Yukon is ‘Dog of the Week

🌟Yukon is Dog of the Week🌟
Right lovely people we really would appreciate your help with sharing Yukon. He has a few hurdles that make him less likely to be adopted. He’s a bigger dog, he’s black and Yukon has an over reactive thyroid which means we need to find someone that is happy to fund £30 of medication roughly a month. BUT we’re hoping someone will know that he’s worth it as he’s an extremely loving dog with a sweet temperament. Please share for Yukon 🖤

Yukon is fostered near Norwich. He is a gorgeous, cuddly Rottweiler cross of around five to six years old.

Yukon was rescued from a kill shelter in Romania two years ago and has waited patiently for the chance of a home since then. He is a favorite with the carers at the shelter as he is such a charming and loving boy. On our recent trip to Romania we noticed how much weight he’d gained since our trip in April. This combined with a chance remark from one of his carers about how little he eats led us to ask for him to be bloodtested for thyroid problems. Sure enough the results came back as overactive and he is now on treatment for the condition. Over the next few weeks we will be prioritizing building up his exercise alongside the medication and soon he will be in a much more comfortable physical condition. The future now looks brighter for Yukon. His condition will need to be managed for life but it’s a simple tablet daily and a blood test every six months. It will average out at a cost of around £30 a month and we are hopeful we will find someone who thinks he’s worth this.

Words cannot express how affectionate and comical this boy is. He is as big in character as he currently is in body and has double the volume of love to give. He is also happy to live with cats. Our adoption fee is £250. They are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless they are too young). If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm
Tel 07899844524
Tel 07788251197

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Safe Rescue Fundraising Auction

Come along to bid on some great items and raise funds for Safe Rescue For Dogs. Items up for auction include jewellery, vintage and retro items, vouchers, branded dog goods, Norfolk made furniture and lots more! BBQ and refreshments on site. Payments can be made by cash, paypal or bank transfer on the day. All auction proceeds go to the charity and are not subject to VAT.

Clive is ‘Dog of the Week’

🌟CLIVE IS DOG OF THE WEEK🌟Clive is one of our overlooked dogs that we would love your help to find him a home. Clive is a gentle and easy going boy that really doesn’t ask for much in life. He has wasted years away in terrible conditions, now is his time to experience love with a family of his own. Please share Clive’s story and search for a home. Clive is fostered in Gorleston-On-Sea. He is a eight to nine year old crossbreed, probably some German Shepherd in the mix.Clive has spent so many years in shelters there’s no record of how he even came to be in them. Most of those years were spent in the Mizil public shelter where every day was as awful as the last. When that shelter was set to close and the dogs were due to be killed in an inhumane way a rescuer stepped in and saved all 250 of them in one weekend. Since that day we have done our best to back up that incredible feat by taking as many of those dogs from her as we possibly could and Clive is one of around thirty that are still not in a forever home.On arrival to the UK, Clive was understandably traumatised and frightened. He flinched when hands came towards him and his eyes were wide with fear. Two months on after undergoing sucessful chemotherapy and being with his foster family, Clive has begun to put his difficult past behind him and is enjoying his new life. He now loves any fuss that is offered although he won't ask for it and he is settling in to the routine of family life. He is taking more interest in the other dogs in the house and enjoys their company. He is quiet and clean in the house and doesn't mind being left as he loves his sleep. Clive also likes children. Out and about, Clive walks nicely on the lead. He really enjoys his walks, especially when off leads where he breaks into short joyful runs and has even shown glimpses of his playful side. Clive is still nervous of strangers and dogs he doesn't know and will walk further to avoid them if they are too active or noisy, he also avoids cats. His foster mum is teaching him to take treats gently which he is doing well with and to come when called, not so successfully. Although he never strays far he does like to explore. Clive is a lovely affectionate boy who would prefer a quiet home where he is the only dog or there is another calm dog.It’s clear to see that this boy has huge potential and who knows maybe he even had a home all those years ago. The years of cruelty and hardship at the Mizil shelter may have made him cautious of humans but it hasn’t broken his spirit entirely and he’s in there just waiting to be freed by a kind and patient human. That human is out there, please get in touch! He is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered). If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pmTel 07788251197Tel 07899844524Clive, 0535394 DOB 10/01/2010

Posted by Safe rescue dogs needing homes on Sunday, 17 November 2019

Clive is one of our overlooked dogs that we would love your help to find him a home. Clive is a gentle and easy going boy that really doesn’t ask for much in life. He has wasted years away in terrible conditions, now is his time to experience love with a family of his own. Please share Clive’s story and search for a home.

Clive is fostered in Gorleston-On-Sea. He is a eight to nine year old crossbreed, probably some German Shepherd in the mix.

Clive has spent so many years in shelters there’s no record of how he even came to be in them. Most of those years were spent in the Mizil public shelter where every day was as awful as the last. When that shelter was set to close and the dogs were due to be killed in an inhumane way a rescuer stepped in and saved all 250 of them in one weekend. Since that day we have done our best to back up that incredible feat by taking as many of those dogs from her as we possibly could and Clive is one of around thirty that are still not in a forever home.

On arrival to the UK, Clive was understandably traumatised and frightened. He flinched when hands came towards him and his eyes were wide with fear. Two months on after undergoing sucessful chemotherapy and being with his foster family, Clive has begun to put his difficult past behind him and is enjoying his new life. He now loves any fuss that is offered although he won’t ask for it and he is settling in to the routine of family life. He is taking more interest in the other dogs in the house and enjoys their company. He is quiet and clean in the house and doesn’t mind being left as he loves his sleep. Clive also likes children. Out and about, Clive walks nicely on the lead. He really enjoys his walks, especially when off leads where he breaks into short joyful runs and has even shown glimpses of his playful side. Clive is still nervous of strangers and dogs he doesn’t know and will walk further to avoid them if they are too active or noisy, he also avoids cats. His foster mum is teaching him to take treats gently which he is doing well with and to come when called, not so successfully. Although he never strays far he does like to explore. Clive is a lovely affectionate boy who would prefer a quiet home where he is the only dog or there is another calm dog.

It’s clear to see that this boy has huge potential and who knows maybe he even had a home all those years ago. The years of cruelty and hardship at the Mizil shelter may have made him cautious of humans but it hasn’t broken his spirit entirely and he’s in there just waiting to be freed by a kind and patient human. That human is out there, please get in touch! He is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered). If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm

Tel 07788251197
Tel 07899844524

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Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 24th November @ Fairland Hall, Hingham, NR9 4HN

Interested in adopting a rescue dog?
Want to find out more about joining our foster team?
Can you spare some time to volunteer?
Come along to our coffee morning and have a chat with our volunteers, and meet some of our dogs waiting for their forever home.
And don’t forget, there will be tea, coffee and cake!

Meet the Rescues Afternoon

Some of Safe Rescue’s dogs will be attending the next ‘Meet the Rescue’ afternoon hosted by Gorleston ‘Doggy Diner’ on Sunday 27th October 1pm- 3pm.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please come and along and meet us.

Doggy Diner, Harbourmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 6PL.



Megan is ‘Dog of the Week’

Megan has been with us since May now, and has had very little interest 🙁 It is such a shame as she’s a bundle of love that wants to be everyone’s friend. Please consider giving Megan a home or share to help Megan find her family. Here’s a brief video of what she has to say as to why you should consider her 😉

Megan is fostered near Norwich. She is a medium to large collie cross of around five years old. Megan was brought to the UK around four years ago by another rescue but some quite complicated circumstances that were no fault of her own have resulted into her now being in our care and in need of a new home. Megan mixes very well with the other dogs in her multi dog foster home. She is a very friendly and affectionate dog who we have been trying to teach not to jump up in her enthusiasm without a great deal of success. Due to this we are looking for an adult home or with children 12+ years old. Megan loves her walks and and her cuddles in equal measures. She is a very fun dog to have around and will be an excellent addition to an experienced collie home. Our adoption fee is £250. They are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless they are too young).

🌟MEGAN IS DOG OF THE WEEK🌟Megan has been with us since May now, and has had very little interest 🙁 It is such a shame as she’s a bundle of love that wants to be everyone’s friend. Please consider giving Megan a home or share to help Megan find her family. Here’s a brief video of what she has to say as to why you should consider her 😉 Megan is fostered near Norwich. She is a medium to large collie cross of around five years old. Megan was brought to the UK around four years ago by another rescue but some quite complicated circumstances that were no fault of her own have resulted into her now being in our care and in need of a new home. Megan mixes very well with the other dogs in her multi dog foster home. She is a very friendly and affectionate dog who we have been trying to teach not to jump up in her enthusiasm without a great deal of success. Due to this we are looking for an adult home or with children 12+ years old. Megan loves her walks and and her cuddles in equal measures. She is a very fun dog to have around and will be an excellent addition to an experienced collie home. Our adoption fee is £250. They are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless they are too young). If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm Tel 07899844524 Tel 07544596250

Posted by Safe rescue dogs needing homes on Monday, 14 October 2019

If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm Tel 07899844524 Tel 07544596250

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The 500 Club

Introducing the 500 Club: raising funds for the dogs as well as giving members the chance of winning cash prizes every month!

How does it work?

All you have to do is set up a standing order a recurring pay pal payment to ‘Friends of Safe Rescue’ for £5.00 every month (or £60 for the year) and you will be allocated a number. Membership is for 12 months.

Each month, numbers are pulled at random and there are three cash prizes to be won.

For more details see our club rules.

What can I win?

The more members we have, the higher the prize fund!

Each monthly draw will be allocated a prize fund of 50% of the fully paid up entries for the month in question. The remaining funds will be donated to ‘Safe Rescue for Dogs’.

To join visit https://saferescuefordogs.co.uk/the-500-club/

Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 20th October at Ketts Hall, Wymondham.

Interested in adopting a rescue dog?
Want to find out more about joining our foster team?
Can you spare some time to volunteer?
Come along to our coffee morning and have a chat with our volunteers, and meet some of our dogs waiting for their forever home.
And don’t forget, there will be tea, coffee and cake!

A Tribute to Rufus

Rufus was the ultimate safe rescue dog. So mentally broken that in the beginning I wondered if he could ever lead a happy life without mental torment. Rufus came from the Risiori public shelter in Romania and without Cornelia that’s where he would have died. I’m not sure what the situation there is now but at that time it was nothing but horror. They would put aggressive dogs in with vulnerable dogs purposely because they knew they’d kill them and it would reduce numbers and people with that mentality could be nothing but monsters to the dogs in that horrific hell hole. Rufus survived only because he moulded himself into a gap between two wooden crates and he cowered there until Cornelia got him out. Funds were raised and we were asked to take him and I looked at his picture and I knew we had to.

Rufus arrived and he continued to cower in gaps. He’d be behind the washing machine or the sofa until I went to bed and only then would he dare venture out of hiding. Little by little and with the help of the other more confident and playful dogs Rufus learnt to be a normal happy dog for as long as everything stayed the same. New people coming in would have him running round the back of the sofa poohing and peeing as he ran so we stopped letting in people he didn’t know because the distress he showed was too hard to watch.

In time what I thought was impossible happened and Rufus learnt to love me and my children. I will never forget walking into the living room one day and being astounded that he was on the sofa with my four year old daughter letting her stroke him and actually enjoying it. He learnt to play with us and would bounce around and get excited when he saw us and nibble at our fingers. The terrified and shut down dog developed a really cheeky character and it was magical to see. As each person in the household was approached by him we all exclaimed omg Roofy let me touch him!!

This morning our boy died and I wasn’t with him, he died at the vets because I wanted so badly for them to be able to save him and even though I knew it was s long shot I had to try. He was around eight years old and that’s no age at all really.

Rufus was everything our rescue is about and every reason that we started out on this arduous path. Nobody has the right to torture and abuse another living creature to the extent that they are too terrified to even raise their head and face the world around them. Rufus was so loved not only by our family but by online supporters that followed his story from that awful first picture. I do not forgive the monsters at the risiori shelter and I never will. Our boy until his dying day was terrified of being in a crate and would even growl at me and tremble when I walked towards it to get him out again. Rufus was 95% happy but 5% of him never left the fear of that shelter and I swear he still had flash backs to that place.

It’s hard to write this, nothing I can say can really express my feelings for Rufus. His story and his progress with us drove me on to take other dogs that seemed hopeless because he showed us even the most broken dogs can go onto live happy and worthwhile lives and if we write those dogs off those monsters that made them that afraid have won and I’ll never let them win.

Gone but never ever forgotten by anyone who knew him personally or from afar, there will only ever be one Roofy but his legacy will live on.

Danny is ‘Dog of the Week’

Danny is a nine year old medium sized chocolate lab/ collie cross.

Danny has spent an absolutely heartbreaking six years of his life in the Botisani public shelter in Romania. He went in that place a fairly young dog and has recently come out as an old boy with failing eyesight. If this fact alone is not sad enough around his neck he bears a scar where rope or wire once cut deeply into his neck. It’s blatantly obvious this dog has never known any good way of living.

Yet, as is often the case, he has entered his foster home with a wagging tail and a whole lot of love to give. He mastered lead training on his very first walk and is even perfectly behaved off lead. Maybe he doesn’t have all the time in the world left to be compensated for the misery he’s known but we can endeavor to give it our very best shot. shot. Danny was recently adopted from us and we thought he’d got his happy ever after. Sadly Danny couldn’t get on with the resident cat and he has had to be returned to us. With this in mind we can’t re home Danny to a family with cat/cats.

If anyone can give this smiley happy old boy a pampered and spoilt retirement home we implore you to get in touch. If you are interested please call or message between 9am and 6pm


Tel 07788251197
Tel 07899844524
Danny, 0330776
DOB 01/03/2010

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Walker is ‘Dog of the Week’

Walker is fostered in Norwich. He is a seven to nine year old medium sized crossbreed. We have taken Walker into our care from a public shelter in Romania where he has spent the last few years of his life incarcerated for the crime of being born on the streets of Romania. Walker has taken to domestic life in later life like a duck to water and is loving the new world around him. He is thrilled to at last have so much human interaction and is amazed by all that he’s discovering on walks after not leaving his pen for years. He is one of those cases where fosterers are wondering what he must be thinking about the changes in his life now. Does he think they are for keeps or does he fear that they will all be snatched away and he will return to the mundanity and deprivation of shelter life? Walker is living happily with other dogs at present, and also happily lives with cats. He has been fine during interactions with children too. He is a fit and healthy boy who still would like and deserves stimulating walks after all he’s missed out on for so long. It is a privilege for us as a rescue to be a stepping stone for this boy into his new life and any adopter will be privileged to welcome him into their family.

Our adoption fee is £250. They are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless they are too young).

If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm Tel 07899844524 Tel 07544596250 0821950 DOB 19 04.2010

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Clive is ‘Dog of the Week’

Clive is one of our overlooked dogs that we would love your help to find him a home. Clive is a gentle and easy going boy that really doesn’t ask for much in life. He has wasted years… Read More

Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 24th November @ Fairland Hall, Hingham, NR9 4HN Interested in adopting a rescue dog?Want to find out more about joining our foster team?Can you spare some time to volunteer?Come along to our coffee morning and have… Read More