5 dog rescue homes near Leeds: centres where you can adopt a pet for your home - and how to apply
Looking to give a dog a new home? Over the past year, puppy prices have soared due to an increase in people working from home or furloughed in need of some canine company.
Instead of purchasing a pup, why not check out these animal rehoming centres near Leeds and adopt your new furry friend?
Greenleaf Animal Rescue
15 Queen Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ
Greenleaf has appealed for people to help out with the charity during the coronavirus pandemic by adopting a pet rather than buying, or rehoming an animal temporarily.
You can view all the animals available and their profiles on the website, where you can express your interest in adopting one.
Otherwise, you can ask for more information about an animal via their online inquiry form.
Dogs Trust Leeds
Woodlands Farm, York St, Leeds LS15 4NL
Although not open to the public due to coronavirus, the Dog’s Trust facility in Wakefield continues to look for people interested in adopting a new pet.
It is also working to match dogs and new owners through virtual meetings with contenders, and they will drop off your new friend contact free, where possible.
The site offers a rehoming FAQ section and detailed information about adopting during the pandemic.
The cost of adopting an adult dog is £150 in England, which pays for the dog to be fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered before moving to its new home.
If not neutered, the charity supplies a voucher which you can use at a local vet. You also receive a new Dogs Trust lead and collar, starter pack of food, and four weeks’ free insurance from its partner Petplan.
To adopt a puppy, you should expect to pay £205. This includes everything you get with an adult dog, plus £55 for puppy training school.
To express an interest in the dogs at Leeds and Wakefield, visit their profiles and follow the guidelines to be considered as their new owner.
The site does mention that there has been an unprecedented demand for pets and therefore the process could be lengthy and you may not secure the dog of your choice on your first attempt.
Whitehall Dogs Rescue
Greenacres Farm, Cave Ln, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2BB
The Whitehall rescue service takes in dogs from particularly troubled backgrounds who otherwise would be put down, with the aim of finding a suitable owner who can offer these dogs a promising future.
The adoption service is not a rehoming centre. Instead it puts people who would like to rehome their pet with potential adopters.
If you are interested in this service, contact the charity on 07831 421715.
RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield
Moor Knoll Ln, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2DX
The Wakefield rehoming centre has a number of dogs who have been rescued for various reasons.
Although the animals at the service attract a lot of attention from prospective owners, you can still register interest for a dog if it is reserved.
Adopting a dog costs £150 or puppy costs upwards of £200. However, this includes spaying/neutering, microchipping, an engraved ID tag, a full course of vaccinations and four weeks’ free insurance through Petplan.
Reserving a dog costs £20.
To apply for a dog, view the available pets and register an interest and you will be able to visit by appointment when restrictions are lifted from December 2.
Yorkshire Rose Dog Rescue
10 Ash Grove, Gomersal, Cleckheaton BD19 4SJ
This private dog rehoming centre is based just outside Leeds and aims to give all dogs a second chance at finding their lifelong companion.
Before rehoming, all dogs are microchipped, vaccinated, flead, wormed and neutered and several visits will be carried out before you can successfully adopt.
The dogs come from various backgrounds, including those that have experienced neglect, the death of an owner, or a change in family or living circumstances.