Ernie Status: Available

ID: 23444

Name: Ernie

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Dereham , Norfolk

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.

16-10-18 Ernie is an exstud Shih Tzu who is a  very scared and nervous boy. He is nervous when handled and doesn't walk on the lead at all.  Ernie will need a special and quiet home, with people should have experience of nervous dogs as he is going to need a lot of time, love and patience to help him overcome his fears and learn to enjoy interaction with people. Ernie will definitely need a kind little lady friend in his new home that he can truly relax with and copy new skills like housetraining from and snuggle up with when he finds everything a bit much. Ernie may be a project but some of the best things in life can take time, just like this special boy

09-11-18 UPDATE
Well what a gorgeous lad our Ernie is! He is a timid boy who will avoid being handled by humans and will run away if you approach him. But he will accept a fuss - even if he does sometimes bury his head and look away. He is unable to make eye contact when we stroke him, but he will afterwards and has started to look up at us as if to say "that was nice". He is slowly starting to realise the new humans in his life are nice and that no more harm is going to come his way, bless him.
Ernie is a very happy boy when around other dogs. He is happiest and most comfortable around female dogs. He shares his bed, food and toys wonderfully, and, he is pretty kennel clean! He does not yet walk on a harness or lead. We would like him to become a little more comfortable and happy with human contact first.
Ernie is an incredibly playful little lad who really does love his toys and his day is taken up with his favourite toys, as well as moving his beds and bedding around the kennel! He is a fun loving, mischievous boy! He also loves to go out into the sandschool to play, and will try his very best to keep up with his very fast bichon friend who zooms around the sandschool doing laps and laps!!!!
Ernie is an exceptionally handsome man, who given plenty of time, patience and understanding, will one day find the confidence to behave the same way he does around his fellow furry friends, around us humans too! He is going to make a funny little addition to a family, and will one day become comfortable enough to show us affection too.
I love this little lad, and hope he finds himself in a home this weekend. It is starting to get very cold here at the centre and he will not keep his jumper on!!! Ernie is really gorgeous - and has the most sparkly, big, soulful eyes you have ever seen!

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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