Meggie is a medium sized female crossbreed aged around three years old.

Meggie is fostered in Norwich, Norfolk.

Meggie was brought to the UK from Bosnia back in October 2022 by another rescuer. She came with her siblings, all were scared but Meggie was the most afraid and never came out from the back of a crate in her foster home.

We have worked with the rescue many times and they asked if we could help her.

It’s taken a very long time but Meggie is only now ready to find her own home.

She is still wary of strangers and unlikely to show herself well when potential adopters come to see her, but actually if someone could just give her a chance she’s very “normal” once she’s settled and gotten to know everyone.

In her foster home she is very playful and affectionate. She walks nicely on a lead but can be a bit jumpy in new places and situations. She continues to grow in confidence though and we believe that with the one to one time she will receive in her forever home all of her nervousness will go over time.

Meggie will need another permanent resident dog in her forever home, she simply wouldn’t cope as an only dog. She will need an adult home environment that’s not too hectic. She has a lovely character once relaxed and will make someone a very loyal and loving family addition with a little kindness and patience.

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 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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