Alan (Safe Rescue, fostered Norfolk)

Dear Alan is a small to medium Crossbreed and is around 9 years old. He’s rather sad looking as he was a long-term resident in a Romanian shelter when Safe Rescue agreed to take him after seeing a very sad picture of him hunched in a corner looking like he’d given up on life.

This was around two and a half years ago and it’s only now that Alan has recovered enough to find a very caring and understanding new home. Alan has obviously had a hard life and looks at most humans with suspicion and fear. He has made progress in his foster home in Gorleston, Norfolk, and he is now enjoying walks with a more relaxed tail and his head now lifts from the floor taking in his surroundings. However, if he catches you looking, his head will lower and he will back away.

Alan gets on with the other dogs in the house but likes his own space to relax. He has shown interest in playing with other dogs and toys if he thinks humans aren’t watching. He is slowly becoming more accepting of human touch, although his first instinct is still to get away. Alan doesn’t like being left, but will settle and greets with a wagging tail when you return.

Alan is much loved in his foster home and has kept them amused with his funny, grumpy ways. He will need a quieter home where he is with another dog and someone is home most of the time. He is not a dog for a novice owner or for someone who wants a pet they can cuddle and kiss. He is for someone who really wants to help a dog who’s had a rotten life even though he may not give much back or be grateful for a while yet.

Alan is a dog who simply wants a safe home where he can trust someone enough to love back, but with a person who also accepts that may take long time and could never happen at all.

Alan is neutered, microchipped and an adoption fee and home check apply.
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Could you be that special person for Alan to love forever? If so, please contact Safe Rescue, as follows:

Tel/Message: 07788 251197 or 07899 844524 between 9am – 6pm

Please mention that you saw Alan on the Oldies Club website.

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