About This Project

Age: 3 years

Breed: Lurcher

Donation: £350

  • Can live with children 6+
  • Would love to live with other dogs
  • Cannot live with cats or small animals


Ava was found as a stray and after a period of time in kennels came to us for assessment and rehoming. We don’t know any details of her history but she’s been pretty fantastic with us so we have high hopes for her future!


Ava is a love bug – she will be your best friend and loyal companion. Ava gets on with all humans and dogs and is a rather confident and happy soul whose favourite thing is to run around with other dogs in a secure field and then come back to her humans for some fuss. She lovess to watch the birds out of the living room window but never barks, infact she rarely ever barks!

Type of home

Ava is very fit, playful and energetic but not manic – she settles really well in the house and will chill out on the sofa with you for hours. When she gets let loose in a secure field she will zoom around for the whole hour chasing the other dogs and playing wrestling games – it’s truly amazing to see her stretch her legs and show us her athletisism. She would be well suited to someone who enjoys daily walks and would like a human who is happy to cuddle up on the sofa after your adventures. Ava is okay as an only dog, but would probably really love a playmate so we’d ideally like her to go to a home with an existing dog. Ava is happy and gentle when meeting young children but she is a big girl and will zoom into them if they get in her way when she is playing, so resident children would need to be confident around large dogs and steady on their feet!
Ava travels well in the car after an initial bout of excitement for the pending adventure. Ava has not been tested with cats, she does not pay attention when she sees them on walks, but will most likely exhibit typical sighthound chase-behaviour if provoked.

Training needs

Ava would be best suited to someone who can keep her company. She does cry when she is left alone at home (she is not destructive but she does howl intermittently) and so would need ongoing support with this. She currently the only dog in her foster home, we think she may be supported by having a canine companion in her forever home.
Ava walks well on a lead but gets excited when she sees other dogs because everybody is a potential new friend! She does not jump up on dogs or humans but will require some further training to help her stay calmer on lead walks.


Ava is in foster care in North Bristol and applicants would need to come and meet her here.