24 Dogs Of Christmas Campaign: Could you give staffy Flynn a forever home in Harrogate?
Flynn 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 we are sharing the story of Flynn who is in need of a new family.
Flynn is new to our charity from a local stray kennel.
He is full of fun and energy and absolutely lovely.
Flynn is a happy dog and will need lots of exercise.
He absolutely loves his woodland walks and his playtimes.
He has gained confidence from arriving in our care a week ago and now loves attention and nearly wags himself in two for an interaction.
Flynn will suit an outdoorsy active human that can match his energy and love of the outdoorsy lifestyle.
We can imagine Flynn going on walking holidays and coastal trips with an active couple who love adventure as much as him.
Flynn is very happy and although can be a little strong on the lead, is now responding well to guidance.
He is eager to please and he has learnt that pulling is not the answer and will not get him anywhere fast.
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 Flynn
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 Flynn, visit https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/dog-13