Meet Rudy. Rudy was born in June 2015 and was dumped at the shelter in Zante severely malnourished and struggling due to the fact he has leish and it had not been treated. He spent 3 years in the shelter overlooked often due to his looks and being a strong dog. He was a volunteer favorite at the shelter because he is so loving, he just hasn’t found his people yet. So, he joined the rehab team at Dog Trouble in October 2021 where he has learned to walk respectfully on lead and interact with other dogs in order to help him be ready for a home.
Rudy is a strong boy but he has a BIG heart. He has a very high prey drive and is not trustworthy around any small animals. He can interact on a long line with some dogs however he is not trustworthy to be off lead or in a house with other dogs.
He loves the comfort of his bed and his antler to chew on!
Rudy would really benefit being in a home with adults only that are experienced with dogs. He loves his walks and runs but equally likes being indoors where it is warm and loves his bed!
Rudy may be a dog with limitations around other dogs and small animals but he actually is a really easy dog to own, so long as you respect and understand that he will never be a dog that you can have off lead in public places.
Rudy’s leishmaniasis is now in a dormant state and he will need this monitored with annual blood tests. Leish dogs can live perfectly happy and normal lives and are no risk to other animals or humans.
We support all adopters of leish dogs and will give full guidance and support throughout their life as well as at the time of adoption. If you think you could offer Rudy the home he so needs and finally give him the chance of a forever home, please contact us at email@example.com or directly at Dog Trouble firstname.lastname@example.org 💙