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Sensitive dog, with deformed legs, seeks loving new home

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A young dog, described as “sensitive,” is seeking a new home in Multnomah County, Oregon. The dog, named “Leonardo,”  is just two years of age and the animal shelter which is caring for him is hoping that a loving, patient home can be found.

Leonardo is garnering quite a bit of attention because of his unique, deformed front legs. On Friday, Multnomah County Animal Services highlighted Leonardo, and commented on his deformity:

Leonardo was born with deformed front legs that don’t bother him now, although he may have some arthritis trouble later in life.

A video taken of Leonardo shows a cuddly boy who loves to snuggle – but the shelter has indicated that he has issues with fear and that he will need a patient owner who can help him with socializing and training.

Posted by Sophie Barshaw on Friday, June 30, 2017

Leonardo’s biography reads:

I am a sensitive guy that can get easily frightened by new things and people. It appears that I haven’t had a whole lot of work on the leash and with general handling, so my new adopters will need to help show me that the world isn’t so scary. I will need lots of positive interactions in my newly adopted life. Once I feel comfortable though, I am quite the clown. If you have kids in the home, they will need to be over the age of 10 years old. I came to the shelter with a pretty severe skin condition that I have been recovering from. It was pretty uncomfortable, but I am on the road to recovery. I was also born with deformed front legs and although they are not causing me any pain now, I may develop arthritis as I age. Please speak with your adoption counselor about my medical needs.

Please help this special boy find his home by sharing the following adoption information:

Animal ID: 592305

Link to shelter’s biography for Leonardo  here.
(503) 988-7387 | 1700 W Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060

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10 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    Oh he is so adorable!! Not to mention what a handsome boy he is! I will be praying for this special boy,that he will find his PERFECT human and live an amazing life! I know the perfect,loving family is out there for him!

  2. Kathleen Drude says:

    I dont see deformaties in animals, i dont care if they have lost a limb for whatever reason! We need a happy home for this happy little kid! Personally i would take him in a minute! He would get all the loving, he would be spoiled!


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