for this week leading up to Valentine’s Day, I’ll post a dog everyday…maybe one of them will be your valentine! (Remember there is a special Valentine’s Day event at the shelter inviting you to visit the shelter this Saturday, from 10 to 3 pm.)
Tuesday goes to Leah, a very endearing cattledog/bull terrier mix with beautiful brindle markings. She’s a perfect in-between dog, that is, between an active puppy and a sedate adult. She can be playful, but she also can be very quiet and disciplined when she needs to be.
When I’m done with my shift, Leah is right there in the volunteer office, and it’s one of the highlights of my day to play with her. We’ll tussle, play-growl, use toys, and end up with her chewing quietly (but happily) on a rawhide. She’s always happy to see you, and always looks up at you with her big ears but understands if you have to go somewhere 🙂
The only thing is that Leah was born with back legs much shorter than her front legs, and while that doesn’t hinder her from walking and playing, she does need shorter walks and more rest than other dogs. It is yet uncertain whether her back legs will cause her problems in the future, but right now, she is a healthy, happy dog who is eager for a home of her own.
Leah currently lives in foster care– ask about her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.