Meet Lenny

AgeYoung BreedChesapeake Bay Retriever Sexmale, neutered

Lenny came to us as a stray on 1/24/19. He had suffered from some sort of embedded collar or abuse that left him with a bad gash/wound on his neck and back which he is being treated for. He weighs around 90lbs. Lenny absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVES people! In his mind he is the center of everyone's universe. Lenny is learning to leash walk and interact with other dogs properly. When he arrived at FCHS he was "full on" when it came to other dogs. He has since been going on trail walks with other dogs and enjoying their company. We are working towards getting Lenny to be comfortable and appropriate enough with his dog playmates to spend time in the yard playing. Some dogs are intimidated by his big size, so when he tries to "rough house" they get scared. Lenny prefers female dogs as his hiking pals. Lenny has tested ok with cats, generally avoiding them. Cat tests are not the most reliable in our setting, as dogs in-home can be different than in our environment. We always recommend new dogs and cats be given multiple weeks to months to adjust to each other, always under close supervision. All of our animals have a lifetime commitment. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, the cats and dogs are to come back to FCHS, which is a NO kill facility. The adoption fees help cover a portion of the care provided to the animals. Please visit our website under adoptable pets for a range of adoptions fees. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (dogs) and placed on preventative, microchipped, and more. You can find our adoption application at Applications or questions can be emailed to Please email for faster response or come on by during our business hours. Please do not call, this may cause delay because we receive a high volume of calls each day and operate with a small staff. Please submit your application once you see a pet you are interested in. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4.

How to Adopt


Visit him at Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center to get acquainted. Call or go to their website to familiarize yourself with what you'll need to begin the adoption process. Remember, adoption is a lifetime commitment, one full of love and reward but also financial and personal responsibility. Take the time to prepare, commit, and fall in love for a lifetime.

Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center
18401 Virgil Goode Highway
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 489-3491