Paddy – 2 year old male Cross-Breed

Paddy is a 2 year old male Cross-Breed. He is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. Paddy was brought to the UK by somebody independent of Safe rescue.

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Despite being a nervous pup and not lead trained he was placed in a flat with no garden which was never going to work. Due to not going in a lead Paddy couldn’t leave the flat and made no progress at all in that environment.

Paddy was collected from there and taken to a fosterer where he lived happily enough kind of doing his own thing. Several months later when he still wasn’t lead trained and spent most of his time alone in a room excluding himself from everyone we were asked to help.

Paddy is now very good on a lead but will need more experience in populated areas. He loves being part of a pack and will need at least one other playful dog to interact within his new home.

Paddy is friendly with people he knows well but still wary of strangers but that’s ok he’s been told not to talk to strangers anyway.

Paddy likes a fuss and an ear rub but is usually far too busy playing with his friends to appreciate too many cuddles.

Paddy will need an experienced and patient new family with no children. He likes quite a quiet and steady environment as is still a bit jumpy around rowdiness.

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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