Dogs Trust

Old dog dumped in scrapyard ready to find loving home where he can enjoy his twilight years

A thirteen-year-old dog abandoned at a scrap yard is hoping he will soon find a forever family to help him recover from his ordeal and enjoy life again. 

Frail and scared Collie Cross, Den, was found tied up at a scrap yard in Horbury last month. Having been rescued by the dog warden, for the last few weeks he has been lavished with love by the Dogs Trust Leeds team and is now enjoying his home comforts in one of their foster homes whilst he waits for his forever family to come along. 

Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds Manager, says: 

“It breaks my heart when dogs are abandoned in this way and for it to happen to a dog of Den’s age is particularly sad. Thankfully, he is obviously quite resilient as despite what he has been through he is doing really well and has settled in with his foster family. 

“He was checked out by our vet when he arrived and although he is underweight, he has no major medical issues. He is a very sweet boy who just needs lots of TLC.” 

Den still enjoys short walks and then likes to seek out a comfy bed for a long snooze. He would be happy to share his new home with a canine companion and he could also live with older teenagers. 

Amanda says: 

“Den is absolutely adorable and like all dogs he deserves to be loved and looked after every day of his life, so we’re hoping it won’t be too long before he find his ideal family. 

“We would urge anyone who can no longer take care of their dog for whatever reason to always contact a rescue organisation such as Dogs Trust so they can be cared for and a new home can be found for them.” 

If you would like to give Den the home he deserves, please call the rehoming centre on 0113 532 4335 to arrange a visit as Den is in a foster home.