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About me

Hello my name is Rafiki and I am 6 years old. I am a handsome chap and with my ear sticking up all the time, I look amazing!

I came to the centre as an ex racing greyhound and im now looking for a new start in life. I can be nervous of some new situations, people and dogs, so I would love an owner who has lots of time to spend with me and to help me to be less worried about the world. I am very affectionate and love human company and attention. I am named after the much-loved character in Lion king; did you know that ‘Rafiki’ is translated as ‘friend’? Will you be my new friend?

I like to play with toys! Squeaky toys and tennis balls to chase are my favourite! I like to carry my toys around with me and to show them off to you! I walk nicely on a lead too! I am looking for an experienced owner and a home with adults or families who have children aged 12 and above. I would prefer to be the only dog in the home while settling. I would like a home without cats.


5 - 10 years
Age of Children in Family:
12 +
Other Dogs in Home:
Cats in Home:
Time Left Alone:
Up to 4 hours
Exercise Needed:

Centre: Hertfordshire

NAWT Hertfordshire, Tylers Way, Watford-By-Pass, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 8WT
Phone Number:
0208 950 0177 (option 2)
Opening Times:
We regret that due to the coronavirus outbreak, NAWT centres will remain closed to visitors until further notice. However, we are able to recommence rehoming under strict guidelines which are based on the Government’s current social distancing and our sector’s infection control guidance. If you are interested in rehoming any of our animals, please contact the rehoming centre directly by phone or email.
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