Maggie is a small to medium sized crossbreed of around 8 years old.Maggie came to us from the Botosani public shelter in Romania. She had been in there almost all her life and her existence in the dire place had left her shut down and afraid of humans. It’s taken a long time but Maggie is now a cheeky and confident girl in her foster home. She is still afraid of people she doesn’t know but is comfortable being touched and groomed by those she knows. She is not yet asking for fuss and attention but this will come later in a more one to one environment. Maggie has met cats and was fine with them. Maggie needs a home experienced with nervous dogs. She is enjoying her walks now and would like quite an active exercise routine. It is essential that Maggie lives with at least one other dog so please do not apply unless you have a dog full time in your home. Maggie could not cope with the noise and unpredictability of small children but would be ok with dog savvy children of ten plus. Maggie has recently started showing an interest in toys and enjoys chewing on a nylabone, this has been so lovely to see. She is a massive lover of food and when the treats come out or dinner is being prepared she will push her way to the front and bark, demanding hers. Maggie often goes to an enclosed field where she can run around off lead. She used to spend her time at these by herself but now likes to stick with the group, only falling behind if she’s found something good to sniff. Unfortunately Maggie had a falling out with another resident dog in her adopted home and this has caused others to initiate bullying behaviour towards Maggie and she is regularly picked on, causing her a lot of stress on a daily basis. She needs somewhere with a nice doggy friend where she can gain confidence with her humans in her own time.

Maggie fostered In Mendlesham Suffolk.

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).

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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