Nate is like a lot of the very old street dogs that we rescue - they take months to become socialised and mix with the rest of the dogs - it took me 6 months before we could touch Nismo - Bruce was the same
We let Nate out of quarantine about 10 days ago and he went and hid in one of the bamboo kennels. We have volunteers trying to slowly socialise him but he is having none of it.
Another problem with the older dogs is that they desperately try to escape for a while. They sometimes chew holes in the wire - we have reinforced most of the fence but we just don't have the money to do all of it just yet so we keep patching it up.
Nate got out and is hanging around the shelter - which at least is good news as hopefully when he is hungry we will be able to catch him.
He has been neutered and vaccinated now and is in generally good health as he has had Nexgard so all the parasites will be gone. His hair is slow to grow back as is the case with a lot of older dogs. We will keep a careful watch for him, but he is certainly in better condition and has brighter prospects than before he was rescued.