Stefan is a lovely young boy in a UK foster home waiting for his family.
Stefan started life the way so many pups do on Romania, on the streets, hungry, thirsty, frightened and with no shelter from the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. The streets are the hardest of places for any dog to start it's life. Stefan's mother will have scavenged for as much to eat as possible, but if she couldn't get enough her milk would not have been nourishing enough .. and at these times Stefan would have gone very hungry himself. It is also a very frightening place to grow up. As there is so little food the bigger dogs will attack the more submissive smaller dogs and even the pups so Stefan would have seen and heard a lot of fighting, a lot of the sounds of dogs in pain, and even dying. He would have also known the pain and fear of being attacked himself.
Stefan got a very lucky break one day when a rescuer from a local shelter picked him and his mother off the street and took him to the shelter. Life was a little easier here and at least Stefan was safe from the barbaric treatment of the local people who abuse and attack stray dogs. Food was still scarce though despite the hard work of the people in the shelter but Stefan survived and was lucky to be found a foster place in the UK.
In the words of his foster carer "he is a real sweetheart" .. but he now needs a forever home where he can settle and reach his full potential as a great family dog. He lives with cats and a tiny dog and a large dog, and is fine with all dogs and children. He needs a place he can call 'home' for the rest of his life.
Treated for fleas and worms: yes
EU passport: yes
Weight: 17 kg, a stocky small to medium with short legs.
Age: 10 months
Located: foster home in Newport, South Wales.