Rehoming by appointment

Our rehoming centres are open by appointment only. We're still rehoming, but we're doing things a little differently.


I'm looking for a new home...

About Otis

2 to 5 Years


What a guy! Otis has been with us at Leeds for quite some time, and what a journey he has been on. Otis is an incredibly friendly lad and really enjoys being around both people and dogs. When he first arrived in kennels, his world fell apart and his anxiety manifested in humping people and grabbing at the lead when on walks. These behaviours became a very consistent coping strategy for Otis and made it difficult to do much with him, so our training and behaviour team set out to teach Otis some new strategies to help him cope with everyday life. Otis has done fantastically with his training, and he is more than ready to take the next step and find his forever home.

Type of home needed

Due to Otis living in kennels for a long time, we're looking for a home that he will be able to transition into easily without too much to get his head around. He is good with dogs, but we think it'll be easier to settle him in as an only pet. Once settled however, there's potential that another dog could be introduced in time. He is looking for an adult only home with few visitors. He is worried about heavy traffic, so can't live directly on a main road, however he does travel really well which opens up walking opportunities. Part of Otis' training plan involved teaching him to be behind a baby gate to help manage his exuberance, so a house where baby gates can be easily installed will be hugely beneficial for everyone involved! Otis will need a family who are interested in training to continue the great stuff he's already learnt. He is an absolutely gorgeous smush of a dog, and whoever takes him on will be very lucky indeed. Here is a dog with bags of potential and bags of character to boot!

More about me

Otis has a skin condition that can flare up and need medication. He is also on medication to help with his anxiety, so any potential home must consider the additional veterinary costs. Otis will need a lot of meets with his new family before he can go home, so we're looking for homes within a hour of the Leeds rehoming centre.


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our Leeds Rehoming Centre.

The first step to rehoming from us is to give us a call for an initial chat.

If we think you could be a good match you'll be asked to fill in an application form so we can better understand your lifestyle and match it against your chosen dogs' needs.

If you seem like a great fit we may arrange a virtual home check, and may also offer you an appointment to meet them at our centre.

Start your application now by calling us on 0303 003 0000.

Our rehoming centres are currently open by pre-booked appointment only.

Read more about rehoming from us.

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Dogs Trust Leeds
Woodlands Farm
York Road

LS15 4NL

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Opening times

Visits to the centre are by pre-booked appointment only.


0303 003 0000

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