Celeste is not going to be an easy dog to home, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. She is a big Anglo cross who arrived in a terrified and emaciated state in early May this year. Since then she has made progress, and she is certainly looking a lot better, but she still has a long road ahead of her. Although there are some people whom Celeste knows and trusts, she freezes when she is stroked. She does not seek out human affection and for the most part would rather be left alone. She is fine with other dogs, but has not learned to play as yet. I suspect the noise of the refuge is keeping her true personality hidden, although she escaped from her walker’s hands recently and came back to the SPA on her own, so she is not too unhappy with us! Celeste was born in January 2014 so has a lot of time to get over her fears. A calm patient home is required!