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Leia Shepherd Mix Scottsdale, AZ

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Apricot / Beige, Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn, White / Cream


Gentle, Playful, Smart, Curious, Independent, Funny, Athletic, Quiet, Friendly, Affectionate, Loyal, Protective, Brave, Loves Kisses
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Leia

Leia has quite the story in just her first year and a half of life...

Leia was one of 50 dogs removed from a major hoarding situation. One of our volunteers was on scene and lucky enough to have Leia and her brother Luke leashed and secured. She knew right away that these two dogs needed us and we needed them! Leia had to overcome two huge obstacles very quickly because her leg was severely broken. First, she had to get semi-used to being handled to get to the vet and two, she had to go through having her leg amputated. Leia was semi-feral which means that she was mostly born in the wild and never touched but was around humans as she had people to feed her and the others. Our surgeon thought he would be able to repair her broken leg, but the break was almost four months old, and Leia had already become accustomed to using three legs. We knew we had made the best decision because the morning after surgery, Leia woke up and ran outside to be around her friends!

After recovery and spending time with a fear dog specialist, Leia was off to a foster home. This is where the real magic happened! With the help of her foster mom and dad and 3 fur foster siblings, Leia has become a real dog. She does take time to trust, but once she does she is a very sweet, loving and silly girl who will twirl in toys around in the air. She loves to go for walks, chew on bones, play with her foster siblings and soak up the sun in her yard. Treats and snacks are hands down her favorite though! Leia has such a silly little personality, and it has been such a joy to see her sparkle start to shine.

Leia would love a home to call her own with a big backyard and other fur siblings that are calm players. We would suggest no small children, teenagers or older since Leia takes time to warm up to people. Leia does best with a consistent routine. She loves to lay at her foster mom’s feet during work and follow her around the house. One of Leia’s favorite things to do is climb in bed with her foster mom and get ear and belly scratches first thing in the morning! She gets excited and vocal when the humans come home after being away. Once you earn Leia’s trust you will have a best buddy for life! Leia is up for adventures outside of the home and would be a great companion to add to your pack.

Leia's adoption fee includes her completed veterinary exams. vaccines, microchip, and spay. We are all here to help ensure Leia is as successful as she can be. She's been through so much already, and we just know her happily every after is out there for her. Her soulful eyes and her silly little personality will have you head over heels in no time! To apply to adopt:

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