Romeo fka Shawn's Story...
Had to change his shelter name. We have a human Shawn and I keep saying I have to get Shawn neutered and it's just too...
There's an incredible (and sad) story of a lone wolf, of Mendenhal Glacier Juneau, Alaska. You can Google, this dog looks very much like the wolf namesake. It is a great read.
This Romeo's story: Deemed URGENT! He was in Ramona Animal Shelter, scared to death, and shutting down. I was told he stopped eating and he started coughing, wasn't looking good.
Karen Stromfeld? had him pulled, and Pilots n Paws flew him here. Thank you pilots, and Sue Weis for coordinating.
Romeo transformed during the flight. By the time I met him he was much more open. He hopped into the back seat of my car and we had an uneventful decompression ride home.
Once here, Romeo met several new dogs without incident. He checked out the yard and started playing like crazy with the other dogs. He bounces!
Romeo is probably an Aussie / Border Collie mix. He has a wolfish head, but that may be a Belgian Shepard thing, a lot of Border Collie lines, had Belgian Shepherds bred into the line many, many years ago.
I was going to have Romeo shaved, but I started on him with a rake while out in the woods, where hair everywhere doesn't matter, in fact the birds love it for nests. What looked like matted fur, were tufts easily pulled out, so it was pretty easy and he looks thinner! Way better! I'll be continuing to knock it down over the next few days. But he won't be shaved.
Awesome with the other dogs. I haven't seen him lift his leg or do the territorial scratch in the bark, after doing his biz. He's a cool dog. Very mellow and easygoing.
Romeo is bout 5, and came to the shelter as a stray. He's kind of a big guy, about 54 lbs.
Romeo is one of the lucky ones...
He went on his first pack walk, same day he flew in. Gaging by his receptiveness to me after I left him with my pack for a couple hours, I made a decision and kept him on a leash today. We'll work up to off leash. Have to say, he's very gentle on a leash, and would often lick my knee or hand. He was unsure of the water, but he's getting used to it!
Here is a link to the story of the the wolf, Romeo: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150322-romeo-wolf-dog-animals-wildlife-alaska-ngbooktalk/
Photos updated at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1939322126283857.1073742482.1428374324045309&type=1&l=39bbc4fe81
Adoption fee is $300, to cover vetting, transportation, micro-chip + registration.
To download an application to meet Romeo: http://cchdrescue.org/adoptionprocess.html or email: email@example.com
Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue, is a Rescue Alliance partner, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non profit organization, dedicated to finding great dogs, great homes. County of San Luis Obispo Animal Service Operating Permit #C2649 Thank you for reading about Romeo, and thanks for considering rescue!