Kiki – 8 year old female Cross-Breed

Kiki is an 8 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was rescued from a puppy farm situation in Wales in 2018. The dogs were living kind of free range/ferally in a field and were never touched. Since then Kiki has been with another rescue but we recently offered to help with four of their “untouchable” dogs as they simply weren’t progressing in a kennel environment. She is the last of the four to be rehomed. Kiki is a humorous character who enjoys the company of humans now but still isn’t a big fan of being…

Kiki – 8 year old female Cross-Breed

Kiki is an 8 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was rescued from a puppy farm situation in Wales in 2018.

The dogs were living kind of free range/ferally in a field and were never touched. Since then Kiki has been with another rescue but we recently offered to help with four of their “untouchable” dogs as they simply weren’t progressing in a kennel environment. She is the last of the four to be rehomed.

Kiki is a humorous character who enjoys the company of humans now but still isn’t a big fan of being stroked. She’s cheerful and happy in all aspects of life but she just doesn’t get the whole human affection thing.

Kiki enjoys her walks but tires quite quickly so don’t need to go too far. Kiki has wasted the majority of her life either being used as a breeding machine or in a kennel.

She is now enjoying life in her foster home but we would dearly love to see her in a home of her own. Please only apply if you have at least one other dog in permanent residence as she simply wouldn’t cope being an only dog.

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.