Pocket Status: Available

ID: 26354

Name: Pocket

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

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.

Pocket is a 5 year old female Cocker Spaniel, she has only just arrived with us and she is finding everything overwhelming at the moment. She is very nervous and twitches when being held as she is worried what we want to do around her. She is quite difficult to handle and backs away from touch, but once she learns we are here to help her she will learn to trust and this will become easier. Pocket has a sweet nature when she is calm, but she is very unsure of everything at the momnet. Once she has learnt that humans can be kind, she will come out of her shell.  She needs a kind dog to guide her, show her housetraining and boost her confidence. She needs a calm, adult home but in time she will bloom.

30-10-19 UPDATE
It’s sad to think what this beautiful little girl came from. She does come to the front of the kennel but as soon as you enter she tends to retreat behind her more confident friends. I’m hoping in time she learns from her friends and sees that nobody is trying to hurt her but that will come with time. Sitting with her kennel she did relax after a while and sat in her bed giving me a few looks now and again. She is such a sweet quiet girl I think she will make a lovely lap dog one day. She needs someone who can hold her paw along the way of learning new things and trying to see that humans aren’t so bad. I hope this girl gets her chance soon

08-01-20 UPDATE

Pocket (known as Spice here) is a beautiful but nervous girl, who is very interested in everything that is happening, and wants to be involved. She will take food from my outstretched hand, but still does not like being touched or handled. I have left a trailing lead on her and she is still worried when you hold onto the end of the lead, but doesn't struggle to get away now. She came into foster with Scout but will often share a bed with one of my resident girls or have a bed to herself. She gobbles her food very fast, and she can be rather dominant over food, but this has not developed into anything serious, and as she gets more secure she is becoming less dominant with the other dogs. When the door is open she toilets outside, but has not yet learnt how to ask to go out, so there are still accidents, especially at night.

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.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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