Lily is a beautiful medium cross breed of around 8 years.
Lily has spent most of her life in Botosani public shelter in Romania. She was in the long stay area of the shelter and we wouldn’t have noticed her if we didn’t look right to the back where she was huddled up and trying her best to be invisible.
Even here, its took her a little while to let her guard down and let herself be visible, she hid from us for about a month then all of a sudden she decided we weren’t too bad and really started to make progress. As she gains confidence her happy cheeky little nature is shining through and she’s finally starting enjoy life, she loves her walks it really brightens up her day and she bounds about like a puppy.
She is still very afraid of men, particularly tall or loud ones but she does come round slowly after a while so any men in the home would have to be willing to be very patient with her.
She’s going to need a patient and kind home, with no small children, one that will be understanding of her initial shyness, help her gain confidence and allow her to progress at her own pace, but when she does, you see the sweet little dog she is.
She would love to live with a calm and tolerant dog to help with her confidence and to show her the way in her new home.
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).