Doggie duo looking for double the love this Valentine’s day

Dogs Trust Leeds are hoping an inseparable doggie pair will find their happy-ever-after this Valentine’s day.

Arieo and Putee, two Borzoi companions who were brought into Dogs Trust together in November 2020, after their owner could no longer take care of them, are looking for a potential new owner who will give them a loving home together.

These sensitive souls were very timid when they first arrived at the rehoming centre, however their canine carers have been working hard to bring them out of their shells more. This has included focusing their playtime on activities that allow different staff to engage with the dogs and allows them to feel more at ease around new people.

They are big dogs so will need a new home with lots of space as well as double the love. An owner with previous experience of owning larger dogs would be beneficial too.

Amanda Sands, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, said:

“Borzois are a rare sight for us at Dogs Trust Leeds and although they have needed a little extra support from our canine carers, it has been an absolute joy to have them with us. We understand it is more of a commitment to consider adopting two dogs, however the rewards of having this pair in your life will make it worthwhile.

Nobody could have predicted the challenges faced in 2020 due to the pandemic, but thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery whose support helps to fund some of our wonderful Canine Carers at the centre, dogs like Arieo and Putee will always have everything they need whilst they are with us, waiting to find their forever home.

“Since they have been in our care, both dogs have gained more confidence and we are starting to see much more of their playful side. It would be fantastic if this could continue to grow in a nurturing family home, so when thinking of showing your love this Valentine’s Day, spare a thought for all the rescue dogs like Arieo and Putee who need love too.”

Arieo and Putee’s perfect match would be a two-person household in a quiet area, with a secure back garden for them to explore. They could both live with young people over the age of 16 but would prefer to be the only pets in the home, so they can soak up all the attention for themselves.

Although the rehoming centre is currently closed to the public, due to current lockdown restrictions, Dogs Trust Leeds can still rehome some dogs through their handover at home service. For dogs like Arieo and Putee, who need to meet potential owners a few times before going home, the team can take interest from members of the public and arrange visits for when lockdown restrictions ease.

If you think you have home in your heart for Arieo and Putee, please visit Dogs Trust Leeds and contact the team for more information.

If you are struggling to cope with looking after your dog, for whatever reason, contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 2188. Alternatively, please give what you can to help Dogs Trust change the tale for dogs like Arieo and Putee who haven’t yet found their forever home, by visiting