Name: Leo
Age: 2 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Purebred, sweet and not to mention gorgeous German Shepherd. We rescued him from a shelter when he was 1 yr. He was neutered in the shelter and had an ear infection and small red spot on his stomach. When we took him to the vet they said he likely has allergies. He ended up having chronic ear infections. We packed his ears a year ago. I feel like he is due for another ear treatment presently. This likely coincides with his skin issues. This past winter he had such a horrible ear infection it caused temporary lameness. I treated the ear infection and his lameness was restored almost immediately. However after this he started losing large patches of hair on his chest. I switched him to a grain free food and his hair came back. Recently however after wearing a bark collar his hair is missing and skin looks infected. He has various spots all over his body. Inflamed redness and patches of missing hair. I have tried everything in my power to keep him because he is my dream dog however after spending as much money as I can through vet visits and trying cheap remedies it isn't working. It's not fair for Leo to Not receive medical treatment to get these issues resolved. He also deserves more time and attention. He hardly barks even without bark collar but we had a neighbor that initially complained. As soon as he wore collar barking stopped. We took off collar due to this new skin infections and he still doesn't bark. He loves kids but can be confused that they aren't puppies to play with. He loves to chase cats. I don't believe he is a cat killer but would need to be watched however. He chases balls, loves to play. Absolutely lives for walks and rides in the car well. He knows a lot of tricks but in his ADD excited moments may not listen especially if he sees a squirrel:) He has been too rough with other dogs and likes to dominate. He has been with some dogs and the combination has worked out well. I wouldn't pair him with a small dog unless that small dog can really show dominance. We aren't asking for money just that you would give Leo the kind of home he deserves. He would love to be indoor/outdoor. He isn't now because of the cats. He loves to sleep on beds, couches, chairs. He is such a big baby! It would be great if you ran with him or had a place to run. He wants to be with humans all the time. Please consider Leo to be your forever dog. We financially in a deep hardship and honestly cannot even afford his food. This surrender is difficult but for the best.


Important Note About Dog Descriptions

Please remember that the descriptions of dogs (of Dogs Available) have been written by GSRNC volunteers and are usually based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. While we try to provide dog descriptions that are fair and accurate, the nature of our work involves contact with dogs whose background and history are unknown to us. GSRNC cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this statement is usually based upon the fact that one of our volunteers has observed the dog interacting with his or her own children or pets. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with the children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to come to one of our Adoption Days and meet our rescue dogs. Ultimately, only you can decide whether one of our dogs is right for you.