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My name is Leo!

Welsh Corgi Dog for adoption in Freeport, New York - Leo
Photo 1 - Welsh Corgi Dog for adoption in Freeport, New York - Leo
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Leo's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with kids.

Leo's Story...
ADOPTION PENDING
UPDATE: Unfortunately Leo started to develop another tumor in his leg. The oncologists and radiation specialist felt that to alleviate the chance of Leo's tumor from travelling to other parts of his body, such as the heart and lungs, it became necessary to amputate his leg. The surgery was quite extensive but he's up and learning how to be a tripod already! We're waiting for his pathology report to come back and will update you again when we have information.

Leo was left in the Miami Dade Shelter in Florida. This place is well known by rescues as being one of the worst in the country. Poor Leo was taken there when his people couldn’t afford to have a huge tumor removed on his hip. So there he was in one of the worst of the worst shelters and in need of medical assistance.

The shelter posted him incorrectly as a 10 year old Welsh Terrier. What a bunch of geniuses!!! He’s actually a 7 or 8 year old Corgi! So because of the incorrect posting no Corgi rescues would take him because although they realized he was a Corgi the thought he was 10 with issues. Their words were “we’d rather save our resources for a more adoptable dog”. WOW!!! That’s some rescue! So we were asked once again by the corgi community to save Leo’s life. Of course we said yes with no hesitation. Just like always.

So Leo had the tumor removed. It was the size of a grapefruit. It’s called a Neurofibroma and is a tumor formed on a nerve cell sheath, frequently symptomless but occasionally malignant. Thankfully Leo’s is not malignant but because of the edges in this type of tumor not being clean it will most likely come back. We are now looking into other options and want to check into Cryogenic surgery for him. He's healing from the last surgery pretty well.

Leo will not be available for adoption until we have a plan of treatment for him.

If you would like to sponsor Leo please consider making a monthly donation towards his care.

Leo is located in Freeport NY and is spending his days playing fetch and playing fetch and playing fetch and and and……….. LOL!

Facts about Leo

  • Breed: Welsh Corgi
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Our Best Friends Animal Rescue Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Leo, a Freeport Welsh Corgi dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Welsh Corgi for sale in Freeport, or seeking a Welsh Corgi dog from a breeder in Freeport.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Freeport already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Freeport breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Welsh Corgi breeders who help with Welsh Corgi rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Freeport paves the way for another one to be saved.