Dogs Trust Leeds is appealing for a home for an old age pooch who’s sadly back at their centre under tragic circumstances.

Sam was first at the York Road rehoming centre seven years ago after he was found as a stray. He was quickly adopted into a loving home but sadly, earlier this month his owner passed away and the 10-year-old is back in kennels.

Due to his age, the three-legged boy is often overlooked and staff are the centre are hoping a local dog-lover will come forward to offer this loveable pooch a comfy retirement.

Former stray Sam is a loving dog. He is pictured with Assistant Manager Emma Cooper.

Amanda Sands, Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, says, “Sam is absolutely adorable and as an older boy used to all his home comforts after being a stray, he isn’t taking too well to kennel life. We’re making sure we lavish him with lots of TLC to help him settle in and fingers crossed he won’t be here for long.

“He is quite simply a gorgeous chap who loves to potter around and is never happier than when he’s having a cuddle. He’d make a great addition to a family, especially one that like him, like to take life at a slower pace.”

The team say that older dogs often get overlooked, but that there are so many advantages to having an Old Age Pooch, and that’s definitely the case with Sam.

Amanda continues, “Older dogs are just as much fun as their younger counterparts, are house trained, used to living in a home and generally need less exercise. Sam still has a real love of life but as he’s only got three legs he prefers short walks and then snuggling up on the sofa.

“He really would make an ideal companion and he can live with older children so we would love it if he could find a new forever home with a loving family really quickly.”

 Sam would prefer to be the only dog in the home. If you think you could offer Sam his perfect home call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL.


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