A heart-warming rescue dog adoption story has emerged from a housebuilder's partnership with a charity.

Andrea Taylor, an HR coordinator at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Anglia, gave a Siberian husky named Lexi a loving home after meeting her through her employer's ongoing collaboration with Safe Rescue for Dogs.

Ms Taylor, who lives near Dereham, had lived in America and had previously adopted a husky.

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She said:  "I had rescued a husky previously when I lived in the USA, so I knew about the breed and how it can be challenging at times.

"They are energetic, stubborn, loving, attention-seeking and can be destructive if not kept entertained.

“I had no intention of rescuing another dog, but after meeting Lexi I just couldn’t stop thinking about her and worrying that she would go to someone who didn’t understand huskies.”

After fostering Lexi for six weeks, she officially adopted Lexi in mid-June 2023.

She said: “It feels amazing to be able to give Lexi a second chance at life.

"She has definitely changed my life, as I now walk approximately five miles a day and even more at the weekends.

“I have started taking her to doggie socials that are in a secure field, and it is so much fun to see her run and play with other dogs.

“She has so much character."

The HR coordinator also volunteers at the charity.

She added: "I think Safe Rescue for Dogs is an amazing charity and I am so happy that we have been able to support their team this year."

Simon Wood, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Anglia, said: “Safe Rescue for Dogs is a wonderful charity that we have had the pleasure of sponsoring throughout the year."