Rescuer first saw this big black dog, wondering alone in the downtown area which was full of people. The big black dog was cozying up to people as if he was begging for some food or someone to take him home. When the rescuer approached Enzo, she could see Enzo’s ribs very clearly because he was so skinny. Enzo was so happy when rescuer fed him some food. He was eating and wagging his tail at the same time. When he had finished eating, Enzo licked the rescuer’s hand and headed back to his resting place to lie down. Rescuer followed Enzo and asked Enzo if he would like to go home with her. Enzo seemed to understand what the rescuer said, stood up and followed her back to her car. He walked steadily side by side with her, with no leash.
When rescuer took Enzo to the hospital for the very first checkup of his life, one can imagine how scared he was. Taking his first shot, he was terrified. Now doubt, Enzo probably hates hospitals. Even so, he was not offensive at all during the check up and completed all the tests with the rescuer holding on to him. Luckily, except for been malnutrition, Enzo’s blood tests showed him to be very healthy.
Although Enzo had wandered on the streets for such a long time, he coped very well living, for the first time, with a family. He learnt to sleep in his own bed, and he learnt how to play with toys. He also learnt how to sit, wait and also how to show his affection. His only issue is that he is very “picky” with food. The kind of food found while wandering in the streets may taste good, but is definitely not healthy. We are getting Enzo used to eating dry pet food and occasionally we will feed him some freshly boiled beef or chicken.
Enzo is very gentle and friendly with kids and people. He also gets along very well with dogs, as long as they don’t share the “same bowl” of food.
Enzo is very stable and gentle. He is never rude or rough and he walks very well with leash. He is currently only 60 lbs., still very thin. We believe his perfect weight would be around 66-77 lbs.