Sirius is a 10 year old male Cross-Breed. He is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. We met Sirius during our trip to Botosani back in October. He was a bedraggled-looking thing who looked exhausted by the stresses of the shelter. Sirius is now in a UK foster home and a very happy boy.

Sirius is a very chatty little soul and it takes a few days of getting to know him to understand his “chatter”. Initially, we thought he was humbling/growling but now that we know him well we know it is his way of communicating with us and it’s pretty comical and cute.

Sirius walks well on a lead and enjoys his walks. He’s not a big fan of other dogs in the home and would prefer to be the only dog given the choice. He is not good with cats. Sirius will need a family with no children in the home.

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 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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