Dora Status: Reserved

ID: 25056

Name: Dora

Breed: Shih Tzu Cross

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Taunton, Somerset

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.

09-04-2019 - Dora is a 4 year old ex breeding Shih Tzu Cross. She is a lovely sweet girl who is a tad nervous to pick up but will come up for a nose. She doesn't walk on a lead just yet but hopefully this won't take long. Dora would like another resident dog to live with so that she can learn about housetraining and other home skills and build her confidence. She is a little sweetie who really needs a chance.

25-08-19 UPDATE

Dora (aka Flora) has been with me in foster for just over 3 months and what a journey she has been on. From the scared little dog who would run away from everything and everyone when she first arrived to now where she will let me stroke her, brush her, and even let me tickle her tummy. She is very much still a work in progress but she is realising that humans are not all bad and she will trust you on her terms when she is ready.
Dora eats well, she does a lovely little dance on her back legs whilst I am preparing her food and will let out a deep bark, one which is too deep for such a little dog it is quite funny. She happily takes treats from my hand and she loves chicken.
During the day the back door is left open and she will follow the resident dogs outside to do her business. If I have to go out she will curl up on a dog bed with my resident dog, she has had the occasional toilet accident but 98% of the time she is clean. She sleeps in a crate at night with my other dogs and settles really well.
Dora is gaining in confidence every day. She has started to chase my Shih Tzu around the garden and play with toys so she certainly needs a resident dog in her forever home to help her improve her doggy ways. Walks are very exciting for her and whilst she is still a bit nervous having the harness put on once she gets outside she wants to go everywhere and will pull a little until she calms down. In fields I attach a long line to Dora and she loves to run around enjoying her freedom, she will come back to me to 'check in' for a treat.
Dora has also had her first groom and bath. She didn't think much of the water and was really happy when she could get out, shaking everywhere and running around the house. She was really good when she was being groomed and the equipment and noises didn't bother her. Over the holiday we have been out and about in the car. Dora travels in a crate and is fine on car journeys if the roads are straight. Driving up and down hills, round bends etc will make her a little car sick after about a half hour journey.
Dora also loves doggy icecream which she has tried numerous times during the hot weather. Dora's new owners will need to understand that she is not a ready made dog and that she still needs lots of time, love and patience. She certainly needs a resident dog in the house and people who are around most of the time. At the moment any children in her new home would need to be over 8 years old as she finds younger ones too loud and scary. However this may change in time Please come and meet her you won't be disappointed. She will be a great addition to any family.

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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