M | 3 Y | Shepherd mix | Medium energy | Very nervous, especially with men | Affectionate when comfortable | Playful at times | Good with dogs after proper intro | Not cat tested | Lives with a kid
Meet ROMEO! His name suits him because he’s one handsome dude but he’s still kinda realizing how great he is. Toronto life is still pretty new to him and he’s taking things slow. A home in a quieter part of the city or even in the suburbs would be ideal. He is still very timid in new situations and will need a patient home where his people are committed to helping him build his confidence. For example, he recently visited a pet store and was extremely nervous, totally not realizing that everything in the store is amazing. Like, ROMEO, they have treats and toys there! #heaven He needs to slowly learn how cool things are and how much this city has to offer him. It has taken him some time but he has really warmed up to his fosters, especially the lady of the house. He loves to follow her around and is super affectionate. It takes some more time for him to warm up to men and he does currently live with a 7-year old with no issues but proper intros and supervision with kids are of course always important. He is skittish with new people and should always be making the decision to approach them on his own terms. He does not like being forced into interactions so if you approach him when he’s not ready he’ll just be like um, no bye. He is a wonderful companion in the home once he gets settled and is super chill. He benefits from a decent amount of exercise and be quite playful but prefers to be the one to initiate things. He lives with two other dogs and there were some growing pains as he settled in and realized his place in the pack but they all get along well now and enjoy playing in the home and in the backyard. He is nervous around new dogs though so proper intros are key. He hasn’t been tested with cats. We think ROMEO would really thrive with some structured training so that he can start to come out of his shell in a controlled environment. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!