found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Leia is great with other dogs for the most part, and has grown up w/ a female GSD/Chow mix and a male Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. She did have issues w/a female Chihuahua that Leia's owner Reina was fostering, but that dog was ornery w/ all the dogs in Reina's home and Leia did her best to ignore that dog for as long as she could. Leia did great with the four dogs that she met at GSRSV's facility. Leia has never lived with a cat, and will chase them, so I will only consider a home without cats for her.
Leia is in great shape for a dog her age and looks like a dog years younger than she is. Her teeth are all full and mostly white, and she has very little grey in her muzzle. She runs with a beautiful, flowing gait that is classic GSD--absolutely no hip problems with this dog. (Click here to see a video of her running around at GSRSV's facility.) If I were to have rescued Leia from a shelter without knowing her age, I would have estimated her to be 4-5 yrs old! Leia weighs about 65 lbs.
Leia is well behaved for the most part, though she has not had any formal training. Her owner shares the same philosophy about dogs that I do--let them be dogs, while providing enough training to maintain control. For example, Leia loves to grab hold of the leash and play tug at the beginning of walks. This is a cute, spirited behavior that I would do nothing to discourage myself--in fact, I'd probably encourage it! Leia does pull somewhat on leash, but nothing too serious. Leia does jump up on Reina at times in her excitement, but does not do this with strangers. Leia has been an inside/outside dog her entire life. She is usually kept outside when her owner is gone, and has no separation anxiety. She would do fine kept indoors, as well.
Leia loves to play fetch, run, and to swim.
Reina raised Leia from a puppy and Leia is a valued member of her family. However, Reina lives with her mother, and Leia's behavior towards the Chihuahua that Raina was fostering caused her mother concern that Leia might turn on the other two dogs--even though it was the Chi that was stirring things up. Leia now has to be kept separate from the other dogs, which means being kept outside on a "runner" for the most part. Reina does not want Leia to have to live this way, so she is seeking a new home for her.
GSRSV has evaluated Leia and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Leia through its adoption program while her owners continue to care for her. Leia's adoption fee is $150. Leia is located in Paradise, near Chico.