Della Status: Available

ID: 24122

Name: Della

Breed: Beagle

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Wells, Somerset

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.

12-12-18 Della is 5 yr old ex-breeding beagle.  She is very sweet and loves her playtime in the yard with her doggie friends as she is able to freely explore all the sights and smells with her best mates.  With people she is not as brave, she is quite hand shy and not comfortable being handled yet.  As yet, she does not walk on a lead and has never been indoors so has not learnt about housetraining so will need another dog in her new home to show her the ropes and help her adjust.  She has a passport.

30-01-19 UPDATE
Della is a beautiful beagle (approx 14 kgs) who is coming along very well.  She will now happily approach people she knows and will often ask for a fuss by climbing up the humans’ lap, sticking her bum and throwing her head back - She LOVES cuddles and being shown love!
She has these big, soulful eyes, that tell of a hard past life, a lady who is a little worried at the moment but also a lady who is more than ready for a forever family and home, and a lady who is more than ready for her future happy, fun, adventurous life that is hopefully going to come along very soon!
Della has a lovely personality.  She is calm and quiet in kennels, spending her day cuddled up to her much more scared little friend Cresta (now adopted).  She is a kind and fun lady who has just discovered the joy of chasing balls in the sand school.
Della is a typical beagle who is obsessed with food! She will bark a little when she smells her breakfast and dinner being delivered and will jump up and down and try and get hold of the bowls you are carrying in your hand, hoping to eat all the food in all the bowls! She shares her toys and beds perfectly well too.
Della now walks well on a lead alongside her kennel friend and loves smelling the different countryside aromas! She can sometimes be a little stubborn if she doesn’t want to go the way you do or wants to smell something for a little longer - but who can blame her - she has only just discovered the outside world.  As long as Della is yarded often, she is pretty clean in her kennel too. 
Della would need to be homed with another more confident resident dog who will provide her with the doggy company she needs to feel fully comfortable and happy as well as help teach her new skills in the big, wide world she is going to find herself in

 26-03-19 UPDATE

The very beautiful Bonnie Beagle (is Many Tears - Della) is so very ready for her forever home. She is a stunning lady, with the most beautiful deep brown eyes and the softest velvety ears.
Bonnie began her journey in foster with us at the beginning of March.  Whilst it was clear by Bonnie’s dazed facial expressions that everyday household things like the TV were completely new to her, she has adjusted to home life amazingly well. Bonnie takes everything in her stride and is very unassuming by nature (other than her Beagle love of food).  She seems to just accept the hand she is dealt so introducing her to some doggie delights like snuggles on the sofa has been all the more heart warming.
Bonnie is happily living alongside 5 other small to medium sized male and female resident dogs, eats her food with the other dogs but will bowl surf given the chance (but is not food aggressive), sleeps deeply (with the cutest little snoring sounds) in her crate in our bedroom at night, is housetrained with regular access to the outside and travels well in the car for both long and short journeys.
Bonnie also walks brilliantly on the lead (light touch / no pulling) and has been okay walking beside traffic.  We have recently started walking her off lead in quiet places using a longline and so far, so good. She tends to amble along, indulging in all the new smells but has a definite desire to return to her family.  Bonnie is absolutely wonderful with dogs she considers to be her friends or part of her gang but can be unsure about meeting strange dogs, in particular those that are bigger than her or reactive.
Bonnie’s general demeanour is laid back and undemanding. She likes to absorb what is going on around and is as happy in her own space doing her own thing as she is with her doggie and human friends, although I am sure she would still prefer to have a doggie friend in her forever home to bring out her playful side. 
She has so far been introduced to calm older children and has been great with them and has been fine to be left for a few hours.
She has already been waiting some time for her forever home, please let's not make her wait any longer.  This lady so deserves a family to call her own.

 09-05-19 UPDATE

Bonnie (Many Tears Della) has been in her foster home for just over 2 months.   As her foster parents, we are in awe of how well Bonnie has adjusted to home life and we feel honoured to have been able to help Bonnie close the chapter on her previous hard life.  
Bonnie is now seeking fuss from people visiting our home and greeting passers by on her walks.  She is equally as happy around men as she is women (although her foster daddy is trying to convince her to become a daddy’s girl).
She is very calm when getting ready for a walk (unlike our resident dogs) and her recall off lead is excellent (although she never goes far). She responds to the ‘come' and ‘sit' command in return for a treat. Bonnie is not a high energy dog, and is unlikely to ever win a 100 metre race but when she does break into a sprint, it is all the more entertaining and you can certainly hear her coming! The expression ‘herd of elephants’ springs to mind.
Bonnie is now given the choice as to where she sleeps at night (as she is fully housetrained) and at this stage, she is still returning to her open crate in our bedroom. It is like the novelty of having her own space and soft bed has not yet worn off.  Bonnie has a very sedate approach to waking up in the morning and will happily sleep in.
Bonnie’s favourite ways to experience the world is to either eat it (if edible) with anything sweet or meaty being top of her list or to roll around on her back to feel it (including us if given the chance).  Her utter joy is infectious. 
Bonnie continues to be fine being left for up to 4 hours with our resident dogs.  From what we have seen via the home camera, she tends to chill out on the sofa or goes out into the garden via the dog flap and sunbathes on the deck. 
We continue to work with Bonnie on meeting other strange dogs politely and she is responding well to correction.  She shows more concern with strange dogs her own size or bigger so we have enlisted the help of friends and family to give her more exposure to these types of dogs.  Managing this in the meantime is straightforward as we leave a longline on her and pick this up and stand to one side to allow any approaching strange dogs to pass.  Her new family will need to be prepared to continue to work on this with her.  With the dogs she considers her friends, she is the most patient and tolerant dog I know - she puts up with a lot from our resident dogs!
Bonnie is so very nearly perfect, smart, loving, easy going and undemanding.  If you feel you have a special place in your heart for a Bonnie Beagle, please send in your application.  This girl is more than deserving of a very special forever home. Beagles really are the most wonderful dogs.

11-06-19 UPDATE

Della, who we call Bonnie continues to thrive in a home environment and it is lovely to see her feeling confident enough to express preferences like whether to sunbathe or lie in a shaded spot in the garden. Having recently introduced a new young foster dog, we are finally seeing her playful side come out. Bonnie remains to be everything her previous updates have highlighted but we feel a very succinct description of Bonnie is "strong on the outside and sensitive on the inside”.
Bonnie does not always give a lot away as to how she is feeling and it can often look like she is fine and/or coping when more subtle parts of her body language suggests that she is a little overwhelmed and/or a bit sad. We therefore feel it is really important for her future forever family to stay connected to Bonnie’s sensitive side, so as to avoid unintentionally overlooking her needs.
Whilst we consider Bonnie almost perfect in every way, we have not yet managed to overcome her issues with meeting strange dogs of a similar size or bigger in particular bigger darker dogs. As we have been working with her on this, we are seeing improvements in controlled environments. She has spent the day in the company of a 48kg brown Labrador, she frequently walks with a female brown Labrador and regularly visits 2 Springers.
She is also attending training classes for socialisation purposes and is very well behaved. Whilst we are not dog behaviourists, having observed her behaviour, it looks like she considers these kinds of dogs a threat and just wants them to go away and she feels to achieve this, she has to run at them, bark and barge them out the way. When she has said her piece or feels they are no longer a threat or they are out of sight, she instantly relaxes and goes about her business. This may suggest a previous negative experience or perhaps her role as a mother for so many years has made her very matriarchal, but whatever the reason, this is something that will need to be accepted and managed.
Bonnie would be best suited living in a quiet location where the selected areas/times to walk have a low level traffic of strange dogs. Whilst Bonnie walks wonderfully on a lead, she does love her off lead walks and it would be a tragedy for all of these to be forfeited due to her issues with some other dogs.
Bonnie will need a 5 ft fence line in the garden, not because she is looking to escape but because she is very nosey as to what is going on outside of her garden boundaries.
As Bonnie has limited spacial awareness and can be heavy footed, a home without smaller children would be best. Bonnie deserves the comforts of a sofa and human(s) she can snuggle up too. She is not very demanding so when she does seek affection, it makes all the difference to Bonnie that this is reciprocated.
We feel Bonnie could cope as an only dog but this would need to be where her human(s) are around most of the time and/or will be able to include her in their everyday life. She would need to be given some time to bond with her human(s) before anytime where she needs to be left and this time would need to be built up gradually. She would also need her own bed in her human(s) bedroom so she does not feel alone at nighttime. Bonnie really is one of those dogs of 'what you see is what you get'. We really hope this is the last update we do before her forever family find this very Bonnie Beagle.

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.

Although DELLA 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.

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





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