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 June.
7. Keegan Hirst and Joel Wood meet 5yr old Crossbreed Bailey and Canine Carer and Adoption Advisor Charlotte Freer at Dogs Trust Leeds.JPG
The rehoming centre received a special visit from a celebrity couple as Keegan Hirst, the first openly gay professional British rugby league player, and Joel Wood, a popular YouTuber and voiceover artist, popped in to help celebrate Pride Month. They were given a behind the scenes tour of the centre, where they had the opportunity to meet and interact with the rescue dogs. Photo: Dogs Trust
Four-year-old Bulldog Lexi and her litter of 10 puppies found a new home this month. Back in May, she was heavily pregnant with an unplanned litter. Now, she has been adopted and is ready to start her new life. Photo: Dogs Trust
Three-year-old Bulldog Rosco enjoyed an outdoor training session with handler Coralie. He would suit patient adopters keen to continue with his training. Photo: Dogs Trust
10. New reception area
The rehoming centre recently had the reception area refurbished which includes a new play pen where staff bring some of the dogs to help them get used to meeting new people. This means that during the centre’s open times, people are very likely to be able to meet some of the pooches. You can visit Dogs Trust Leeds on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday between 12pm – 4pm to take a look around and chat to the team about adopting. Photo: Dogs Trust