Rose Status: Available

ID: 25620

Name: Rose

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Portsmouth, Hampshire

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 as she is a very scared and 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.
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 with 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 bit more confident and comfortable with the day. She 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 her 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 play time 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 Chloe's 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. 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.

24-08-19 UPDATE

Rose is a very nervous girl. But who can blame her? This sweet girl didn’t have the greatest start to life. Rose is one of many dogs we rescue from breading farms. She is slowly starting to trust people and will need a home with a confident dog to help teach her that people are okay. Rose is very shut down and will hide in her bed all day. She will need a special home with someone who will take their time to earn her trust and to teach her what love is really is

15-10-19 UPDATE
Rose has been in foster for a month now. She was initially very scared and unsure of living in a home. She preferred to hide in the kitchen away from us humans and only interact with the resident dogs. So a month on she is still very handshy although will take a treat from our hands. She loves to play with the resident dogs and rough and tumble.  She has now found a safe spot in the lounge where she likes to sleep with all  the other dogs. She has managed the sofa once. She eats very well but will gulp her food down and try and eat everyone else’s so does need feeding separately or watching carefully. She doesn’t walk on a lead yet. House training is a work in progress and the very wet weather hasn’t helped.
Rose has been challenging in the past due to being so very scared and we will only home her to someone who has adopted a very scared ex breeding dog before. No children and no visiting children. She will need a very playful, similar breed and size resident dog as a companion. Rose is a project dog but she is a little sweetheart and I have no doubt that one day she will make a wonderful companion.

02-01-20 UPDATE

Rose has been in foster for approx 4 months. She has just enjoyed her first Christmas in a home and outside of a breeding establishment. For such a petrified dog she has certainly made lots of progress however she remains a project for someone very dedicated and experienced in very scared ex breeding dogs. She has been challenging in kennels and although not in foster she could revert to that behaviour in a strange environment.
Rose is still struggling with house training and needs to be regularly taken out to use the garden. She is happy living and sleeping around humans and happily lived in the usual chaos of Christmas. She loved the new toys and wasn’t worried there was a huge Christmas tree in the room. She sits up on the sofa and chairs and sleeps in the lounge with the other dogs all night. She eats really well and needs to be watched and separated from slower dogs at feeding time.
Rose is still extremely hand shy. If she can’t run she will let me stroke her under her chin but she really doesn’t want human touch at this point. She doesn’t walk on a harness and lead and will lay down and refuse to move so we are taking her out with the other dogs each day on a harness and in a dog buggy to try and get her used to life outside the home.
Rose is very playful and will definitely need a similar Breed and size dog to play with and show her the ropes. Rose will need someone who is home most of the time with lots of patience and understanding.
She is a pretty little lady who with time, love and patience will Blossom into the little Shih Tzu she was always meant to be.

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.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
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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