We rescued and rehomed many dog since 2012. In doing so, we have set particular value on how dogs and humans fit together. Here are some reviews from adopters …
Rudolph, the royal Samoyed
I first saw Rudi’s photo on a Facebook group I am part of. And, after longing for a dog my entire life, I ultimately decided it’s time for me to, a least, foster one…or so I thought. In an attempt to not let my emotions take over my reality I decided to foster Rudi but deep inside I knew I was not going to be able to let him go…ever. Besides, I had already completely fallen in love with him over pictures, videos, and from what the SDR team had told me about him. His arrival in Sweden went without much trouble, it started snowing as we stepped out of the airport to welcome a new snow dog! I was expecting a bit of a “crazy” dog from all the stress he’d been through when flying but he was just happy to have arrived safely, which was a very nice surprise. The SDR team had made such a fantastic job training him before he came to me, I was so impressed how well-mannered this dog was! No pulling, no jumping on people…all good for a great start! Sure, some behaviours still need some training but it can all be done, he deserves the best.
And so it was, after getting to know him a bit more I couldn’t image my life without him so I accepted that he’s given my life the spark it needed. He’s a wonderful dog, the kindest, goofiest, most loving being I’ve ever met. Every time we step out of the door, we always get compliments about how beautiful he is! Everyone wants to pet him or, if they don’t dare to come close, you will just see their faces lighting up because of him…he’s a super star! We both love the outdoors and now I have a partner in crime for a lifetime of adventures. Thanks SDR for making my dream come true, you guys do such a great job with every dog you help. I have the best dog I could have ever asked for!
The princess from Cyprus/Sweden
Having lost my previous Husky girl very unexpectedly and having had a Husky since I was 12, I knew there will be another one.
Martha (now Maya) very soon appeared on the screen, with a lot of expression in her ice-blue eyes. From her description, she did not seem to be the most easiest dog, since she has her moments (protecting her food and toys), and that she needs time to bond.
Both is true, but both can be trained, and she is improving gradually and is actually the sweetest dog most of the time. It was good to have this information beforehand though and to be prepared for it. The foster home she was in after she was found on the street took really good care and understood what she wants/needs.
Adoption including the home check and conversations/money transfers itself went without problems (except for that I could not wait any longer for flight parents and decided to go to Cyprus myself in order to pick her up myself – that was an adventure in itself, meeting extremely nice people and dogs in Cyprus).
I brought Maya to Sweden in summer ’17. The first morning she woke me up at 4am, outraged that I STILL did not get out of bed even though the sun was shining since 2 hours. The first days went by very quickly and she started to calm down and be more interested in food (which was a problem at the beginning). She was certainly overwhelmed by her new world.
She adapted quickly, is now an always hungry eater and still loves getting steamed veggies on Sundays, like back in the shelter on Cyprus. She is the best travel companion and has accompanied me already to some thousands of km travel north and south. She is a princess everywhere she goes and loves to get a hug from everybody, in particular from kids.
It is a nice feeling to show the world (or part of it) to a former stray dog and see how she develops. I would love to know her story how she ended up on the streets, but that will stay a secret. I think both Maya and I have been lucky, and I hope we have many years together ahead of us, exploring the North.
Sled Dog Rescue is doing a fantastic job in helping these unique dogs to get out of Cyprus, and I would always recommend to get a dog from them.
Pushka used some magic for sure
We saw Pushka on the web somewhen in early 2016 for the first time. As we couldn‘t check whether she fit our pack or not, we decided not to apply for adoption to avoid stress for all. To be honest, i never stopped observing her via net….😇 Somehow Pushka used magic and could manage to be send to a foster Home in Germany, where we already got one of our dogs from! As Pushka‘s flight was not directly to Berlin, the foster home needed support to pick her up on Hamburg airport and drive her over- and guess, my company is located near to Hamburg airport.Picking her up and having the trip back to Berlin was so impressiv to visit Pushka in the foster home the following weekend together with our pack and it was great! We got in contact with SDR immidiatly and applied for adoption. Afterwards, all went very smooth, fast, professional and friendly. Finally we could pick her up three weeks after her arrival in Germany.
Form Cyprus pound to Germany
It was end of 2015 when I decidet to look for a new rescue dog – after my souldog went over rainbowbridge. I looked for may dogs and contacted several organsiations – because I wanted not any dog but “my” dog. I found foto from Betty on FB by Sled Dog Rescue (at that time Cyprus Husky rescue) She was rescued few weeks before together with their playpate Wilma. Wilma is not a kusky – but they couldn’t let her back and possibly put to sleep…. I felt in love with Betty – beside the heart breaking story of her rescue and so I asked for her. I got an answer soon and more information and fotos/videos about her . All in German, my nativ speek, so that it was easy to hold contact! After homecheck we discussed some points, that had to be spoken about and SDR decidet, that Betty could fly – on 27.-01.216. She took of for a new life. Arrival at the airport was very easy and first contact with new home too. Only problem : she was afraid to go stairs – she didin’t know it – but she learned in the following weeks ;). In the following time, I had often contact to SDR to report und tell about progress – and at least I won new friends for me 🙂 – we are very happy about the anual meetings with the rescued dogs. Actually we often hear, what a wonderful und pretty dog she is – and we agree – we will never miss her! Thank you Sled Dog Rescue to make this possible!
Super spitzenmäßige Organisation. Habe zwei eigene Huskys , Perez und Yakari und schon einige Pflegehunde gehabt. Es ist super organisiert. Flugpaten, Impfungen , Kastration, Informationen zu den Hunden sind immer ehrlich und ausgiebig vorhanden. Unterstütze die Sled Dog Rescue immer gerne als Pflegestation und auch als Endstelle. Großes Lob an alle Beteiligten.
A well run supportive rescue.
We have fostered three dogs for Sled Dog Rescue Martha now Maya, Pushka and Kes .I have lost count of the dogs that have stayed overnight with us or that we have collected to take to the vet or to prepare for the airport. We have always been given the advice or information needed to support each individual dog. It is good to be part of the rescue chain. The best thing of all is to see the photographs of the dogs happy at hope with their new families. The change in the dogs eyes from sadness to contentment with their new families whether outdoors rolling in snow or indoors rolling on a rug. If you foster for Sled Dog Rescue you will get support if you need it when you need it. We have our own dogs and cats and that also provides useful information to help in the rehoming process. You will never regret it. We love to see all the photos of the dogs we have helped it’s just the best feeling to be a part of that complex journey from rescue to rehoming .
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