Sponsor a kennel
We are a small dog rescue charity and receive no government funding. We rely on the generosity of people and our fundraising events to keep going. We rehome on average 140 dogs a year, most of which come from the Yorkshire stray kennels. By sponsoring a kennel you will enable us to provide each dog with a safe and warm place until we can find them a special adopter.
Each dog costs us over £200 month to kennel. We do not own our own premises and pay to board locally. For as little as £5.00 a month you will be supporting our charity greatly and helping to provide a rescue dog a roof over its head. Without your support we could not continue to help the strays dogs in need in Yorkshire.
Please donate and help dogs in need
We are always grateful for any donations. By donating even a small amount you will help towards huge vet fees, kennelling and general welfare of our dogs. All funds raised will help to save more dogs waiting at stray kennels throughout Yorkshire. We exist with no staff, few volunteers and a huge passion for the welfare of stray, abused and abandoned dogs.
Every penny counts.
Please donate by bank transfer to Co-operative Bank Sort code 089299 Account number 65792890. Please reference donation and your name.
We are very grateful for any donations, however small. Every penny goes towards helping stray and abandoned dogs.
Please make cheques payable to Good Life Dog Rescue and send to Good Life Dog Rescue, Pinn fold, Great North Road, Micklefield, Leeds, LS25 4AG.
Please don't forget to send us your name and address.
Stanley an oldy but goody
Hello peoples, my name is Stanley and I am 10 years old. I am a very lucky golden Oldie. I now have a wonderful new home thanks to my friends at Good Life Dog Rescue. I was adopted by a wonderful couple who adore me. In return for being adored, loved and cared for, I just love them right back! I came to Good Life Rescue from the stray kennels. Old and grey with uncomfortable Arthritis. After my health check and my vaccinations, assessments and neutering I was advertised for adotpion. My rescue worked very hard to find me a new home with limited funds.
All donations that my rescue receive are used to pay for Veterinary treatments, operations and neutering on the dogs. Many oldies need dental treatments which is all paid for by the charity. Good Life Dog Rescue pay for kennelling for all their dogs until a forever home can be found.
Although a little grey these days I deserved a loving home which Good Life Rescue found for me. My rescue are a non profit organisation and made sure I received all I needed to go on to a happy life.
Life is sweet and I do not look back. Thanks to Good Life Dog Rescue I now have a good life.
Adopt or donate and help us to help another dog like Stanley
Reasons to adopt an older dog
Please consider a middle aged or senior dog when looking to adopt a friend. Older dogs make loyal and loving companions. Many people automatically think of a puppy when thinking of adopting a dog. Puppies are sweet, warm and cute and everyone wants to cuddle them. However puppies demand time, patience and lots of energy to help them become perfect family members and companions. Older dogs however, can be as wonderful, cute and loveable as any puppy and they often come with many wonderful qualities and life experience. Many people are reluctant to consider adopting a senior dog as they fear their time with them will be short and the fear of losing their new best friend is much closer than adopting a younger dog. The privilege of adopting and loving a senior dog, makes every single day more special. As you and your new best friend and companion, share a special relationship, the love will grow stronger. With the knowledge that you have given this fine older dog a second chance at life your bond will grow.
The companionship found with owning a senior very much out weighs the pain of eventual separation. Please consider the older dogs waiting at many Rescues over Yorkshire. Adopting a senior is a wonderful experience for you and your new dog, you will not only save a life, you will gain a faithful companion. Old dogs make great friends! Older dogs bring out the best in older people for sure!!!!!
1. Senior dogs make excellent companions for everyone, especially retired people.
2. Senior dogs are often overlooked in rescues and stray kennels. Often passed over for younger dogs, they often do not have a chance of finding a home. Adopting a senior dog, saves a life!
3. Senior dogs often fit into households with ease. They have learned many of life's lessons. They know toileting is for outside and their home is for relaxing and cuddling.
4. Senior dogs reward your love and care with devotion and loyalty second to none. They are always grateful to their adopter.
5. Senior dogs enjoy a slower pace of life but still enjoy their walks. The marathon days are behind them and they are happy to potter. They love to snooze and love a cuddle and for you to join them in a nap.
6. Senior dogs are quick to learn new tricks and become valuable family members. Older dogs are calmer and less energetic and already have an established temperament and demeanor and are generally much wiser having mountains of life experience.
7. Lastly adopting an older dog can be very rewarding. Please consider older dogs . They have probably lived through abandonment by a less caring person or have ended up homeless through the death of a previous owner. Old age is definitely no reason to be left lonely and homeless for any dog. Older dogs appreciate any love shown to them and make loyal and very grateful companions.
Adopt a dog. Find a friend.