Bonnie – 11 month old female Cross-Breed

Bonnie is a medium sized crossbreed aged almost a year old.

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Bonnie fostered Norwich, Norfolk.

During a family trip to Romania last summer we met Bonnie and her brother when they were on the streets at a friends house. They were not welcome in the area and our friend was being blamed for their presence as she was known to be a rescuer. We offered to take them if she caught them and prepared them for travel and they are now in the UK looking for homes.

Bonnie is the more confident and therefore the first of the siblings to go up for adoption. She is a sweet and friendly girl once she gets to know you but understandably wary of strangers due to not everyone treating her kindly in her previous life.

Bonnie is a very first learner and learnt to walk on a lead in just one training session, which is rare. She’s very loyal to those she loves and very playful and affectionate. She bonds well with people so wouldn’t necessarily need another dog in her forever home.

She is friendly with other dogs but won’t share beds, toys, etc until she knows them well.

Bonnie could live with children aged eight plus. She’s still a little worried about the new world she’s found herself in but will gain confidence in the coming weeks and will thrive with more one-to-one attention.

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 in situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night). Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a backup 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 5 feet minimum in height and secure.

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For further details regarding adopting a dog from Safe Rescue please email saferescuerehoming@outlook.com or message or call between 9am to 5pm Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm Sat on Tel 07788251197 or Tel 07899844524.

We are a voluntary organisation with members from all over the world that have come together to help dogs in need, regardless of their location. To date we have helped dogs from Spain, Cyprus and Turkey but the majority of our work takes place in Romania where we have built up strong relationships with many dedicated rescuers before bringing the dogs to the UK and into foster care for rehoming.

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