Date of Birth  Est 2021
Breed  Husky X Labrador
Sex  Female
Housetrained  Yes
Destructive  No
Good with dogs  Not live with, will social lead walk with other dogs
Good with cats  No
To live with older children?  Adult only home
To live with younger children  No
Neutered  Yes
Vaccinated  Yes
Microchipped  Yes
Type of home required  Rural Home

We're seeking a new forever home for Blue. She was originally rescued from Cyprus and arrived in the UK in October 2020. Since then she has been given so much love and been really well cared for, but sadly her family feel that they're just unable to give her the lifestyle and environment that she truly needs to thrive.

Blue is around three years old. She's thought to be a combination of Labrador, Shepherd and Husky and is a genuinely beautiful dog. Ultimately, Blue needs a rural home outside of the city. Although she did live in London she is now living in Norfolk as we felt the city was where the vast majority of her behavioural concerns had stemmed from because the environment was simply too much for her to cope with.

First and foremost let's start with the positives. Blue is a wonderful companion, and a very devoted dog with those she knows and trusts. She has so much personality and is a highly intelligent dog who picks up new tricks and games very quickly. She thrives on mental enrichment and appreciates her 'rest days', playing more indoor brain games than physical, which gives her a chance to reset from the triggers that make her anxious outside. She loves playing tug, and 'find it' in the house with toys and treats - her sense of smell is amazing! She also loves her sleep and when relaxed she can snooze for hours.

Blue is an active dog and benefits from a good, long walk. She is much happier in big open spaces with lots of places to sniff - this is also a really good activity for decompressing. In a more rural environment where she has these opportunities on her doorstep, rather than walking through busy London to get to more quiet places, we think she would be so much happier.

Unfortunately Blue can be reactive to other dogs. At the Sanctuary she has been working on her socialising and does have a select few doggy friends that she enjoys going for sniffy walks with, but its taken time for her to reach this point. Acknowledging them with a sniff and then walking off to do her own thing. With gentle, patient introductions she can make friends very gradually, but this still requires management. Blue has come round to sanctuary life quickly and is getting on with all staff on site. In her previous home she could be nervous of new people especially when they enter her home. With those she does know and trust though, she is nothing but love, and gets super wiggly around them!

We feel that a lot of Blue's triggers are exacerbated by her environment, and in a location where her cortisol levels can decrease and she can enjoy a much calmer, quieter lease of life, we would expect to see some of these issues lessen. Regardless, Blue needs a patient, understanding and experienced adopter to help her make progress. They also need a secure, private garden.

Blue is looking for a pet free home without any other dogs and definitely no cats. She has a high prey drive and will chase given the opportunity. Although shes never responded negatively to a child based on Blue's anxiety at the moment we're looking for a home without any kids. We just want a laid back home setting for her, where she can gradually adjust, decompress, and hopefully feel much more content. Blue's journey will take some hard work but seeing her progress will be extremely rewarding.

Please note, any mention of breed is nothing more than an educated guess based on what we know about the dog, their appearance, behaviour, and common breeds in their country of origin. We can never guarantee breed specifics, nor can we confirm the exact age of our dogs, unless they were born in our care. Age estimations are made by our vets based on the development of the dog, their general health and energy, and assessing their teeth.

As a final word from the sanctuary where she finds her home for now. Blue is a sweet girl, she is getting along with all staff. She enjoys her walks around the site and her runs over the road in our training field. After having a long play she love nothing more than laying about and watching the world go by. Although she has made some progress with her reactivity she still has a long way to go. Blue is a wonderful girl who makes up her short comings with a loving fun nature and will make a great companion.

Dog Adoption Form

Thank you for being interested in giving one of our dogs a loving home.

Our rehoming requirements are below:

  • All existing animals in the home must be neutered and vaccinated (where appropriate)
  • Must be prepared to take out pet insurance to cover any unforeseen accidents or illnesses.
  • Must be prepared to vaccinate annually and keep up to date with flea and worm treatments.
  • You must have a private enclosed garden attached to your home.
  • Your garden must be secure with a minimum of 4ft to maximum of 6ft boundaries - this is dog specific.
  • We do not rehome to flats or homes with communal gardens.
  • You will be required to visit your chosen dog a minimum of 3 times to allow us to assess if you are a suitable match.
  • All members of the household will be required to visit your chosen dog/s.
  • You must be prepared to sign a foster agreement that outlines our terms and conditions.

Rehoming fees:
All costs below are a minimum requested donation. This is to help cover our costs.
All dogs are neutered (puppies are booked in for neutering with us when old enough), vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with flea/worming treatments.

Dogs under 1 year - £350.00
Dogs 1 year-12 years £300.00
Dogs 12 years+ £250.00