(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Leo and his canine mother and littermates were saved by a kind woman who saw the mother wandering the streets looking for food. The woman soon realized that the canine mother was pregnant. So, instead of turning away and ignoring the poor dog, the woman took in the preggie momma.
Luckily for preggo canine momma she did that because within a few weeks, the momma gave birth to 6 little puppies. It may seem that there are no troubles now for the momma and her babies but that was not the case. The kind woman did not really have the funds to care for them properly. So, none of the puppies nor the momma had ever seen the vet prior to A.M.O.R. helping them out. And, the kind woman also didn't have enough money at times to buy them food. And all of this became too much for this woman especially once she fell ill.
So, this is where A.M.O.R. was asked for help. As soon as we were contacted, vet appointments were made for their shots and spay and neuter. And after three weeks, they were then moved in to the A.M.O.R. rescue.
Since moving in to the rescue, Leo has gained some confidence and has gained a bit more weight. He is still a shy puppy but not as much as before. He is definitely a happy boy but can be very reserved at first meeting. It will take him some time to come around to men. There was very little men contact with Leo for the first 4 months of his life. So, this is something that his new family will need to be patient.
Due to the fact that they did not have vetting the first 4months of their lives, Leo was not allowed to go outside. He was taught to go on a pee pad inside the home. BUT, he is now learning to go outside for the bathroom. His family with need to understand that this is still an on going process and accidents will still happen.
Leo has also been working on his kennel training. He understands that his sleep space is not the same place to potty. But, again, accidents will happen. For the most part, his kennel time is pee and poop free!
Leo goes to bed by 10pm in his kennel and is a happy puppy at wake up time for 7am. He happily exits the backyard door to quickly find his spot and take care of his morning business. Then it is puppy play time for about an hour and then breakfast. After breakfast, he again plays with the other dogs and puppies in the rescue. Once he is done, he sits to the side and watches the others play. When it is nap time around 10isham, we scoop him up and place him in a kennel where he sleeps for a good 2-3 hours. And then we do it all over again for lunch, dinner, and evening cuddles.
Leo will do best in a home that is dog savvy. Due to Leo being unsure of men and not being around them for much of his life, Leo will need the male figure in his life to be calm and secure, strong but not overbearing, quiet but his energy speaks louder than words....a PACK LEADER.
Leo would like to have his very own forever family...are you his family???
All of Leo's vetting has been done by my personal dogs' vet. The following is a list of what has been done for Leo.
All 4 - DA2PP shots (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza)
Tested, Treated (if needed), and retested for giardia and coccidia
Iverhart heartworm preventative
Simparica fleas and ticks preventative
There are two categories of vaccines: “core” vaccines that are recommended for all pets, and “non-core vaccines” which may be recommended by your vet based on lifestyle and exposure risk. The core vaccine for dogs is the Rabies vaccine, which is required by law. The second core vaccine for dogs is often referred to as the DA2PP or DHPP vaccine. This stands for “Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza”, meaning that this vaccine protects against FOUR different diseases.
It is especially important for puppies to begin a series of DA2PP vaccines at six to eight weeks of age, as natural immunity obtained from the mother decreases and puppies become very susceptible to potentially life-threatening diseases such as Canine Parvovirus (Parvo). Parvo is transmitted through feces and can remain in the environment for at least one month, and up to a year if the conditions are right. This means that puppies do not need to be directly exposed to another dog that has Parvo in order to contract the disease, and caution is advised when choosing where and how to socialize and exercise your pup. We recommend avoiding exposure to unknown dogs or public places until your puppy has finished their vaccine series. BUT, all A.M.O.R. puppies (1 year old and less) have all FOUR shots. They are safe to join you and your family on your outdoor adventures and you can rest at ease.
Non-core vaccines for dogs include Bordetella, Influenza, Leptospirosis and Lyme. The Bordetella (aka: Kennel Cough) help to prevent highly-contagious respiratory diseases, and are essential for dogs that may be exposed to other dogs, especially in group settings such as dog parks, daycare, or boarding facilities. All A.M.O.R. dogs and puppies are given a Bordatella vaccine. Bordatella boosters are given every 6 months.
The above link is to provide you information regarding why deworming is so important for all dogs of all ages (and for their families).
All A.M.O.R.s are dewormed upon entering the rescue and then again 5 days before their health certificate visit (when they have been adopted and ready to travel). This dewormer is issued per our vet. And all pets are tested, treated (if needed), and retested for coccidia and giardia.
A.M.O.R. provides you with this information so that you can be aware of the work and love that is given to each pet. Each puppy has visited the vet AT LEAST 5 times during their stay with us. They have seen the vet 4 times for their shots and will see the vet 1-2 more times prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate for travel. Adult dogs have seen the vet AT LEAST 3 times. Two visits for their shots and 1-2 visits prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate.
Are you ready to cuddle with sweet Leo???
All animals receive a health certificate (stating that a licensed veterinarian saw the pet and deemed it healthy for travel, but is not a promise of perfect health).
Please email for an A.M.O.R. application in order to be considered.
Please note: this pet is located out of state.