Leia is somewhat of an alpha dog and occasionally will nip at another dog when first introduced. She does like to play with other dogs, but plays hard. She does better with other dogs when off-leash than on. She is good with little dogs and is also good with cats!
Leia is a housedog and regularly spends up to nine hours inside without any problem. She likes to sleep on the couch, so couch covers are in order for her next home!
Leia received formal obedience training when she was under one year old, but has not received any formal training since then. She walks well on a leash, but will pull if she sees another dog who gets excited.
Leia will fetch a tennis ball or Frisbee, but most of the time she only wants you to throw the ball once and then will run around with it and lay down somewhere comfy. She likes stuffed toys and tennis balls with squeakers.
Leia was reportedly purchased as a puppy by a police officer who was training her to be a K9. He died suddenly, and Leia was passed around his family but nobody really wanted a dog that big. She ended up in a place where she was being kept tied up, and so Leia’s present owner Rachiel took her in at about one yr old.
Rachiel is seeking a new home for Leia due primarily to financial hardship, as well as not having the time to devote to Leia that she deserves. A GSRSV foster caretaker evaluated Leia on Sept 30, and GSRSV is now placing Leia as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Leia through its adoption program while her owners continue to care for her.
Leia is located in Paradise, CA. Her adoption fee is $160.
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