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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: Berkshire

NAWT Berkshire, Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire, RG17 7DQ
Phone Number:
01488 638584
Opening Times:
1100 - 1600 every day (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
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  • Medically checked by a vet and treated if necessary
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