Paws2Rescue is a UK Registered charity (1156882) that works to relieve the plight of Romanian dogs by supporting private shelters with food and bedding, raising donations for veterinary treatments and running education and neutering programmes. We also help some of these dogs to find loving family homes in the UK and across Europe.
Rescue Dog of the Week – Speedy
Speedy is a 1 year old, large sized, Lurcher/Greyhound mix. 44 inches plus tail an additional 18 inches in lenght and 28 inches to his shoulder in height. He weighs around 40KG. Speedy would need an experienced owner as he is very nervous at first. He is a very submissive boy showing absolutely no signs of aggression. Speedy seems to be an extreme example of fight or flight and will always choose flight, so he would need a very secure garden and an owner who has experience with nervous dogs, an owner who is patient and loving who will give Speedy the time and encouragement he needs. Speedy adores other dogs and he would benefit from living in a home with a more confident dog. Speedy walks well in a harness, Speedy cannot use a collar due to a fear of damaging his neck. Speedy CANNOT be walked off lead unless in a secure area. Speedy shows no signs of food aggression and he is happy to eat with the other dogs in his foster home. In the house he is clean and quiet. Speedy is afraid of cages and confined spaces but he sleeps in his own bed in his foster home and will go to his bed happily if told. Speedy is a sweet, gentle boy, who is just looking for love. Speedy needs a firm routine as this gives him comfort. Speedy would be much better suited to a rural life; traffic, loud music, shouting, crowds etc. will simply petrify him. He will always be a nervous dog but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a happy dog. Rescuer Denisa.