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Laika is a gentle, medium-sized girl, with a thick, medium length, brown and black coat. Poor girl had a very bad start to her life, as she had lived in a farm her whole life, chained and very neglected, until she was surrendered to the rescue that took her in a gave her love and devotion. 

In Spain, she had never lived inside a home, she was fostered but living outdoors and when she came to the UK she made a wonderful transition to girl who enjoyed and respected family life INDOORS! She is very sociable and just loves people, she is very affectionate and she is not fearful, she is very obedient and smart. 

Laika came to the UK in 2016 and has lived with a family very well, however they have just had babies and she is not coping well in the household, so we want another home for her that’s quiet and maybe with another dog and not so close proximity to small children.

Her Best Points :

She is active, very playful and sociable with dogs and people too.

Foster Report Part 1 (Spain) :

Laika is really enjoying her freedom, she loves running around, playing with other dogs and going for walks. She pulls in the beginning or when she gets excited, but not too much, and she is improving day by day. Laika is also making up for all the cuddles she never received, she is not shy at all and loves approaching people for a head rub and always stays close to us. We have a little girl and she is nice and gentle with her. She hasn’t had any problems with our dogs, but she does chase feral cats. She eats with the rest of our dogs and doesn’t have any protection issues with her food. She is not fussy with food at all. 

Foster Report Part 2 (UK) :

Laika is loving, really enjoys getting out and exploring – she used to spend time with my son and me on our narrow boat, she does get a bit defensive if some types of clothing or young children are about but shes settled as soon as they are passed. She’s never off the lead – deer, livestock and cats, rabbits, anything that runs she is excited by and she’s getting better with horses and cattle as l walk her on a lunge rein and again, sit, wait, leave until safe. Nice family dog for the older family


Dog Details :


Breed :    GSD Mix

Age :       6/7 years

Gender:  Female

Height:   Around 70 cm tall to head. 

Length:   110 cm long

Weight:    35 kg

Living with dogs :   YES

Living with cats :     NO

Living with children :  Children over 15 years

NEEDS to live with another dog   Maybe

Health:   No health issues notified

Neutered:   YES


Current location

In a foster home in Wiltshire


Adoption Fee: £165


NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecks. There is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.

If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.

If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.







Can live with other dogs
Can live with children over 15 years

Needs to live with another dog

Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

Before being adopted, dogs will have been vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
If old enough they will have been neutered, if too young the new owners will need to ensure this is done.
All dogs are microchipped
All new owners can apply for 4 weeks Pet Insurance  FREE, to apply please ask us for the pamphlet, our charity reference number is 1400005179.

All new owners will need to change their new dogs microchip information to their contact details. This costs £17. If you would like us to arrange this for you, at a reduced rate of £7.20, we will ask you to do a bank transfer to allow us to register the change.

For Rescue Dogs coming from overseas

This adoption fee is a contribution towards the costs of rescuing the dog including
– microchip, pet passport, vaccines, tests for South European diseases, neutering (IF OLD ENOUGH), parasite treatment and transport to the UK.
We can not home dogs from overseas to people who work full time or long hours, unless some sort of doggy day care is offered. They need someone at home a lot of the day, they are not used to being alone for long periods. A dog walker for an hour out of the day is not enough.
Leaving dogs a long time on their own means they are highly likely to develop separation anxiety which is distressing for them and everyone in their new home.

How to adopt a DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

For full details see our Adoption page

To apply to adopt please fill in our adoption application