HAARLEMMERMEER Due to the circumstances, Arlo returned asylum after a placement. Arlo is a tall but very likeable Mastin Español who weighs no less than 59 kilos. Sadly, not much is known about Arlo’s background.
“It’s clear to us that this gentle giant didn’t learn so much in his young life,” said an SDO employee. “Anyone who knows the Mastin knows that this dog greatly benefits from its own large space. There he can watch and protect the house, hearth, and livestock with his heart’s content in an honest manner, if necessary.
Where the “average” Mastin might not be the most affectionate dog, Arlo shows the opposite. This big teddy bear “demands” his well-deserved attention from those who (soon) have his heart. Many cattle and garden rangers like to live independently, with a Mastin (and also clearly Arlo’s preference) it’s slightly different, they don’t like to lose sight of their people and are often loyal followers in and around the house.
Arlo is a big, strong boy with a lot of strength who enjoys long walks. While Arlo can and should learn a lot, it’s important that its new owner is physically able to manage Arlo safely on a line. Arlo is literally looking for a strong boss who can point Arlo in the right direction with the famous velor glove with his massive size. The velvet glove should not be forgotten here. Arlo may be tall and strong, but his soul is soft and fragile if not led gently. Arlo shows in the shelter that he can be guided well with the right motivation, like pulling a leash.
It is important for the new owner to be aware that Arlo is very selective towards his peers. Walking in an area with free runners is therefore not possible without a muzzle. Arlo will not be placed in a household with other dogs for this reason. ??
“So we are looking for an owner for Arlo who meets the profile above. In addition, it is important that the future living environment also corresponds to this. Think of a large enclosed garden / courtyard. We prefer to see Arlo placed in a free / outdoor neighborhood. Obviously, Arlo is not placed in an apartment. Has the history and sight of Arlo warmed your heart? Can you provide Arlo with semi-serious work as a house and hearth sitter and also have room for 59 pounds of dog in front of the stove at the end of the day? Then we would like to receive your email with your motivation, life and family situation at sdo @ Dierenbescherming.nl.