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Staff at Dogs Trust Leeds have rescued a stray dog after he was found hiding in bushes just outside of the entrance of the rehoming centre. The Lurcher is now looking for a forever home.

Thought to be around two-years-old, the rescued Lurcher was coaxed inside the rehoming centre by the team after being found cowering in some bushes near the entrance to their site on the busy A64. The staff have now named the Lurcher, Scooby, as despite his ordeal he has turned out to be a lively and loveable dog, that is full of fun. 

Scooby with dogs trust volunteer

Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds rehoming centre manager, says, “We don’t know if he was abandoned on site or had found his way here but he was at real risk of being knocked over. As everyone knows, it is such a busy road and he was just yards away from the traffic. It must have been terrifying for him.

“Luckily one of our staff was walking a dog when she spotted him. He is a really friendly boy and she was able to alert the team and encourage him towards the centre and thankfully to safety.”

Scooby isn’t microchipped and no one has contacted the local dog warden or rehoming centre in search of him, so just days after being saved, he is ready to find a new home. The excitable pup particularly loves squeaky toys and chasing a ball. He would best suit a home with an enclosed garden so he can play to his heart’s content, and could live with teenage children as well as potentially another dog.

Scooby at Dogs Trust Leeds

Amanda continued, “Scooby just seemed the perfect name for him. He is a bit silly and we are pretty certain he’ll be up for a lot of great adventures when he has found his new family as he’s a young, active boy.

“Sadly Scooby isn’t the first stray or abandoned dog that we’ve found in similar circumstances. Thankfully, we are always here to help and we would encourage owners to get in touch with us rather than abandon their dog and potentially put them at risk. That way we can find out more about the dog’s history, exactly how old they are or what sort of socialisation and training they have had. That all helps us to find them the best home as quickly as possible.”

To find out more about Scooby and all the dogs still waiting for their special someone at Dogs Trust Leeds, you can visit the rehoming centre at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL, call them on 0300 303 0292 or see their website for more information. 

Images by Dogs Trust

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