Robert was very wary of people at the time of rescue; in fact, it took us about a month to catch him because he kept such a distance from strangers. We tried hard almost every day, because his leg was in a really bad way, and his general condition was deteriorating. Finally we worked out a way to catch the wily stray: Judy drove the car while Sean hung out the window with a big net, and we managed to catch the little guy as he unwittingly hobbled past our vehicle.
Robert’s shyness continued for a long time, but, slowly, we have gained his trust and are now able to stroke him (when he’s in the mood) and take him for walks, which he loves despite only having three legs. He used to enjoy off-leash walks in safe areas, but that privilege is currently revoked after Robert decided not to get back in the car at the end of one run and we spent another week trying to catch him again!
But he was very happy when realised we were bringing him back home again, and he walked excitedly into our yard, wagging his tail as his pack members joyfully greeted him. Robert is a very photogenic dog and is looking forward to sending you some beautiful photos of his handsome self if you should sponsor him. So please do!