Smeagol ^


Smeagol ^ Status: Available

ID: 24880

Name: Smeagol ^

Breed: Schnauzer cross German Shepherd

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

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.

22-03-19 - Smeagol has been bred for his handsome looks and intelligent brains in the USA. They are bred to be Disney dogs -  meaning they are easily trainable and also have an unusual look about them. He is super friendly and loves people but not trained, as he has lived in kennels not a home. Smeagol has a lot of love to give but needs an active home where he can be shown all about home life and love. He would learn about housetraining and home manners more easily with a kind resident dog to follow and be his playmate, together they can play in the garden all day!

16-05-19 UPDATE

Smeagol is a stunning, big, black and beautiful young dog. At this time he requires an experienced handler as everything in the world is new to him. In kennels he is now a confident chap, but the restrictions of kennel life are difficult for him as he certainly requires more than kennel life can offer.
Yesterday I took him out of kennels and he fluctuated from confident, to being spooked by what is new to him. Initially he was strong and difficult on the lead due to being overwhelmed and over stimulated in the busy area of the rescue surrounded by people and cars. I was however delighted at the transformation in him as we walked the quiet country lanes. Smeagol relaxed and was fully focused on me, he walked well on the lead with correction and I was delighted at his heel work, all this because he wanted to please - not for treats as my pockets were empty.
He accompanies a staff member and her dog whilst they go running, she reports that he is very good and that the additional exercise is beneficial to him. Smeagol is at an age where he is learning quickly, in the right hands this dog will be amazing, but one would need to devote time to his training, provide him with a safe enviroment and provide relevant excercise and stimulation. Do not apply just because of his handsome looks, he needs introducing to the world, training with fair but firm boundaries, and a person/people who will love him forever.

20-05-19 UPDATE

Can you imagine experiencing everything for the first time? Would you be scared or excited? Before Many Tears, Smeagol was kept in a small cage unable to stretch his legs, play and see new things. And that has caused him to be scared. I have taken him out for some experience learning; he has experienced running through a field, sniffing in the woodlands and splashing in the water. I've taken him to public places, where he has been so excited about all the new smells, but very cautious of traffic, shopping trollies and simple human activities.
Can you imagine living in fear every day each time you saw something new? That's Smeagol's world. Can you imagine helping someone learn that those new things aren't scary but can actually be enjoyable? Well, that's the kind of friend Smeagol needs!
There are too many variables in kennel environment for Smeagol to develop into the dog he deserves to be. He is kind, gentle, athletic, respectful but nervous. Can you offer him a stable, secure home where he can grow? Come and meet him, don't judge him by the dog you see at the kennel door, take him for a walk; you will fall in love!

31-05-19 UPDATE

Please help this boy by giving him a space in your home to grow. When out on adventures Sméagol is excited and brave to learn, but in the kennels he is nervous and skittish. He is big and strong, but doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. He’s great with all dogs.
He doesn’t jump fences, because his hind legs aren’t strong enough, but he will need a secure garden as he builds muscle incase he gets spooked. He will need someone that can keep up with his active energy. Experience with handling dogs with nervous issues is a must.

03-06-19 UPDATE

Smeagle is a handsome boy that has been in kennels far too long. He gets on with all size dogs and loves to play in the yard with his kennel friends. He is looking for a home with no young children and also cat free. Smeagle is a little nervous if people he doesn’t know but it doesn’t take him long to warm up to new people. This boy walks amazing on a halti but is a very strong dog. He loves attention and fuss off people and now is sitting in kennels watching as his friends find their happy ending and now his waiting for his

02-07-19 UPDATE

Today Smeagol got to do something new, he learnt to run alongside Chelsea on the bike. He was scasred to begin with and only got a little braver, but I know with practice he'll be fine. Smeagol is progressing slowly here, but does go out walking with volunteers, and he is very keen on a girl called Holly and is very interactive with her while he's out with her, and relaxes enough to take treats. What he really needs is to get into an adoptive home or foster home, I'm positive that he'll jprogress quickly, as kennel life does not suit him.

30-07-19 UPDATE
Ohh why is Smeagol still here? He came in with his sister who has happily found her forever home, leaving poor Smeagol in kennels.
What does this boy have to do to get a home?   He isn't at all a difficult dog, he gets on well with most dogs but unfortunately can't be homed with small furies.
A nice big secure garden to run around in would be nice with at least 5ft fencing.
If you have a place in your heart and home for Smeagol then please complete his application form.

11-08-19 UPDATE
Smeagol has been waiting for so long for his forever family, I really can not see why. He is loving and so sweet, he is nervous when he first meets people but once he knows you he really can't get enough of you. He will need a resident dog in his new home, he's so fond of his kennel friend Hemlock and when you get back from a walk he'll run up to her and give her kisses. Let's find this boy his perfect home, he so deserves it.

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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

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





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