Sasha – 1 year old female Saluki

Sasha is a 1 year old female Saluki. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was rescued from a building site in Bulgaria as a puppy and brought to the UK by another rescue. On arrival, Sasha was absolutely terrified and hid up and the adopters were not experienced enough to fix her.

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She came to us a few weeks ago and has been an absolute pleasure to foster. After an initial few days timidity she actually pushed herself forward quite quickly and made friends with both humans and other dogs. Sasha is still inexperienced and needs more socialisation, but that can happen in her new home.

She has become a lap dog with her foster mum and is very affectionate and loving. Sasha loves to play and would need another dog in her forever home, this is non negotiable she simply wouldn’t be happy without one. Sasha needs a quietish environment where she can get used to all the wonders of the domestic world with time, love and patience.

Sasha will be afraid when adopters come to see her but if they can see past that they will get the most amazing dogs in the weeks to come. 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 it situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night). Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a back-up 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 saferescue@hotmail.co.uk or telephone Kelly Hare 07899 844524 or 07788 251197

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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