Finding forever happy homes is a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Here we share a few of our successful endings.
Khenti came from a puppy mill and was 5 months old when she came into Leo Rescue. Her introduction to a normal life was somewhat hectic as I picked her up on my way to the breed national. Considering where she came from and with the help of another Leo Rescue volunteer Khenti managed to hold her own, still by the time we made it home she was exhausted and stressed out. I was going to foster Khenti while looking for a home for her, well by now you know that she was a failed foster, I just could not let her go.
Gretel - and her pups
The Story of Gretel’s pups…..
Well, no one ever said rescue was a boring endeavor! Fate, however, thought a small reminder couldn’t hurt and sent beautiful, sweet Gretel along to do the job.
Xena the Leonberger Princess and Gentle Giant!
My wife and I had been looking at dogs for almost a year, we had already taken in two small rescue dogs, both with behavioral issues. With small children in the family and the neighborhood, I searched for a family oriented dog breed.
Leo didn't have the best start in life. He was born in a puppy mill somewhere up north. Sadly, he was taken from his mother before he had turned just 8 weeks old. Then he was put on a truck and sent all the way to Florida.
17 months old Marnie was turned in to the shelter because her family could not afford her health care. Matt and Susan Townsend, Leonberger Rescue’s Reps for the area, got to work immediately and asked David and Vanda to foster her.
Bentley, now age 2 1/2, was regrettably surrendered to LeoRescue because his Massachusetts family's young son became allergic to dogs. Lucky for us, though! We had recently lost our Great Pyrenees and had filled out an adoption application for LeoRescue.
In May 2013, Hunter came to Leonberger Rescue from an abusive home and despite the very recent loss of her own Leo to LP/PN Lucy Tisdale agreed to foster him. Hunter was wreck with all the usual infections,
To be honest, Chelsea came to us a little like an unwanted pregnancy. We weren't ready for her, but love her anyway. My husband and I had just lost our beloved, first Leo, Bubba (Cherrywood's E-Male), a month before we got the call from Ann Duyster with LeoRescue about Chelsea.
And then there is The Dude, our sweet, beautiful foster for life Dudley who came into rescue near death and now lives a life of luxury. Dudley turned 10 last month and is doing very well, he rules the roost from whichever spot he chooses in the house, everyone listens to Dudley and no one misbehaves.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Update
To be honest, we were perfectly content with the two canine sets, male and female, over twenty-seven (27) years with our "chosen" breed, Kuvasz.