Why was he named Robin Hood? No, it was not because he was helping the poor. Only because the colors on his face looked like Robin Hood cartoon character.

When he came to the shelter in 2016, he was less than a year old. A happy and well-behaved boy. He was a little shy in the beginning but always very good-tempered. In summer 2019, we noticed a small issue in his back leg’s joints and the Dr decided to go for a surgery. The surgery went well in the beginning until after a while when his hip joints were dislocated again and this time way worse than the previous time. In summary, Robin had to go under 3 more surgeries in 2 years and at the end he became a disabled dog. But he still was happy and always in a good mood. The big smile on his face, his happiness and crazy excitement to go on walks with his friends never faded away. It seemed as if nothing had happened to his legs. I was crying for him but it was obvious that he was enjoying my presence the most.

We had talked to Home for Life sanctuary in the USA and they had accepted to take Robin in, but because of covid-19 and cancelled flights to US, Robin had to wait another year. Finally, all these back-to-back bad lucks for Robin ended in late spring of 2021. After a very long trip, Robin & two other dogs from Iran (Happy, a disabled rescue dog and Yoona, an injured rescue dog from Omid’s shelter in Isfahan) arrived at Home for Life.

We would like to thank Nahid Salimi, one of Vafa’s friends in Canada. She generously paid all the expenses for Robin Hood and Happy’s trip. She made lots of efforts for the admission of these 3 dogs and made lots of follow ups. Nahid Jan, thanks a million!

Robin Hood, we will terribly miss you but we hope you will spend the rest of your life under better care and services. Love you forever!

Mahtab Vakil

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