Robert is shy, but he secretly wants to be friends with people. It just takes some time. Once he trusts you he's an amazing dog who will love you forever. Born in 2012, Robert came to Best Friends from a sanctuary that was closing its doors. He struggles with change and needs time to adjust and get comfortable. Because of his anxiety, Robert could be a flight risk in a new place. But his anxiety tends to go away once he settles in; once he's truly home, he's likely to stay put.
Robert loves walks and gets the cutest zoomies outside. He likes to sniff all his surroundings. He does have a bit of a prey drive, however, so he will try to chase critters. Currently, Robert is a little defensive with other dogs so he's working on his skills at the Sanctuary. In order to go home with another dog, Robert would have to meet him or her at the Sanctuary first. A calmer dog that will give him space would be the best match.
Robert is gentle and sweet and is trying hard to build confidence with new people and other dogs. He's a calm, loving boy who would thrive in a quiet, consistent home with a patient and understanding person. He'll be a great dog companion who'll be thrilled just to sit calmly under your desk as you work, or at your feet as you watch TV.
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