(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Not good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Could this girl be anymore gorgeous?? If you can't tell from her soulful eyes or beautiful tripod-ness, Leia has quite the story in just her first year and a half of life...
Leia (and her brother Luke) came to us from a major hoarding situation with 50 other dogs living on a five acre property. At 11 months old, she had never been touched by a human hand. To make matters worse, she had been living with a severely broken leg for months.
Leia went to our fear dog specialist who does extensive work with feral dogs. We scheduled her for surgery in the hopes of saving her leg, but due to how long she had been living with the damage and how much she had grown through her puppyhood, her leg was beyond repair. After a failed attempt to fix it, we had it amputated. Having practically lived on three legs most of her life thus far, though, the amputation didn't slow her down in the least.
Over the last 10 months, Leia has been working on her socialization and getting accustomed to life inside a home, with human interaction. She had previously never experienced the basics of being a dog in home....from food bowls and cozy beds to accepting pets and love from people. Leia made such incredible progress. with our trainer that she has even spent the last few months out of training and in a true foster home.
Leia's foster family has done such amazing work continuing her training. She now seeks companionship, pets and affection from her people. She loves all the typical dog stuff such as toys, chewing on bones, soaking up the sun and playing with other dogs. Treats and snacks are hands down her favorite though! Leia has such a silly little personality, and it has been such a joy to see her sparkle start to shine.
We truly cannot believe how far this girl has come. We are so proud of her and all of the progress she has made. She is definitely still shy around strangers, and she will take some time to warm up to new people. She’s not a dog who will run up to you, jump in your lap and give you kisses all over your face...yet! Her brother Luke has made it to that point, though, and based on her current progress, we are confident Leia will get there one day, too. For now, she needs experienced adopters with a calm, quiet home, consistent daily routine, no young children coming and going, and people who love her so unconditionally that they are willing to put in whatever work, patience and time she needs to continue to progress, at her pace.
Leia's adoption fee includes her completed veterinary exams. vaccines, microchip, spay, and ongoing, lifelong training and support from our fear dog specialist. We are all here to help ensure Leia is as successful as she can be. She's been through so much already, and we just know her happily every after is out there for her. Apply at lovethemALLrescue.org/leia to come meet our beautiful girl. Her soulful eyes and her silly little personality will have you head over heels in no time!