2 year old Terrier Cross female available for adoption

Maria is a 2 year old female Terrier Cross. She is welcomed in Norwich Norfolk. She was abandoned at the gates of the Crivatu shelter in Romania with two small puppies. It took a while to gain their trust and get them through the door, but eventually, they were safe.

Marias puppies are now all grown up and she is here in the UK looking for her forever home. She has a very whippet temperament in that she is shy around new people and situations, but when she likes you, she likes you.

Maria can live with other dogs who would not be too dominant but could also live happily as an only dog. She needs a calm family environment, without children under the age of twelve.

Maria is starting to learn to walk on a leash (no one walks their dog on a leash in Romania), but she will need to gain confidence in her movements in the coming weeks. This sweet, loving but insecure little girl deserves all the love in the world and will return it tenfold. Passed his cat test.

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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