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 transport, 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 is still a very shy boy but will come on in the home. We can touch Marco in his kennel - at first he would jump in fear but now he is beginning to get used to touch, and will take treats whilst we are working with him. Marco is very food oriented which will help with the bonding process.
He is a nervous but 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 long time...Marco is a project dog but considering he spent at least 2 years in awful conditions he is progressing well and we are happy with Marco's progress thus far.