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 Roly who is in need of a new family.
Roly is one gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier of approximately eight years old.
He is very loving and friendly and walks like a dream boy.
He loves his adventures through the woods and his tail remains upright and wagging as he swaggers along with a wagging tail.
Roly is a very happy chap despite being neglected.
He came into our care as a very neglected underweight stray dog with wounds down either side of his rib cage and down his legs.
The sores were infected so Roly was seen by our vet straight away and has been prescribed antibiotics.
With creams and meds Roly's skin is now looking amazing and he has already piled on the pounds in such a short space of time.
This small pocket chap is very loving.
He adores being in the limelight and we are sure he would settle into a home without problems.
Although Roly is not a great fan of other dogs he is of course a fan of humans.
He is very small and easily managed on his walks providing his private space is not invaded by other dogs.
Roly is gorgeous and we aim to find him a new start as soon as he has been castrated.
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 Roly
Many UK stray kennels, rescues 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 Roly, visit https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/dog-16