Dogs Trust in Leeds has several dogs and puppies and these are the ones that currently need rehoming (all photos from Dogs Trust Leeds):
Biggie is seven years old and has been through a rough time. He was found in a very bad state, underweight and suffering with a painful skin condition. He's bounced back brilliantly but following his skin problems he doesn't like to much handling, especially around his ears and neck. So instead of snuggling on your knee he will show his love for you in other ways like playtime. He likes chasing a ball and really enjoys his walks. He loves his food too. He's friendly with everyone he meets, as long as they give him space to feel comfortable. He is fine around other dogs out and about but really isn't interested in them at all. This means he doesn't want to share his home with any other pets but can have walking buddies eventually. Biggie will need patient owners who will let him slowly settle into his new life and understand his feelings about not being handled too much. Young children will not be suitable but over 16s will be fine.
Bruno is an American bulldog who is friendly with everyone he meets. He's very active and he's looking for a family who can keep up with him and his antics. Although big in stature, Bruno is a sensitive chap and there are several things in life that worry him. Sudden noises and being left on his own are two such things, so he is looking for a home in a quiet environment with a family who will let him settle in his own time, and gradually build his confidence about being left on his own. He is also worried about car travel, but this has been improving with training. The thing that worries Bruno the most is other dogs. Bruno needs to wear a muzzle when he is out and about on walks, and he needs a home with no neighbouring dogs on either side so that he can chill out and relax in his own garden. Bruno could live with people aged 16 years and older and should be fine with visitors.
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Coco (18 months) is a fun and active girl looking for owners who can match her energy levels. She would benefit from some training classes to stimulate her brain as well as her paws and to help her to focus. Coco has a very high prey drive and will chase other animals so must be kept on lead out and about. She will need a fully enclosed garden with high fencing so she has an off lead area to run around in. Coco is not used to being on her own and will need owners around all the time initially. She is friendly with dogs out and about but will need to be the only pet in the home. Children 15 and over should be fine. Coco is a typical terrier and has many terrier traits such as critter hunting and chasing small furries. She seems to prefer females to males so her new owners must be prepared to visit her a few times if there are males in the home to ensure she is fully comfortable before going home.
Five-year-old Copper was found with a large open wound on his back end which was obviously very painful. He is now on the mend and on the look out for a new home. Copper is a shy dog initially and would need a quiet adult only home where he can get to know his new owners and they can get to know him. He will need an enclosed garden to play in and to house train him if needed. Copper is very foodie and so should train up easily. He can be worried around other dogs and will choose to avoid them if he can so will need to be the only pet in the home. Being a lurcher, Copper does have a prey drive and may chase small furies but this is typical of the breed. Once he has settled into his new home Copper should come out of his shell and start to flourish.
Digger is a very bubbly nine-year-old Terrier Cross. He is a really affectionate lad once he knows you. He needs to meet you many times and slowly build that bond, but once it's there he'll snuggle and play with you all day long! Sadly Digger has had little experience of home life and this has left him with a few anxieties. He's very sensitive to noise, so his home MUST be a quiet adult only household in a peaceful area away from busy roads and outdoor noise. He cannot share his home with any other pets but he is sociable around the right dog and will walk nicely together if introduced correctly. He'll need a lot of patience and understanding from his humans but if you are looking for a project that will eventually yield a fun and very smart dog then Digger could be your boy! Digger's new family will need to have a passion for dog training and be willing to work with our training and behaviour team throughout his transition to a new home. He'll need a fully secure garden with a four-foot fence.
Edie is such a sweet girl who is great once she has a relationship with you, however she is very worried by unfamiliar people and takes time to build trust. Once there is a bond she is very interactive and affectionate. Unfortunately, she does not like being around other dogs so cannot share her home with any pets and must be walked in quiet areas where she won't have any coming up to her. She loves to play with toys and is good with training. Due to her nervous character, she needs a calm and peaceful home with adults only and at least one female, who will be around all the time initially. There must be few visitors to Edie's home generally (no visiting children at all) and none during her settling in period. She can't live next door to another dog and the area needs to be generally low dog populated. She'll need easy access to quiet walking routes as she isn't keen on travelling too far.
Eddie is a sweet lad who has just retired from his racing career. He enjoys playing with squeaky toys and is great to go out on a nice walk with. Since he has a high prey drive he wears a muzzle out and about but he's not bothered by it at all. Eddie is manageable around other dogs but prefers to be walked in quieter areas where they won't be in his face. This also means he can't share his home with any other pets. He is house trained and likes to be up on the sofa for a snooze so relaxed house rules are a must. Eddie will need a secure garden so he has somewhere to explore and enjoy occasional zoomies off lead. He will need an adult only home as he can be uncomfortable around children. Eddie is used to having owners around all the time but once set in his new routine he should be fine to be left for a few hours so may suit a part time worker.
Dottie is a gorgeous, vibrant boxer that is coming up to six years old. Dottie is dog social, but she is very worried about unfamiliar people and she needs to follow an introduction plan in order to get to know the new people in her life. Dottie has been rehomed and returned due to her behaviour around people she doesn't know, so because of this, we're looking for experienced dog owners who are looking for a bit of a project! Dottie has been working really hard with the training team and now she is ready to meet her new family and step out into the world. Dottie loves meeting dogs out and about, but she will need to be the only dog in the home. Dottie has got several health problems which she is on medication for, including hypothyroidism. New owners must be aware of ongoing vet bills and the Dog's Trust centre vet will discuss her health issues with you. Dottie loves to play and absolutely adores cuddles and affection from her favourite people. She is looking for an adult only home.
Jake is a very handsome six year old Lurcher. He is one of life's worriers though. He can be shy when he first meets you, but he's easily won over if you've got a few treats in your pocket! Once he knows you he is the softest lad you could meet. He just loves cuddling up with you and is so affectionate. He likes his walks and he also loves lounging on a sofa, a good walk somewhere quiet will keep him happy. He's manageable around other dogs but he doesn't like them in his personal space however he is happy to wear a muzzle out and about. Jake doesn't like being left on his own so he'll need his owners around all the time initially. He'll need to be the only pet in an adult only home where there will be no visiting children at all. He'll also need a good sized secure garden. Most importantly though, he needs owners who will share their sofa with him and who enjoy LOTS of cuddles! Jake will need multiple visits to get to know him before he is ready to fly the nest.
Jasper is a two-year-old Labrador Cross who is full of beans. He has lots of potential in experienced hands. Sadly his life has been very unsettled and he has been left feeling quite insecure. The Dogs Trust training team have worked really hard to help build his confidence and he's now ready to continue his life in a forever home. He is still a bit of a work in progress so his owners must be willing to work with us and stick to his training plan, but in the right home he will do really well. He's very smart and willing to learn and once he knows and trusts you he is playful and full of character! Although he can't share his home with other pets he's very sociable with other dogs and enjoys having walking buddies. Jasper will need patient owners who are happy to take on a bit of a training project! The Dogs Trust Training and Behaviour team will help and guide you along the way. He won't be able to be left alone until he's fully settled in his new home. He needs to be the only pet in an adult only home.
Calling all staffie enthusiasts! Loki is a gorgeous chap with bags of potential, but he needs a little refining and he will be a project for whoever takes him on. Loki is smart, enthusiastic, and full of beans. He really loves the company of people that he knows and he is a very playful lad. He is keen to say hello to dogs, but his social skills aren't good enough to guide him if the interaction doesn't go well and he can get frustrated and vocal when interacting. Loki is looking for a home with someone who has dog experience, an interest in training, and who is around the majority of the time to help him settle in. Loki will need an adult only home and for now he will need to be the only pet, but there's a chance he could live with another dog in the future once he has learnt some more skills. A private, secure garden is a must so that he can burn off some energy and enjoy some time off lead.
Lyle is a lovely lad who has a lot of potential in the right hands. He's three years old and although he's old enough to know better, he does still lack self-control! He's absolutely full of beans and always on the go so will need a lot of patience from his owners as he learns the ropes of home life. He'll need very dedicated people who have a good understanding of dog training and who are passionate about gradually bringing out Lyle's potential. He is extremely strong on lead so you must be able to confidently handle him out and about. He is a very intelligent dog and very willing to learn. His love of food really helps when doing training tasks with him. If you are looking for a smart boy who enjoys lots of interaction and will be a bit of an ongoing project, then Lyle is your boy!
Otis is a friendly lad and really enjoys being around both people and dogs. When he first arrived in kennels, his world fell apart and his anxiety manifested in humping people and grabbing at the lead when on walks. These behaviours became a very consistent coping strategy for Otis and made it difficult to do much with him, so he was taught some new strategies to help him cope with everyday life. Otis has done fantastically with his training, and he is more than ready to take the next step and find his forever home. He needs a home that he will be able to transition into easily without too much to get his head around. He is good with dogs, but it'll be easier to settle him in as an only pet. Once settled however, there's potential that another dog could be introduced in time. He is looking for an adult only home with few visitors. He is worried about heavy traffic, so can't live directly on a main road, however he does travel really well which opens up walking opportunities.
Major is big handsome American bulldog who at 11-years-old needs to find a new family to call his own. He can be a little shy when you first meet him but comes round quickly if there are some tasty treats coming his way! He's a very sweet lad who can get very playful when the mood takes him. He enjoys his walkies too but he is very strong on his lead so not for the faint of heart. He has a history of being housetrained but may need a little refresher as he settles in to his new life. One thing is for sure, with Major around you'll never be lost for affection! He cannot live with very young children but over 14s will be fine, as long as they're happy around larger dogs. He is fine around other dogs when out and about but doesn't like to share his home so he'll need to be the only pet. He will need someone around all the time, but that just means more fun and snuggles with him! Major has a few medical issues and new adopters will need to take these costs into account.
Four-year-old Pippa is a very friendly ex racing Greyhound who loves to meet new people. She is a fussy affectionate girl who likes to play with teddies and has a really sweet nature. Pippa should be fine with children aged 12 and over. Pippa may not have lived in a house before so will need an enclosed garden with high fencing for house training and crazy 40 mph zoomies. Pippa does have a prey drive and may chase small furry animals but like must ex racers she is happy to wear a muzzle out and about. Pippa is okay around dogs as long as they are aren't too OTT or in her face. She would prefer not to share the sofa with another dog in the home though or any other furry pets. Pippa is prone to counter surfing so any unattended food is fair game in her eyes.
Wilbur is a wonderful boy with loads of potential. He is two years old and still has a lot to learn, but he's getting there. Unfortunately, he is a real worrier and doesn't like sudden noises or busy environments. He has a tendency to chase traffic and other small animals so he'll need to live in quite a rural area where he has immediate access to peaceful walks directly from his home. He prefers his own company and is not one for much fuss. He really enjoys playing with his toys and he's slowly learning how to include people in his games. Tug seems to be his current favourite! Wilbur needs a home with understanding, patient owners who are willing to continue his training. He needs an adult only environment with people who will give him the space he needs and love him just as he is. He will initially need you around all the time to settle him in. He is not keen on other dogs and has a strong natural chase instinct so cannot share his home with any other pets. He'll need a secure garden with 6ft fence.
Six-year-old Stanley is a big strong boy looking for an active home. He will need to be the only pet in the home. Stanley likes to know where his owners are and will need a home where his family are at home with him during the day. Stanley is looking for a quiet home with no neighbouring dogs and quiet walks available locally. He should be fine living with children aged 15 years upwards. Stanley travels well and would enjoy finding new quiet walks to explore. He is a smart boy and is looking for a family that enjoys training. Stanley will make an incredibly fun addition to the home.
Stuart is big strong lad who is looking for a very special home. He's only one and unfortunately hasn't had much training in his life. His training MUST be continued in his home. His owners will need plenty of previous experience of large breed dogs and be prepared to put in a lot of effort at the start with things like lead training, confidence building and gradual dog socialisation as he does tend to bark when he sees them. He is full of potential so your hard work will be rewarded with a fun, playful and loyal companion. He loves his food so he really is a trainers dream! He is housetrained but he will only toilet on grass, so his home MUST have a fully secure garden with high fence and lawn. Due to his size and training needs he must live in an adult only environment as the only dog with no visitors during his settling in period, and very few after then as he is nervous around new people. He cannot be left at all at the moment.
Tiny is anything but Tiny but does come with her tiny friend Yoda. This unusual pair have a strong bond and Tiny in particular relies heavily on Yoda for confidence. Both are lovely dogs, Tiny, aged three and a half loves cuddles and affection but can be very strong to walk so be prepared to hold on tight when needed. Yoda, 10 is full of energy and loves to play. Both would need an enclosed garden. This little and large pair should be fine with children 14 and over. Yoda can be a little intense around dogs and would benefit from some work in this area. Tiny shows little interest in dogs but is polite and will happily walk with other dogs. They will need to be the only pets in the home. Tiny is currently on medication for a skin irritation. This may be short term or may be ongoing so her new owners must factor in the cost of this.
Stanley is an intelligent, interactive, and frankly stunningly beautiful chap. He is a big lad with a solid build, and he can be strong on lead at times - especially if there is a critter or two to chase! Stanley has been with us for some time and he has previously been rehomed and returned due to his behaviour. Because of this, he is looking for an owner with dog experience, time on their hands, an interest in training and behaviour, and who has a Stanley-sized-space on their sofa! He is worried by new faces so introductions need to be gradual. His new owners would need to commit to doing multiple meets to get to know Stanley before he could go home.