Ralph Status: Not ready for adoption

ID: 23024

Name: Ralph

Breed: Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 9 Months

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

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.

14-9-18 Ralph is a male Cavapoo who is looking for his forever home. Ralph is a lovely little puppy, who was not sold by the breeder as his back legs are all over the place.  Our  vet has seen him and thinks this could be neurelogical damage.  However Ralph does get around (please watch his video) but he will be by donation because of this.  He was quite scared on arrival but is getting braver daily and becomes cuddly once he settles in your arms. Ralph has never lived in a home before so he will need time to adjust.  Ralph will need to attend puppy training classes and must be castrated at 6 months old.

31-10-18 UPDATE
Ralph is an incredibly special but very happy boy who gets around his own unique way. When he first came to us he deteriorated and lost the use of his back legs. He was dragging himself around and feeling quite sorry for himself (as you can imagine!) now by playing with the resident Labrador Puppy and running around on the carpet he has managed to SOMEHOW regain some control.
Ralphie still needs a minimum of two baths a day in order to stay sweet smelling as he appears to have very little bladder control, he DOES have more bowel control than he did have but this is slow.
Ralphie may sound a poor sad thing but you need to meet him to believe him..... out of all our foster dogs here he asks for nothing (he thought it was CHRISTMAS when he got a kitchen roll middle to trash up instead of a loo roll middle which is his FAVOURITE EVER toy!!!) and he just adores a bath and towel dry. Which given the number of times he needs one is just as well really. He is just so HAPPY!!
Cuddle time in the evening is also a fave time of day for him..... he sits in his little puppy run and shouts until he’s let out, exhausted with the puppy rough and tumble and then cuddled up in a towel on someone’s lap. This guy is super special. Possibly MTAR’s current “biggest time waster” as once in his company under the spell of his eyes house work is doomed and as for ironing.... forget it!
Ralphie needs looking after and cuddling!! He has been checked by our vet and they do think that in time hydrotherapy may be advantageous to him. In the time that he’s been with us we have seen great improvements in him mentally as well as physically, please help us to get lil Ralphie in a wonderful forever home before Christmas.

09-12-18 UPDATE
Ralph continues to gain strength in his back legs on an almost daily basis. His only disability now is cornering at speed; amusing for spectators but no problem for Ralph! And the other dogs use this to their advantage and trip him up in kibble and food hunts around the garden. Ralph is a FABULOUS pup, absolutely full of character and strength. He thrives on having play mates and someone to tell off in a playful manner so a canine buddy who would put up with this would be essential for Ralph's mental well being.
Ralph goes from strength to strength and is often found in the welcome committee by the gate greeting whoever it is coming home. Toileting is still an issue but bath times are required less often (although he IS still classed as incontinent) as he has got slightly more control of his bowels. It would be amazing to see this incredible pup in a home to call his own for Christmas. He really is a truly handsome (bossy!) little warrior.

14-01-19 UPDATE
OK, So little Ralph is Back available by no fault of his own but does this matter? Does it 'eck as this 7 month old pupster is THE most inspirational lad we have EVER had the joy of fostering. With his "go get em" attitude and his "I wanna do it too" NOTHING will stop this furry kid, who, may I add is now down to one bath a day (normally due to having been rolling around in dirt in the garden).
Today as I was carrying him in a puppy sling I could hear squeaking coming from Ralph's direction and my immediate thought was that he'd had a bit of a toilet accident! BUT nope.... he wanted to join the big dogs on their walk! SO, I clipped a puppy lead to his collar and OFF he went at a total mad gallop, it was an utter joy to see, he would stop and rest and then re start again. He explored the grass and the leaves, under the benches, sniffed things that he shouldn't sniff (like REALLY stale old dog poop) and then set off again at a mad gallop! He knew that he'd done amazingly well because he didn't get called REGINAAAAALD (his "naughty" name once) at all while we were out. AND he even did amazing sits and waits for treats.
This boy is the perfect example of to NEVER give up on anything and to keep persevering at life. To go from his back legs not quite working, to then not working at all to what he achieved today is totally phenomenal. His progress can be followed on the MTAR official facebook page but this time last week a walk around the block didn't appear possible, now it looks like he may be demanding it on a daily occurance! What a total super star.
This boy is coming on in leaps and bounds - literally. Toiletting is still a bit of an issue but using little wrap round pads/nappies it's very manageable. PLEASE don't write this lad off!! Heck he's fighting so hard to show you he deserves to be here ❤️~

Although RALPH is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. 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. 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. 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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