Dogs Trust in Leeds has several dogs and puppies and these are the ones that currently need re-homing this February (all photos from Dogs Trust Leeds):
1. Arieo and Putee
Borzois are a rare sight these days so think how cool it would be to own two! These amazing dogs are huge and are used to having their own paddock to run around in. Their new owners must have the space to accommodate them and also a big car. Arieo (aged four) and Putee (aged three and a half) have a close bond so would need to be homed together. They can be a handful to walk especially if they see another dog so will need at least a two person household in a quiet area as the only pets. Arieo and Putee should be fine with older children 16 and over. They can be reactive to other dogs so quieter walking areas are needed for these regal giants. Arieo in particular can be hand shy and quite skittish around new people so will need to be given time to build a bond with his new owners. Their coats can be demanding too and take a lot of grooming to avoid them becoming matted. This cost should be considered by their new owners.
Buddy is a sweet little dog who will need to live in an adult home as the only pet so that he can get all the attention to himself. At 13 years young, he prefers a quieter environment but still loves a walk (preferably when the weather is nice)! He likes to make his voice heard at times so needs a bit of patience especially at meal times and when travelling. He is housetrained and should be okay left on his own after a settling in period. He loves sofa snuggles but only on his own terms. Buddy has a heart murmur for which he takes medication and his eyesight is poor so he can be easily startled when handled. Buddy will need a home with a private, enclosed garden. Potential owners may need to make a few visits to get to know him so must live no further than one hours drive from the Leeds Rehoming Centre.
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 the Dogs Trust training and behaviour team throughout his transition to a new home. He'll need a fully secure garden with a four-foot fence.
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.