Mitzi is a medium to large crossbreed of around eight to ten years old.
Mitzi has recently come into our care from a shelter in Romania where she was very scared and shut down. Since arriving in her UK foster home she has discovered sofas and her outlook on life appears to have changed.
Mitzi is a laid back girl around the home, she is very interested in food so, despite still being nervous around strangers, is easily befriended over the course of a few days somewhere new.
Mitzi enjoys her walks but still needs to gain confidence out and about which she can continue to do after being rehomed. She gets on ok with dogs who are not too in her face and has so far ignored cats. Mitzi will need the company of a confident dog in her new home as she was adopted as an only dog and had to be returned because it made her unhappy.
Mitzi would like a quiet home where she can chill out and feel safe for the rest of her days. She will need a reasonably experienced adopter who will give her the time and patience she needs to adjust to her new environment.
Mitzi 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).
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).