The Twelve Dogs Of Christmas

Every year we theme posts of our twelve dogs of Christmas on the lead up to the big day. This year we will feature twelve dogs that would really benefit from new foster placements in the new year. We are asking people to consider fostering some of our shyer dogs for a block period of six weeks to offer them the one to one attention they need to improve their confidence and make them a far easier rehoming prospect to a wider audience of potential homes.

Many of our dogs arrive having never been touched by humans. We continue to remain passionately dedicated to helping dogs that have never had good experiences with people. The most abused, deepest traumatised and least trusting. Teaching them to trust humans and put the cruelty of their pasts behind them. Our current fosterers are extremely talented at winning these dogs trust but it would be hugely beneficial to us to have a kind of “halfway house” system where these dogs can further their training by living alongside new people and gaining new experiences thus teaching them that the kindness profered in their new lives extends to other people and in fact all people now. From experience we have learned that this system works amazingly well and we are hoping that having a six week commitment period will mean people can pre plan and it won’t seem such a daunting prospect with an unknown end date.

The dogs that we will be showing you will have been in UK foster with us for several weeks or months already. They will be lead trained and house trained and well on their way to being ready for adoption. They will possibly be a little hand shy or hesitant about strangers approach but they will have learnt to trust the humans they live with already so they know the basics. They simply need regular interaction, positive experiences and a lot of love and patience. At the end of the six weeks the fosterer can choose to continue fostering the dog or return him or her to the previous fosterer a lot more confident and ready for a new home!

So everyday we will introduce you to a new dog, tell you the story of their past and explain what stage of progress they are currently at and what kind of foster home they need.

If you can help then you can call us for a chat.

If you can’t help then you can share and help us find those who can.

Fosterers continue to be like gold dust. They are our most valued and treasured resource. They are our friends and our rescue family but there’s never enough of us to bring to the table.

Please consider making 2020 the year you make a difference, the year you join our team, the year you become a major part of saving a life!

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.

Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 5th April @ Hethersett Jubilee Hall, NR9 3JJ

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 Afternoons

Some of Safe Rescue’s dogs will be attending the next ‘Meet the Rescue’ afternoons hosted by Gorleston ‘Doggy Diner’ on:

  • Sunday 26th April from 2pm.
  • Sunday 31st May from 2pm.
  • Sunday 26th July from 2pm.

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

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

Annie Is Top Of The Pups


Annie is a five year old medium sized Labrador cross. She is fostered near Norwich. 
 
Annie was rescued from a public shelter in Romania a couple of years ago when all dogs there were due to be killed. Last summer she was brought to the UK to another rescue but immediately escaped first try and it took a few days to catch, we were then asked to take her in and rehabilitate her.
 
Annie has progressed very well in her foster home and never looks for a chance to leave from here. She was initially very scared and untouchable but has improved considerably and now just needs a new home to continue to grow in confidence.
 
Annie LOVES other dogs and would need an existing dog in the home to help her settle in. She is very good motivated and will be befriended within a couple of weeks if being in her new home. Annie allows herself to be stroked and groomed but is not yet quite sure why this is necessary and it will be a little longer before she learns to enjoy a fuss. 
 
Annie has a cheeky side to her character that lurks beneath her fears and anyone who adopts her will have the pleasure of watching that side of her emerge and bloom! 
 
Annie is not keen on children so needs an adult home environment. She has not yet been tested with cats but can be if needed.

Our adoption fee is £270. The dogs 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 Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 26th January @ 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!

Bethany

Bethany is in the national press and we are hugely grateful for the coverage.

However there are just two of us answering calls and another two on emails and with the best will in the world we are not going to be able to respond to every single enquiry.

Going forward we will only be homechecking applicants who are willing to take other dogs as there is a lot of man power and time involved in the homecheck process and we only have one Bethany (and a Carolina).

Please look at our other dogs waiting to be adopted, every dog deserves a loving home.

You can support us in many ways:

  • by sharing our posts on Facebook and Instagram
  • by donating
  • fundraising for us, through work or school

Thankyou again for all your continued support we certainly did not anticipate this much interest in our wonky pups as wonky dogs is pretty much what we do!

This is Bethany’s sister, Carolina, who is also looking for a forever home.

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Bethany’s sister, Lulu, happy in her new home.

On the fifth day of Christmas Safe rescue presents to you…… IKE

Ike has been with us for such a long time now and we’re a little bit in stalemate with him.

Ike was a long term resident of the Botosani public shelter in Romania. When he came to us he had never been touched by a human hand and didn’t have any intention of ever being at that time! It took several weeks to befriend him and lead training was….. let’s just say traumatic for him and me! Fortunately Ike’s inherent personality is one of curiosity and cheekiness and this us what eventually carried us forward to progress to how he is presently.

The stage we are at with him is that he LOVES his walks and will run happily off lead with his friends and stay with us. He still hesitates at having the lead put off and on and he still will avoid being touched if he can get away with it but certainly not with the same panic, fear and desperation that he arrived with.

The biggest asset about Ike that I can not utilise here is his love of food. For treats he will be bolder and will learn to appreciate and love people much faster but unfortunately bringing out the high value treats in a multi dog household will only cause a riot and benefit nobody!

The six week block foster program will benefit Ike hugely. He does have an adoption album and can go to someone who is prepared to put this work in but if we can get him further down the rehabilitation track we can edit that album and he will have many more options of homes.

Ike is good with other dogs and needs a dog savvy placement with no young children. He looks like a Bassett hound gone wrong and is very cute and stocky.

If you can help by taking our boy for six weeks OR offer him a forever home please give us a text or call on 07899844524

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On the fourth day of Christmas Safe rescue presents to you….. PAISLEY

Paisley was another long term inmate of the notorious Botosani public shelter in Romania. She too had not been touched by humans before her arrival to us. She has learnt a lot in the months she has been with us but again would benefit from the six weeks block foster program to help combat just a bit more of her shyness to make her rehoming options a little more open.

Paisley is a friendly girl now with those she knows well. She’s still a little jumpy and nervous in certain circumstances but overall she’s doing her best to be brave. Paisley will not approach us and ask for a fuss but she will not back away or reject a fuss when we approach her. Paisley enjoys her walks and it would really help her to go somewhere that she could have a couple of walks a day so that she gets more regular interaction.

Paisley gets on well with most other dogs but I don’t think she essentially needs one in her home environment.

We will of course consider a forever home for her too but if you don’t have the stability in your life to commit to the next six years with her perhaps you could consider caring for her for just six weeks. Six weeks to show her another human that’s kind. Six weeks to take her out and about and show her nobody is hurting her any more. Six weeks of trust building and confidence gaining that will set her up as a stronger adoption possibility to a wider range of homes.

If you can help please get in touch call Kelly on 07899844524

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On the second day of Christmas safe rescue presents to you….. VIGOR

Quite possibly the most inaccurately named dog ever! There is nothing rigorous about this boy except perhaps his tail wagging at food time!

Vigor was an overlooked, long stay dog at the Radauti shelter in Romania. A story that could be told of countless dogs in a country where the majority of people simply don’t care.

Vigor has learnt to get through life without human contact and affection and he doesn’t understand the need for it. He has been here several months now but us in a very multi dog household and just isn’t thriving or reaching his full potential. The main loves of Vigor’s life are food and the sofa and I’m really not sure which he would pinpoint as the favourite of the two if he could be asked!

Vigor has a couple of nicknames currently… Victor Meldrew and Eeyore…. if he is moved away from the sofa for a walk he will go grudgingly and he will follow us with a face like a smacked backside until he is allowed to get back on his sofa again. I guess living in filthy shelters with damp urine soaked hay for bedding if you’re lucky just makes you appreciate home comforts to the full.

So basically we’re looking for someone to take over the care of Vigor for a six week period to see if we can change his outlook on life and cheer him up. There’s more he could get out of life if he would embrace new experiences and we just want him to be the happiest he can possibly be! We would of course consider a forever home for him too but as nobody has ever called up about him we feel a new foster experience could help bring him into a more adoptable level of interaction thus making him more appealing to potential new families.

If you can help please get in touch, call Kelly on 07899844524

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On the first day of Christmas safe rescue presents to you….. KENZY

Kenzy’s is a story of many wasted years. She was a prisoner in the notorious Botosani public shelter in Romania for at least eight long years. This shelter has a dark history. On the 11th of May 2011 over 200 dogs were brutally massacred and the macabre scene that awaited volunteers the following morning would bring about a public outcry that drew attention from all over the world. Since that fateful day many rescuers have worked tirelessly to prevent that terrible history from ever being repeated. It is the volunteers that clean cages, feed and arrange adoptions and without them every dog in the state run shelter would perish. Even with their love and dedication it is still nothing more than a prison for over 700 dogs whose only crime was to be born on the streets or abandoned to them by feckless owners.

Kenzy remained overlooked for such a long time. She was known as a yellow eartag dog and these were the dogs that had been at the shelter for the longest time. Over time all of the yellow eartag dogs either got adopted or sadly died never to get the chance of freedom, until there were just two left. Kenzy and Castel, and we took them both in September this year.

Kenzy is understandably wary of people and will stay out of the way of people as much as she can. It takes time to undo a lifetime of learning that keeping out of reach of humans is the safest way to live but she’s getting there. She is enjoying her walks now and very happy to be around the home but to bring her forward in her development we really need a more one to one environment for her where she can receive more regular interaction with people who are intent on showing her love and kindness.

We will of course consider a forever home for her too but if you don’t have the stability in your life to commit to the next six years with her perhaps you could consider caring for her for just six weeks. Six weeks to show her another human that’s kind. Six weeks to take her out and about and show her nobody is hurting her any more. Six weeks of trust building and confidence gaining that will set her up as a stronger adoption possibility to a wider range of homes.

If you can help please get in touch, call Kelly on 07899844524

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Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 5th April @ Hethersett Jubilee Hall, NR9 3JJ 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

Safe Rescue Coffee Morning & Adoption Day

On Sunday 5th April @ Hethersett Jubilee Hall, NR9 3JJ 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