Gorgeous Linus looks like a furry, little bear and he is exactly the kind of dog that Safe Rescue was established to help. Ignored or abused for most of his life, he did not expect anything good to happen.
Linus is 8 years old (born 10/9/2010) and is a smallish, black Labrador Crossbreed. He never flourished in the shelter environment and never bonded with any human because he’d simply lived without any kindness for so long.
Linus is now in a foster home in Norfolk and he’s surprising everyone every day. He hasn’t tried to hide at all and, although far from seeking it out, he has allowed fussing and some love and affection. He’s learning a whole new way to live quite late in his life, but finding that actually he quite likes it.
Linus is looking for a very special home where he needs to lose weight. Adopters will need to exercise him consistently and be careful with his food intake, no matter how hard it is to resist those sorrowful, little eyes. Linus would benefit from a home with another steady dog to learn from, but it’s not essential.
Linus is doing very well at learning to walk on a lead but is still panicked by strangers approaching him as he’s convinced they’re going to beat him. He is already improving but confidence takes time to grow after so many years of hardship.
Linus is looking for a quiet, understanding environment and is happy to be left home alone for reasonable periods of time with no issues; in fact, he’s unlikely to wake up during the whole time you’re gone. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
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If you could give Linus the wonderful life he deserves, please contact Safe Rescue, quoting Ref.FR007/0539646, as follows:
Tel/Message: 07788 251197 or 07899 844524 between 9am – 6pm
Please mention that you saw Linus on the Oldies Club website.