Fabulous Status: Available

ID: 23888

Name: Fabulous

Breed: West Highland Terrier (Westie)

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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.

23-11-2018 Fabulous is a very very scared girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She has the potential to snap in fear at the moment so she needs to go to a very experienced adult only home who have had scared dogs before and who have plenty of time, patience and love to help her work through her fears and learn to trust people.  She would need a confident dog or dogs in her new home who she can copy and learn from, they will be able to help and guide her through this scary process and teach her how great her life can be. 

03-01-19 UPDATE

I feel so sorry for Fabulous, she is so frightened of letting us touch her. She is SUCH a sweetie though. When she sees us coming, she will look right up at us with her big, beautiful, soulful eyes, and will happily approach us to say hello and give our hands a little sniff and sometimes even a little lick. But she is just so scared and worried if we go to smooth her, and especially if we need to pick her up. The poor girl. We need to be very slow and calm, gentle and careful with her.
Fabulous is an extremely gentle, very lovely lady, who is as innocent and nice as they come. But despite this, she is so very easily picked on, and it is heartbreaking for us all at Many Tears to see. She is easily targeted by the more outgoing, busy types, and Fabulous won't stick up for herself. She is very submissive and just cowers and lays on her back. She is now in a kennel with a group of tiny, happy, innocent, delightful, friendly little girls, but all 3 are going to foster this weekend - meaning Fabulous needs to be introduced into another group of dogs.
Fabulous spends her days wondering about, taking everything in, and will walk in and out to her play yard slowly and easily - copying the other dogs in her kennel. She enjoys being outside...sniffing and nosing about, and being interested in things happening around her.
She shares her beds, food and toys wonderfully. She is just such a good girl. She does not yet walk on a harness and lead - we need her to become much more comfortable and confident in us handling her.
She will need to be homed with another more confident, kind resident dog, who will provide her with the doggy company she needs and loves. She will need to go to an adult only home, one which is calm for her.
Fabulous is such a lovely, lovely girl. She would benefit massively from going into a foster home with a more experienced fosterer...so if you can help...please pick Fab....this weekend if you can!...She really is one of our more in need dogs.

15-01-19 UPDATE

Hello everyone, Fabulous here! I thought I’d just give you a little update about how things are going for me since I arrived at Many Tears.... This is me when I arrived at the Rescue at the end of November 2018. I was very, VERY scared of you humans in fact I was so afraid that I’d snap and snarl if anyone came near me.
I hadn’t had the best life up until then you see and any human interaction that I had wasn’t very kind. Many Tears saved me though and I had a lovely kennel mum who showed me that not all people are unkind.
Some of the other more confident dogs picked on me a bit and my kennel mum was very worried about me so she put a plea out for a foster home.
Last Sunday I had to get up very early and go on a long journey in the Many Tears van. I was very worried about what was happening to me but in hindsight I really didn’t have anything to stress about.

This is me in my foster home in Hertfordshire. I have a foster sister Isla, who’s a Westie too and also came from Many Tears in 2014. She can be a bit bossy if I’m honest, likes everyone to know she’s Top Dog but that’s ok with me, I have no delusions of grandeur. I think she likes me really as she's been trying to get me to play but I’m not sure how that works yet! She’s also accepted that I like her crate best and has given it up to me. She sleeps in one opposite me and foster mum leaves a little night light on so we can see each other (I like that ).
I have a foster brother too, another Westie called Hamish. He didn’t come from Many Tears and has had a bit of a sheltered life. He’s a right mummy’s boy but don’t tell him I said that! He’s kind and lets me snuggle up on the couch next to him.
I had a very exciting day today. Foster Mum said I was a bit smelly and I had to go to the Doggie Beauty Salon for a pamper session. I was a bit worried but the lovely ladies there were very kind and I must admit I look and smell pretty damn gorgeous now! I’m sure you agree? Foster mum says it’s time for me to join the doggie slimming world (so rude!) and we are going to start working towards me getting some exercise. I don’t walk on the lead yet but we are going to learn that gradually so I don’t get too worried.
Tomorrow I’m going to start wearing a harness so we’ll see how that goes. Foster mum says I need a very special home with someone who is around most of the time and has experience of scared ex breeders like me. I also need at least one kind dog to help me settle into my new family and teach me about all things ‘normal’ dogs do. Until I find that special family I’m quite happy in my foster home, life is fun now and I can’t wait for my future. I’ll keep you updated about how things are going but if you think yours may be the right home for me, please fill in the application form on my page. Be prepared to be interrogated though, my foster mum wants a 5* family for me
Love Fabby x

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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