Aladdin will need an adopter experienced with animal behavior. Aladdin came to RMCR with suspicion of abuse in his past. The family who surrendered Aladdin rescued him 4-5 years ago. He was referred to as a broken animal and was said to be unpredictable, to have trust issues, he did not like to be groomed. When they took Aladdin into their home, he had cigarette burns on his ears. He was afraid of getting slammed in doors and getting picked up, he hoarded his food. The male in his recent home was able to bond with him in a strong way and developed attitudes of trust and respect from Aladdin who became his great companion. He said that he was intelligent and enjoyed learning new things and loved going on long walks. However, even with the strong bond Aladdin was not able to bond with the wife in the home or adjust to the rest of the family. Surrendering him to RMCR was bittersweet.
Coming to his new foster home, Aladdin was aware and alert but seemed insecure, stubborn, or cautious, and did not want to be re-directed or picked up, he would growl and try to nip. Growling and some snapping gave clues to his being cautious and protective. These are common behaviors when a dog gets rehomed but as I learned more about Aladdin and his past and did some detective work as to why he was acting in certain ways I became able to work slowly with Aladdin to build trust. It took him a while to be comfortable enough to eat regularly but now is enjoying his meals of home cooked dog food. He is doing well with canine house mates but does like to go off on his own to his little bed. Aladdin does like to cuddle once he trusts.