-term residents. So what better time can there be to try and find him that perfect home? He’s not always had it easy but he’s come through it all with such a fantastic character and calm spirit. He’s more than paid his dues. Could you be the one he has been waiting for?

From looking at him it becomes clear that his background has not always been ideal and he has been through some hard times. His face is testament to a life rough-lived. Tongue cloven, chin hewn. A tale told in flesh. A story of moonlit shouting and leash-strained terriers. Old ways that won’t die.

If there’s a dog who deserves a fresh start, it’s Herbie. He’s waiting for a new story to be written.

One of the most wonderful aspects of Herbie is that he isn’t defined by his past. His sweetness and placidity is a constant source of astonishment and delight. Herbie’s face might be gouged and scarred, but his soul is without blemish. The person who is lucky enough adopt this gentleman will feel themselves blessed each and every day, we’re sure. Just writing about him makes us want to smile, just remembering time spent with him brings butterflies to our bellies.

He is such a good lad. His calmness makes him a personal favourite of volunteers and staff who walk him, his easy trot and excellent manners make working with him an undeniable pleasure. His loving and lovable nature and heart-rending, soul-searching eyes mark him out amongst all others. Oh, the way in which he buries his long nose into your lap! He is such a good lad. What a good lad.

“If you can keep your head when all about you/are losing theirs…”

Rudyard Kipling could’ve been writing about Herbie when he penned those lines. In spite of the stressful nature of a kennel environment, Herbie has remained largely unfazed. Amongst the barking and hollering in a morning, you’ll likely find Herbie curled up and quiet. Politely waiting to head out to the toilet. He is such a good lad.

He has his quirkiness still, though. Like how he loves to remove his bedding and blankets from his bed and lay them out on the floor – as he likes them, just so – where he can recline in his own inimitable way. It always looks a bit more uncomfortable, mind, but he must have his reasons. Whatever floats his boat.

Any potential new owner should be aware that Herbie can get a bit anxious when he is left alone and will need to be prepared to work with him in the short-term to help him feel more comfortable and secure when he’s not with you. He’s just a rather devoted pooch and he just needs to be reassured that when you leave him, that you are coming back.

Herbie would be best suited to a home with children of primary school age and up, such is his gentle nature, but would be best as the only animal in the home. He is very treat-orientated and will do anything for them, he loves to be outdoors going on nice, pleasant walks.

He’s a good lad is Herbie. If you are interested in further information then please get in touch on 01246 273358. He’s worth it.

My personality

  • I walk nicely on a lead
  • I could live with children of primary school age
  • I need teaching that it's ok to be alone
  • I'd prefer to be the only dog in a home
  • I'd prefer to be the only animal in a home
  • I'm always on the go
  • I love fuss and attention

About Me

Breed: Lurcher
Colour: Brindle & White
Age: 7 Years (approx)
Ref: D2018116

Contact the centre or branch about me:

Chesterfield Animal Centre

137 Spital Lane
CHESTERFIELD
S41 0HL

01246 273358

10am-4.30pm every day except Mon (closed)

This establishment is run by RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch

About Me

Breed: Lurcher
Colour: Brindle & White
Age: 7 Years (approx)
Ref: D2018116
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