LEONBERGER RESCUE AND WELFARE:

OFFICIAL RESCUE FOR THE LEONBERGER CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN BREED CLUB 

We understand how difficult it is to give up your beloved Leonberger, but sometimes it is the only decision a Leo owner can make. If you are in a situation where you are finding it difficult to cope with your Leonberger or your home circumstances have changed, we can help you through the painful process of rehoming.  We will do everything in our power to make it as stress free as possible.

After you have surrendered your Leonberger, we will find the very best home for your beloved dog and will keep track of him/her to ensure that they are receiving the very best care. 

Our process is to find out the reason for the dog coming into rescue and obtain the dog¹s full history, including any health information. If lack of training or easily dealt with behaviour problems are the cause, and if the owner is willing, we attempt to help the owner keep the dog by offering training suggestions and resources.

If the dog¹s behaviour is too much for the owner or the owner is not willing or able to work with the dog, then one of a few things may happen. If the dog lives close enough to one of our volunteers experienced enough to do a basic evaluation then we will arrange a visit to your home to interact with and assess the dog. We may also use a qualified behaviourist to temperament test and assess and advise us of the choices available. Our dedicated welfare and rescue team are here to help and advise.

Any contact or discussions with members of our Rescue and Welfare team are in the strictest of confidence. We will not judge your reasons for needing to rehome your dog as we know this is a hard decision for any dog owner to make. 

For any advice or help needed with your Leonberger please contact one of our team, our contact details are shown on our Contact us page on this website.

LCGB Rescue & Welfare team 

 

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  • Karen

    Karen Banbury

    I'm looking to adopt a leonberger. I'm very experienced with dogs as I was a puppy walker for guide dogs for the blind and I've had my own dogs to. I have a cat that is use to dogs. I would love to have a dog again as my boxer dog died last month and I really miss having a dog. The dog would have a very loving home.

    I'm looking to adopt a leonberger. I'm very experienced with dogs as I was a puppy walker for guide dogs for the blind and I've had my own dogs to. I have a cat that is use to dogs. I would love to have a dog again as my boxer dog died last month and I really miss having a dog. The dog would have a very loving home.

  • Margaret Rooke

    Margaret Rooke Yatton Bristol N Somerset

    I lost my Leo at end of May and am desperate for another (re-home if possible) I am still a member of LCGB and still attend Wiltshire Wet Leo’s I also take obedience classes at two dog clubs. My Leo was a PAT dog and I did as much with my dog as possible. I have already filled in and sent the application forms to you. I would consider fostering UNTIL I get a Leo of my own. Thank you. Margaret

    I lost my Leo at end of May and am desperate for another (re-home if possible) I am still a member of LCGB and still attend Wiltshire Wet Leo’s I also take obedience classes at two dog clubs. My Leo was a PAT dog and I did as much with my dog as possible. I have already filled in and sent the application forms to you. I would consider fostering UNTIL I get a Leo of my own. Thank you. Margaret

  • declan durkin

    declan durkin bedfor

    hi, my name is declan durkin. i have a beautiful family that is looking for a young leo, danial is 6 and kitty is 9. we live in a big house with lots of room, we live on a village green that lends it self to a young leo.

    hi, my name is declan durkin. i have a beautiful family that is looking for a young leo, danial is 6 and kitty is 9.
    we live in a big house with lots of room, we live on a village green that lends it self to a young leo.

  • Tracy

    Tracy Evans

    Recently lost our leonberger looking to foster another

    Recently lost our leonberger looking to foster another

  • Celia Smith

    Celia Smith Devon

    Hi, I am looking to adopt a Leonberger and I am an experienced dog owner. Is this something you can help me with please?

    Hi, I am looking to adopt a Leonberger and I am an experienced dog owner. Is this something you can help me with please?

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Filmer

    We adopted our first Leo (Mrs Miggins) in 2013. She was one of many rescued from a puppy farm and taken to the RSPCA. She was in a terrible condition , chronic ear infection and still had her stitches in from being space. It took a while for her to get used to being indoors/go for a walk/enjoy treats etc but she eventually did and became the most wonderful new member to our doggy family. After one year we decided she might like a friend so we rang LCGB to see if you had any Leo’s that needed a home. Alison put me directly in touch with someone who needed a home for their 6 year old male -and so we got George. Sadly we lost Mrs Miggins in 2015 bit, I believe she has a comfortable and loving 2 years with us. George carried on until this October when, at the age of 10, we had to say goodbye. We have had many dogs, of various breeds, be part of our family and it has certainly been an absolute privilege to share our lives with Leonbergers. - Judy

    We adopted our first Leo (Mrs Miggins) in 2013. She was one of many rescued from a puppy farm and taken to the RSPCA. She was in a terrible condition , chronic ear infection and still had her stitches in from being space. It took a while for her to get used to being indoors/go for a walk/enjoy treats etc but she eventually did and became the most wonderful new member to our doggy family. After one year we decided she might like a friend so we rang LCGB to see if you had any Leo’s that needed a home. Alison put me directly in touch with someone who needed a home for their 6 year old male -and so we got George. Sadly we lost Mrs Miggins in 2015 bit, I believe she has a comfortable and loving 2 years with us. George carried on until this October when, at the age of 10, we had to say goodbye. We have had many dogs, of various breeds, be part of our family and it has certainly been an absolute privilege to share our lives with Leonbergers. - Judy