Say HELLO to the newest member of Valhalla Rescue! He seems to like the name Leonard, or Lenny for short.
Hes an 8-9 year old Shihtzu with an attitude, (dont they all have one?) He didnt get along well in the home he was in, but it definitely wasnt one suited for him.
His previous owner was going to euthanize him, but we interceded and discovered that part of his problem involves poor handling skills and a serious skin irritation from a poor diet and lack of grooming. We’ve clipped most of his mats out and he will be getting a sheering next week once he has settled in. We have him on a corn free diet to help his inflamed skin and given him a soothing bath and hes feeling better already.
Lenny is kind of used to getting his own way and has learned he could get his way by being snarky, but just within a day, he has learned that hes not the boss and is already understanding that People are going to clip his nails and groom him whether he likes it or not. And with love and persistence is already learning that it’s okay.
He LOVES toys, going for walks and car rides. He seeks out affection from humans, so we know he’ll be great in the right home. He ok with cats, other dogs and even older kids. He definitely doesn’t act his age and would love to have playmates and a typically active home life.
He’ll be available for adoption soon so if you know somebody looking for a little dog with big personality have them contact us here at Valhalla rescue. … See MoreSee Less