Mason is one of 24 very special rescue dogs who are in search of a new home – not just for Christmas, but for life.
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The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Good Life Dog Rescue for the 24 Dogs of Christmas campaign, which aims to match each of the dogs with loving new owners and showcase the work of this small Leeds charity.
Today, with the support of The College of Animal Welfare, we share the story of Mason in need of a new family.
Mason was taken care of from stray kennels with underweight and a hearing hematoma in his ear.
The ear was extremely swollen and infected and had been caused by Mason scratching and rubbing the ear which was infected.
Mason has received a lot of treatment in our care and from vets and although his ear never comes up and always sags, we think something is a bonus to the pain he was in.
Mason had his hepatoma drained.
Mason is very affectionate and friendly and loves people.
He can be strong on his lead but is very eager to please and is extremely obedient.
He loves to sniff every blade of grass on his walks and is super active.
This boy will walk for miles and enjoy every minute.
Mason comes to life when he is not in the lead with a ball or a toy and he is so happy.
He can be affectionate and very friendly and will need a home with someone who loves Belgian Shepherds and understands their breeds and traits.
Mason is a beautiful dog who has certainly crossed the mill lately.
He is now vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and ready to accept any adoption request.
Mason is affectionate and friendly with people, but is not a fan of other dogs or animals.
This boy is smart, cunning and super smart.
What is the Good Life Dog Rescue?
Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity based here in Leeds that cares about the welfare of stray dogs in the UK.
Its founder, Victoria Bastow, is passionate about helping animals who often face uncertain futures. For over eight years now she has been dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire.
The charity carries the colors of the Staffies and Cross Staffies, who are often the last to find a place of rescue.
He receives no immediate funding and survives on donations and fundraising, with no paid staff and only his volunteers hired to defend the stray dogs he rescues.
Victoria herself has a full-time job so that she can partially fund the huge kennel and vet bills incurred.
As the association does not have its own kennel, all dogs in its care are taken care of in South Yorkshire kennels.
Kennels are truly a temporary home and Good Life aims to give each of the dogs a fresh start with loving owners as soon as possible.
Many stray kennels, rescue and placement centers across the UK are full of adorable, active and healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to love them and provide them with a home.
It is important that the right dog is matched with the right person or family.
In order to find the right dog for its future owners, Good Life will need to match their lifestyle with the dog.
All dogs taken in charge by the association are vaccinated, microchipped and sterilized. Home checks are required and veterinary references if possible.
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