24 Dogs Of Christmas Campaign: Could you give Buster a forever home in Harrogate?
Buster is one of 24 very special rescue dogs in search of a new home - not just for Christmas, but for life.
The Harrogate Advertiser 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 to highlight the work of this small Leeds charity.
Today, with the support of Yorkshire Dog Training, we are sharing the story of Buster who is in need of a new family.
Buster came into our care due to the sad death of his owner along with another Stafford.
We were told that Buster and Bennie had lived together however after further assessments we have realised that these boys do not like each other's company.
Although Buster is craving attention he is also very nervous and worried by some humans.
We feel he desperately needs a home where he will have time to adjust with any pressures or demands.
Buster has struggled with losing his owner and his home.
This little fella can be very loving but has communication issues if worried and can be unpredictable if nervous.
He has been through so much after losing his owner.
He is eight years old, very small and would need possibly a few meet and greets with the same human or couple who can consider adoption.
It is essential that Buster is not put under pressure.
He is unable to live with children in a busy home and also must be an only dog.
Our charity mainly helps dogs from the local stray kennels however we try hard to offer support to cases where people have passed away.
Sadly we feel that all information given to us regarding Buster and little Bennie was not entirely the truth.
Moving forward we work hard and aim to find a perfect human match.
Bennie is now adopted and sadly Buster is still waiting.
What is 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 an uncertain future.
For more than eight years now, she has been dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire.
The charity flies a flag high for the Staffies and cross Staffies who are often the last to find a rescue place.
It receives no immediate funding and survives on donations and fundraising, with no paid staff and only its committed volunteers to champion the stray dogs it rescues.
Victoria herself has a full-time job so that she can partly fund the huge kennelling and veterinary bills incurred.
Since the charity does not have its own kennels, all the dogs in its care are looked after at kennels in South Yorkshire.
The kennels are very much a temporary home and Good Life aims to find each of the dogs a new start with loving owners as soon as possible.
How to adopt Buster
Many UK stray kennels, rescue and rehoming centres are full of lovable, active and healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to love them and offer them a home.
It is important the right dog is matched with the right person or family.
In order to find the right dog for its prospective owners, Good Life will need to match their lifestyle with the dog.
All the dogs being cared for by the charity are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Home checks are required and vet references if possible.
Visit www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/ to find out more about the adoption process or to make a donation in support of the charity’s work.
For more information about Buster, visit https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/dog-9