Melly Status: Reserved

ID: 24174

Name: Melly

Breed: Newfoundland

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Ammanford, 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.


23-12-18 Melly is a very sad, poor Newfoundland ex breeding dog. She has what appears to be a ruptured cruciate ligament and will need a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy). This darling girl has had no exercise and has been used for breeding so has little to no muscle tone and is also overweight. All this means that weight baring has been extremely painful and resulted in her being unable to get up easibly so she has laid in her own urine.  As you can see from her pictures she came in matted and miserable and we will be bathing and spaying her but her leg is so bad she really needs a specialist, kind vet that can perform the much needed operation as soon as possible and at the lowest cost possible. Please if you are a vet or you know a kind vet that will do the operation as cheaply as possible please do contact us.
If you are interested in adopting Melly and are in the financial position to be able to pay for her operation please email us at and we will be happy to discuss the situation with you.

30-12-18 UPDATE

As you can see Melly has had a bath and groom and is looking so much better. She is on pain killers and is walked for a maxinum of 3 minutes 4 times a day.  She cannot put her full weight on her hind leg and is clearly suffering.  The vet who saw her when she arrived manipulated this and felt a big cruciate operation was needed. A wonderful specialist vet has agreed to do this and Melly is booked in for X-rays Wednesday and for surgery on Thursday. We are so very grateful to those who have donated especially as Mianda the Newfoundland Melly came in with was also sent for X-rays of her hips. These came back showing nothing wrong but she clearly has problems as she only walks a little way before lying down. We are hoping to get to the bottom of this, and the specialist seeing Melly has agreed to see Mianda as well. Both these dogs are so kind and gentle and both deserve the chance of pain free lives and loving homes.

02-01-19 UPDATE

Melly has gone to the specialist vet today accompanied by Sylvia. Her big operation will take place tomorrow and has been funded by the kindness of our supporters. We are so grateful for your support.

03-01-19 UPDATE

Melly has had her operation and is doing well. Please keep her in your thoughts and we will update on her progress when we can.

10-01-19 UPDATE
I collected Melly from the specialist on Tuesday to take her into foster and she is now settling in and getting used to living in a home.
Melly now starts her recovery from a big operation to repair her crainial cruciate ligament. She is not allowed to run, jump or climb stairs for the next 6 weeks and is only allowed 3 minute walks in the garden and must be on her lead and the she will have her walking slowly increased  to build up her muscles in the leg.
Melly will need to be X-rayed in about  8 weeks to check that healing is going well if all is going well then she will be allowed off lead exercise in 12 weeks so this is going to be a long slow recovery to ensure that she has the best outcome. She may in the future develop some arthritis but this may or may not occur.
Melly has been a star so far and seems to be very happy although she is not sure of me as well she will freeze when I am near her or walk away from me. This may be that I took her for her operation which caused her pain or sees men as a part of her breeding life, with patience and love she will get through this. Melly will become a super girl who will be full of energy and love.
Anyone who is thinking of applying to adopt Melly will be expected to follow her recovery plan and pay the cost of x-rays and any future medications as it will not be possible to get insurance  to cover this pre existing condition.


14-02-19 UPDATE
Melly is doing really well, it’s been 6 weeks since her operation and things are going well. Melly is still only allowed to go into the garden for wee breaks on on a lead then it’s back to crate rest.
In a few weeks she will be X-rayed to check that all is well then she will have slow short walks to build up her muscles. Melly gets on so well with our 5 dogs and there have been no problems except that she wants to run around with them.
Melly is totally clean in her crate and tells us if she needs to go out. Melly has some separation anxiety which we are working on, at present she can’t walk up stairs and at 40 kg she is too heavy to carry up so that she can sleep with the other dogs so one of us are sleeping with her or she starts barking waking everyone up.
Melly will remain as unavailable until she is fully healed but when she is made available get in quick because she is a super sweet girl


14-03-19 UPDATE

Melly is now off of crate rest and enjoying short walks which we will build up over the next few weeks.
Melly walked so well on the lead but was thrown by the geese in the farm yard, cars do not worry her. Melly now has the freedom of the house and garden and loves being outside. Melly is clean in the house and getting on so well with our 5 dogs.
Melly is still nervous of men she does not know, she is not aggressive but will back away and does not like men standing behind her. Melly is still not happy being left on her own and will search for us. Melly is eating and sleeping well and takes treats gently. Melly will need another dog in the house and someone who is about most of the time
. Melly is a big girl 40 kg and needs space, she has not tried stairs yet. Melly has some arthritis in her back legs which may or may not need treatment in the future which should be taken into consideration.

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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