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You may recognize this sweet, silly face from our social media posts about what a training rockstar and thief of hearts adoptable boy Leo is.

One of the most striking and endearing things about Leo is his good nature, a trait that has shined through since we first met him. Despite arriving at I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy quite some time ago  from living in a not so great situation, Leo is always smiling and ready for what’s next.  He loves to play, thinks toys area great, and will do just about anything for a tasty treat. In fact, he’s one of the most trainable pups we’ve ever met!

Leo’s an affectionate boy who wears his heart on his sleeve. In fact, there’s not much this adorable and hilarious pup does with subtlety! We think Leo would make the perfect running or walking buddy and if you’re a hiker, he’d love to hit the trail with you! Not only does he ride beautifully in the car, he makes a ridiculously charming passenger and sits like a person in his seat while gazing out the window and taking in all the scenery.

We’ve been working with Leo through our training program via pledge partners, Dog Possible and can’t overstate how wholeheartedly we believe in him. Leo’s a young country dog and much of the world is new to him so he’ll need a human willing to continue his training as he continues getting used to the wider world and building the skills he needs to thrive. Luckily, Leo seems to master new skills incredibly quickly. He loves to learn and engage and we know his human will feel their heart swell with pride as they see him succeeding on his journey with them by his side.

Leo is available for both adoption and foster (or foster to adopt!). He comes with as much training support as you (and he) need and we have no doubt that Leo is going to both love and excel at this new challenge. Leo is about 2.5 years old, neutered, heart worm negative, and will need a cat free home.

If you’d like to learn more about Leo or set up a time to meet him, email us at

And if you can’t take Leo yourself, please share his post and let’s get this very good boy out of a kennel and into a home!