My name is Leo (#3597). I may have a short name but I’m long on personality. I’m young. I’m strong. I’m fun loving. I’m looking for a forever home where I can just have fun, get fed, and be loved. What will I give in return? I will give you sweet looks from my big, big soft brown eyes. I’ll give you kisses and I will give you lots of love in return. I am active so I will need to get exercise every day. With some training, I could be an excellent jogging partner for you. Do you like to go to dog parks? Count me in!!! I love to play with other dogs and will instantly make friends, not just with other dogs but with anyone or anything I meet.
I can be “naughty” though. I have been known to steal things off the counter tops. When I say things, I mean food. If left unsupervised, I will shred your newspapers, cardboard boxes and toilet paper. It’s all in good fun though. I do like toys but I’m not obsessed with them. I like to have things I can chew on, like Yak Cheese Sticks.
I walk best on leash when I am wearing a front clip harness. If you use a harness that clips at the shoulders, I’ll pull you right over. At night, I go into my crate and sleep until one of the other dogs wakes me up. When my foster parents are gone, I stay in my crate because they are certain I would get into trouble, maybe they’re right.
If you are up for years of love and fun with a comical lab boy, think of adopting me.
Oh, forgot to tell you. I learned how to pick wild blackberries, though I’m not good at sharing what I pick.
Note From Foster Family: Leo is a really a fun dog to have around. He has lots of energy but settles down quickly. He will need daily exercise to keep him and you sane. A dog park would a fun place for him, especially if you don’t have another dog in the home who can play and wrestle. During his initial vet visit, a small lump was found on his left rear leg. The lump was removed and biopsied. Unfortunately, it was a mast cell tumor; however, good margins were taken and the tumor was rated as low grade. If you adopt Leo, you will need to be diligent in keeping a eye out for future lumps and having them examined by a vet. The tumor was completely removed but there is no way of knowing if it will come back – it may or it may not. We hope this won’t scare you off from considering him because it would be a shame to pass this gem by.