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Leah Carolina Dog Palmyra, VA

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Medium


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.

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Meet Leah

DOB: Dec 2010
Arrival:  Dec 2012
History:  Leah was pulled from a high kill shelter when her time was up.

The best things in life take time, and we are hoping the time has come for Leah to find her forever home!

Leah is a beautiful, mid-sized, senior Carolina dog with a sweet, good-natured personality. She is shy with strangers at first, but once you are in her inner circle, you are rewarded ten-fold. Gaining Leah’s trust may take a few visits, but once you have that trust, she is loving and loyal. Leah’s life took a huge turn when she was pulled from a high-kill shelter. Folks here surmise that she grew up with limited, or no, stability and as a very young girl did not get much guidance or socialization from her person. 

Leah likes to stay close to those she cares about by sitting or lying near their feet. She loves neck scratches, and if you stop, she will let you know with a gentle “boop” of her nose that your job isn’t quite done yet. Leah loves to be outside, whether it is out for a walk or laying in a sun. A fenced backyard would be ideal for her to run and sniff around outside as well as play with her toys.

Due to her reserved personality, a home with young children would not suit her. Cats, or as Leah sees them- snacks, are also a no-go for her new home. When it comes to dogs, she can sometimes be picky with her new friends, but when she meets a dog that suits her fancy, you’d never guess she wasn’t a puppy! She may take some time to adjust living in a home, so giving her time to adjust in a room of her own will help her build confidence and learn that she is safe.

If Leah was able to find a family that saw her for the gem she is, we know she would make the best companion. After all she has been through, we are hoping that someone will give her the chance she deserves to live the rest of her life in luxury.

Winter 2024 Update: "Whatever you do, don't tell Mary, but I ate my winter coat.  There!  It's out there and off my chest.  Whew!  Folks are not sure what possessed me to rip it off and basically shred it.  Was it the color?  The style? Not the best fit or look? I'll not say but folks were surprised as in previous years I've stylishly strutted around with one on my youthful figure.  Not this year, folks. I'm coat free but life is still good and easy for me especially since I get my regular play dates with handsome hound hunk Winston.  He is just THE best and we have the most wonderful time running, romping and playing in the large arena area.  For the winter,  I am staying in the kitchen area (near Winston) and things were really grooving along as there were a couple kitty condos in that space.  Like clockwork during the night, I would benefit from freshly dropped on the floor kitten chow from their cages.  It was lip smacking yummy!  LOL.  Those kitties have been relocated and my normal and approved diet is back in place which is a might bit boring but helps maintain my shapely figure.  With no emerging health issues,  I'm on target to enjoy many more playdates with Winston and many other opportunities to scarf kitten food when the next batch of wee ones arrive. 

Fall 2023 Update: "I have some new digs and I think I like 'em," explains our lovely lady Leah. Since we last spoke, we've moved Leah around to better suit her needs and yes, quirks. During the day, we have her under Parsley's Place and for nights, she is in the T/E kitchen area. She seems content with the new arrangement which makes life so much easier for us! In her new outside spot, her next door neighbor is Brownie, a super senior boxer mix. She's been eyeballing him in a flirtatious manner more recently so perhaps there is love in the air? When we last checked in, Leah had her dental and now months later, we can say she is putting on some much needed weight and we sense she's feeling much better. We've tweaked her diet a bit to include some special shredded beef to give her an extra enticement to chow down and it's clear our efforts have paid off. Leah has no other emerging health issues and we'll enjoy seeing her settle into another glorious fall season at The Sanctuary.
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