Meet Archie2024-02-08T10:21:47-04:00

Archie, and his littermate Maverick, were surrendered to North Shore Animal League America when they were seven months old because their previous owner didn’t have the time to dedicate to the dogs. Both pups showed signs of lameness and their orthopedic radiographs revealed hip dysplasia.

The two brothers will likely need surgical intervention and/or physical therapy in their future to mitigate further damage and pain. They will certainly require joint supplements for the rest of their lives. Nevertheless, Archie and Maverick are fun-loving, big dogs with giant hearts of gold. If he could, Archie would give you an affectionate nose kiss as a thank you for sponsoring him.

February 2024

Archie (aka Leo) is thriving and especially enjoys playing with his new little canine sister, said mom Christina. Like the precious dog he is, he is very gentle with her. Outings are still a favorite, and Leo “loves going to Home Depot, the pet store and of course going for walks,” she added. “Leo is the sweetest boy and the best guard dog. He makes me feel so safe.”

November 2023

ARCHIE (aka LEO) is loving being a big brother to canine sis Athena. Mom Christina reported, “He’s a very mellow and laidback shepherd, so it’s great seeing him playing and being chased by her.” Leo always enjoys an outing, whether to the park or Home Depot and has been doing wonderfully physically. She added, “Leo brings an endless amount of joy to our family!”

May 2023

Archie (aka Leo) is thriving, according to mom Christina. “Leo is just the best dog,” she reported. “He has such an amazing personality and is so sweet and calm.” This German Shepherd loves the warm weather and is happiest when he can bask in the sunshine. He also gained another companion recently with the addition of a canine sibling to his family, though his mom still refers to Leo as her best friend!

March 2023

Archie (aka Leo) is enjoying the good life with his family and fur friends. Mom Christina reports that he has not had any recent health issues, and loves running and long walks outside, but when he’s ready to relax he loves curling up by their fireplace. Leo won’t ever turn down a stuffed animal or a bully stick so his family keeps him fully supplied!

November 2022

Archie has a love of water, and last summer he really enjoyed the pool and beach. His mom Christina told us “Leo loves his playdates and being around other dogs.” This boy likes to be on the move and also loves the car and going to dog-friendly stores. “I am forever grateful Leo has come into my life,” Christina said. “He’s changed it immensely and I can’t image life without him.”

June 2022

Archie (aka Leo) had his one-year-old birthday with his new family, but they celebrate him every day. Said mom, Christina, “He is an amazing family dog and companion.” The family appreciates how sweet and mellow Leo is, but loves that he also has the energy for going on hikes and running around the backyard. “We’re forever grateful Leo has come into our lives,” Christina said. “He brings so much joy.”