A tiny puppy found dumped in a cardboard box in Castleford last month is now ready to find his forever home.
Hockney was just five weeks old when he was abandoned and weighed less than a kilogramme, had worms and was suffering from mange resulting in the loss of most of his fur.
Poor Hockney had no food, water or even a blanket when he came to the charity’s York Road rehoming centre but after receiving round-the-clock care and lots of TLC at Dogs Trust Leeds, he’s back to being a regular pup.
Amanda Sands, Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, said, “He is doing really well and of course we have all fallen for him. We were so shocked when we first saw him as he was in a terrible state. He was so cold the vet said he wouldn’t have survived much longer. Now, just a few weeks later, he is a typical puppy; full of life and lots of fun, which is wonderful.”
The pup was given the name Hockney by the team as his rescue coincided with the rescue of world famous Yorkshire artist David Hockney, who got stuck in a lift in Amsterdam.
Amanda says, “At first he didn’t want to eat, but now loves his food and he has almost doubled in weight. His fur is finally growing back, and he loves having a cuddle now that his skin is less sensitive.
“He is really playful and is definitely ready to become part of a loving family. As with all puppies, his owners will need to be around most of the time to take care of him and they will need to be committed to taking him to training classes so he can enjoy exploring everything the world has to offer alongside his new family.
“Despite what he has been through, he is a loving, trusting pup who deserves to find a brilliant family who are committed to taking care of him for the rest of his life.”
Hockney is looking for a forever home with children no younger than twelve, and he can live with another dog. If you think you could provide Hockney with his ideal home, please call Dogs Trust Leeds on 0113 5324335. To find out more about all the dogs waiting for their forever home at Dogs Trust, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk