Hi, I'm Shadow. I am a Labrador/Rottweiler mix and a pretty good looking one at that. But that didn't stop my original owners from abandoning me. I was brought to the shelter because my owner decided he didn't want me anymore. The problem was that as a Rottweiler, I am only trained to be loyal to one person and my owner was my world. I was aggressive and scared when I first came in and did not let anyone touch me. I didn't get along with the other dogs and felt terribly angry but deep down I was just sad and lonely that I had been left behind. One family then decided to adopt me. They seemed like nice people and I thought I'll give them a chance. But that turned out to be a nightmare; they kept me in a tiny cage in the sun in a filthy place and beat me and gave me very little food and water. They didn't realise to befriend me, you make an effort to be loving. You don't demand loyalty by hitting me. I became angrier and angrier which made me more aggressive. I had to protect myself from the heat, the starvation and the beatings. Thank God ACF came back and took me back. I returned just less than 2 weeks later, very thin with maggot wounds and other wounds all over my body that I am still being treated for. A bit of my tail had to be cut off due to the maggot wound. It took awhile for my temperament to return to friendly at the shelter. I have finally adjusted after a long painful journey and have found some humans I want to be loyal and loving with. I just don't like people touching my head. But they can pet me and love me otherwise. I love to play catch and I love to take baths and I love to eat! I would love my sponsor to come visit and get to know me and sponsor me for Rs 4,900/month by messaging #019 to the ACF inbox. I didn't know I would have such a tough life but I think I love and appreciate the good so much more now that I have seen the bad.