JUST one week before the Heritage Toowoomba Royal Show, working dog Radar was so shy he could not be patted.
Seven days later, the rescued dog from Stanthorpe was lapping up all the attention at the Australian Working Dog Rescue tent last week.
Joined by pals Mack, Sunny and Frankie, Radar was there to spread the word about the not-for-profit organisation that takes working dogs from pounds and rehabilitates them before finding them new homes.
Carer Lindy Sills from Esk said it was always a rewarding job.
"Not all dogs in the pounds pass the temperament tests because they're either too exuberant or very reclusive and shy," she said.
"We take the dogs out and they go into the carer's home, where they're treated as one of our own dogs. We then assess them, rehabilitate and rehome them."
The organisation is always looking for new homes and carers.
The organisation's website lists dogs that are in desperate need who are in danger of being euthanased, either because they have been surrendered by their owner or because they are a stray that nobody has claimed.
Visit workingdogrescue.com.au for more information or to make a donation.
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