Hi, my name is Rafiki and I’m a big, clumsy, loveable giant. I am not yet used to getting attention all the time so I can be a bit needy, but I am slowly getting better at being independent.
I would do best in a home with someone who can give me lots of attention, or someone with another medium-large dog as I love to play but i can be a little clumsy with my big paws. I love other dogs but have only just learned to walk on a lead so I need someone who is willing to walk me on a relaxed lead as I get a little nervous meeting other dogs when the lead is held tight. My foster family has been walking me with a halti and I have been learning quickly how to be a good boy on walks.
I love going in the car and I will sit happily and quietly in the back, even on long drives. I absolutely love people, so much so that I usually try to sit on top of them. I just want to cuddle everyone.
My foster family has crate trained me and I sleep happily and quietly in my crate all night, I have been learning to sit on my matt when inside the house. I’m a bit of a fence climber so my new home will need to have secure fencing or be willing to put up an electric fence until I learn my boundaries, this worked instantly in my foster home. I don’t climb fences to run away, I just want to visit all the other people and dogs in the neighbouring houses. I have mastered sit, stay, wait for food and shake. I’m a fast learner, so if my new family is willing to teach I am more than eager to learn. I love having baths and often sit myself in the bath in hopes someone will wash me.
I like children but would be best suited to a house without small children as I am big and clumsy.
Rafiki is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and is up to date with flea and worm treatments.
If you would like to meet Rafiki, you can find an adoption application here: