Meet our new boy, Myles! He found himself without a home through no fault of his own due to a crisis in his family. He was not taken care of and appears to have been mistreated as well. Now that he is with us, he is now finding out what it is like to be cared for and to receive affection. He is standoffish when first meeting new people as he seems to not have had a lot of socialization with strangers. But he warms up if you go slow with the introduction. He has quickly bonded to those who are working with him. Today he was enjoying himself with the volunteers that he is most bonded to. He went on a nice walk, is taking treats gently, was playing with a new ball and was lying in the warm sun and receive belly scratches. In return, he was giving kisses and we couldn't have asked for a better behaved boy, especially after all of what he has been through.
Myles is also being socialized with other dogs and he is doing very well with this. Although, he likes to take things slow with the other dogs he meets and does not like a dog to get in his face too quickly. He rides very well in a vehicle and really likes to go exploring and experiencing new things.
Myles would benefit from being in a home with experienced, confident, consistent, knowledgeable people who understand how to properly socialize dogs. What he needs right now is consistency, leadership and to be loved; all of which will help him understand that he will never be hurt by anyone ever again. He would be an excellent candidate to attend group dog training classes as this will only help with his socialization.
We know Myles is a strikingly handsome boy. But what is more important is that people see him for the dog that he is and not only his handsome looks.
We will continue to update you as we learn more about him.