Poem ^^


Poem ^^ Status: Available

ID: 20868

Name: Poem ^^

Breed: Collie Cross

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

14-12-17 Poem is a cross breed who has come to use from truly appalling conditions in Romania. He has witnessed and experienced things no dog should see and he was saved by a Romanian rescue who have very little funds. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we were able to offer help to 28 of these dogs and so now Poem is here to find a home for the first time in his life.
Poem's passport says that he is  4 years old but we disagree as he seems older and is hard of hearing  and possibly entirely deaf. Poem looks like a Pyranean mountain dog cross, but is probably some sort of Romanian sheep dog mix. He is beautiful, big built, handsome but oh so very sad. He came in in rather a mess and has had a bath. The groomer was very good as he was mistrustful we had to muzzle him, this boy needs stability and trust as man has been very unkind to him and he really needs to learn to trust.  We would not home Poem with children.  He is good with other dogs and needs another dog in his home to guide him and show him house training. He needs someone special to see his potential and want to work with him 

12-01-18 UPDATE

Poem is one dog that as soon as you gaze into his eyes you can see the pain and suffering he's had to endure in his past life in Romania. Whilst there he watched his friends and companions get beaten to death, he managed to survive and escape. 
He's one of the lucky ones - if you can call him lucky, however now he's got to have those images in his mind forever, and is always cautious of people, wondering if he's going to be next. Looking at him and knowing he has had to go through that is so upsetting, I can't imagine how he must be feeling.
Whilst Poem has been here in the rescue, he has found it quite difficult to adjust, although there are signs of progress, it is going to take time. We have found out that Poem is deaf, which adds to the difficulty of adjusting to his new start, without knowing this on first arrival, he has nipped a member of staff, whilst trying to handle him, because of this his new home will need to sign a disclaimer regarding his difficulties.
I have been dealing with Poem for a couple of weeks and seeing his progression is quite inspiring, he walks beautifully on the lead and we go exploring to a new place every day, as he loves to investigate! In his kennel he is quite laid back and I always catch him laying down on his little mattress, eyes gazing in the sky or fast asleep curled up under his heat lamp.
He is currently on his own as we want to give his space as calm as possible, however I was socialising him with Mirabel my ex foster Saint Bernard and they got on brilliantly, it helped as she is a much bigger dog, who is very placid. If a dog were to get into his face that's when he would get defensive, so for this reason we want him to go as an only dog where he can have the run of the house.
Poems new owner would have to be experienced home, used to  dealing with deaf dogs and ones who have suffered traumatic past life. He isn't the type of dog who is going to want to come up to you and cuddle or want a fuss much, he's just going to want to have a comfy duvet/bed where he can sleep peacefully in a calm environment where he can enjoy his retirement.
He has had to fight for his food before coming in so he does get very protective over his food, his new owner will need to take this into consideration with helping him, he will sit and wait, although he can get impatient.
Poem would make a great companion, he just needs a lot of respect regarding his body and giving him space. It will take a while for him to trust anyone completely or if at all. This is why it is important to have a quiet household, not in a built up area, with only one or two people living there. You can tell that he has got such a loving nature that he's wishing to let go!
If you think you'd be suitable for him then coming up and talking to the staff first, then introducing would be the next step. He is an extremely special boy whose next home has to be his forever home, any questions please ask and hopefully he'll be in a warm, loving home in the near future.

02-02-18 UPDATE

I think me and Poem have a good understanding of each other I like to think/hope he does too.  He's a complicated character who's funny, playful but he also  has a look when he's had enough of fun time and it means no more.
We go on walks twice a day - different walks so he doesn't get bored.  Poem can sniff, pee and of course scuff his smell in the air with grass and mud flying everwhere and it normally ending up in my hair!!!
Every walk time this week I have been grooming him one side of his back and it's looking OK so far so by the weekend who knows?!
Poem needs a home with no children and a very quiet home in terms of visitors. I know there is someone experienced enough with the right home for this boy - it's just finding it.

14-03-18 UPDATE
Poem is a tricky one as he needs someone who is confident in handling difficult dogs and has no resident dogs because he needs to be a only dog. Poem had a new treat ball which he loves food is a massive part of his life as it seems to be one of the only things he likes besides walking. Please don't apply if you haven't got the right home as he needs a very special one


Although POEM ^^ is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

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