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Three-legged Old Age Pooch looking for his perfect retirement home

Dogs Trust Leeds rehoming appeal for 10-year-old homeless hound

A ten-year-old three-legged dog has found himself homeless for the second time after his owner sadly passed away.

Now, Dogs Trust Leeds are hoping that local dog-lovers will come forward and offer the loveable pooch a comfy retirement home.

Crossbreed Sam first arrived at Dogs Trust Leeds as a stray at the age of three back in 2010. Happily he was quickly adopted and has had seven happy years in a loving home, but sadly in November his owner passed away and he has found himself back at the York Road rehoming centre. 

Amanda Sands, Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, says:

“Sam is absolutely adorable and as an older boy used to all his home comforts after being a stray, he isn’t taking too well to kennel life. We’re making sure we lavish him with lots of TLC to help him  settle in and fingers, and paws, crossed he won’t be here for long.

“He is quite simply a gorgeous chap who loves to potter around and is never happier than when he’s having a cuddle. He’d make a great addition to a family, especially one that like him, likes to take life at a slower pace.”

The team say that older dogs often get overlooked, but that there are so many advantages to having an Old Age Pooch, and that’s definitely the case with Sam.

Amanda continues:

“Older dogs are just as much fun as their younger counterparts, are house trained, used to living in a home and generally need less exercise. Sam still has a real love of life but as he’s only got three legs he prefers short walks and then snuggling up on the sofa. He really would make an ideal companion and he can live with older children so we would love it if he could find a new forever home with a loving family really quickly.”

Sam would prefer to be the only dog in the home. If you think you could offer Sam his perfect home please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL. You can also find out more at