Set up to help a small number of privately rescued Romanian Rescue dogs and cats, we are a small team of dedicated animal lovers who volunteer our time to find suitable forever homes for the dogs and cats to homes throughout Scotland.
Every member is passionate about helping the strays of Romania. All have adopted, fostered or supported the dogs of Constanta for some time with the primary aim of helping Florentina with her work. We all have experience of rescue volunteering, having helped the many UK and Romanian dogs find their forever homes, and we hope to continue this process for Animal Rescue Crew with the Romanian dogs and cats as our focus. Florentina is an integral part of the team, without her so many dogs and cats would not be here. She has been rescuing for years and with the help of a small number of people in the UK and Europe she has been able to find homes for many animals over the years. Animal Rescue Crew hope to continue for years to come and help provide more happy waggy tails to families in the UK.
Our number one concern is always the animals, finding the right home for each one as an individual. When taking on a Romanian rescue, there are some things to consider.
Most, if not all, will have been a stray at some point in their life, for some a once loved family pet who was put out of their home either too old, injured or ill. All have one thing in common, without Florentina's help they would likely suffer a lifetime of hunger, thirst and abuse.
Adopting is not for the faint hearted. You will need to be prepared to house train the dogs - most won't have ever lived in a home, never seen stairs or had carpet under their paws or had the comfort of a bed. All will need work with walking on a lead - their first introduction to a collar and lead will be the day of their transport. This takes time and with the safe use of a harness and also a slip lead initially for the first few weeks (or months) as required will help the dogs transition into normal doggy life so much easier.
You will, of course, get chewers, barkers, dogs with separation anxiety, those who don't like other dogs, those who hate cats (and will chase) and those who are not suited to be rehomed with children. In short, you are taking on a living breathing dog just like any other. Also to remember is that some dogs will have had a traumatic experience which may need patience, love and above all space and boundaries within a home to allow the dog to settle.
All important things to consider before submitting the application form.
What is needed from each adopter will vary from dog to dog and we will endeavour to match the right dog to you, and vice versa. When completing the adoption application form, please provide as much information as you can in each section to allow this process to start quicker.
The cats too will have a longer settling in period than some others; we would anticipate at least six weeks for each cat to settle fully and acclimatise.
If you are undaunted and looking to adopt, then please see our Available for Adoption sections with all our current dogs and cats.
"ARC were fantastic and so supportive through the whole process. They gave so much time to try to ensure that we were matched with the right dog for us and course that we were suitable owners for Kali".
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