24 Dogs of Christmas Campaign: Could you give staffy Lola a forever home in Harrogate?
Lola is one of 24 very special rescue dogs who is 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 the Yorkshire Canine Company, we are sharing the story of Lola who needs a new family.
Lola is one adorable small Brindle Stafford that has been neglected.
She came into our care from a local stray kennel suffering from horrendous Conjunctivitis and flea dermatitis.
This little girl received treatments on arrival from the stray kennels as she was unable to see and her eyes were completely green.
Lola has now been seen again by a vet and is looking amazing.
Her eyes are improving every day and they will get better along with her skin.
Although she is bald her fur is now starting to grow back after immediate treatments.
Lola is very very loving.
She is small, sweet natured and is happiest in your arms having cuddles.
Lola has an amazing Stafford yodel and will be in the limelight in a home surrounded by loving humans.
Lola has produced many puppies in her eight years and her life from now on will all be about Lola.
This little lady looks like a chubby door mouse however we assure all our Stafford followers that she is one dream girl rescue dog.
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 Lola
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, micro chipped 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 Lola, visit https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/dog-4