Maya is a 4 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Hingham, Norfolk. Maya recently came into our care from Romania.
Maya was hit by a car and rescued in rather a sorry state but is now fit and well and safely in a UK foster home.
Maya can be shy at first introductions but soon wants a fuss and a cuddle. She is a little nervous about dogs at first but has now started to play and join in with the pack.
Maya is good on the lead but nervous about cars etc so further training will be needed. Maya is a happy chilled-out little girl and is house-trained, she loves her food.
Maya was the cat tested in Romania and was good with the cats there so a dog-savvy cat would be fine, suitable for dog-savvy children over 10.
Maya could live with another chilled-out playful dog but also would be happy on her own as long as she was socialised with other dogs.
Maya tested positive for heartworm but was treated and cured, she has a tablet monthly for aftercare which would come with her upon adoption.
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.