24 Dogs of Christmas Campaign: Meet staffy Hugo who is bound to warm the hearts of all Harrogate dog lovers
Hugo is one of 24 very special rescue dogs who are 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 Hugo who is in need of a new family.
Hugo is absolutely adorable and is only approximately eight to ten months old.
The aftermath of the pandemic has seen many young dogs homeless.
Having been passed on many times the end result is a young dog at a stray kennel.
Yet again Hugo is another sweet and lively puppy that is now homeless.
He came to us from the stray kennels where we are now seeing a shocking volume of unwanted dogs that have received no training.
We are huge flag flyers for the dogs with no voice or no home and aim high to match all humans and hounds.
Hugo is very sweet, very busy and a typical puppy.
He does need training and will jump up constantly for attention.
Hugo is hand shy and is very submissive so we imagine he has been shouted at for being just a typical puppy.
Hugo has never walked on a lead and doesn't know how to walk in a straight line.
This young man needs a very loving human and someone dedicated to lots of training.
He needs fair rules and boundaries and a home where someone will not leave him for long hours.
Hugo bonds quickly with people and sadly will have some separation issues due to this when being left alone.
A home with time and continued training would be perfect.
Hugo is adorable and a typical youngster.
An understanding of owning a puppy is crucial.
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 Hugo
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 Hugo, visit https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/dog-14