Sun Status: Available

ID: 22726

Name: Sun

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Warminster, 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.

17-08-18 Sun is a six year old Shih Tzu who has come in to us from a breeder. She is a very nervous girl who is unsure about her new surroundings. Poor Sun has no front left foot - there is just a pad there but she manages to get around without a problem.  Sun finds comfort in cuddling up to her kennel friends, so she will need to have at least one other dog in her new home who will allow her to do this and to help her learn all about life in a home, house training and be her pal. She will need experienced owners, and a very special, calm and quiet home, as she has already been through so much. Sun deserves only the best from now on.

28-09-18 UPDATE
Sun has settled well into foster. She is no trouble at all! She has dry eye and will need eye drops for this for the rest of her life, I would ask anyone who thinks about adopting Sun to research the cost of this condition as the medication will have to be purchased on a monthly basis.
Sun is a happy little girl she will definitely need another small dog to be her friend.  I will not home Sun with children or large dogs because of her little leg, as she could easily be knocked over during boisterous play. Having said that Sun gets around well even though she carries her leg most of the time.
Sun does not go out for a walk yet but I will be working on that now that she has settled in. She is getting there with her toilet training, and if she can’t get out she will use a puppy pad.

31-10-18 UPDATE
Sun is now clean and dry in the house. She is a happy little soul who loves her food. Her little tail wags all the time she is eating. Sun's little back legs are now getting a bit more muscle and she can now trot on 3 legs following my own dogs. She is a real little sweetheart. I have only just started getting a harness and lead on her and she is quite happy to have the harness on now, but not so happy with the lead attached.  All this just takes time and patience and she will eventually enjoy going out for a walk with her friends.

03-12-18 UPDATE
Sun continues to be a joy to foster she is a lovely little soul. I have started trying to get her to walk with a harness and lead, she is however very scared of the world out side of my garden. As soon as I get her out of the gate she panics and would bolt if given a chance, she much prefers her safe place, which is either the house or garden. Sun is also frightened of visitors moving out of the chair they are sitting on. I am however working on both of these issues as only time and patience will solve them.

01-01-19 UPDATE
Sun is still very scared of the world and people outside of her little world, and still barks in fear at my friends as they come in or leave the house, although I think that this is getting a bit less frantic. Sun will still not go for a walk but I am still working on this as she will eventually decide that she likes going out and that people are not all bad. This beautiful girl simply needs more time, more love and more patience but she improves bit by bit and is very special.

05-02-19 UPDATE
Sun is still scared of going for a walk but she has at last stopped shaking in fear when we go out of the garden.  She is now walking a few yards outside the garden with one of my own dogs and every day I try to get her to go a little further.  Bless her she is trying to be brave but not quite succeeding. This is a big step for her and hopefully she will soon enjoy going for a walk properly. Sun is a lovely little soul and loves nothing better than a snuggle up to one of my own dogs or sitting out in the garden when the sun is shining.

09-03-19 UPDATE
Little Sun  is a happy little girl, but she definitely does not like to go for a walk. She has been reacting very badly to be taken out of the house and the garden, but I thought that she would eventually enjoy her walks.  However as time has gone on this has just not proven to be the case, and although she is not frightened of getting her lead on, she is scared stiff of being out of her safe place which is my home or garden. Today I took her to a friends and tried to take her fo a walk there and her reaction to being outside was every bit as bad as it is here.
Sun definitely cannot be left at home on her own she needs a doggy companion with her to make her feel safe indoors, she would howl and bark until you got home, so you would have to  have 2 dogs and be able to walk them separately.
Sun still barks at my friends when they move out of their chair or leave the house, but this is a fear reaction, she has obviously had a very bad start to life, and it is going to take a very patient person, who may one day be able to work through her fears of people and the big wide scary world outdoors.

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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