This is Waldo ( Now known as Dexter) the most handsome and loving 16 month old male shepherd mix you could ever wish to meet. Looking at his photo above you would never guess the most vile start he and his siblings had.
This is exactly how Waldo and his siblings were found, 7 tiny puppies, eyes still closed crammed into a filthy bucket and left at the bottom of a block of flats with sub zero temperatures outside.
It was only their feeble cries that alerted people to them, many would have seen them, many would have have walked past knowing within hours these poor babies would have either died from the cold or starvation, most likely both. But this is the way things are in Romania, one of the most animal abusive countries in Eastern Europe where strays are deemed vermin to do with what humans wish.
Thankfully a person who did care stopped by them and did the only thing she was able. She had no room herself in their her home and to take them in would risk the local city hall evicting her and her children to the streets. So she took this photo and sent it to a friend, a friend who is part of our rescuers network.
She waited until they arrived, guarding them as she knew as we do, in Romania pups like this if they did not die from the environment would more than likely become targets of abuse and cruelty by local residents, even local children. The rescuer arrived and collected these tiny pups who were no more than 2 weeks of age, eyes still closed and in desperate need of heat and food.
Then begun the hard job of getting life back into the tiny bodies which would mean every 3 hours for the next few weeks they would have to be bottled fed.
It really is a miracle they all survived, but they did. As each day past each one became stronger and stronger. When they were old enough they were taken for a vet check and vaccinated etc.
His was a very inquisitive puppy, as he grew so did his confidence. a very sociable pup enjoying the company of others dogs and even cats, but most of all enjoying the kindness and fuss from his foster family.
However, for various reasons his then forever family (though the food obsessiveness was not a big problem) they were unable to keep him as they originally were going to.
He is so eagre to please, and loves all the fuss and attention he can get from his human family. He gets along with other dogs and is an all round well behaved young lad. He really needs to be in a home with an experienced shepherd savvy family that are aware of how much work etc shepherd breeds require and all the quirks that go with these types of dogs, the positive and a few negative.
In return you really will have the most wonderful companion and furry family member you could wish for.
Anti Rabies vaccinated
Regular vet checks
Full EU Pet Passport
If you can offer this incredible young dog a forever home, please contact our charity as soon as possible..