About Me

Name: Diego 

Age: Adult

Breed: Lurcher X

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 6 

If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: enquiries@rspcasolent.org.uk with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: enquiries@rspcasolent.org.uk and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Diego came into us via an inspector due to his owner changing their working hours and he was left for approximately 12 hours a day. From this he has developed separation anxiety. 

Behaviour observations on site:

Diego is struggling with the stress of the kennel environment and is desperately looking for his understanding, forever home on a foster to adopt basis. 

Diego has formed some trusting relationships with his handlers here and has taken such comfort in settling in the office when possible. He has benefitted from a structure and settles much quicker now he has a routine and feels safe. He likes to look out the window, listen to people in reception and sit on your lap for a cuddle. He is an affectionate dog and actively seeks human interaction. He has always made it known he needs the toilet when indoors.

We have introduced Diego to wearing a harness to make him more comfortable on walks as he does sometimes pull/lunge, which has been a slow process but will willingly have it applied when calm.  We have started to encourage some loose lead walking and handler engagement which he has been brilliant at.  

He does have a high prey drive for cats and therefore is being introduced to a muzzle which will need to be continued in the home to be able to confidently wear it on walks. Diego will not be able to walk off lead in public for this reason. A property with a low population of neighbouring cats would be recommended. 

In a quiet home environment with regular company Diego will be able to fully settle and become a loving companion, this will take the patience of experienced owners. In the previous home he displayed destructive behaviour when left for long periods daily and at the shelter will use toys (tennis balls) to hold as a coping mechanism. He will sometimes jump up when over aroused or when first seeing his handlers, though this behaviour is discouraged. He loves his food and balls, and appropriate regular enrichment which will ensure he has an outlet for chewing. 

Diego has recently spent some time in a foster home where his fosterers described him as a wonderful companion and a real lap dog 

Diego  is slowly being introduced to well socialised dogs at a distance, with a slower approach Diego can walk with other dogs.

Due to his breed, he will require a good-sized garden with high fencing of 7ft+ with no known visiting cats to the garden. 

Adoption fee: £180. If you would like to make an additional donation over and above the adoption fee, this would be hugely appreciated.

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog. 

Medical history:

Diego has been supported by behavioural medication whilst on site, as he finds the kennel environment stressful. Our vet and behaviour team will monitor Diego and support you during the settling period. The aim is to wean Diego off of all behaviour medication once he has settled. 

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.


Additional information:

Cannot be re-homed within  3 miles of SO16

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