Castries, Saint Lucia: Helpaws invited the people to adopt the puppies who were staying on the outskirts and making sure he never got too close.
He showed up near the shelter back in late June, more than likely dumped somewhere nearby, knowing that we would find him. He was very wary of humans for several days, always staying on the outskirts and making sure he never got too close. He was quite skinny and obviously in need of help.
We started leaving food for him every day, hoping his need to eat – to survive – would be greater than his fear. Each day, he ventured a bit closer. Interestingly enough, he seemed to find comfort in staying close to our rescue horses, which ended up being how we were finally able to catch him.
Despite the fact that he likely went through many bad experiences, he has always behaved lovingly with people. Once he knew we wouldn’t hurt him or abandon him, he let down his guard and fully embraced the love and care being offered. He quickly became a favorite at the shelter, with his gentle nature and appreciation for the simple things, like consistent meals and a comfortable place to sleep.
We worried as we watched him come out of his shell, knowing we have the HARDEST time finding forever homes for adult dogs. Would someone see in him what we do, and choose him over a younger pup?
Ringo, who is approximately 2 years old, has been in Canada with a wonderful foster family for more than a month now. Although they adore him, this was meant to be a temporary stop on the road to his happily ever after journey. Sadly, there’s been little to no interest from potential adopters. Once again, we have stepped up to rescue an adult in need, only to find that no one is interested in giving him a forever home.
There are so many benefits to adopting a dog that is not a puppy! Ringo is housetrained already, and has now experienced living in a home, where he is able to be left for periods of time. He is long past his “teething” stage and walks well on a leash. He will do best in a home where he can get alllll the love and attention. More than anything, he appreciates the good life and wants to give his whole heart to HIS human. Could that be you?
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