Franny is a 2 year old female Cross-Breed. She fostered Norwich Norfolk. We met Franny back in March when we visited the Botosani public shelter in Romania.

Franny was in a sorry state, skeletal, filthy and terrified. She’d recently been split from her sisters who had badly attacked her.

By the time Franny travelled to us a few weeks later, she’d gained weight as she’d no longer been fed amongst bullying siblings who didn’t allow her to eat.

Franny was still terrified of the prospect of human touch and spent her first days here studiously avoiding us.

Thankfully Franny has an inherent cheeky and playful personality and she couldn’t resist joining in the antics of her foster siblings for long.

Franny is now a cheeky, comical and fun-loving girl who is ready to look for her new home. She is still wary of new people but is pretty devoted to those she loves.

Franny still doesn’t understand why humans want to stroke her but she will allow it and in time she will learn the value of it.

Strangers touching her is still frightening so anyone coming to see her needs to understand that her trust has to be earned over some time before stroking her should be attempted.

Franny will need at least one other playful dog as a companion in full-time residence. She loves her walks and her toys and just has a lovely enthusiasm for life. New noises and situations still alarm her but she will gain confidence over time and just needs someone with enough love and patience to see her through. She will need a home with no children under the age of twelve.

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.

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For further details regarding adopting a dog from Safe Rescue please email 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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