Parsnip Status: Available

ID: 22423

Name: Parsnip

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Devizes, Wiltshire

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.

06-07-2018 Parsnip is an very nervious and worried Shih Tzu who has come to us from a breeder.   She is going to need a home experienced with scared dogs like her and who understand that it will take time and patience to introduce her to life in a home.  Hopefully she will go to a foster home where this process can begin and you can follow her progress from updates.  Parsnip has never lived in a home so will need house training.  She will also need to learn how to walk on a lead but these things will not happen overnight and take time, patience and of course endless love to encourage her to become confident in this new world she finds herself in. Parsnip loves Persimon her kennelf friend who she arrived here with so at least one other very friendly but calm dog is needed in her new home.

15-08-18 UPDATE
Parsnip (otherwise known as Pip) has been here for a few weeks now, but didn't have a good start.   She arrived here looking like a walking mop, but as you can see from the photo, she has had a make-over and what a difference.  We had no idea what was under all the fur, but what a pretty girl there is.
Her haircut did her the world of good and I've now got a better idea of her character.
Pip is good with other dogs and is very close to my other foster boy, although she will still do her own thing.  She follows me, especially if I go to the kitchen as she knows that's where the food comes from.  From that you will gather she likes her food, but she sits to eat it!!  First time I've ever seen that.  And she doesn't rush, which is quite unusual.
What is really sweet is that when Pip sits down her back legs poke through her front legs, but never when I can take a picture!!
Pip was totally clean until she had her haircut, but has lapsed a bit the last couple of weeks.  But I'm sure she will be back on track soon.  She sleeps all night and is full of it when I come down in the morning.  And coming home, her tail wags for England. 
Pip is very unsure still of peoples intentions.  She will now take food from my hands, but is very cautious of anyone else.  She doesn't walk on a lead yet, so will need a very patient and loving new family.
Please don't ignore this little girl.  Her eyes want to trust and be loved, but whatever happened to her in the past has left her scarred, but not broken.  Can you show her not all humans are nasty.

16-08-18 UPDATE
Very happy fm. Pip seems to have had a break through. Has played with her foster brother for the first time and played with a ball!! She's learning how to be a dog. Not totally surprised as she is so inquisitive.

09-01-19 UPDATE
Pip now has her winter coat! Its not her best look as she is due for a haircut, but she looks so cute. Pip is a gentle soul who tends to do her own thing, She is very food orientated and I have a permanent shadow, so at least shes getting plenty of exercise!
She doesn't like grass so does all her business on the patio. I haven't managed to try a lead on her yet as she's still very hand shy, but if I'm sitting down she'll sit on my feet and I can stroke her all over, but not if I'm standing up. Pip loves other dogs. I realise there are plenty of dogs to choose from on the site but please do not over look Pip. She has a few challenges to over come, but she is so worth the time and love you give to her.

08-02-19 UPDATE
Pip is a dear liitle soul who is very food orientated and would follow you anywhere for a treat.  She sleeps all night and is clean all day, as long as she is put outside on a regular basis.  She’ll always do her business outside, but sometimes she has to be reminded about going out for wees.
Pip is still very hand shy.  Trying to put a coat on her to keep her warm when she’d been clipped in all that cold weather was traumatic to say the least. Having said that if I am sitting down she will come to have her head stroked and her bum scratched. In fact I can even brush her back, if I’m sitting down. She doesn’t like people standing over her.
She will tolerate a slip lead or a long lead, but only in the house and garden.  I haven’t managed to get a harness on her.
She deserves a home with very patient owners  that has a little companion she can snuggle up to and show her all the good things in life.

24-04-19 UPDATE
It has been a while since I did an update on Pip.  She is still a loving, sweet little girl who still does not walk on a lead. She wants to go out with the others so badly but won't allow me to put a lead on her. She did get out one day with one of mine, but didn't runaway, and came back when mine did. Pip is still clean all night, loves her food (probably too much), sleeps all night and gets on well with the other dogs (and we've had quite a lot of fosters during her time here). Surely there's some one out there who will have the time and patience to help this beautiful, sweet girl.

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.

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





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