Zip is a medium sized Collie/spaniel type crossbreed. He is around nine months old. Zip came to us a few weeks ago from the Botosani public shelter in Romania. He was very shy and unsocialised and has taken a while to start responding to rehabilitation in his foster home. However he is now a typical, pain in the backside, pup with a brilliant sense of humour and fun. He is an avid fan of the hosepipe and it’s not at all inconvenient for us in the mornings when cleaning that he likes to play with the stream of water that’s intended for cleaning the outside area in his foster home. It’s also not inconvenient that he tries to take blankets and quilts out of our hands as we are trying to make the dogs beds and change bedding. No sireeee it’s not a problem for us at all! If you are detecting a tinge of sarcasm in this text you’re not wrong! Zip is now far more confident with people he knows and, as well as the mischievous sense of fun that’s emerged he’s also loving a fuss and cuddles. He enjoys his walks and would ideally love the company of another dog in his forever home. Zip has lived with cats in his foster home and is fine with them. He could live with respectful children aged eight years and over. Honestly the turn around in this boy who arrived a shell and has now well and truly come out of it has been a pleasure and a joy to watch, we would love to see him find his forever home where the fun and sheer enjoyment of life can continue.
Zip 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 on average £350, dependant on the dog, 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).