Judy is a small crossbreed aged around fourteen months old.
A couple of months ago when Mihaela went to the market in Buftea Romania she wasn’t expecting to play the part of “James Bond” and come home with a dog. But sometimes in Romania, stuff just happens that you get carried along with and this was just one of those times!
When she witnessed the dog catchers targeting a small dog with their dart gun she chased them down the road in her car, in an unusual twist of fate when she got ahead of them and opened her car door Judy jumped right in and was saved from the ordeal of being taken to the public shelter.
Judy is the cutest little thing and charms everyone she meets. She gets on well with other dogs but could also be an only dog. She could live with respectful children aged seven plus.
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.
Fences and gates must be 5ft min & secure. Judy fostered Norwich Norfolk.