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Love Leo Rescue

, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Rescue/Shelter Description

ABOUT US Love Leo is a 501(c)3, foster based rescue located in Los Angeles. Many of the dogs we rescue are sick, injured, abandoned and forgotten. We have a soft spot for dogs that need special medical care in order to make it out of the shelter. We know most adopters will not be able to adopt a dog from the shelter that needs a costly orthopedic surgery, or a puppy that is ill with parvo. We believe these dogs deserve a second chance. In addition to our rescue work, we host a free/low cost spay and neuter program an underserved area of LA (South El Monte). We also host clinics in Tijuana Mexico. Rescuing one dog at a time is important and heartwarming work but – the more important thing we can do to make a difference in the pet overpopulation crisis is by providing spay and neuter services to those who need it. In addition to improving the quality of life for these animals and the people that love them, it is also the most effective way to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals. OUR MISSION LOVE LEO RESCUE IS A NON-PROFIT BASED IN LOS ANGELES FOUNDED BY SASHA ABELSON. We are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, injured, abandoned and forgotten dogs. We provide medical care, training, and other services to the dogs in our rescue to help prepare them for adoption and forever homes. Many dogs we rescue require complicated surgeries and costly medical care. In addition, we launched a spay and neuter program which provides FREE spay and neuter surgeries to people and their pets living in low income and underserved areas. We are dedicated to helping battle the pet overpopulation problem through rescue and preventative programs. WHO WE ARE Love Leo was founded in honor of Sasha’s pitbull Leo who was rescued from New Jersey. His mother had been the subject of abuse and sadly did not survive. Leo went on to live a charmed life in Vermont and in his later years in Southern California. Leo was one of the lucky ones, he found a forever home. The statistics are grim for pitbulls in the shelter. One study estimated that only 1 in every 600 pitbulls in the shelter find a forever home. In fact – all shelter dogs and cats have the deck stacked against them. Leo’s legacy lives on in every single life that we save. Consider adopting a dog or a cat and giving them a second chance. You would make Leo proud!

Areas Served

Southern California.

Adoption Instructions

Hello! If you are interested in any of our available dogs, the first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. We review them on a first come first serve basis, once reviewed if we think you'd be the right match, we will contact you directly to set up a meet & greet.

Rescue/Shelter Contact

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General Contact Email
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Pets in this Rescue/Shelter

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Cattle Dog

Jackie has been with us a long while and is way overdue for a forever home of her own.  This is gorgeous, highly intelligent and sensiti... show more

Jackie has been with us a long while and is way overdue for a forever home of her own.  This is gorgeous, highly intelligent and sensitive dog has been spending some quality time with Darian to work on the nervousness she feels when meeting new people. I’m sure anyone with some social anxiety can relate (new people can be scary!). It’s not a big deal, and it shouldn’t be a dealbreaker. It just requires the right person to help her feel safe and comfortable when meeting people. Darian came up with a greeting protocol for her which has been very helpful. So, when meeting Jackie for the first time, you offer her a treat, ask her to sit and down, and then take her for a quick walk to the corner and back. That’s pretty much all it takes to get this girl to know that you’re A-OK. Once Jackie gets to know you she’s truly the sweetest most loving dog. And - she is excellent with other dogs both large and small. She has been a foster here with me and @saschasudikova and done well in both homes. She is a three year old, heeler mix who is housetrained and crate trained. She loves going for hikes and lounging by your feet. Her perfect home would have someone that’s familiar with the breed and is open to working with a shy dog. She would also have another balanced dog to romp and play with. She is easy-going and has medium energy is so a nice long walk in the morning or a gentle hike would be great and if he walks in the neighborhood during the day. A quieter home with no kids under 13 would probably be best. She was rescued from death row at the 11th hour (literally). We really ❤️ this girl and can’t wait to see her in the perfect home. She truly deserves it.  show less

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Meet Kaipo. His name means “the sweetheart” in Hawaiian and that’s just what he is. This tiny, senior gentleman was a victim of a horrib... show more

Meet Kaipo. His name means “the sweetheart” in Hawaiian and that’s just what he is. This tiny, senior gentleman was a victim of a horrible act. Someone decided to pour melted plastic on his head which burned through all the layers on his skull, exposing bone and damaging his eyesight (*but he can still see). We were able to get him transported from Mexico to United States and directly into surgery to have that hole closed and have a much-needed dental done. Unfortunately, due to the rough beginning he had, this little dude doesn’t have any teeth left but that doesn’t stop him at all. Nothing stops him.  He is loving his new life here in Los Angeles and his 2 foster siblings. His hair is growing back, he has pep in his step and he never lost his trust in humans- he craves attention, Kaipo loves all dogs but wants to be the center of attention, he loves all humans, is house trained and is a sweet, easy-going guy. We think he is about about eight- nine years old and weighs roughly 10 pounds. He would make a perfect addition for anyone that wants to give a very special dog a second chance. He loves attention, loves to play with his toys, would love to sit on your lap and snuggle and loves his walks.  After all he has been through he never lost his spirit.   Please adding consider Kaipo to your family. show less