Dionis is a dog too beautiful not to be noticed. He made an effort to let us tame him in order to give us the chance to enjoy his gorgeous presence.
Dionis is a good example of a rehabilitated dog. He spent probably a year in our shelter.
He was catch from an industrial site of the town and from his first moment in the shelter, he was distant with ROLDA staff, going into a corner to aggressively bark if someone wanted to get closer. No way to pet /touch him.
Dionis was a wild dog, stealing, hunting or getting food from the trash. Fighting to survive.
In time, he noticed that people are giving him with care the food for which in the past, he had to fight for. He also noticed that every time the staff is cleaning “his” kennel, he is safe. He doesn’t have to be defensive,scared, bite. Even if the kennels are not the ideal place where dogs (especially born in the freedom) should stay long time- for Dionis, the time spent in kennel tamed him.
And Dionis is not an exception.
Months passed and he started to bark less aggressively.
Each time the straws were replaced, Dionis came closer to sniff the employee.
In mid March, I went in “his” kennel to observe closer another dog behavior. Before being able to open the heavy gate, Dionis came closer and gave me his paw.
I was stunned. I didn’t knew how to react not to scare him, to act like “it’s a normal” situation. When I went closer, he back off. I let him act naturally.
Few days after this, I went again directly to him. He hesitated, then gave paw and put his head between the fences, in my hand.
He has the most incredible beautiful fur. And his eyes are telling his real story.
Today, 2nd April, I lifted him from the ground (OH, heavy boy!!!!) but before that, he gave paw, he played and act silly. Out in the garden, he showed quickly his fearless attitude. The free pack of dogs, with two exceptions, backed off when he went straight to them. He didn’t attack. He stand up and let me take these beautiful photos.
An important part of ROLDA work is to rehabilitate dogs like Dionis in order to be safely placed into forever homes.
As a ROLDA supporter, you can help us in more ways, not only financially, but also phisically (by spending your holidays to help dogs from our shelters), or promoting our work by writing a short article in your local newspaper, in your friends'circle or using the socializations networks.
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