Lizzie is a 10 year old female Retriever Cross. Lizzie is fostered in Norfolk. She is a beautiful and dignified ten year old white Retriever or possibly cross. This is a tragic story to tell. Lizzie lived all her life in a home in Romania but her fate changed when the man of the household died and his widow was forced to sell the house and lose all thirteen of her dogs. She took them all to the Botosani public shelter in Romania where they all struggled to cope without the skills others learnt as street dogs.
It affected Lizzie worst of all. As the oldest she was the most heartbroken and vulnerable and she never dared to come out of her box in the pen in daylight. She would only eat at night and wouldn’t let anyone touch her. Volunteers feared she was simply giving up and asked us if we would take her, of course we can never resist an oldie and readily agreed.
Coming to the UK has been like a spell cast over this beautiful old lady. From the moment I met her she happily let me stroke her and follows me everywhere I go. She has some physical reperations needed that simple love and good care will heal but is otherwise a very sweet and gentle girl who asks very little in life but to just feel safe and secure. Her skin is red raw in places where she’s been laying in her own urine but a soothing medicated bath or two will soon have her restored to the beauty she once was.
My heart has ached for this girl from the moment I learnt of her story. We’ve rehomed other dogs from her household very successfully and I dearly wish that someone will come along to pamper and spoil her until her dying day. Our adoption fee is £250, they are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).
If you are interested please message or call between 9am and 6pm.