Marco's info:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Mixed Breed


Introducing... Marco!

About Marco:

Marco was a terrified dog due to be euthanised in the Romanian public shelter in June 2021, but, thanks to International Dog Rescue, Marco's life was saved. In the shelter he was untouchable, fled at the sight of a human and just wanted to disappear.

He arrived with us a few weeks ago and was very shy coming off of the transport van. He was placed onto the field with our other transport dogs and was not coping well with lots of dogs jumping at him trying to say hello. He took himself off into a corner, head down, and looked like he just wanted to ground to swallow him up.

Marco is still a very shy boy but has made tons of progress and he will now approach people that he knows and trusts, for strokes. Marco is also very food oriented which will help with the bonding process in a home.

He is still a nervous but very sweet boy that we hope won't be over looked - many 'street dog' looking dogs, and brindle dogs are not as desireable as the 'prettier' dogs and so usually don't have interest for a very long time.

The hole in Marco's ear is from a tag he was made to wear in the Romanian shelter

With other dogs: 

Marco doesn't have any dog friends at the rescue. His best pal was Sarah who was adopted a few weeks ago now and he's not been able to bond with any of the other dogs so far. He has just avoided them at all costs.

Marco is currently lead-training but is understandibly very frightened about the outside world. His first 'walk' consisted of sitting a few paces away from the rescue with a volunteer having tickles and treats. He will need time in the home to become more confident before lead training is attempted with him.

Moderate energy

So far Marco has shown a moderate level of activity, however this has potential to increase once settled in a home


Marco could be trained to be left 4-5hrs in the future, to begin with he will need to be left as little as possible

Requires lead training

Marco is not ready to walk just yet, he is undergoing lead training but will need lots of time to build up his confidence

Training required

Marco will require at minimum, a basic level of training when settled into the home

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