Right before I got suspended from volunteering at the shelter, I was told that somebody (not connected in any way to the shelter) had arranged for him to go to a training/boarding facility for two weeks, and then would go into foster care at a doggie day care center (going home with a staff member each night).
It wasn't until after I dropped him off that I heard that the training facility uses "Cesar's Way" to train the dogs. Yet people who've used the facility say that he doesn't. However, the trainer's first suggestion to someone who came to him for training advice was to use a prong collar. On a cocker spaniel. (http:// thepackleaders.com/training.aspx -- remove the space after the "//" -- I didn't want it to become clicky)
But it didn't really matter what I thought of the place. Leo wasn't "mine." I wasn't even a volunteer anymore. I had no control over where he went.
Then he went to the doggie day care place, and I found out later that the owner's husband was FURIOUS with his wife for agreeing to foster him without consulting him, so before Leo even GOT to her place, she was scheming to "get rid" of him. She almost ended up getting him euthanized. In every picture of him at her place, he looks terrified.
Anyway, a "real" foster parent agreed to foster him. Leo lives in a house with another dog, and they get along great.
Apparently, he was at an event last Saturday, and karenttrouble saw him (I had been at the event, but left early due to a family obligation). So, she posted a pic on Facebook, and tagged me.
He's wearing a shock collar in the pic.
I feel like I failed him.