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Hi my name is Rafiki and I am a handsome 7 year old boy. I’m a friendly lad but I’ve lived a life in kennels so sometimes the outside world can seem scary for me. I can be nervous of new situations, people and dogs so I need an experienced and gentle owner who will help me to worry a little less.

I’m a sensitive soul and can be aloof with strange people but once I know you’re safe I am very affectionate and love human company! I’ve been at NAWT for a while now, the staff tell me I am their favourite (but I’m not allowed to tell the other dogs!), I know they love me but it’s not the same as having my own home with my very own family. 

I have had a few medical issues and will need help with my socialisation but I have a lot of love to give and I know I will make a great companion for somebody – did you know my name literally means “friend” in Swahili?

I am looking for a quiet home with adults or families with children age 12 and over, and I will need to be the only pet in the home.


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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