Posted 4 months ago ago
There are many reasons why a dog can end up in the care of a shelter - they may have been abandoned, unwanted, neglected...and sometimes it’s because they have outlived their owner.
This is the case for ‘affectionate’ Akita Kumar.
Already dealing with the loss of his pawrent, poor Kumar is desperately looking for a forever home.
After spending most of his life in a family home, he is struggling to adjust to kennel life.
Currently in the care of Dogs Trust in Leeds, Kumar is one of the centre's older dogs being 10-years-old, but that doesn’t stop him from having a lot of love to give his new owners.
Emma Cooper, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust in Leeds, said: “Kumar has a fantastic nature, and he is one of the most affectionate dogs you could ever meet. He likes to be by your side and is content taking life at a slower pace, now that he is entering his senior years.
“Kumar has arthritis in his legs so finding him a home with few stairs where he will be able to spend his retirement years in comfort is essential. While his days of long walks might be a thing of the past, Kumar still has a playful side, loves a game of tug and war and will enjoy having a potter around the garden.”
He’s recently been given a clean bill of health and is now recovering after having a benign growth removed from his paw.
What sort of home is Kumar looking for?
As well as looking for a home with few stairs, Kumar is also looking for owners willing to spend a lot of time with him.
Emma said: “We would love to hear from potential owners who can offer Kumar a home where he won’t be left on his own and will have space to wander around and explore.
“A household where someone will be around most of the day is very important as Kumar does get very attached to people.”
She also added: “He does like other dogs but due to his age and arthritis, it would be more beneficial for him to live in a home with no other pets. Kumar is an extremely loveable dog and has been described by canine carers at the rehoming centre as a ‘big teddy bear’ in nature.”
Kumar needs a home he can relax in so is not looking for a family with children under 16.
As Kumar is currently recovering from an operation to remove the growth from his paw, potential owners should be willing to continue to support this recovery, however further information and guidance can be provided by the Leeds team.
Could you give Kumar a loving retirement home?
For more information, please contact the team on 0113 281 4920.