A nine-month-old puppy who was abused ‘within an inch of his life’ is looking for a family to give him the home he deserves.
Leo was left with two broken hips, a broken front paw, and partially blind after a tragic start in life.
But the rescue staff looking for his new home say, incredibly, the lovely pup seems ‘mostly unaffected’ by his traumatic experience.
Friends of Animals Wales are hoping the special boy can find a quiet home near Marlow, where he will continue to have surgeries as part of his treatment.
The charity said: “Leo has suffered a lot of broken bones. Both of his hips have now been mended and he is healing very well. He still has one more surgery to be carried out on his front leg once he is more mature in about three months. Leo is also partially blind, which doesn’t bother him.
“Leo loves people and is excited to meet everyone. He doesn’t jump up but greets with great excitement. He adores being touched and fussed.
“He has a cheeky little character and is super smart. He has had a very sad start in life but seems mostly unaffected by it all. He truly lives for now and is a very happy little soul.”
The puppy has been enjoying his physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions, and refuses to let his tough start affect the rest of his life.
Due to his partial blindness, he’s looking for a home with no other pets or small furries – but could live with a calm dog – and no young children, in case he knocks them over by accident.
The Welsh rescue centre added: “Walks with Leo tend not to be in a straight line, but he is nicely behaved. He doesn’t like to travel, whining, pacing and panting a lot to begin with but will settle. He is fantastic with the vets, as sadly he has spent most of his young life in them.
“Leo would like a home where he can be loved and adored. He wants a quiet house with no raised voices. He likes attention but is also happy to be left on his own.
“He is a super smart boy who wants to learn and will need someone who has the time to teach him. This is a very special boy who deserves a very special home.”