Adrian Status: Available

ID: 22441

Name: Adrian

Breed: Dachshund

Age: 8 Months

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Willaston, Cheshire

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.

31-10-18 Adrian has very sadly been returned and has beenin foster for a few months. As you can see he is a very handsome boy but before you fall in love with him please read all about him as he needs a special home.
Adrian although a happy playful and cheeky puppy has an extreme fear of being handled especially anywhere around his neck. We have been working on this fear over several months and he has developed his trust in me enough for me to gently approach and attach a lead and remove it. However he is still very suspicious of human hands and can easily become terrified so he wears a ribbon on his collar to allow us to approach his neck without frightening him. Adrian has not bitten as I am very careful not to put him in such a situation where he is so fearful but he needs a very calm and patient owner that will take their time to get his trust and work with him to build his confidence. It is terrible to imagine the experience he must have had to make a little pup so terrified of humans.
Adrian apart from his fear of human handling has so much going for him and still needs to lead the life of a puppy. He loves other dogs big and small and really blossoms in the company of happy dogs so at least one playmate is essential. He is also unusually active and loves to run for hours in our secure fields. He is very smart and needs a home where he can have his mind and body exercised to refocus his energy from fear to fun. However if you sit down he will be the first to snuggle next to you and will stay all evening.
He lives with cats and isn’t bothered by them, sleeps quietly at night snuggled into one of my big dogs and is starting to walk on a lead and learn basic commands. Each day we see him developing and trusting a little more and given more time and patience I am certain he will become a fabulous dog. You do need to be in it for the long haul, have a very secure garden, confident dog/s as role models and have a quite calm home to take on this little project but the rewards for showing him how loving humans can be, will be immense.

22-11-18 UPDATE

Adrian is continuing to make progress in foster as his trust of people slowly Improves. He is a dog of two parts and needs a special home to fit his needs perfectly. Adrian is mostly an incredibly active and very funny and clever puppy that will run and run and loves to play on his own or with other dogs. He has a fantastic recall and although can be a bit over excited on the lead, this is improving as he gets used to the world around him.
That happy cheeky chap disappears completely if you try to handle him and pick him up. He is a terrible shaking, whimpering mess and if pushed further would probably bite out of fear. As his trust in me has slowly grown he will now allow me to do these things but only if I approach slowly and calmly. This is massive progress for him and he will happily come and sit on my knee which I couldn’t have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
To ensure Adrian can carry on learning in his new home he cannot be homed where there are resident children. Adrian needs to find a family who have the time and patience to allow him to develop his trust in people handling him over months whilst keeping his cheeky alter ego occupied with at least one confident doggy friend. If you have the right environment and patience you will have a very lovable loyal companion to repay your efforts.

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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