Joseph is a medium sized male corgi type crossbreed aged around four years old.

Joseph is fostered in Norwich, Norfolk.

We met Joseph back in October 2023 during a trip to the Botosani public shelter in Romania. He was one of a family of five dogs that had been abandoned there by an owner.

It was clear that they were not behaving like they’d been anyone’s “pets” so it’s unknown how they were kept by him but it’s abundantly clear they were certainly not handled with love. One of the five went to Germany, another sadly died in the shelter and the last three came to us in the UK several months ago.

It’s taken a long time but two brothers are adopted and Joseph is now ready to look for a new home.

Joseph is a quirky little chap who will follow his foster mum around and watch the goings on. He can be bathed, groomed, stroked etc but is not yet pushing himself forward for an actual fuss in his multi dog foster home.

It’s really clear now that he’s ready to become a different version of himself but he needs a more “normal” less dog populated environment to really reach his full potential.

Joseph is now enjoying his walks and walks well on a lead, just getting a little panicky getting in and out of vehicles. He will need a home with another reasonably confident dog. Joseph could live with respectful children aged twelve plus and is not bothered by the cat.

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 5ft min & 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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