Leeds rescue dogs: meet bulldog Lacey who is up for adoption this Christmas

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Beautiful Lacey is looking for her forever home just in time for Christmas.

Lacey is one of 24 very special rescue dogs who is in search of a new home - not just for Christmas, but for life.

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The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Good Life Dog Rescue for the 24 Dogs of Christmas campaign, which aims to match each of the dogs with loving new owners and to highlight the work of this small Leeds charity.

Beautiful Lacey is looking for her forever home just in time for Christmas.Beautiful Lacey is looking for her forever home just in time for Christmas.
Beautiful Lacey is looking for her forever home just in time for Christmas.

Today, with the support of Mrs B Dog Grooming, we are sharing the story of Lacey who needs a new family.

Lacey's story

Lacey is one gorgeous deaf young lady of approx eighteen months.

Lacey has spent a year homeless and came into our care from the stray kennels a year ago.

She was very underweight and suffered from very sore skin.

She is now a healthy size and her skin and coat is looking lovely.

This beautiful dog is one of our 'Lonely Heart' appeals due to her searching for a special human for such a long time.

Despite receiving lots of applications and a few meet and greets and two day home trials she sadly is still in kennels and waiting to find her forever love.

Lacey lives is a silent world so struggles to communicate with other dogs and most strangers.

She knows all her basic commands and responds to our basic sign language.

She can be a little wary at times of some dogs and often people she does not know.

This can be difficult out walking however we are able to manage Lacey well with treats.

Lacey walks brilliant on a lead and has fast learned her sign language and how to get a treat.

She can be cheeky and stubborn and knows her good girl command which is followed by a Scooby snack.

She can be over boisterous, a little grabby at times in play and will need a dedicated experienced human to help her with communication and to manage her issues.

Further sign language and guidance and a very special human with dedication and a mindful demeanour that aims to succeed is needed.

She needs firm and fair boundaries and ideally someone who has time and experience of owning a deaf, reactive dog before.

Lacey is stunning, very comical and has so much love to give.

What is Good Life Dog Rescue?

Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity based here in Leeds that cares about the welfare of stray dogs in the UK.

Its founder, Victoria Bastow, is passionate about helping animals who often face an uncertain future. For more than eight years now, she has been dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire.

The charity flies a flag high for the Staffies and cross Staffies who are often the last to find a rescue place.

It receives no immediate funding and survives on donations and fundraising, with no paid staff and only its committed volunteers to champion the stray dogs it rescues.

Victoria herself has a full-time job so that she can partly fund the huge kennelling and veterinary bills incurred.

Since the charity does not have its own kennels, all the dogs in its care are looked after at kennels in South Yorkshire.

The kennels are very much a temporary home and Good Life aims to find each of the dogs a new start with loving owners as soon as possible.

How to adopt Lacey

Many UK stray kennels, rescues and rehoming centres are full of lovable, active and healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to love them and offer them a home.

It is important the right dog is matched with the right person or family.

In order to find the right dog for its prospective owners, Good Life will need to match their lifestyle with the dog.

All the dogs being cared for by the charity are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Home checks are required and vet references if possible.

Visit www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/ to find out more about the adoption process or to make a donation in support of the charity’s work.

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