Bobby is a medium sized collie cross aged around eight years old. Bobby was picked up from the streets of Bulgaria along with his siblings. They were taken to a safe shelter where they grew up. One sibling was adopted in Germany a couple of years ago and Bobby and the other sister came to us in the UK a few months ago. His sister was recently adopted and now it’s his turn to look for a home.
Bobby is a quirky boy (absolute weirdo) and we’re not here to pretend he’s not. We are here to find someone capable of loving him AND his quirks (weirdness)! It’s very hard to explain how Bobby is. One on one when I’m home alone with him he’s a really normal dog. Playful, affectionate, interactive… just “normal”. However when anyone else comes into the equation he switches on his “ghost mode”. He will keep his distance, look suspiciously at everyone there and not even really come to me either. The contrast of his two personas makes finding him a home very tricky. He can, of course, switch how he is with me onto someone else and bond with them but he’s absolutely not going to do that whilst I’m still in the picture. So basically I’m asking for someone to look at his pictures, see how he can be with me and give him a chance…
He is good with other dogs but hasn’t really bonded with any in his foster home so could be an only dog with someone experienced. He’s cautious of cats but could live with them ang get used to them. He will need a quiet home environment, ideally with one person but if it’s a couple it needs to be understood that he might not bond with one of you and offence shouldn’t be taken at that as he appears to have room for only one person in his “comfort bubble”.
Bobby 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).