Leeds rescue dogs: meet the Lacey Bulldog up for adoption this Christmas
Lacey is one of 24 very special rescue dogs looking for a new home – not just for Christmas, but for life.
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The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Good Life Dog Rescue for the 24 Dogs of Christmas campaign, which aims to match each of the dogs with loving new owners and showcase the work of this small Leeds charity.
Today, with the support of Mrs. B Dog Grooming, we share the story of Lacey in need of a new family.
Lacey is a beautiful young deaf woman of around eighteen months old.
Lacey was homeless for a year and was brought into our care from the stray kennels a year ago.
She was very thin and suffered from very sore skin.
She is now a healthy waist and her skin and coat are lovely.
This beautiful dog is one of our Lonely Heart draws due to his long search for a special human being.
Despite receiving many applications, a few meetings and two days of home testing, she is unfortunately still at the kennel waiting to find her love forever.
Lacey lives in a quiet world and therefore finds it difficult to communicate with other dogs and most strangers.
She knows all of her basic commands and responds to our basic sign language.
She can sometimes be suspicious of certain dogs and often of people she does not know.
It can be difficult while walking, but we can handle Lacey well with treats.
Lacey walks brilliantly on a leash and quickly learned her sign language and how to have fun.
She can be cheeky and stubborn and knows her commandment of a good girl which is followed by a Scooby snack.
She can be too loud, a bit catchy at times in-game, and will need an experienced and dedicated human to help her communicate and deal with her issues.
Additional sign language and guidance and a very special human with dedication and attentive behavior that aims to be successful are needed.
She needs firm and fair boundaries and ideally someone who has had the time and experience of owning a deaf and responsive dog.
Lacey is gorgeous, very funny, and has so much love to give.
What is the Good Life Dog Rescue?
Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity based here in Leeds that cares about the welfare of stray dogs in the UK.
Its founder, Victoria Bastow, is passionate about helping animals who often face uncertain futures. For over eight years now she has been dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire.
The charity carries the colors of the Staffies and Cross Staffies, who are often the last to find a place of rescue.
He receives no immediate funding and survives on donations and fundraising, with no paid staff and only his volunteers hired to defend the stray dogs he rescues.
Victoria herself has a full-time job so that she can partially fund the huge kennel and vet bills incurred.
As the association does not have its own kennel, all dogs in its care are taken care of in South Yorkshire kennels.
Kennels are truly a temporary home and Good Life aims to give each of the dogs a fresh start with loving owners as soon as possible.
Many stray kennels, rescue and placement centers across the UK are full of adorable, active and healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to love them and provide them with a home.
It is important that the right dog is matched with the right person or family.
In order to find the right dog for its future owners, Good Life will need to match their lifestyle with the dog.
All dogs taken in charge by the association are vaccinated, microchipped and sterilized. Home checks are required and veterinary references if possible.
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