Helen ^


Helen ^ Status: Available

ID: 25120

Name: Helen ^

Breed: Dogue de Bordeaux

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

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.

20-4-19 Helen is a beautiful DDB who has come to us from a breeder.  She is nervous but started to slowly relax with us during her health check. She does eat and take treats from us and so we don't think it will take long for her to relax completely with humans around. She will need a groom as she is moulting at the moment but once this is done she will be stunning. She is inquieisitve about her surroundings and is very alert listening to other dogs in kennels.  Helen will need a home with at least one other dog to help her learn about house training and lead walking etc but with time, love and patience she is going to be a wonderful addition to her lucky adopter's home.

23-05-19 UPDATE

When Helen came in she was very shut down, she didn't want to leave the back of her kennel where she and her two sisters would just cuddle up, seeking comfort from one another. Although she is still nervous at times.... just look at her now. Playing with a ball, showing signs of the playful dog that I'm sure she'll become.

04-06-19 UPDATE
This girl used to be so fearful of humans, now look at her! I walk over to get her in from the sandschool and she can't contain her excitement. It goes to show what TLC can do for the scared and sad dogs. Can you be the person to continue showing Helen love?

11-07-19 UPDATE

Helen is a kind and caring soul. She’s super gentle and very quiet. Helen is still a little disengaged with us at the moment. We are getting there with her slowly though, with the help of her kennel mates. Helen is now excited to go outside to sniff around and play, as long as she can follow in her kennel mates footsteps. She also now comes up to me wanting a fuss, which is great considering she was very nervous when I first met her.
With strangers Helen is still distant, but I have noticed that if you are calm and quiet, and if her kennel mates are around, Helen will quietly approach and ask for a stroke. Due to her confidence being heightened with her kennel mates around, Helen will need to be housed alongside other resident dogs. This will also help her with training and learning about home life.
Helen does walk well on the lead, although she is cautious and can be spooked with sudden movements or loud noises. I took Helen on a walk this afternoon and it went very well. We met cats, which Helen was fine with, and other people on the way (including some very tall men). She was a little wary with people approaching her, but when she realised they were only trying to make friends she soon calmed down. Although Helen will need other dogs in the home, we are looking to house her alongside dogs of her own size or slightly smaller, nothing much smaller than her as she can become a little uneasy around them. Helen is hoping her new family come along quickly as she finds life a little hard in kennels. Could you be that family?

30-07-19 UPDATE

Helen came to us mid April this year as very nervous girl who would hide in the back of the kennel. Although still a little unsure of strangers Helen has come a long way and has developed in to this loving girl who loves attention. She now sits or lies at the front of the kennel next to the door watching and waiting her turn to picked. While all the others are barking and jumping about, Helen sits their patiently waiting to see who will take her out or who will pick her to go to her forever home. She walks beautifully on on a lead but on times can be spooked by loud noises. I taken Helen out on walks many times and have noticed the difference over the months. Helen will still need a home with another dog, preferably her size to help her settle and become confident in her new home. If Helen could fit into your life, heart and home, I’m sure this soft loving girl will love you back more than I can put in words as she desperately deserves a home. Please come and meet her, you will fall in love like we have.

21-08-19 UPDATE
Today is the first day i'm really meeting Helen and what a beautiful girl she is. She is one of our longer stayers and i have no idea why!
All Helen asks for is a comfy bed, a owner who will love her, and put food in her tummy.
She is a very quiet girl and could suit an older person as an only dog, so if you are looking for a companion to keep you company then Helen might be your girl!
She is one of the most quiet girls I have ever known here. She enjoys more of a plod walk rather than a run, this breed doesn't like to exercise too much they like to do little and often, so a nice walk around the block twice a day would suit her well!
Helen loves other dogs and get on well with the ones of her size or bigger, I wouldn't really want to home her with smaller just because of her size and she might squash them.
Helen loves a fuss and will sit there all day to be groomed and pampered. Helen has really come forward since when she first came in, she isn't that shut down girl to what she was when she first came in.
If you think you could offer Helen the best home then please get in touch, this girl has waited around way to much already. it would be amazing if she could spend her winter in front of the TV and fire where she will be warm and loved.

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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