Drifter is a medium sized crossbreed believed to be around nine or ten years old.

Drifter came to us over a year ago from the Botosani public shelter in Romania. He was quite an angry old man on arrival, having spent several years incarcerated in poor conditions, who could blame him? However over time he has come to understand that not all humans are horrid and he has decided that the ones in his new life are moderately acceptable!

Drifter was extremely stubborn to lead train but now that he has the hang of it he is enjoying getting out and about and all the new experiences. He is very food motivated and his confidence can be gained with ham! He can still be a bit of a cantankerous old so and so at times when things don’t go his way but mostly he is a cheerful soul who even enjoys a fuss and a bum scratch from time to time. Sadly the effects of his time in the shelter have left him afraid of brooms and anything stick like and he will bark and tell people off for carrying them. He also tells you off if you throw toys….. and then goes and tells the toy off 🤷‍♀️

Drifter can live with other dogs but isn’t keen on young boisterous ones and will chunter and moan when they play close to him. He only requires gentle exercise as he is a bit rickety on places! Drifter would like a home with no children under twelve and hasn’t been cat tested.

Drifter 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 £300, they are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).

Adoption Policy

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).

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