CRANFORD - Last April, the Cranford Police Department announced that it was partnering with local animal rescues in an effort to find loving and forever homes for dogs in need.

The October featured Dog of the Month was Leo, at the time a 2 1/2 year old neutered corgi mix that had been surrendered because his owner was battling cancer and wasn't able to properly care for him. The Cranford Police Department was successful in finding a foster home for Leo, but that foster family can no longer keep him, and the department is again looking for a Home for Good for Leo.

Here's what the Cranford Police Department has to say about Leo:

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"Leo is an AWESOME dog, he is happy, affectionate, smart, playful, dog friendly, and already HOUSE TRAINED!! Seriously, words can’t describe how sweet Leo is, even after everything he went through in his short life. Leo is so affectionate and wants nothing more than to cuddle up on someone’s lap. Leo is 3 year old neutered corgi mix, 38lb, fully vetted. Leo is extremely intelligent and took quickly to learning basic obedience while in our care. He enjoys playing with his toys, takes treats gently, and is not destructive. Leo needs a calmer household with someone experienced that can devote time, love, and care to him. Leo is a young dog and his adopter will need to make sure he gets the daily exercise that young dogs need. Fully fenced backyard preferred."

Adoption inquiries should be submitted by email to and must include name, age, town, and phone number. Only local adopters within a 20-minute radius of Cranford NJ can be considered.

You can check out Leo's full profile, here.