Casper is still wary of new people and will take some time getting to know them, he needs to have a quiet and experienced adult-only home (over 16s) where he can go at his own pace. Dogs like Casper have been under socialised with people, and the only interactions they will have had with people prior to arriving at the rescue centre will have been negative – consisting of abuse, beatings, dragged on a catchpole and scruffing, if not more, so he will need time to build up to his current confidence level when he enters the home environment.
He has been able to make new friends at the rescue and has a clear preference of female dogs, but he can be anxious when meeting a new dog to begin with. He is not keen on sharing his space with other dogs so will need to live as an only dog. In future he could befriend friend and family dogs with careful introductions. He is not walking on lead at the moment. Lead training has started at the rescue, but this will need to be revisited in the home when he is fully settled and comfortable in his home.
Casper cannot live with cats.
He needs a 6ft boundary to keep him safe.
We understand that dogs like Casper are not for everyone, we have had applicants admit that they have not experienced dogs as timid as ours before despite having years of dog experience - yet, we have had many first-time dog owners adopt and succeed with very timid dogs – all it takes is patience and taking on board advice from staff.
Many rescues would over-look dogs like Casper, but we believe that he has lots of potential in a home and deserves a chance at happiness. Adopting Casper will be an incredibly rewarding journey, seeing him enter the home as a timid dog and working with him to become a loving, trusting and valued member of the family is one of the best journeys you could ever embark on.