“My mother cooks for him, plays with him and even walks him.
Leo acts as a therapy dog as well as a companion.
My mother has a routine with him and it keeps her mind busy.
Leo is very social, he wants to play with every dog he sees, so she has been forced to be social as well.
All in all, Leo has been a help to our family.”
“After opening her up and discovering she was pregnant, they closed her up, unsure if the puppies would survive, but they did.
Leo is a miracle baby.
One of the rescuers said, the puppies had hearts of lions, so we called him Leo (the lionhearted).
One of the reasons for getting Leo was so that he could be a companion for my mother.
She is 83 and has early stages of dementia. Her Doctor recommended getting another dog to help keep her focused and social.”
“I filled out an application for him on the Friday before Mother’s Day and that Sunday, I got a call to go to Unleashed on Columbus Avenue to meet with him.
He and his brother were both available.
I had filled out the application for Leo, so I met with him, and after the apartment inspection he was ours.
I found out that his mom and two other dogs were surrendered to a shelter and immediately spayed and neutered, without knowing that one of the dogs was pregnant.”
“I was looking for a small dog after I dog sat for a friend of mine who has a chihuahua.
I had a Rottweiler, German Shepherd mix before that who passed away at the age of 15.
We thought we wouldn’t get another dog, but after sitting for a small dog, we decided we wanted another dog; and we wanted a small dog.
You can take a small dog everywhere–on the train, a bus, in a cab and on a plane.
I found Leo on the Eve’s Sanctuary website.
“Willow changed my personal travel schedule and now I spend a lot more time in NYC.
Before I got her, I worked in London and other cities, but I try to be home as much as possible.
Having her encourages me to have more stability in my life.”
“I got her when she was nine weeks old, so I had a moment of hesitation.
I got over it when I realized the joy of having a puppy.
Willow was relatively easy to train.
I spent a lot of time with her because I work as a free-lancer.
I adopted her last January.”
“They got a lot of healthy dogs from a kill shelter in Kentucky.
I started following their website to see when they got new dogs.
I put in an application after I saw Willow’s picture, and was approved right away.
I met her for the first time when I picked her up from the shelter.”
“I thought it was time to get a dog.
The ability to travel with, and include them on outdoor excursions made me want a dog over a cat.
I used to foster dogs for Social Tees, the rescue group, but ended up getting Willow at the Sullivan County SPCA.
I had a ski rental last year nearby and found this SPCA online.”
“I bought Olive a pack ‘n play collapsable playpen and took her everywhere, until she tried to jump out.
That lasted for a few months.
She still has the energy of a puppy at three years old.
I take her on really long walks and to the dog park every day so she can work off her energy.
It’s been a lot easier since we moved to Manhattan, because we live right by Central Park and a dog run is conveniently nearby, too.”
“She bred French Bulldogs and miniature horses, which I thought was quite funny.
Her breeder drove Olive from Missouri to my house in New Jersey.
She was no puppy mill breeder.
When I first got Olive, it was what I imagine a newborn to be like.
I spend a lot of time at home editing my work during the week, but I was worried about her getting into things because at 10 weeks she was curious about everything and and unafraid of anything.”