Useful Information

Below you’ll find a collection of information sheets to help you with your new dog.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or need further advice, please reach out to us via our contact page or by email to enquiries@pawprints2freedom.co.uk
 
Please note, all content has been pulled together by our volunteers based on their vast experience with adopting and fostering Romanian rescue dogs.  This information should not be used as a substitute for a behaviourist or veterinary surgeons opinion and it has not been written or approved by either.
 
If you need to speak to a behaviourist or veterinary surgeon and would like some help finding a reputable company to deal with, please do reach out.

Equipment/Necessities

There are many things you need to have ready for your new friend, to help you prepare, we have put together a shopping list for you.

Microchips and ID Tags

By law, dogs need to have two forms of identification when in a public place: a microchip inserted under their skin and an ID tag.

Settling Your Dog

Some dogs enter a home and settle down like they’ve always been there, others take a little time so we have tried to cover the most common issues that may arise

Health Advice

When your dog arrives, you may notice some symptoms that worry you. We have put together a list of some common and normal effects of the journey.

Crate Training

To help your new arrival settle, we recommend providing a crate for them. For many dogs a crate is their safe place and helps them to settle in a new home sooner.

Dogs and Children

As excited as your children will be to meet their new friend, it is important they move at the dogs pace. Here are some top tips to help with introductions.

Introducing Resident Pets

Introductions with resident pets is a critical moment. Read this guide to give pets the best chance of being forever friends.

Neutering - Aftercare

All of our dogs must be neutered. We have put together a quick guide on aftercare to support your dog with their recovery.

Separation Anxiety

Is your dog struggling when left alone? Read our guide on what separation anxiety is and how to deal with it.

Trigger Stacking

Are you aware of the signs of trigger stacking? If not, this guide is a must-read to help you spot issues early.

Dealing with Fleas

When it comes to fleas, prevention is better than cure! Here is a quick guide on the flea treatments available and their effectiveness.

Heatstroke

In summer, your dog can not only get hot and bothered but is also at risk of potentially fatal heatstroke. Keeping cool is vital.

Lead Reactivity

Lead reactivity is a common issue with dogs but it can feel very embarrassing and isolating. Here is a guide to help you deal with it.

Fireworks

Fireworks can be scary even to dogs who are usually laid back. Our guide will help get you through the noise without so much stress.

Foods to Avoid

We love our dogs and share our hearts and homes with them, but there are some foods that we should not be sharing with them. We have compiled a list to help you.

Dog treats

Recipes

Everyone loves a homemade treat and dogs are no different! Here are some recipes that can easily be made at home.

Tug

Indoor Games

When the weather is too hot, too cold, too wet or too dangerous to go out, there are still lots of things you can do in your home to tire your dog out!

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

The Pawprints team are always on hand to help.  If you need support, advice or help, please reach out.