Puppy traumatized by past struggles to find new home with loving owner

Elsie was rescued from abusers in Romania and flown to the UK for a second chance at life – but couldn’t get a loving home due to her trust issues

Elsie before going to Oakwood Dog Rescue
Elsie before going to Oakwood Dog Rescue

She’s so traumatized by her past that she thinks everyone wants to hurt her – but the rescuers refuse to give up on finding a home for her.

Little Elsie, about 10 to 11 months old, was rescued from her abuser in Romania and flown to the UK for a second chance at life.

This mixed breed is currently at Oakwood Dog Rescue in Hull – but is in dire need of a loving home.

A spokesman said: “Dogs like Elsie have not been socialized with people.

“The only interactions they have with people before going to the rescue center will be negative – including abuse, beatings, manipulation and scratching, if not more.

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Elsie from 10 to 11 months old


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“The treatment of puppies makes no difference and can really affect how they see people.”

Since becoming a skinny and frightened puppy, Elise has slowly learned to trust people.

“Elsie is still very shy; we took it out on her so she wouldn’t have to fear that we would hurt her or force her to do anything she was uncomfortable with,” the developer said. language added.

“She’s progressed from this point on; she’ll come to enjoy and investigate people, but she’s not ready for touches or caresses.”

Elsie is a “project dog” that will need an appropriate amount of time to settle into her home – and will need an owner willing to let her stay for as long as she needs to be there.

A spokesperson said: ‘Dogs like Elsie usually don’t progress beyond a certain point in the rescue process, and most progress will be seen once she has fully settled into the environment. family.

She has been described as “very shy”


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“We know this because we’ve raised so many shy dogs like Elsie that have truly bonded with their owners, learned to take the lead and live a great life.”

Elsie is happy with other dogs and gains confidence from them. She shows submissive body language and just wants to be their friend.

“She needs a confident dog, or house dog, to help her improve and learn from them,” the spokesperson added.

“She’ll be a dog you don’t need to do much of for a good time, your current puppies will be Elsie’s best teachers, and she’ll start to mimic your behavior. they.”

Since Elsie is very shy, she will have to live in an adults-only home or a home with children over 16 years old. She has not been tested with cats.

A spokesperson said: “We understand that dogs like Elsie are not for everyone, we have had applicants who admit they have not experienced shy dogs like us before. here despite having many years of experience raising dogs.

“However, we have had many first-time dog owners adopt and have success with very shy dogs – all it takes is patience and advice from the staff.

“Many rescues will overlook dogs like Elsie, but we believe she has a lot of potential in a home and deserves a chance at happiness.

“Adopting Elsie will be an incredibly rewarding journey, seeing her come into the house as a shy dog ​​and working with her to become a loving, trusted and valued member of the family. Family is one of the most amazing journeys you can start.”

If you are interested in retooling Elsie or any of the other dogs at Oakwood Dog Rescue, contact their team via email

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