LEROY 7 year(s) & 10 month(s) old
CURIOUS + FEARFUL + SENSITIVE
PODENCO

Life in a city/apartment : NO
Home without an exterior : NO
Contact with other dogs : GOOD
Life with cats : NO
Contact with children : NO
Need for daily exercise : LOW
Health : GOOD
Trauma : YES, DISTRUSTFUL
Special needs : A LOT OF PATIENCE

History : A few years ago, Leroy was abandoned by a hunter at our shelter because at a young age he jumped out of his kennel to mate with a female dog that was in heat. That was the only reason they abandoned him. In the hunter’s eyes, Leroy had made “a mistake”, so he simply gave up.Since then, several years have passed, and Leroy is still locked up in the shelter, having become one of our “veterans”. This sounds pretty bad, and you’d think Leroy had to do something bad to have gotten this title. However, this is not the case at all. Leroy’s life would have been very different if he had had the opportunity to be adopted early on. The sad thing about his story is that nobody has ever noticed him and that has meant that he has had very little human contact and is therefore very shy with people.

Personality : Leroy doesn’t allow himself to be touched by the people who work at the shelter when they enter his area, although he should know them well by now. Leroy has never been cared for by anyone, he has not been able to experience what it is to snuggle with a person and receive hugs and caresses. All these years without human attention have made Leroy unable to trust people and if he finds a home, he will be forced to start from scratch.

We’re looking for : For Leroy, we are not looking for just any home, but for some very special people who have experience with dogs that are afraid and who know how to attract those types of dogs that have a hard time opening up to them. They must be people with a lot of patience, empathy, calm and serenity. Since Leroy is very comfortable with dogs, we would like his future family to already have at least one confident dog that would be a role model for him. Here at the shelter, Leroy lives with a group of males and females and gets along with everyone. Leroy is at the best age to start a new life with the right people and dogs by his side. We would love it if we could finally see a photo of Leroy being happy, thriving, and surrounded by a loving family. If someone gives him the chance, Leroy will know how to prove himself and get ahead. With the number of dogs in the shelter, it is simply impossible for him to receive the support and training he needs after all the time that has passed. We don’t know the exact hunting dog breeds of Leroy’s parents, but surely a strong hunting instinct can be expected in him. Therefore, when he is finally allowed to explore the area outside the shelter and his new home, Leroy will need to be either on a leash or within a fenced area. We have not been able to test it with cats, so a home without them would probably be desirable. Who would want to give Leroy the chance to put his fears behind him and give him the first pampering of his life? Who has a spare bed and is willing to walk the necessary path to reach absolute happiness with Leroy? If you are interested, please contact us.


All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIP for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.

* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.