Darna Status: Available

ID: 24319

Name: Darna

Breed: West Highland Terrier (Westie)

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Burnley, Lancashire

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.

17-01-2019 Darna is a 3 year old ex breeding female Westie.  Darna is a very thin little lady, and no longer required from her breeder. Darna is just so scared and will back away from you as far as she can even going on her back legs to make herself a small as possible. Darna has lost hope, she is frightened and has been unloved.  She needs a break, a resident dog  to copy new skills like housetraining and lead walking from and a loving family to help her gain weight and gain her heart. Please turn her world around.

09-02-19 UPDATE
Darna is making slow but steady progress in her foster home. She is still very much a scared girl in many situations and therefore at the present time, we are looking for a child free home, that has experience of frightened dogs. She is also quite nervous around larger dogs but loves those that are similar to her size.
Darna is now joining us on walks but can only cope with very quiet areas. She can not be walked in busy parks, residential areas or near roads, as this would be far too frightening for her, however she does travel extremely well in the car.
Due to her very nervous disposition, house training is still a work in progress and is likely to be so for some time, so she will need a very patient and understanding home, preferably without carpets!  At night this is not an issue because she sleeps on my bed, where she remains very settled until the morning. Crate training is not suitable for this girl.

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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