Slipper Status: Reserved

ID: 23715

Name: Slipper

Breed: Labrador Cross

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Maiden Bradley, 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.

09-11-2018 Slipper has had a very hard life.  He is scared when approached by people and cowers as he is so worried about what is going to happen to him.  He looks like she has given up on life and even his canine kennel friends worry him and make him nervous.  He looks older than he is because he had had little or no love, kindness or care.  He really needs a break and deserves the best life has to offer him.  We are looking for a very loving home for Slipper. He has not lived in a home so will need house training and knows nothing about soft beds, warm hearts and kind hands so if you would like to be the one to show him these for the first time in his life please apply.

17-12-18 UPDATE

Slipper is really starting to come out of his shell.  He is very friendly with me and is not quite so shy with new people but is still a little nervous of them.  He does however go out walking with volunteers and is happy to do so. He's great with his kennel mates who are both larger and smaller than him. Slipper is about the size of a small collie and is very lively and playful now he has settled so will need plenty of exercise in his new home. He is a gentle loving soul and will make a great family pet and could possibly be an only dog in the right home. He has white hairs on his face which make him look older than his 3 years, but I can assure you he is a young dog and quite active.

26-01-19 UPDATE

We will probably never know the horrors that young Slipper has experienced in his short life. He was an unknown quantity when he came to live with us, and clearly home life was an unknown quantity to him. He was in shock for a few days. But we gave him time and space, and the other dogs here helped to persuade him that these humans at least mean him no harm. He is still reserving judgement on the rest of the human world. But he is now walking boldly out alongside me and his canine friends on walks, and allowing strangers to approach, looking to me for guidance. Indoors he is more and more confident and curious, capable of finding mischief everywhere, and he enjoys curling up on the settee in front of the fire.
He is mostly house trained now, but still has the occasional accident indoors and is often reluctant to go out last thing at night if it’s cold and wet (who isn’t?). He sleeps quietly through the night in the kitchen with the other dogs, and walks nicely on the lead without pulling. His recall is pretty good too, and he has learnt to ‘sit’ and ‘lie down’. He is food orientated so training is not difficult once you have his confidence. He gets on well with the dogs here and loves to play with them, but he isn’t completely dependent on other dogs , so it is possible that he could settle down as an ‘only’ dog, as long as you were around most of the time. He has never been left completely alone without at least one other dog, and he definitely pines when his favourite person goes out, even though there is almost always someone in the house here.
In many ways he is still a puppy and can be destructive - one look at the lino on our kitchen floor will reveal all, and he is also a counter surfer so please make sure all food is safely under lock and key. This is particularly important because he also has rather a delicate digestive system but doesn’t know it, and the resulting diarrhoea comes as a surprise.

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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