Deana’s heart went out to this old senior dog that had given up on life after being given to a shelter. But what she discovered after she brought him home left her amazed.
Deana first saw Leo after he had been pulled from the shelter by Pittie Rescue. At the shelter, he got depressed and gave up on life. The white-faced dog had been labeled a senior and was passed up by all his would-be adopters.
Leo seemed to know that no one wanted him and that his time was short. But thankfully, because the rescue didn’t want him to suffer the same fate as so many old dogs, they decided to try to find him a home.
That was when Deana met him for the first time and got to introduce him to her other dog, Kallie. Leo and Kallie got along great so soon Leo was on his way to his new life at his forever home.
Deana didn’t have Leo long before she learned that he wasn’t a senior after all. It was estimated that he was only about 5 years old and had probably been a backyard dog. Because of his past, he was a little worn out and didn’t know how to be a dog.
He also had some health problems. It was like he was a middle-aged dog trapped in an older dog’s body. He needed knee surgery and had arthritis in all his legs because he didn’t get enough healthy food and exercise. But all of that is behind him now.
For instance, he doesn’t always understand what life inside is really like. He loves his bed and couch but knowing what to do with toys was new to him. The average household sights and sounds were also new to him.
But from the get-go, he had Kallie to teach him how to dog and the two became great friends. They’re now inseparable cuddle bugs and she’s been by his side the entire time as he eased into life as a beloved family pet.
He’s taken to being a pet great, too. He’s very vocal and now that he knows what being spoiled is supposed to be like when he doesn’t get his way, he has a lot to say about it. For instance, if he wants to go for a walk or have a treat, he’ll complain about it until it happens.
His mom says Leo is the best boy and is loved so much. The rest of his life will be his best life. We hope you like Leo’s rescue story. As always, please feel free to share with your friends.