2 year old crossbred female available for adoption

Patsy is a 2 year old female cross. She was welcomed to Filby Norfolk. We met Patsy in March during our trip to the Botosani public shelter in Romania.

Patsy had been caught by the dog catchers and our first glimpse of her was in an old rusty cage where she was disoriented and confused as the tranquilizer they had started her with had worn off.

His front leg was swinging at an alarming angle and it was an overall pitiful and painful situation to witness. Back home, we didn’t forget her.

Patsy was spayed and her useless swinging limb removed and we brought her to the UK as soon as possible. She is now in foster care in the UK and loving life and we need to continue her journey in finding her the perfect forever home.

Patsy is described as practically perfect by her adoptive mother. She is attentive and affectionate and mixes wonderfully with the other dogs she currently lives with. She would also be happy as an only dog.

Patsy gets along well with respectful children aged six and up. Having only three legs doesn’t bother Patsy at all, she loves walks and explores the world around her with enthusiasm.

When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a sliding leash. This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and not trust you, and you won’t know what situations might upset your dog.

If your dog panics, a slip leash is the only way to keep 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 him well (longer for nervous dogs).

The slip cord should ALWAYS be used during this installation period. Even once your dog is settled, it is safest to use the leash in situations where your dog may be afraid (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the veterinarian) and in situations where unexpected triggers may occur (e.g. around a bonfire). night).

Nervous dogs may still need to wear a leash as a backup safety measure. The drawstring is a safety device and should NEVER be used as a training tool. Using the leash to put pressure on the dog’s neck is harmful.

If your dog pulls on the leash, we can advise you on training methods that prevent damage. Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (with the sliding leash) if your dog is comfortable being handled when fitted.

Most harnesses are not waterproof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer. Retractable/extendable leashes should never be used on our dogs. Adopted dogs must be picked up from the shelter and transported directly home in a crate.


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