An update from Felicity’s foster family; She needs a home where they can give her the space that she needs, it will still be a long journey for her to trust people but once she does I am sure she will be very faithful. She has come a long way. Needs an experienced home with adults who are familiar with nervous dogs.
Felicity is a smallish crossbreed of around three years old, she has a long body on short legs and probably has some corgi in the mix.
Felicity was living in a compound in Romania with two other dogs. The compound was in a built up area and not all of the residents were kind to them. Sadly they were sitting ducks for abuse and would often have rocks thrown at them.
When they arrived into our care here in the UK they were understandably distrustful of humans and it’s taken some months to get Felicity to a stage that she can now look for the right forever home.
Felicity is clean in house loves her walks but is not comfortable with anyone walking behind her. Felicity gets very excited at feed time and will put on a display of happy dancing and excited yapping whilst dinner is being served.
Felicity loves outings in the car now that she has cottoned on that it takes her to places she wants to go.
On arrival all those weeks ago Felicity was untouchable but now tolerates being touched but doesn’t yet craves it or ask for fuss.
Felicity has great potential and we feel that once she finds someone to love of her very own they will eventually get rewarded with a very loyal companion. Experience with nervous/quirky dogs is essential.
Felicity fostered Windsor
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).
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).