Success Stories

Finding forever happy homes is a rewarding experience for everyone involved.  Here we share a few of our successful endings.

mike3September 2018. Male Leonberger -  Adult; exact age unknown

Reported to PRPals from a shelter in South Los Angeles.  He was reported to us as a Leonberger that he had been found abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles.  Leonberger Pals rescue assisted in locating a permanent home for him.  


And then there is The Dude, our sweet, beautiful foster for life Dudley who came into rescue near death and now lives a life of luxury.

Well, no one ever said rescue was a boring endeavor! Fate, however, thought a small reminder couldn’t hurt and sent beautiful, sweet Gretel along to do the job.


In May 2013, Hunter came to Leonberger Rescue from an abusive home and despite the very recent loss of her own Leo to LP/PN Lucy Tisdale agreed to foster him.

Leo didn't have the best start in life. He was born in a puppy mill somewhere up north. Sadly, he was taken from his mother before he had turned just 8 weeks old. Then he was put on a truck and sent all the way to Florida.

Echo & Vision

Echo and Vision, 7-year-old litter mates faced a new adventure when their human mom's circumstances required her to rehome them.

17 months old Marnie was turned in to the shelter because her family could not afford her health care. Here is her Foster family write up about her.


Xena the Leonberger Princess and Gentle Giant!
My wife and I had been looking at dogs for almost a year, we had already taken in two small rescue dogs, both with behavioral issues. With small children in the family and the neighborhood, I searched for a family oriented dog breed.


To be honest, we were perfectly content with the two canine sets, male and female, over twenty-seven (27) years with our "chosen" breed, Kuvasz. But the latter set was beginning to experience some aging health issues and we wanted to make certain there were dogs in our lives.


Khenti came from a puppy mill and was 5 months old when she came into Leo Rescue. Her introduction to a normal life was somewhat hectic as I picked her up on my way to the breed national.