Owners surrendering dogs are encouraged, but not required,
to contact their breeders. If they are reluctant to contact
their breeders, we ask it is ok for us to contact them once
the dog is in rescue. If given the ok, we will contact the
breeder and let them know we have one of their dogs and
All dogs receive a health check, are brought up to date
on shots and preventatives and treated for existing conditions.
Dogs coming in directly from owners with a full health history,
complete medical records, and UTD for at least 6 months
are not taken to the vets unless we observe something not
mentioned and deem it necessary.
All dogs are spayed/neutered before leaving LeoRescue,
unless they are too young (under 6 months) in which case
the adoptive owner pays a deposit, which is refunded once
we recive proof of spay/ neuter within a given timeframe.
The Regional Rep who placed the dog will follow up to ensure
the dog is spayed/neutered. LeoRescue reserves the right
to repossess the dog if the owner fails to comply.
All dogs (with the exception of young puppies) remain in
foster care for a minimum of two weeks before we attempt
to find a permanent home. Most dogs stay in foster care
much longer, especially special needs dogs. Puppies 10 weeks
and under are not required to stay the two weeks, unless
we see health issues or early signs of behavioral problems. Instead, pups are placed as soon as possible, so that this
crucial period in their development is disrupted as little
Our working rule for placing dogs is to find out what the
dog is about, what its needs are, and match those features and traits to a family
able to provide the best possible environment for the dog to