Lonely Leon is looking to find a loving home

Leon with RSPCA centre manager Stella White
Leon with RSPCA centre manager Stella White
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it’S VALENTINE’S Day and lovable Leon is hoping to win a place in your heart.

Leon, a good-natured black-and-tan Labrador Rottweiler cross, is being cared for at the RSPCA Sheffield Centre where he’s proving to be a real ladies’ man.

Animal care manager Tony Benham said: “Leon came to the centre one day in January with a mystery background.

“We don’t know much about him, except that he is a very pleasant dog who responds particularly well to female dog handlers.

“He’s been feeling pretty lonely of late and he’s desperately in need of that permanent, loving home. He’s a steady, outgoing dog, and we believe he is around five years old.

“Whatever has happened to him, it hasn’t affected his sunny nature and he is always up for a fuss and cuddle.

“Nothing much seems to faze him. He takes life in his stride and seems to interact with people, especially women, really well.”

Leon has no known health issues and is an unfussy eater, but he will need a minimum of two 45-minute walks every day, plus training and garden play.

Tony said: “He loves his training and he is eager to please and learn, so we envisage lots of quick progress with this furry fellow.

“If Leon is to live in a home with children, they should ideally be over the age of 13.

“His past history with other animals is unknown, but he seems friendly with other dogs and living in a home with another canine companion is certainly something that could be considered.”

The RSPCA Sheffield branch is open every day except Wednesday, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

Call 0114 2898050 for more details.

The centre is also looking for foster homes.