The York Road-based dog rehoming centre continues to receive record numbers of requests from members of the public needing to hand over their beloved pets due to the cost-of-living crisis, as well as working closely with local dog wardens to help rehome an increasing number of stray and abandoned dogs in the area.
Here we get to go behind the scenes, meet some of the wonderful pooches who are looking for their forever homes and celebrate the many successful adoptions throughout April.
We’re in love with this pic of Paddy! He’s a two-year-old Bulldog who has been waiting to find his forever home for a while due to his specific needs. He likes to take his time getting to know new friends so he's looking for patient adopters who will come and visit him regularly to build a relationship. He is looking for an adult only home with no visiting children and very few visitors generally as he enjoys a peaceful life. He doesn't like to share with other dogs so he needs to be the only pet in his home. Since he needs to slowly build his confidence with the wider world, he needs a calm household in a quiet area with access to peaceful walks. Photo: Dogs Trust
The team at the York Road Rehoming centre in Leeds have had another busy month with 45 dogs, like Toffee photographed here, leaving the centre already in April. It’s been a complete mix of dogs of all shapes and sizes and they’re all settling well in their forever homes. Photo: Dogs Trust
Long term lodger Jake has been enjoying some sleepovers at one of his handlers home. The team were keen to see how he would behave in a home environment after he’s been in kennels for so long (three years!) and he didn’t disappoint! Not only did he settle really well but he also showed that he is still perfectly housetrained with no accidents at all. He even enjoyed some walks in the countryside where he saw a few dogs up close and didn’t bark at them! We’re so proud of Jake and it just shows that with a little patience and consistency he will be able to transition to a home really well. Photo: Dogs Trust
The Leeds rehoming centre are currently appealing for new local Foster carers to sign up to their Home from Home fostering scheme.
Some dogs, like nine-year-old Patterdale Terrier Buster here who is currently staying with long term foster carer Christine until he finds his forever home, struggle in a kennel environment. Being able to stay in a foster home and retain their usual routine really helps them cope with the upheaval of being rehomed. If you’d like to find out more about the requirements to become a foster carer you can visit the Dogs Trust website or email the team at [email protected]. Photo: Dogs Trust