Rose ^


Rose ^ Status: Available

ID: 25620

Name: Rose ^

Breed: Shih Tzu

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.

01-7-19  Rose is a very nervous girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She is going to need an experienced home who have scared dogs like her before and understand she will need time and patience to settle into life in a home.  Rose is difficult to pick up and has not idea that a bed it to sleep in. She will need another resident dog or dogs in her new home to help her with her fears and who she can watch and then start to copy which will help her with house training and lead walking etc.  Rose has a passport.

20-07-19 UPDATE

Ideally Rose is in need of an experienced foster home before she is adopted. That, or her future forever Mum will have adopted terrified ex-breeders in the past. Rose would benefit massively from going into foster with a fosterer experienced in handling extremely frightened dogs.
Rose is a very scared, very worried little lady. She is a quiet girl, a very sweet and gentle lady who adores her kennel friends, gets on perfectly well with all dogs she meets and is kennelled with, and she really does depend on her furry friends to feel even slightly safe. She is always cuddled into them, and often hides behind them if she is scared, bless her. 

I have worked with Rose since she arrived and I can now stroke her without her reacting. I approach her slowly and offer her my hand before stroking her very gently under her chin. Her mouth opens and her eyes widen... She is very frightened... Human contact is clearly something that terrifies Rose and makes her feel beyond uncomfortable. If I need to pick her up, I will use a towel the majority of the time, but I have started to try and pick her up without a towel and just my hands. She will either slide down on her back - showing me the underneath of her paws as if to try and protect herself, or she will try and run away. I then have to corner her and wrap a towel around her and pick her up. Once in my arms she is still for a little while but will panic a little and try and jump out of our arms. She is just so scared of what she thinks we are going to do to her. When I carry her, her heart races so fast... I feel desperately sad for her. 
Rose does well with a routine in place, and likes to know what is going on. Routine helps her to feel even just a tiny wee bit more confident and comfortable with the day. 
Rose spends her days cuddled up to her kennel friends in bed. When she first arrived she had no idea what a bed was for, and would lay on the cold hard floor in the corner of the bedroom. We put a thick blanky down on the floor so as to gradually encourage Rose to jump into a bed. She now knows what a bed is ... I think mainly because she just wants to be close to her fellow furry friends.
Rose doesn't ever seem to sleep, or even doze... She always seems worried and on high alert a lot of the time.  
At playtime she will either dart out of her kennel to avoid being picked up, or she will need to be cornered and picked up if she's not feeling confident enough to run past the other dogs in the other kennels. Rose used to sit and cower in one corner of the sandschool, or she would run from one corner to the other, terrified of the outside World. She will nowadays have a little mooch around with her friends and brave walking towards the middle of the sandschool.... She is obviously no where near harness and lead training yet. She will need to become much more comfortable with human contact before we start. 
Rose will definitely be a flight risk. Lots of care will be needed when she eventually does begin her harness and lead training.
Today I had to take her to the Vets to be spayed, so I had to carry her through an area she had never seen before. Another member of staff had to open the gates for me. Rose panicked and cried her heart out. It was so sad to hear ... She was terrified of where we were taking her and it broke both Chloes and my heart to hear her. Rose is in need of a groom, and she will be shaved nice and short when she gets spayed and put under general anaesthetic today. I have been brushing her gently though, partly to get her more used to being handled as well.
Rose has no idea what toys are, but she loves her food, and as soon as you place her bowl down, she will wait for you to leave the kennel before jumping out of her bed and diving right in, checking to make sure you don't re-enter the kennel. She did not eat anything for the first day or two, but came around when offered mackerel and sardines!  
Rose will need a quiet, child free home with a family who have lots of time, patience and dedication. Her forever furry friend will need to be a lovely, kind dog, and her forever human parents will have adopted scared ex-breeders before. 
Rose is a very pretty girl, with the most beautiful, big soulful eyes. She has been treated appallingly before she arrived at Many Tears and it will be a long road to recovery. But sometime in the future, she will become the most loyalest of companions, with a lot of love for her forever Mum. I have adopted a dog who was just like Rose, and even after a couple of years, she is still developing and showing me different parts of her personality and character! It is amazing really. I love her very much - she is a very special girl just like little Rose here X


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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