Coral ^


Coral ^ Status: Available

ID: 23722

Name: Coral ^

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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.

10-11-2018 Coral is a quiet ex breeding girl who has never lived in a home or had much interaction with people so will need a special home where her new owners have lots of time and patience to help her overcome her fears and learn to trust people.  She will need gentle hands, loving hearts and soft words to help her accept our love and start to love us back.  Coral would need at least one other dog in her new home who she can copy and learn from.  This will guide her with house training she settleing into living in her new home but these things will not happen overnight so please give her the time she will need.

10-01-19 UPDATE

I feel desperately sad and sorry for Coral. She has been at the centre a few months now, and is still worried about us humans. If we approach her, she will trip over herself as she scrambles to get away. It's so sad to see.
I have began sitting with her - this does unfortunately require me to corner her and one of her friends - to stop her from running away - otherwise I wouldn't be able to get close enough to her. I then offer her my hand, and stroke and talk to her gently, for just a few moments, to try and build up her confidence and trust in us. She looks up at me with such sad, worried eyes, and it really does break my heart. We are making progress though - and she will now sit there without trying to run away, bless her.
Coral spends her days snuggled and entwined with all her kennel buddies in bed! It is a beautiful sight! There are 5 of them cuddled into each other - all females - 3 cockers, a beagle and a bichon! At playtime, Coral and her friends will run out to the sandschool, but sometimes they get frightened if there's a stranger in the play yard corridor, or if there are noises, and then she will run back to the safety of her kennel.
Outside in the sandschool is when Coral seems happiest and most comfortable around us humans. She will have a little trot around and explore, and seems much happier to interact with us humans out there - She has even started to wag her tail whilst looking at us now! - something which makes me so happy!
She loves having a gander alongside her fellow doggy friends, and will often nuzzle them whilst they wander about, just as though she is having a good old conversation or something with them! It's so cute! It's as though a little of her character is shining through! When playtime is over, Coral will run back to her kennel alongside her furry friends, just like a god girl!
Coral shares her beds, food and toys brilliantly. She will approach us at treat time and look interested - but we do have to throw treats over to her at the mo! She gets on well with all her doggy friends whether bigger or smaller.
She has recently met my large, bouncey, annoying, in-her-face foster dog, and was intimidated by him and ran away from him. But she has also recently met my little female yorkie foster dog who she snuggles up in bed with. And she has also recently met a lovely, kind, slightly shy, slightly bigger than her Pointer X in the form of Chopper, who she seemed happy and comfortable around! But I do feel female cockers are her favourite friends!!!...
Coral will need to be homed with another more confident resident dog who will provide her with the doggy company she so desperately needs to feel safe, and who will help with further her recovery from her past life. Her new doggy friend will help her calm and settle into a home environment which will be completely alien to her - as will the big wide World which she's hardly seen much of.
Coral is not yet in harness and lead training - we will need her to become more comfortable with us humans first.
Coral is a big, beautiful cocker, who has had a very hard life and seen such sad sights. She is so over due to be happy, and I pray she goes into foster asap, or into her forever home with her forever family, who will need to be patient and understanding and take things slowly with this gorgeous girl. Only then will her true personality and character really start to show. I would love to see a truly happy Coral one day

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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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