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About Bertie

2 to 5 Years


One look at Bertie's squishy face and you'll be smitten! He's 2 years old and full of character. Sadly, he led a very sheltered life due to the pandemic lockdown and when he arrived with us, he was already worried by unfamiliar people and places. He needs to expand his world very slowly and with a lot of care and patience. Other dogs are another worry for him and so he must be walked in quieter areas. If you take the time to slowly get to know him you will soon see that underneath he is wonderful boy who will always make you smile. He loves to play with his toys and is very affectionate with his friends. Smart? Oh yes! He loves to learn new things and is very motivated to show off if there are some treats coming his way. So if you are a true Bully lover, quirks and all, you will see that all the time and effort to get into Bertie's gang will be well worth it.

Type of home needed

Bertie needs switched on owners who will work with our training and behaviour team to slowly transition him into his new home. It will be a long but very rewarding journey and you'll have our support every step of the way. He needs a quiet and predictable home with adults only and no visiting children. Very few visitors generally and none at all during his settling in period due to his worry of unfamiliar people. He must be the only pet in his home and unfortunately can't be left alone so will need somebody around all the time initially. A fully secure garden is a must as he will need to build his confidence there before attempting to go for proper walks. He'll need access to quiet walking areas directly from his home as he is not a fond of the car and would struggle being driven so often. This also means that his home must be no more than a 45-minute drive from the Leeds rehoming centre. Bertie also has a skin condition which requires medication. It's quite typical of his breed but potential adopters will need to consider the ongoing cost of this.

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We're really proud to see how far Bertie has come with his training and over the moon that he's now ready to find his forever home. We just know that with the right owners, plenty of time and patience his future looks bright.


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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 complete our online application form. We’ll review your application and if we think you could be a good match for the dog, we’ll give you a call to chat in more detail.

When reviewing applications, we're looking at how closely your lifestyle matches the needs of the dog. If we have lots of strong matches, then we'll start with the family that applied first.

We may arrange a virtual home check to find out more about you, your lifestyle, and the home you can offer. We may also make an appointment for you to come and meet a dog at the centre.

Start your online application now.

We aim to respond to all rehoming applications within five working days. If you have not heard from us within five working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Woodlands Farm
York Road

LS15 4NL

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