Valen is a beautiful boy. A gentle soul and a dog who truly needed rescuing. We are here for Valen and now we're looking for his forever champion. Someone who is willing to get to know this sweet dog on his time, letting Valen decide how fast the relationship progresses. You see, Valen came to us afraid of humans; terrified really. Too scared to eat when we're around, shutting even the softest noise or smallest movement, so terrified of human touch that he would urinate as soon as he felt our touch. He'd never lived in a house, known a soft bed, abundant food, clean water. He rehabilitation has been painstakingly slow, requiring hours of patience. But the reward has been great. Just to see any bit of acceptance, maybe even happiness, from Valen is enough to make your heart soar! We're seeing glimpses of a dog who is now recognizing joy and good things in life. Valen is now searching for his forever champion. That person or family who is willing and able to give him the best life he can have. A person, or family who lives in the country, has a fully fenced yard with a fence at least 6 feet tall, who has another dog and who is quiet and gentle. Someone willing to help Valen continue to learn about the big, scary world, but who is also willing to meet him where he is and accept him for who he is. Valen loves to go for walks but only the nature kind as sidewalks and streets are just too intimidating for him right now.