Potential dog owners are being invited to tea by some very special long-legged canine friends.

The event is being held at Dogs Trust West Calder to give people the chance to meet their perfect companion.

Amongst the doggy guests of honour will be long leg sighthounds Liam, Lucy and Laddie.

The event, named the Longlegs Luncheon, will take place on March 21 from 2pm to 3pm with the team hoping to rehome their 16 long-legged sighthounds currently in the care of the rehoming centre.

On the day attendees will be treated to some light refreshments and provided with lots of information about the sighthounds at the centre – with a possible opportunity to meet some of the dogs themselves.

While there, guests will get to learn all about the special characters of each of the 16 sighthound dogs in need of permanent homes. Although they are best known for being long-legged what is less well known is that these dogs are affectionate, remarkably clever and full of personality.

Susan Tonner, manager at Dogs Trust West Calder, said: “Staff at the rehoming centre calculated that the length of all the legs of the 16 longlegs currently in our care, added together, would equal the height of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Most of the sighthound residents at the centre can be divided into those who are lively longlegs, playful longlegs and energetic longlegs.

“They make for excellent family dogs: kind, calm and gentle. They adore affection from their owners and like to be involved in fun activities. We have so many dogs with such different personalities, that each of our longlegs will be just right for someone.”

If you would like more information, please contact the West Calder Rehoming Centre on 01506536840 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/west-calder to find out more about the lanky Lurchers and gangly Greyhounds currently in need of a forever home. You can also follow Dogs Trust West Calder on Twitter @DT_WestCalder for regular updates on centre events.