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 



With regards to the Leonberger female we are looking to find a home for we have updated information:

Due to her being a very special little lady we had a behaviourist visit her and her Mummy and assess her needs and requirements.

She is almost 5 years old 

She hasn't lived with children so we would be looking for a home with teenagers only. 

She can be reactive with other dogs, especially whilst out walking on a lead. She is very strong and could easily pull someone over, so training would be required.

She would need to be the only dog in the household or if there is another dog in the home then there would need to be space for them to be able to be introduced slowly. A neutered male would be preferable and no interaction with other dogs to begin with until she is settled and a training plan has been commenced. 

She is house trained and lives in the home and is an affectionate girl who likes a fuss and is sociable with adults and strangers.
However her new owner will need to take into account that she does jump up at people visiting the home so training will be needed to counteract this and divert her attention and excitement. 

She can be spooked easily, especially by fireworks. 

An experienced home would be needed but help and support with settling this girl in to a new home would be given by our team and our behaviourist. Her new family would be required to adhere to the training and desensitisation and introduction plan as outlined by our team behaviourist. 

Unfortunately she is unable to live with cats or small furries as she has a high prey drive.

This little girl just needs time and patience.

If you feel you could give this girl her forever home, please email us requesting a new owner/foster questionairre and please indicate if you would be willing to foster for us in the future if needed at:


LCGB Rescue and Welfare team

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