In Foster with intend to adopt.

LAIKA -  Collie Cross


Size: 35 cm shoulder height approx

Sex: female

Age: 2 years approx 

Neutered: yes

Vaccinated: yes

Microchipped: yes

Temperament: friendly, gentle and playful

Child friendly: yes, yes most likely

Dog friendly: yes 

Cat friendly: yes, most likely

Behaviour/Training needs: to be assessed

Housetrained: to be assessed

Bloodtested: before pet travel she will be tested for heartworm, ehrlichia, lyme disease and anaplasmosis

Location: Bosnia (will travel to UK on 25th May)


Current Location: BARK ARK in Bosnia 


Hello my name is Laika and I would like to tell you my story.

I started my life as a stray by factory in Bosnia, not far from the Bark Ark Shelter. It wasn't such a bad place as people looked after us strays as best as they could. But there was never enough food for us all and a factory yard can be a very dangerous environment for a dog and it was decided that we had to be moved. Bojan the founder of the Bark Ark Shelter was called out and we were taken to the shelter. When I arrived it was the first time I felt grass under my feet. Fresh air and everything was like a miracle to me. Sadly this did not last long and I was put into the big, busy shelter with many others just like me. There was no grass here ... I was very young back then, only just about a year old. I was extremely thin and undernourished too. They told me that one day someone will pick me and I will be loved, wanted and have a cosy home. I waited for over a year... nobody came for a very long time until someone saw me. I was cat tested for them and then they never responded again. Maybe I was not good enough..., but then Paws2Freedom heard my story and didn't hesitate to help me. So here I am waiting for pet travel to the UK. I already have a wonderful foster home waiting for me and if I like living with them I will be adopted and have my very own forever family with them. 

Please enjoy my photos below. Most of them are from when I was rescued over a year ago. I was extrememly thin then andin quite a sorry state. And a couple of recent ones with me and a cat.

If you would like to support me a bit I would be ever so grateful. If you could mark your kind giving with ‘Laika’ then your funds will be put towards my costs.

And if you would like to apply for giving me my forever home please complete an application form as a first step. But please bear in mind that I am advertized on other sites too and I hope that you understand that there may be more than one application to my name by the time you have completed yours for me. 


Thank you so much from my little heart and cute little paws ~ Love, Laika ♥


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