Buddy is a three and a half year old medium sized crossbreed. Buddy’s mum was picked up from a field just hours before giving birth in Romania. The pups grew to sixteen weeks old and then came to the UK to find new homes. All were adopted quickly. A few weeks later Buddy was returned to us as he was being protective of his home and family and his novice adopters couldn’t cope. After a while he was adopted again. This adopter was a man and for a while it seemed to be going well. Next update we had on Buddy is that his adopter had seperated from his partner and left Buddy with her. The lady already had dogs of her own and poor health so couldn’t cope with another dog so did the right thing and contacted us.
Buddy is struggling back in a pack environment in his foster home (sadly we don’t have an alternative for him). He is very subdued and stressed so we would really love to find a home for him as soon as possible. Buddy will need someone with a good level of dog experience and needs a good level of rules and boundaries so he doesn’t become protective. Buddy will need an adult family and could live with or without other dogs, he is not the least bit interested in the safe rescue cat!
Buddy responds beautifully to authority and is drawn to people who he knows where he stands with. Buddy is a loyal, sweet and affectionate boy with his loved ones.
Buddy 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).