Ruff Ruff! My name is Leroy
|Breed:||Pointer/Blue Heeler Mix||Color:||Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||Richmond, VA|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
"Lucky Little Leroy" is a special young dog with an incredible story. His rescuer found him trotting down the center line of a rural highway on February 14th- Valentine's Day! He was in extremely poor condition-emaciated, loaded with ticks, fleas, and parasites, and almost hairless from a demodectic mange infection that had left his skin infected and oozing. He tried to run from her, but was so weak that he only made it a few yards before collapsing. Two months later, he is now a happy, healthy, playful young dog! Leroy is about 8 months old and weighs 24 pounds, so he should remain on the small side ( under 30 pounds). He has an incredible personality, and everyone that meets him loves him. Leroy is inquisitive, loving, and very eager to please. He gets along well with other dogs of all sizes and loves to play. Fine with dog savvy cats. He is good around horses, although he does try to chase his foster mom's goats and chickens sometimes. Leroy can be shy around new people, but warms up quickly and is very loyal- he follows his foster mom every where and loves to go to work with her. He is not a destructive chewer, although like most young dogs he does need to be supervised when loose in the house. Leroy is housetrained, cratetrained, and leash trained. He is neutered, vaccinated, and UTD on heartworm preventative. He does have demodectic mange, which is hereditary and is not contagious to people or dogs. He does not need any medication to control it, and it will not necessarily occur again. He is a really special young dog that needs an equally special family!
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Bonnie Blue's main goal is to save unwanted and "left behind" dogs from kill shelters and place them into loving, forever homes. "Owner surrenders" are also accepted at Bonnie Blue, where we will rehabilitate and rehome many different breeds. Once a dog comes into our rescue, he or she will stay with us until we can find the perfect family. We screen our adopters thoroughly to ensure they have only the best intentions in adopting a new member to their family.
Bonnie Blue also networks with other rescues and shelters to help save even more animals from a cruel fate.
Our adoption fee is $300 unless otherwise noted. $75 of this adoption fee will be refunded if proof of enrollment in obedience class is shown to the rescue within 30 days of adoption. We HIGHLY encourage our adopters to go ahead and sign their new pups up for obedience classes.
Our adoption process begins with a returned adoption application. Once turned back in, it generally takes 48-72 hours for us to thoroughly check the applications. If approved, we will contact you to schedule a home visit and (if a local adoption) will try to arrange it so that we can bring the pup that you are interested in adopting with us. Provided the home visit goes well, you are considered for adoption.
Please note that our adoptions are not "first come, first served". We are diligent about making sure that we find the right family for each of our foster pups. Just because you are approved to adopt does not mean that the pup that you initially applied to adopt is the best fit for your family. We will work with you to make sure that you find the perfect forever pet.