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XL Bully plea for puppy adoption

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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
XL Bully plea for puppy adoption
RUNNING OUT OF TIME . . . Nova isn't even a year old but the law will soon change and mean an XL Bully can't be adopted

DUMFRIES and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre are desperately searching for someone with XL Bully experience to adopt a puppy before it’s too late.

Nova isn’t even a year old and has been given socialisation, lead walking and muzzle training. But the XL Bully laws coming into effect on February 23 may end his life before it can even begin.

The Scottish Government announced it would be following England in implementing the ban on the dog breed. This means that it will be illegal to re-home, sell, gift or exchange any XL Bully in two weeks.

Furthermore, all XL Bullies will need to be muzzled and on a lead when in public after this date. By July 31, the breed will be completely outlawed. All owners must have applied for exemption for their dog by then.

Nova arrived at the Glencaple rescue centre at only five months old. Staff there have worked hard to give him the proper training needed.

But time is running out. Now they are appealing for someone with experience of the breed and a commitment to abiding by the new laws.

Preferably, they are looking for someone who will be at home most of the time to help him settle, learn new routines and continue his training.

Homes with young children should not apply, though applications for households with teenagers may be considered.

The law for XL Bullies has already come into effect in the UK, so only those living in Scotland will be able to apply for adoption.

To learn more, visit their website and learn more or apply for adoption before it is too late.