An abandoned three-legged dog found heavily pregnant just before Christmas is hoping to find a loving home and put her past behind her.

Missy was discovered wandering the streets of Dalton before being taken to Dogs Trust Leeds and giving birth to eight healthy pups. All of the pups will be heading off to their new homes this Saturday (10 February) but their mother is still waiting for her new home.

Despite the five-year-old Boxer’s ordeal, staff describe her as a fantastic mother and a very friendly girl.  

All of Missy’s pups are preparing for their forever homes. Credit: Dogs Trust

Amanda Sands, Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, says, “It is so tragic whenever a stray dog is found but it was the depths of winter and she was so heavily pregnant she, and her unborn litter, were very vulnerable. As soon as she arrived she was checked over by our vet who thankfully said she and her pups seemed to be fine but we were still very anxious. We settled her in a quiet kennel away from the hustle and bustle of the centre where she could have lots of one-to-one attention and kept a close eye on her.”

Missy is now ready to enjoy some home comforts. Credit: Dogs Trust

Staff said Missy is looking for a home where she is the only dog and would thrive at the heart of a family with older children.

Amanda says, “Missy is such a super dog. Despite what she had suffered she was instantly friendly when she arrived, was such a great mum and her tenacious character has really made an impression on everyone here. Now it’s time for her to be looked after and loved and given the home she deserves for the rest of her life.”

 If you think you could offer Missy or any of the dogs seeking homes at the centre, call 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodland Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL.

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