Grace Status: Available

ID: 25877

Name: Grace

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Pilton, 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.

09-08-2019  Grace is a very scared dog who has found her way to us all the way from Romania. She has probably seen and heard things no dog ever should. We are working with her to try and get her confidence levels up. She will need a clam, quiet and experienced home with another kind dog to help show her the way and introduce her to home life as she will need to learn house manners and house training. She is a beauty who has so much potential but she doesnt know it yet. She has no idea that her new life of a secure, loving home is just around the corner

10-08-19 UPDATE

11-08-19 UPDATE
It's my third day working on Grace's section and she is already making small bits of progress throughout each day.
Yesterday was the first time she wagged her tail when I came in to see her and she is starting to come forward for some fuss when she is given her time and space.
Grace really is a beautiful girl and she is going to flourish in a loving home given the chance. So trusting despite her past and already willing to take s few steps while on a lead which is great news as she is quite heavy carrying in and out of the play yard!
Another bit of progress for her today was coming back in from the yard herself after some gentle encouragement. Although still nervous, Grace is brave enough to not shy away in the back of her kennel on her own and will relax out in the open space with her kennel friends.

12-08-19 UPDATE

It was great to spend more time with Grace yesterday. We've now gone for a proper walk on the road with Ariel her Beagle companion for company & after taking it steady she was walking like a dream when we were off sight, with nothing to worry her. She enjoyed having a run as well which was nice to see her not having a care in the world for that moment in time. Ariel is a wonderful teacher for Grace to learn from so another confident dog like her in a new home would really do wonders for her own confidence. Grace is starting to show her happy trusting side as well now so when she sees familiar faces coming to pay her a visit she will come over to say hello. Seeing for yourself the progress being made each day with these amazing animals really does make working with them so rewarding. We've put together a video playlist of Grace in action during her busiest day with us so far so you can see for yourself. Enjoy!

13-08-19 UPDATE

Grace is becoming a pro at this now and her confidence is improving each day. We went out for a walk without Ariel yesterday and after a cautious start she was soon in her element again when there was nothing around to worry her.
Cars driving past are a slight concern for her at the moment and she did get a little scared when a van started to reverse our way. It was far enough away to not be a real threat but she could see it coming our way with the engine noise getting louder. Keeping her away from busy roads and noisy areas then will be important to her safety at this early stage.
Grace is so easy to work with and such a friendly lady, willing to build trust with us humans after her bad start in life. I'm sure there was someone who looked after her the best they could during her time in Romania. The person lucky enough to adopt Grace is going to see what a big heart she has and full of love.

15-08-19 UPDATE

Myself, Chloe and Joyce managed to take Grace out for a really nice walk yesterday, along with some of her homies; Ariel, Gem and Roza. It was a chance for her to get familiar with new people she hasn't met yet and to see that she's going to be safe and well looked after by all the staff here. She's willing to be brave and trust us so it won't be too long before she makes friends. We took it in turns to walk Grace and she was an absolute star with a little patience.
As is to be expected, she is still shy of new people and so it will take time for her to build trust with us weird and sometimes wonderful creatures, but she is a quick learner and once she feels comfortable around you she will open up her heart and leave a lasting impression on you.
In the short videos of her you can see that she is really starting to come out of her shell now and each day that passes she is starting to enjoy life a little bit more. We will try to build on the progress she has made as best as we can. Unfortunately for me though it was Grace's last day on my section yesterday... but on the bright side she and her kennel friends have already settled in to their new kennel.
It will be good for her now to get used to another member of staff and gain even more confidence so that when her deserved chance of a loving home comes along, she will be ready for the next chapter. If you are interested in Grace and feel you are a perfect match then please put in an application. I'm sure she will have a lot of people interested in her so you will need to be quick!

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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