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Sex: Male neutered
Age: 5 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Effingham / Available for adoption now
Live with children: 12 plus
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes seems unphased and good with horses and chickens.
Romeo arrived on 24th September, this sweet boy used to cower and approach really warily. He had been confined for so many years in a cage in Athens, no walks, grooming or one to one attention.
This is Romeo.
I sleep really soundly until someone wakes me up by coming in the kitchen. I like to sleep on the sofa with my blanket and cushions. If it’s Karen that wakes me I get really excited,I’m so happy to see her. I jump up and mouth her hands, sometimes I bite her dressing gown. If it’s Caroline I get up but I don’t really understand her and I’m a bit scared of her and I think she’s scared of me. There’s another person in the house. Her name is Mimi. She does nothing (no food, trips out) but she does stroke me. She is also scared of me. And I’m a bit scared of her. It’s ok though because I have Karen, she’s my friend and the pack leader. The other dogs listen to her.
I have my breakfast, which I love. Karen makes that for me. I used to try and jump on the counter to help prepare it but apparently this is bad manners. So now I wait on the floor. I gobble it all up when I get it. I’m ok with sharing my food with the other two dogs that live here. I’m not fussed if someone takes my bowl away.
After breakfast we do my very favourite thing which is go for a ride in the car. As soon as the car door opens I jump in, I bark and wag my tail. We go to a field where I am allowed to run free. If I see another dog I am very excited and run over no matter how far away they are. Once I’ve had a sniff I can hear Karen calling and I go back to her. I know she looks after me. I like other dogs but I find people a little hard to understand. I have growled at almost everyone except the three people I live with.
When we get back from the walk us dogs have a pigs ear. I like them a lot.
Today these young, big men arrived in a van with funny machines. They were really troubling and came in the garden with their machines. I went out to sniff them to see if they were ok to be there. They seemed friendly but I wasn’t sure so I growled at them. Karen tells me not to growl at people but it makes sense to me. I growl at everyone. A couple of days ago Karen took me to this house where they had a cat. The cat was asleep on a perch. Not sure what they expected me to do. I don’t care about cats. (The people apparently foster dogs like me and I was on a cat test). I growled at the people. I growl at everyone. People are scared of me and I am scared of people. But I just need someone who understands that I have had a rough few years confined in a cage, I didn't have anyone that was kind to me so I need to get learn that people wont hurt me.
Anyway when I am left on my own and Karen’s out I like to empty bins and rip up paper. Then I make a nest with anything I can find. I sleep then until someone comes home. I get very excited if it’s Karen because we go out in the car again. Then we eat again. I like to do zoomies in the garden with my friend Karen. The other dogs think I’m a bit to boisterous but I just love to play and be happy. Unless I'm a bit worried, then I growl but when Karen says no I stop and behave. I think I will be a good boy I just need someone who understands me.
I’m looking for someone to adopt me but it’s going to take a special person, like Karen. It’s a shame she can’t keep me. The person who takes me on will understand that I am scared and I will growl but I am such a happy, active sweet soul, I love cuddles and will give you my paw for cuddles. I love animals and if only I could get over my initial growl I can be an amazing boy.
Please think of me if you have time to spare to make me less scared. Thank you. Lots of love Romeo xxx
Romeo is clean indoors, he did have a couple of accidents initially but now is clean.