Adopt Elf!

Elf is a playful, timid, cheeky 15 month old female dog for adoption, who is looking for her very own loving family where she can develop into an active, fun-loving companion.

Rescued from the flooding disaster after the Kakhovka Dam was blown up in Ukraine in June 2023, as just a tiny pup who fitted in a cat basket, Elf is a formerly-feral dog, who has spent the past year in foster in Ukraine, adjusting to living in a household with humans. She is now comfortable with her carers, yet is still nervous of strangers and will bark at people she doesn’t know.  Her foster home is however in an area that is subjected to bombing, so we are keen to get her to a safer home.

Elf is affectionate and loves attention and playing with toys.  She enjoys playing with her best friend Tia, so a home with another dog is a must for Elf, either her new family will have an existing resident dog, or they adopt Elf together with another dog.  She currently lives in a household full of dogs and cats, so can live with cats, with appropriate careful introductions.

Elf can also suit living with dog savvy kids. She needs a home in a peaceful setting away from busy towns or cities with access to a garden and would enjoy company for most of the day.  She needs a family who is prepared to commit the time and energy into helping her adjust to life as a domestic dog and carefully introduce her to the big outside world, in small increments, with our guidance and support.

In summary, Elf is a cheeky, sweet natured dog, who, with a lot of tender loving care we feel will blossom into a comical, fun-loving, playful girl.

All of our dogs have lived their whole lives in family groups in an open space, kennel free environment and it is therefore a shock for them to leave all that they know. For this reason, we require Elf ’s new family to either have an existing resident dog, or adopt Elf together with another dog.

Name Elf
Basic Info 15 months old (approx. DOB March 2023)
Gender Female – spayed
Approx Weight 13kg
Can Live With Dogs, Cats, Children
Location Ukraine (Passport, vaccinated, titre test already prepared for travel)
Would Suit Fun-loving family with another dog
Home Requirements Away from town centre
A family with time available to teach Elf
A peaceful home
A home with garden

Enquire About Elf
Adopting a dog is a life-changing decision for both the dog and their new family – our experienced volunteers are on hand to support and advise, every step of the way. If you think you’ve seen your perfect soul mate, please apply via the Enquire Now button below to begin the adoption process.

Dog Rescue Adoption Donation of £300 applies (concessions considered).

Holistic Rawfeeding Rescue
We are a holistic rawfeeding rescue, so as with all our rescue dogs and puppies for adoption, Our dogs are fed a natural raw diet such as Paleo Ridge for improved health and longevity.

As a rawfeeding rescue, we ask that this diet is continued in their new home as they really love it! We provide full advice and support as standard for anyone who is new to rawfeeding dogs or holistic principles.

Homecheck applies.   For dogs coming from Ukraine, we ask Adopters to commit to a month’s trial because the dogs will arrive traumatised both from the transportation and from all that they have endured due to the ongoing War, so their personalities will not shine for several weeks.  Our dogs have come from the conflict zones, and will need time to decompress in a safe and calm environment.  This means absolutely no walks away from the home for the first month – these dogs are not yet ready to be walked in unfamiliar surroundings, so a home with a large secure garden in a peaceful setting away from busy towns or cities would be a great introduction to living in a family environment in the UK.

Full lifetime rescue backup and adoption contract applies, so if for any reason our dog is not suitable or circumstances change, we require the dog to be returned to us.

** We are just a very small team here in the UK, so we currently prioritize adopters within travelling distance of the South of the UK. We apologize if this leads to disappointment, however we have found through experience that adoptions more local to us do not overstretch our limited resources. Thank you for your understanding!

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