Colten (Safe Rescue, fostered Essex)

Colten is a cute little chap who has wasted most of his years in a Romanian public shelter and, like so many overlooked dogs, he got out of the habit of being touched by humans. He’s now progressing well in a foster home in Braintree, Essex, under the care of Safe Rescue.

Colten is a small to medium-sized Crossbreed and is around 8 years old. He was very easy to lead train but isn’t thrilled about having the lead put on. In time, whatever demons he holds regarding this will fade and his love of walks will defeat them. Here is what Colten’s fosterer says about him…

“Colten is a dog who loves his food and walks, although he would prefer it if the lead didn’t go on….he will play dodgems until he realises he won’t win. He is not currently a cuddly dog but will allow a fuss to be made without running away by those who have earned his trust. Once you have his trust, it is so rewarding but it will be a slow progress, so don’t expect miracles within weeks.

Colten has a lot of emotional baggage to deal with so lots of patience and treats will win this stubborn boy over. He gets on with cats as long as they don’t want attention from him.”

Colten is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. An adoption fee and home-check apply.

Note: Safe Rescue have a policy that all dogs adopted from Safe Rescue must wear a slip lead on walks for the duration of their lives. Please only enquire about Safe Rescue dogs if you are happy to always use a slip lead – extendable leads are not acceptable to Safe Rescue.
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If you think you can give Colten his forever home, please contact Safe Rescue as follows:

Tel/Message: 07788 251197 or 07899 844524 between 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-4pm Sat
Email: saferescue@hotmail.co.uk

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


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