Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Brussels Griffon / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 10 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/3/2021
Fence Needed: No, but he would enjoy one
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Reason for being in rescue: Leo Wickett was found as a stray
Special Needs: Leo Wickett is heartworm negative and current on all vaccines. It is unknown if Leo is neutered. He does not have testicles and our veterinary partner was not able to feel internal testicles. Leo will be placed on a spay/neuter contract that confirms if your veterinary partner determines he is not neutered you can either bring him to our spay/neuter clinic partner in Spartanburg, SC or neuter him at your cost. Leo does have a flea allergy and must be on regular flea & tick preventatives to avoid itchy skin and hair loss.
What kind of home would be best for me: Leo Wickett is looking for a home that understands dogs. We know nothing about his history, but know he needs confidence. Leo could live with another submissive small dog or could be the only dog. He is indifferent to cats. Leo is best suited for a home with children over 10 as he can still be jumpy when startled. He is a young, active dog looking for a home that will provide the active lifestyle, training, and cuddles he is looking for.
What is my personality like: Leo Wickett was found under a car in South Carolina. After 2 days, the owners of the car approached him and realized he was friendly but timid. Their efforts to find an owner were unsuccessful so they listed him on a free to good home site. Thankfully a CPR volunteer saw the posting, reached out to help, and we picked Leo up 2 hours later.
Leo is a wonderful dog that, while limited in his socialization, has been well loved. He LOVES people and bonds hard and fast to them. He walks well on a leash. He is clean in a crate and does well with house training in his foster home. Leo lives in a foster home with other small dogs and does very well with them. He is a submissive personality and is easily scared by dogs that are in his face or large dogs. In fact, he will scream if startled.
Leo is still jumpy at times in unfamiliar situations or people. He will benefit from formal training in a class setting. This wonderful boy has so much love to share and can't wait to find his forever family!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Leo can be timid when meeting new people. He needs to approach on his terms. Once he knows you, he will give you his entire heart.
Tips and Tidbits: Leo was found as a stray so we have no history on him. Based on his overall health and condition we estimate him at 9-12 months old. We celebrate Leo's birthday as 04/03/2021.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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