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Sex: Male - Neutered
Age: 5 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Shepperton / Available for adoption now
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Poor Roben, another one of our dogs failed by humans. He has spent many of his years in the Athens shelter we have helped. Locked in a cage day in, day out with not much human contact, rarely getting out of his cage or getting any proper walks, meaning he was not even given the basics all dogs should have. As a result of this, understandably this made him think the world outside of his prison cage was pretty scary.
On our many trips to the shelter we would spend time with him, grooming and taking him for walks and he slowly started to realise that human touch and getting out of his cage wasn't as bad as he thought.
He has now been in our care for a little while in foster in Shepperton, and his foster family have with lots of loving and care helped him begin to see that life outside of bars may actually be good. He is still nervous of things and new situations but has bonded and trusts his temporary humans so each day he gets a little braver. It is likely that he will take a step back in the early settling in phase at his new home but he does have it in him, he will just need some time and patience to adjust.
Roben is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
He will need a calm home, and prefers calmer dogs. He is still an active boy, so will need a home that can give him his long walks he's been enjoying with his foster family.
Roben deserves so much more than what he had back in Athens, and we hope that someone will see passed this shyness and know with some love, time and patience he will continue to see that life is and should be good.
Below is what his foster mum, Angela says about Roben.
Where does Roben sleep at night?
He has chosen to sleep on a bed in the kitchen.
How is Roben with current pets?
He gets along fine with our dog although isn’t particularly bothered with him. I think he could live as an only dog or with an older, calm dog.
Is Roben clean indoors?
His toilet training has gone well. He did have a few accidents in the first few days but now is clean.
Can Roben be left alone?
Has been left for up to 2 hours with no problems.
Is Roben out on walks?
Loves his walks.
How does Roben walk on the lead?
He has walked perfect on the lead from day one. No pulling at all.
Has Roben met with other dogs?
Yes, we’ve met lots of dogs on our walks and although Roben freezes at first sight, he happily says hello and is happy to be sniffed at.
How is Roben with humans?
He is very shy of humans, it takes him a while to get used to new people and will need a lot of time spent with him on this. He wants to be brave and make friends and will eventually get over this. He has improved in the days that he’s been with us and will continue to get more trusting as each day passes.
Have you noticed if Roben is afraid of any particular things?
No particular fears, everything is new to him so he can be a bit jumpy if something happens unexpectedly or too fast or loud. This is improving with each day that passes.
Any other useful information ?
Roben is not food possessive or greedy. Roben is a very shy, calm boy who needs a calm house. He will make a great companion for someone with the time to invest in him. He will be loving and affectionate once he has your trust.