Giro^ Status: Available

ID: 26360

Name: Giro^

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, 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.

21-10-19 Giro is such a handsome chap who has come to us from a breeder. Most of the time he is a happy little boy who likes to be fussed but sadly he has some possible neurological issues.  Firstly he will randomly start chomping his mouth like he is trying to chew. Vets and staff have checked multiple times and there is never anything in his mouth.  Giro also sometimes has a problem walking - he will take a few steps and then trip over his feet and is unable to coordinate his legs properly.
We are looking for a very special someone who is an experienced dog owner and willing to help Giro.  We will be happy to discuss his problem in more detail with any future adopter. 
Giro can find new situations stressful so moving to a new home and traveling in a car might be a little overwhelming but we think he will settle once he has a routine.  He will need an adult only home and could live with gentle and kind dogs but we will also consider homing him as an only dog as long as the situation is right for Giro.  He will need to learn about house training etc but this will come with time, love and patience.  Giro has a passport.

05-11-19 UPDATE
I am so happy I get to work with this happy boy. Even with his wobbles and quirks he always has a happy smile for me and jumps at the door to his kennel to get his morning cuddles. He is friendly with everyone he meets and wags his tail very enthusiastically whenever he sees someone come up to him. Everyone at the centre has fallen in love with him, especially me!
As amazing as Giro is, he does have some issues. Previously mentioned we believe he has some neurological problems, which means he sometimes struggles with walking, when changing surfaces sometimes its confuses him and he stops in his tracks, but we can soon get him walking again with some encouragement or if hes walking with his doggy friends he soon remembers what he's doing. He seems to sometimes forget what he's supposed to do out on a walk but with another dog walking with him it does help a lot.
Giro also tends to have his up and down days, for days at a time he loves to go out and wants to walk for as long as he can and even run if hes really going for it but then he has days were he seems to be quieter and doesn't want to walk, so as long as someone understands that sometimes he just wants to snuggle most of the day i'm sure he would be fine.
He also tends to chew on his own lips at times and at thin air, there is no particular reason we have found why he does this but he isn't in any pain just seems to be a side effect. Sometimes we have also observed him barking and growling at certain objects that confuse him, like his water or food bowl, his bed or some bedding and this tends to be worse on his quieter days. I believe it's just confusing to him with new things so it's better to be aware when introducing him to things and if he starts barking at something just quietly remove it so it stops stressing him.
I believe Giro would benefit from walking with other dogs as he remembers what to do. But with living with another dog I think he would need to be with a very quiet and understanding dog, someone who isn't going to be too hyper and confuse him or aggressive towards him as this could really confuse and upset him, but he does enjoy company.
Personally I think he would be great as an only dog, as long as his humans are around most of the time as he loves the attention. He also loves being outside so I think someone with a larger secure garden would be wonderful for him as he can walk and run at his own pace. He is the most loving and amazing dog but he just needs an extra special home with someone who can give him a lot of time and attention and understand his quirks and wobbles but everyone who has met him has just fallen in love, so I'm sure once you meet him, you will too!

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.
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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