Please contact Vickie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this pet.
Great dog that loves being outside and going for walks!
Leo is a 2 yr old, male, Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix that is gentle, loving and special~ He has only known life as an unwanted stray until coming into rescue recently. He has never known a soft bed, being inside or loving hands. When he was rescued he was just a little skittish of sudden movements and was on the cautious side yet was very loving and gentle from Day 1. He quickly warmed up (loves men) and spends his days relaxing in the sunshine, stretched out in the grass. He prefers being in an open play yard setting over a kennel. He has been in a large wire crate a few nights and whined at first, then settled down for the night.
After Leo was rescued, his foster parents noticed he would favor his back leg at times, holding it up or walking lightly on it. Leo was xrayed at the vet and it was found that he has been shot (more than once) and the bone in one leg had shattered! This occurred during his puppy stage and the bone self healed the best it could, which is why it gets sensitive at times. The other leg also has a couple pieces of metal from the gun shot in it.. Surgery is not going to fix this and amputation is not an option since the other leg has damage too. Leo walks just fine, despite his old injury, just favors his leg at times. He LOVES going for walks and is perfect on a leash. His future adopter needs to understand that he will need to be on joint medicine and when needed, something for pain. He would do best in a home without stairs and really needs a fenced yard since its his favorite place to be (all he has known). His foster parents are working on acclimating him to being inside. He has done great inside each time he has been brought in. He just isn't used to it.
Leo has medium long yellow fur that is soft and beautiful. He has beautiful white teeth and intelligent eyes. He has a wonderful disposition and likes other dogs. He doesn't seem to like cats very much, from a distance anyway. Leo is also great with children. He has never had any toys so he isn't sure what to do with them yet. What he does enjoy is human companionship and treats! He lets his foster parents when a stranger comes in their yard or a wild creature wanders onto the property. He also howls beautifully, like a wolf, when a siren goes off. If you are interested in adopting a loyal, loving special dog who just got a bad start in life, then Leo would be perfect for you.
Posted 5/17/17 RW Revised
As Celebrate Home Dogs, the total fee, which includes adoption and transport, is only $200.00. Our goal in lowering the fee is simple. We want to get them into your home as quickly as possible, they need their own beds (or yours) in their own home. This all includes quarantine, worming, all vaccines, heartworm testing, heartworm and tick/flea preventatives, neutering, health certificate, transport, and complete medical records.
**It is rare that we know with certainty the ages or mixes that make up our wonderful dogs, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible based upon our many years in rescue.**
Adoption: $200 which covers quarantine, shots, worming, food, medical records, spaying/neutering, and an Alabama State Health Certificate.
Transport, if needed : We consider the transport to be of great importance and, as such, take particular care of the dogs during the trip from Alabama. We make every effort to arrive with healthy and minimally stressed dogs.