Tili – 12 year old female Cross-Breed

Tili is a 12 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. Tili has arrived in our care recently from Spain. Tili was perhaps betrayed in the worst way possible by her previous owners who, having had her from a pup, abandoned her in a shelter in Benidorm at twelve years old. Volunteers at the shelter could not bear to see her forlorn face and, knowing she would be overlooked due to her age, asked us to take her and raised the funds for her fare to the UK. Tili is now here with us and is an…

Tili – 12 year old female Cross-Breed

Tili is a 12 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. Tili has arrived in our care recently from Spain.

Tili was perhaps betrayed in the worst way possible by her previous owners who, having had her from a pup, abandoned her in a shelter in Benidorm at twelve years old.

Volunteers at the shelter could not bear to see her forlorn face and, knowing she would be overlooked due to her age, asked us to take her and raised the funds for her fare to the UK.

Tili is now here with us and is an absolute sweetheart. She deserves the very best retirement home with all the love in the world lavished on her.

Tili likes children and is fine with other dogs but we would love a calm and quiet environment for her. Tili has taken the move to the UK in her stride and settled easily into a new environment she just wants somewhere warm and welcoming for her twilight years.

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.