Tommy Status: Reserved

ID: 23747

Name: Tommy

Breed: Basset Hound

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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.

11-11-2018 Tommy is a very handsome boy who has come to us from a breeder.  When he arrived he was a little grumpy when being handled as he was was worried about our intentions but he is getting used to it slowly and in the right home with the right encouragement and guidance we feel he will come around nicely.  We are looking for an adult only home for Tommy as we think children would overwhelm him at the moment and he will need to live with at least one other dog who he can copy and learn things from like house training and walking on a lead.  Having another dog around will also help him settle in and trust people.

09-01-19 UPDATE

Tommy is a stunningly beautiful Basset, he has been in foster with us for a few weeks. He is a troublesome soul who will just need time to settle into everyday life. He will need an home with Basset Hound experience, and one without young children or visiting young children.
Tommy is scared, he will scurry away to his safe place to watch the world go by, he does not like being touched at the moment and becomes fear aggressive he will growl and snap if he is put in a situation he does not feel comfortable in. Tommy will not yet approach to take a treat or be stroked but just watches from a distance taking it all in.
Tommy is slowly learning from his foster brothers and sisters, he relies on them to show him the way but can he be very dominant over his possessions I think this is because he has not had much in his life before to call his own. He will definitely need a doggy pal that is not reactive but will not be bullied by him.
Tommy however has learnt to go outside and come in with the other dogs so is housetrained. He sleeps soundly at night in a crate with one of his foster sisters and he loves his food. Do you have the perfect home for Tom?

06-02-19 UPDATE
Tommyis still very scared. When he finds his forever family you will have to try very very hard to earn his trust. He will not be homed with children. 

.....Tom will now take a treat from your hand if he feels in a confident enough mood otherwise he will avoid contact with you at all costs and not be interested in any treats at all. He will also let you put a harness on him and a long line if he is again in a confident mood this has to be done very slowly on Toms terms. Tom will walk very nicely next to another dog on a strong longer length lead attached to a harness and a slip lead, he will not walk on a short lead. His walks will have to be in quiet surroundings where you will not come across many people or cars until his confidence has developed. 

.....Tom has become great pals with one of his older foster dog sisters when they are alone he has started to play bitey face with her for hours and hours this is nice to see as he forgets his fears and enjoys the fun. He is not tolerant of younger dogs or male dogs. 

Although Tom is not terribly fond of human company he does like to know where you are and what’s going on, he basically likes you to be there without the attention. If he is left alone he will bark and become very anxious he will also go to the toilet even if he has just been outside. 

Despite what sounds like a bit of a glum update, Tom has made a huge amount of progress since he first arrived here, if you feel that your home and doggy pal would be perfect for Tom please apply.

17-04-19 UPDATE

Tommy (Tom in foster) is coming on slowly but surely, unfortunately he has been having a few epileptic seizures so this is being investigated and we are just waiting on the return of his test results.
Tom has found his hound voice and likes to bark and bark happily especially when he’s out and about. Tom prefers to be running rather than walking on a lead but when his nose is down he goes deaf and his recall goes out the window so a large secure area is a must.
Tom is not a typical Basset he is very very active he can run very fast and jump very high he’s very athletic and not a waddler so needs lots of exercise.
Tom’s separation anxiety is improving slowly, he still sleeps well at night and loves his food. Tom is very much work in progress, are you up for the challenge?

21-06-19 UPDATE
Tom’s seizure test results came back all clear, but he is still having them infrequently so he will need to have further investigations. Despite this Tom seems to continue to make small steps of progress. Tom always enjoys his running, he loves to play chase with another lively dog, here his running pal is a young greyhound who he would chase all day if he could, he is quite boisterous and loves rough play so a new home mate would have to tolerate this.
Tom has met lots of dogs on his walks and has been very polite greeting them. Some behaviourists are helping us with Toms behavioural issues towards people which can be very challenging, whoever adopts him will have to continue working on these, unfortunately because of this Tom will not be rehomed with children. Tom still loves his bed, food and his voice, so a home with plenty of running space and neighbours not to close by would be perfect!

17-07-19 UPDATE

Tom is starting to be a cracking boy. He’s totally clean in the house, walks well on a lead in quiet places and loves to play rough with his pals. He recently went to a Basset meet where he met lots of Bassets of all shapes and sizes but preferred to play and run with a female whippet. Tom would absolutely love a female pal to play with constantly. He doesn’t mind what size he plays with Chihuahuas and St Bernard’s.
Tom has not had any recent seizures and is not on any medication but his new owners must understand that he may need further investigations in the future. Tom's ideal family would live in quiet rural area be without children, have a doggy play pal to play with, and be very active as he loves his exercise could you offer Tom the perfect forever home?

06-08-19 UPDATE
Tom is still waiting for his forever home with his sad eyes (which are actually full of mischief!) yes he’s had a rocky start and is still a bit scared in new situations and of children but he has really turned a corner and is improving every day. Tom now sits and gives his paw for a treat, he runs and sits in his spot and waits patiently for his dinner he loves his food and would gobble his then everybody else’s if he could. Please consider Tom if you and your dog want some fun in your life as Tom would certainly bring that to you. image1.jpeg

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) 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. 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. 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.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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