Leydi is a charming and playful Anatolian Shepherd who lost her job taking care of some goats. Leydi used to watch over a flock of Boer goats in Texas, but after the goats were sold, Leydi was jobless and eventually, after no one took her in, ended up at a kill shelter facing a grim fate.
Time ran short for Leydi, but just in the nick of time the National Anatolian Rescue Network (NASRN) heard of her plight and came to the rescue. NASRN is a nation wide rescue effort, but they do not maintain shelters, and rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them rescue animals.
DogsOnly is known to take large breed canine companions, so it wasn’t long before Leydi was on her way to Little Rock, and is now safe and sound while DogsOnly looks for that new home and family she so badly wants.
Leydi is a rare find of a companion and really enjoys the company of people. She gets so excited when she sees one of her friends coming that she starts running in circles so fast she kicks up clouds of dust. She loves a good hard ear and belly scratch and will lean into you for more.
Leydi’s original owners tell us that they knew Leydi’s parents and they are both working dogs and very mellow. They also reported that Leydi adored children and never met a person she didn’t like, and loves to play and run. She is very picky about other dogs, and doesn’t like any dog that looks like a Shepherd or Wolf. However, she did at one time like the company of 2 golden retrievers that lived close by, and used to play with them and a rat terrier (all male dogs). It’s unlikely that she would be happy as a city dog. She needs a flock of something to guard in the country. Leydi has never shown tendencies towards escape, but she could easily jump any fence to chase after something. In fact on one occasion Leydi ran off a pack of wild coyotes and took out part of the fence to run them off.
Adoption showings are every Sat & Sun at the WLR on across from Target and Home Depot from 1-4. We do not show on holiday weekends. Also, you may want to call the store to make sure that Leydi is still available for adoption and is attending the showing. Please call during our showing hours at 501-219-9907 as the store employees are not always aware on the availability of our rescues. The email contact to learn more about Leydi is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can submit an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored links at the top of bottom of this page.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls outside of our showing times at (Sat & Sun 1-4) but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times. All of our fosters work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. None of our fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our Guest, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
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