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
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