Melly ^


Melly ^ Status: Not ready for adoption

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.



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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