Flossy is a 10 year old female Collie Cross. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was brought to the UK, from a shelter in Romania, by another rescue. She came into our care to be lead trained and is now ready for a new home. This is a “team” rehoming as we will work together with her original rescue to find her a lovely new home.
Flossy is a quiet and sweet little girl who now enjoys her walks. She is still a little wary of having a lead put on due to past experiences but is improving daily in this area.
Flossy gets on ok with other dogs with similar quiet temperaments to hers, she is not on board with young dogs playing around her and will tell them so in no uncertain terms! She will need another dog in her forever home for confidence. Flossy likes a fuss and will subtly sidle up to you for a fuss after a day or two.
She is quite food motivated and will happily take treats from new people. Flossy would like a quiet household with no children under the age of ten though visiting children would be ok. This sweet natured girl deserves the perfect retirement home free from chaos and worry. 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.