Caleb is a very handsome fellow. We try to tell him that and he retreats into his safe hiding place. The volunteers can pick him up and pet him, but the little guy shakes in fear. He is never aggressive or snippy in the least. He is inquisitive about who's there and what's going on, but the minute we show attention to him he hides. He gets along well with his roommates and a confident canine companion may help him learn proper behavior and confidence by example. He needs a patient person that is willing to invest the time and energy into building his confidence and help him overcome his fear. Caleb spent some time with a dog trainer and his shyness did improve. Due to personal matters, the trainer could no longer work with him and he was returned. He reverted back to his shyness, although not as severe. He may never be outgoing, but he can become confident and actually enjoy a life without overwhelming fear. Shy dogs are not for everyone, but small victories will bring great rewards for the lucky person that adopts Caleb. The greatest reward of all will be helping improve his quality of life.