Way back when Royal first came to the Pima Animal Care Center in March 2022, he was a bit unsure about all of the new people, new dogs, and the noisy shelter environment. He was lucky to spend a bit of time in PACC’s decompression program for shy and fearful dogs and got extra attention and reassurance from a dedicated group of volunteers. Royal graduated from the program ready to continue his journey in a home, but here’s the problem . . . Royal is still in the shelter!
Royal is an adorable fawn-and-white Boxer mix that weighs approximately 53 pounds and is thought to be about 2 years and 10 months old. Neutered and extremely long-legged, PACC would love to see this even-keeled long-stay boy who has been so very patient find a foster or forever home where he can really open up and bond with a family. Here’s what a couple of Royal’s volunteer friends had to say about him:
“Royal is a long-stay dog who I’ve been spending time with for a while. He’s a funny guy who has a bit of a stoic personality but also a very goofy side. He walks great on a leash and loves toys. He stumbled across a squeaky toy in the park the other day and had a great time tossing it to himself as we walked along. He even caught a case of the zoomies. I would love to see this boy in a home!”
“Royal leashes easily and is not reactive inside or outside the shelter. He takes treats gently and walks with a relatively loose leash. He comes off a bit stoic, but he’s just a quirky little dude with a slightly crooked schnoz. He would really benefit from a stay-in foster, so we can get some home notes where his personality might be able to shine brighter.”
Adoptable Shelter Pets
Royal has done well with a much rowdier long-term kennel mate and has started going to playgroup with other shelter dogs regularly, and he’s doing great. He is tolerant, social, and even a bit playful with the other dogs. He’d like to meet any resident dogs before heading home to make sure it’s a good fit, and he will do well with a family who allows him to settle into a new environment at his own pace. Please ask about this very deserving long-stay shelter resident today!
If you are interested in adopting Royal, or you are aware of someone who might be, please email email@example.com with additional questions. He’s in Kennel D114, and his ID# is A772726.Whizzco