Barello is a 4 year old male Collie Cross. He is fostered in Gorleston Norfolk. He came into our care over a year ago from the Radauti public shelter in Romania. He was scared and untouchable for quite a while but has gradually come to accept human touch from those he knows and trusts. He is at the stage now where he will allow grooming, bathing and fussing but has a look on his face that says he’s no idea why it’s happening and is yet to learn to enjoy it that will come in time with patience and care.
Barello enjoys the company of other dogs and will need a canine companion or pack in permanent residence in his new home. Barello will need a home with children no younger than twelve so that they are old enough to understand his initial need for space.
Barello loves his walks and walks beautifully on a lead. If you can offer Barello the patience and love he needs to progress please get in touch.
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).