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My name is Leo!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 2 years ago

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Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier
White - with Black
5 years 7 months old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 55 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

**ADOPTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRIVE TO CHICAGO, POSSIBLY MORE THAN ONCE-- if you live too far, please do not inquire as animals will not be shipped** PLEASE READ descriptions if full before inquiring**

Leo was on his last days at an open-door shelter before Famous Fido stepped in and saved his life. The shelter had contacted over 280 rescues to see if they could make space for Leo without any luck. His situation pulled at our heartstrings. He was desperate! Leo is an adorable, sweet, fun-loving dog, but he can be protective over his domain. Leo had an incident when a stranger entered his home and his former family surrendered him thereafter. Leo is not an aggressive dog, but he was put in an unfortunate, unpredictable and unsafe situation. We would love to find Leo a home that will protect him from such situations! He is a very cuddly boy and would make a great family member! We are ideally hoping to find an adult-only home for Leo, where he can be the only animal. Leo is incredibly smart, makes and holds fantastic eye contact for treats and is very food motivated. He'd thrive in an agility / training course with his great energy and attention to prizes!

Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance

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Famous Fido
3124 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618

Their adoption process

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We ask that you please fill out an adoption application. All applicants will be interviewed, home checks if the applicants live in the area otherwise photos of the home are accepted, background checks and references required. Give us a call if you have any questions.

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Famous Fido
3124 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
By appointment only

More about this rescue

Famous Fido was founded by Gloria Lissner who has been independently rescuing dogs from the death rows of kill shelters since 1975. She officially opened Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance in July 2010. All our dogs recieve the necessary vet care and treatment is never refused. Famous Fido has developed a full merchandise line, starting with our all natural dog treats to support our rescue efforts. Our products are available for purchase on our website. The mission of FFRAA is to form an alliance with similar organizations to increase community awareness, public consciences and create a No Kill Nation.