My name is Leo!

Tibetan Mastiff Dog for adoption in Forked River, New Jersey - Leo
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I'm being cared for by:
AHS/Popcorn Park

Facts about Leo

  • Breed: Tibetan Mastiff
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 25888
Our big, goofy puppy Leo is ready to meet a fabulous family and go off to a great home of his own. Leo is a 1 1/2 year old Tibetan Mastiff that came to us from some pretty horrendous circumstances. He was imported from China only to spend his life in a tiny cage in a backyard with no shelter from the elements. He was in such terrible condition when he arrived that we didn't know where to start. After many months of medical treatment, surgeries, and lots of TLC, Leo is positively thriving now. He will always have some medical conditions that will need to be managed with long-term medication but Leo is like a brand new pup. Leo has a personality as big and beautiful as he is. He is a born comedian that thoroughly enjoys making you laugh and he just wants to have fun. As is common with his breed, Leo bonds intensely with people and can become overly protective. He needs a family with giant breed experience that will continue the work that we have been doing with him to keep him from behaving like a buffoon with new people. Leo gets along great with other dogs and would do best with larger dogs for obvious reasons. He will need a home with no cats and will also need a fenced yard as daily exercise is important to his well being. If you can provide our Leo with the loving, safe, happy home that he is so deserving of, come in and meet our silly boy. File#25888 1/8/16

Leo’s Requirements:
- Fenced yard for off-leash daily exercise
- No cats
- Giant breed experience
- Ability to keep up with his medical needs indefinitely
- Dogs that will not play very rough with him
- A room to retreat to when guests come over in case he becomes overly protective
- Ability to manage an extremely protective dog

Leo’s Medical Needs:
- He has allergies and will need to be on allergy medication indefinitely
- Will need a very good grain-free diet
- He has mild Wobbler’s Syndrome, poor bone conformation and early hip dysplasia. Will need Dasaquin supplements indefinitely and Adequan injections monthly. (May be weaned off of Adequan injections in the future)
- He had two surgeries to re-build his eyelids and will need Alloway antihistamine drops indefinitely. Will also need to monitor his eyes going forward for recurrence of entropion and/or cherry eye.
- Daily brushing to maintain his good skin and coat.

About AHS/Popcorn Park

About Our Shelter...

The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey. We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls . Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park Zoo. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.

The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them. Please learn more about the Society and Popcorn Park Zoo throughout our web site, watch A Century of Caring, visit the zoo, public service, giving back, and the various programs we have for them. Come back often ... good things are always happening because AHS cares!

To understand how funds are utilized to help the many animals in our care, read our federal form 990 for charitable organizations and our audited financials.

The Society's current Board of Directors, effective August 27, 2014 is as follows:
* Roseann Trezza (1973)
* Barbara Lathrop (1976) (Independent)
* John Bergmann (1997)
* Adriana Hordynsky, DVM (7/29/2013)
* Sue Mann (7/29/2013) (Independent)
* Lynette Bono (8/27/2014) (Independent)
* Brian Royle (8/27/2014) (Independent)
* Justin Rand (8/27/2014) (Independent)

The Society's Executive Staff, effective September 2013, is as follows:
* Roseann Trezza, Executive Director
* Scott Crawford, Assistant Executive Director
* Laney Baris, DVM
* Rhonda Sessons, DVM
* John Bergmann, Popcorn Park Director

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animal shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

Our Adoption Process...

We require a completed adoption application which can be obtained at our facility, or from our website: We also require proof of home ownership if you own, or a copy of a lease stating that pets are allowed with no restrictions if you rent. We require vet records for any pets owned in the last five years as well. Our adoption fees vary based on age, breed, etc. Please call our facility for exact fee 609-693-1900.