A rescue dog who spent seven years waiting to be adopted in Bosnia is coming to Britain for another happy occasion.
Seven-year-old Peter, a cross-breed, was rescued from a public shelter in Bosnia, along with his four siblings.
The organization’s co-chairman Maria Slov said. Team dog“He suffered a special death, so rescuer Melina Malisovich rescued him.
“All of Peter’s siblings were adopted but he was constantly ignored. That meant he missed the opportunity to be social in a home environment at an early age.
The Rescue Center operates a policy that ‘everyone’s life matters’ so Peter became a long-term resident while they helped restore it.
“He’s always been a friendly, good-natured guy, but he’s suspicious of some people because of his experience before saving Melina.” Maria said.
Seven years later, the team is confident that Peter is ready for the next leg and to travel to the UK, where he hopes to finally be put back home.
He added: “We were convinced that he was finally ready to travel to the UK to complete his socialization with the amazing team of Dog4 Rescue with whom we had our most traumatic and nervous dogs. Work together
“We are excited to work with him to finally help him complete his journey so that he can finally have a happy start with a new family.”
Peter will arrive at Dogs 4 Rescue on Saturday, along with other new dogs who want to be home again.
Emma Billington, founder of Dog4 Rescue, said: “Dogs like Peter immediately feel at home in our kennel-free rescue. He is used to living with other dogs so he will easily make new friends, our dog’s body. Language and energy tell him he’s safe here.
“If he went into the kennel environment, he would either shut down or react more to the pressure of loneliness.
“Here he has a calm environment to suppress his journey and can learn to trust again with the help of our balanced pack.
“These are the other dogs that give us a window to do unique rehabilitation work.”
The Salford-based charity was founded by Emma in 2013 to house dogs in Europe and the UK in the Manchester area.
They pride themselves on being a kennel-free environment, instead allowing them to enjoy a “cage-free” lifestyle where they can exercise and socialize with other animals in rescue.
Emma is confident that Peter will be happy at the rescue center, and that he will have a better chance of returning home because of the successful adoption of previous animals from similar situations.
“Apple recently came to us with its patron actor Peter Egan, saying he was in trouble for rehabilitation before going home forever.” she said.
Apple continued to walk as if he were here forever, and within three weeks he was leading the way, overcoming the long-term fear of anything in his throat.
“We can never be 100% sure that an injured dog will get back on stage, but if they need to, they can live happily ever after with our pack.”
He added: “Dogs in Bosnia face unspeakable cruelty on the streets and are on the countdown from the minute they enter Kill Pound.
With a dog we can most likely rehabilitate, giving room in Bosnia to save another poor soul from a certain death.
“Taking Peter will hopefully save many, many lives there. We can’t wait to see him.”