Divine is a medium to large sized German shepherd cross, aged around four years old. We met Divine on our trip to Romania at the beginning of October. She has a very distinctive look and we couldn’t pinpoint why at the time. Since her arrival in the UK she has had a full check up from our vet and the truth of her odd appearance is beyond sad. At some point in time Divine has been attacked/injured in such a severe way that she has a scar from the point her collar would go down to her tail. She was clearly ripped open in such a way they had to stitch her together the best way they could. This has effectively lifted her face backwards as they’ve had to pull excess skin there backwards to cover the gape. Our vet said that actually with what they must have been presented with the vets have done a pretty good job. We can only imagine the pain she has endured and the recovery time she must have needed at that time. Divine doesn’t let any of this get her down! She may look a little odd but she is simply adorable. She wasn’t keen on walking far and we were determining if this is a confidence or a fitness issue…… but she has been working on reducing her weight and is now managing 2 walks a day of around 30/40 mins each not rushed… she does love her food but at the moment treats are limited lol. she is clean in her foster home and will go to the door to let you know she needs to go out ( if you don’t notice she will give a little bark to tell you) she is currently living with a resident bossy little chihuahua that she happily let’s think is the boss.. She will allow you to brush her and is always ready for a fuss..she doesn’t seem bothered by cats at all on her walks. She is simply the sweetest girl and a pleasure to Foster Divine gets on well with other dogs but would equally love to be the only dog in the home. She would be happy to live with respectful children aged eight years plus. She is a calm and quiet girl who is a pleasure to have around.
Divine fostered Basildon essex.
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).