30/10/17 – We are so pleased to hear that our former Old Dog of the Week, lovely Leah, has now found her new home. Yay!!
Who could resist that face? Leah is an adorable, fun-loving Mastiff cross lady who is about 9 years old and sadly finds herself in rescue at a time when she should be being loved and snuggled in a warm, comfortable home. Instead, she is waiting at Last Chance Animal Rescue in Edenbridge, Kent. Leah’s best buddy Max the black Lab is there too and they would ideally like to find a new home together, but this isn’t essential.
Leah and Max are very good, affectionate dogs and they are only in rescue due to their owners’ marriage breakdown. It would be wonderful if they could find a home together, but the most important thing is that Leah finds a home before winter comes as the hard kennel floors are having a negative impact on her joints. Although she acts like a playful puppy at times, Leah is an old lady with some health issues and she really needs to get out of kennels, bless her.
Leah is a very sweet and loving girl who adores fuss and being with people. She would love a home with someone who is around most of the day and will enjoy having fun with her. She absolutely loves to bounce around in long grass and throw her snowman in the air!
Although you wouldn’t know it if you saw Leah having fun, she isn’t in great health. She had a mammary tumour, which has been completely removed, but she could develop further mammary tumours in the future. The vet said Leah should still have plenty of time ahead of her but she ideally needs to see a vet every 3-6 months to check for lumps.
Leah also has arthritis in her knee, possibly caused by a torn cruciate that wasn’t repaired. And she has had x-rays on her spine which showed that, although Leah has never shown any signs of it, she is likely to be suffering nerve pain and so she is now on strong painkillers to keep her comfortable.
Leah doesn’t seem to realise she has any health issues though and she is just trying to get on with enjoying life and living it to the full. She’s a playful girl and she greets kennel staff each day with her snowman teddy, and if she can’t find it she will search and search until she’s found it to give to them.
She is always happy to go for walks, and even happier when you call her name so that she can chase you; she bounds in the air like a horse and sprints around with her legs going everywhere. She doesn’t seem to realise she’s a larger lady and Last Chance are convinced she thinks she’s a chihuahua as she will happily sit on your lap for cuddles. She’s also content to simply sit and watch the view.
Leah desperately needs a forever home or a foster home. The hard kennel floor is making her bad knee more stiff and painful and this is making it difficult for her to get up. Whoever offers this adorable old lady a home will not regret it. She is so special and just wants to be with someone who will love her and her big, slobbery, happy personality!
Leah would love to be rehomed with Max the black Lab, but as Leah needs to get out of kennels as soon as possible, they can be rehomed separately.
If you could offer happy Leah the home comforts and love she deserves, please contact Last Chance Animal Rescue as follows:
Please mention that you saw Leah on the Oldies Club website.
This replaces Leah’s original Oldies Club page dated 24 May 2017.