Leeds Dogs Trust rescue pooch urgently needs new home following owner's death and 'worrying' paw growth

An older rescue dog at Dogs Trust in Leeds is in urgent need of a new home after the passing of its owner and a 'worrying' growth on its paw.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:45 am
Kumar - a 10-year-old akita (photo: Leeds Dogs Trust)

10-year-old akita Kumar went into the care of Dogs Trust's Leeds Rehoming Centre after his owner sadly passed away.

He had a 'worrying' looking growth on his paw when he arrived but has now been given a clean bill of health after the growth was found to be benign.

The growth was removed and 'teddy bear' Kumar is now recovering and is ready to find his forever family.

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He is an older dog and the team at Dogs Trust are hoping he will find a new home quickly as he is struggling to adjust to kennel life - having spent most of his life in a family home.

Emma Cooper, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust in Leeds, said: “Kumar has a fantastic nature, and he is one of the most affectionate dogs you could ever meet. He likes to be by your side and is content taking life at a slower pace, now that he is entering his senior years.

“Kumar has arthritis in his legs so finding him a home with few stairs where he will be able to spend his retirement years in comfort is essential.

"While his days of long walks might be a thing of the past, Kumar still has a playful side, loves a game of tug and war and will enjoy having a potter around the garden.

“We would love to hear from potential owners who can offer Kumar a home where he won’t be left on his own and will have space to wander around and explore.

"A household where someone will be around most of the day is very important as Kumar does get very attached to people.

“He does like other dogs but due to his age and arthritis, it would be more beneficial for him to live in a home with no other pets. Kumar is an extremely loveable dog and has been described by canine carers at the rehoming centre as a ‘big teddy bear’ in nature.”

Potential new owners should be willing to continue to support Kumar's recovery and the team at Leeds Dogs Trust will offer more guidance on this.

For more information, contact the team on 0113 281 4920 or click here.