Leeds rescue dogs: meet malinois cross Franklin who is up for adoption this Christmas

Playful Franky is looking for his forever home just in time for Christmas.
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Franky 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.

Franklin - known affectionately as Franky - came into the charity's care from the stray kennels.Franklin - known affectionately as Franky - came into the charity's care from the stray kennels.
Franklin - known affectionately as Franky - came into the charity's care from the stray kennels.

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

Franklin's story

Franklin - known affectionately as Franky - came into the charity's care from the stray kennels. He is stunning and possibly a Malinois cross breed.

This handsome youngster is approximately 10 to 12 months old only.

With pearly teeth and a huge personality it is hard not to love Franky.

Sadly this handsome young man is typical of the aftermath of the pandemic.

Along with Franky, our charity now has many adolescent dogs in our care.

These dogs have now become surplus to their entertaining factors for humans and no longer wanted.

Franky is very happy, very lively and loves his walks.

He walks perfect on a harness although he is a bigger dog that could be very strong.

Franky has been well behaved around other dogs at kennels and without any surprises he has mountains of energy.

Franky has been shown little boundaries and still behaves like a puppy.

This chap does mouth and can be over silly and excitable.

Boundaries are needed and further training.

Further behaviour training is needed to combat this to move forward with Franky's over-excitable behaviour.

Franky in now receiving lots of walks in our care and we appeal to find him a large breed experienced home that have time to dedicate.

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 Franky

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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