Ana is a small chihuahua cross, she is now a year old and has been with us since she was five months old. Ana came into our care from the Botosani shelter in Romania. How such a tiny little tot survived in such a hostile environment is a mystery but she’s a plucky little thing and she made it through to be brought here to safety. When she arrived Ana was, understandably, terrified and untouchable. She would cower, pee and scream when approached. She has since learnt that nobody here is going to harm her and has become a cute, mischievous, playful member of the pack in her foster home. Every day Ana gets a little more confident, a little less resistant to our efforts to love her. She can now be picked up, cuddled, carried and kissed by people she knows well. She doesn’t like it yet but she allows it to happen. She follows humans around and seeks out their company and we can very much see the dog she will be once given an opportunity in a kind and patient home. The daily progress she makes will be at a much greater pace in a more one to one environment where more time can be devoted to her. Ana needs at least one other confident dog in her household. Ana has lived with cats happily and needs a home with no children under twelve. She will need someone experienced with nervous dogs to bring out the cheeky little adventurer that lies within.
Ana fostered Norwich Norfolk.
If you are interested please message or call between 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri or 9am to 4pm Sat. Tel 07788251197 / 07899844524.
Our adoption fee is on average £350, dependant on the dog, they are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).
When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a slip lead. This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and will not trust you, and you will not know which situations might upset your dog. If your dog panics, then a slip lead is the only way to prevent your dog from escaping (many dogs can escape from a collar and/or harness). It will take AT LEAST 3-6 months for your dog to settle-in and for you to know your dog fully (longer for nervous dogs). The slip lead must ALWAYS be used during this settling-in period.
Even after your dog is settled, it is safest to use the slip lead in situations where your dog may become scared (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the vet), and it situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night). Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a back-up safety measure.
The slip lead is a safety device and must NEVER be used as a training tool. Using the lead to apply pressure to the dog’s neck is damaging. If your dog pulls on the lead, then we can advise you on training methods that avoid harm.
Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (together with the slip lead) if your dog is comfortable with being handled when it is fitted. Most harnesses are not escape-proof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer.
Retractable / extendable leads must never be used on our dogs.
Adopted dogs must be collected from the rescue and transported straight home in a crate.
Fences and gates must be 5ft min & secure. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).