Leo lived with my sister’s family for 4 years. He was a rescue and her family is military. He lived with another dog and children in the home.
My sister’s husband got restationed and they left both dogs at my parents’ house. The older dog is easy to take care of, but my elderly parents can’t handle Leo. They refuse to put him in the shelter because they are afraid he won’t find a home.
He needs training, he’s protective over the kids, and he barks constantly due to the stress. His poor nervous system is strained. He has gotten out twice because my parents are unable to give him the care, focus, and training he needs for a better quality of life. My parents’ two cats live isolated in a bedroom because Leo has never been around cats. They have two grandkids in their house too so they are overwhelmed.
He really needs a home with no other pets, and no children to “defend” by barking. He is only at rest and at peace when he is alone with one of the kids in their room. My parents are in survival mode with Leo, very overwhelmed, and they asked me to help them find him a loving home.