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We have just been accepted to adopted this dog

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AliceInUnderpants Wed 01-Jun-16 15:24:02

This is Tessa. She is six months old, and currently in Romania. She was found on the streets at a few days old, and has been in foster since. She should be with us on 2nd July grin

BagelGoesWalking Wed 01-Jun-16 16:51:38

She's lovely! Great that she's been in foster. Should be well socialised with people and probably other dogs as well.

Being nosy (you obvs don't have to say!) which rescue are you getting her from? I follow some of them on FB

AliceInUnderpants Wed 01-Jun-16 17:17:44

We are getting her from Mad Dog Rescue]] which is based in Scotland.

She is used to other dogs and cats. We are aware, though, that it's a long journey and big upheaval and it may take a while for her to settle. First time dog-owners, too, so all very scary and exciting!

BagelGoesWalking Wed 01-Jun-16 20:04:43

Has the rescue got an FB group? Usually they're really good and you can get quick advice. Another good group is Dog Training Advice and Support - and The Doghouse, of course!

She'll probably love the home comforts! When I fostered, the dogs were a bit subdued for the first couple of weeks, then they got a bit more cheeky as they felt more secure! Usually, let them be fairly quiet for first few days, not too many visitors, a safe space for them to retreat (such as a crate). Keep food simple as the long journey is a bit tough.

Sure she'll be fine. She's young and will easily adapt to her new home. Have fun!

Wolfiefan Wed 01-Jun-16 20:07:53

Beautiful doggy.
I have heard horror stories of dogs coming from abroad with certain illnesses. Have you checked out Romania and any potential issues? The one I heard of was Spain (I think) and Leishmania.

stonecircle Wed 01-Jun-16 20:24:23

Oh she's beautiful! I bet you can't wait to meet her smile

AliceInUnderpants Thu 02-Jun-16 09:12:47

Thanks for replies. She's actually due to be with us around the 18th of June so I need to get organised!

Yes the rescue has a very reponsive fb page and are fairly local. I have enquired about a local training class. I have friends with dogs so she will get well socialised outwith classes too. We are planning on crating her overnight in the kitchen but know that she will likely decide for herself and we're willing to take cues from her. She will have her crate for a safe space if she chooses. The kids will also be told to leave her alone when she is using her bed.

Wolfie she is fully vaccinated and will have her rabies shot prior to travel. We will book her in for a vet check not long after arrival. Breed is not known so we will have her dna tested to know any sort of health problems to watch out for.

MrsJayy Thu 02-Jun-16 09:15:49

She is lovely but as i said to a friend who has a romanian dog you will need to teach her English 😂

Floralnomad Thu 02-Jun-16 11:02:20

alice ,it's not just rabies there are all manner of nasty diseases that can be bought in ,many of which would not be picked up at a vet check ,but would have shown up during the old 6 month quarantine .

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