Picture of Leo, a male Dachshund

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Home:Orlando, FL  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Leo

Leonator, Rusty (oops- this was prior foster dog's name! :)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

August 1st 2002

Leo is just learning about life in a house, as part of a family. He'll have some favorites soon- but, for now- I think he likes it all. :)

Whomever owned him before. He came into rescue with over 275 ticks on his tiny, 11lb body. :(

Favorite Toy:
Whatever his new brothers and sister will spare him!

Favorite Food:
Leo has had some odd reactions to meal time. We're just glad he's eating out of a bowl, and HEALHTY food now!

Favorite Walk:
We're learning how to walk on a leash- it's not easy yet.

Best Tricks:
Making previously very successful foster mom and dad fail. :)

Arrival Story:
Leo came into rescue a bit of a mystery. He was found as a stray, and pulled from a shelter on his last day. He was our foster for about 24 hours. Then we realized just how damaged he was- and that the chances we could find someone we could trust with his sweet soul- were very slim. He still needs a lot of work before he'll be a "normal" dog- but, he's been a lot of fun to have around, and is really part of the family already!

It's strongly suspected that Leo is either a puppymill dump or escapee. He was so afraid in his first days with us that he couldn't sit still in the house- always, always on the move. He still frightens very easily- and he has a very very hard time settling down to sleep at night. He's also been debarked- which leaves him with a very odd sounding croak- common among puppymill breeders- and very cruel. He was so covered in ticks that his life was endangered. It's a miracle that he was heartworm negative. Please don't support breeders who aren't the very few, special, responsible breeders- who breed solely because they love the breed and want to maintain and improve upon it. It may feel nice to "rescue" a pet store puppy- but, by doing so- you are damning the poor creatures like sweet Leo to more years of a pathetic life.

Forums Motto:
Don't support stores that sell pets!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 20th 2006 More than 10 years!

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(Past Foster)
JakeElwoodBlessing (Past
Hershey Girl
(Past Foster)
Rusty (Past

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