Hampa Status: Available

ID: 26840

Name: Hampa

Breed: Cavachon cross Shih Tzu

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Carmarthen, 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.

28-11-19 Hampa is a 2 year old female Cavachon cross Shi Tzu, who has come to us from a breeder. She is a bit nervous, but still cuddles into you, looking for some reassurance and a kind face She is easily handled, but still needs another dog in the home with her to ease her nerves and teach her how to live in a home and to show her new skills like housetraining. She is quiet and gentle, very sweet and wants so much to be brave, but is just the slightest bit unsure. In time she will relax and then you will have the pleasure of watching her blossom and bloom

04-01-20 UPDATE

Hampa is just like her initial write up describes her... She is ever so gentle, extremely sweet, and a very quiet girl. I had been working with Hampa for about a week when I decided to take her into foster... I'd fallen for her anyway, felt she was a little vulnerable, and a few of us started to worry about her... She had become exceptionally quiet. When Hampa first arrived in my home, she hid under my clothes rail / under my kitchen table / beneath my living room radiator and anything else she could hide under! Trying to lift her out from her hidy places every now and again was tricky! But, she fitted in perfectly with my group of dogs! She seemed to warm to one of my other foster dogs in particular.. A male pug who sadly passed away... Maybe because they were in the same sort of situation... Both new to home life, andd both poorly...
As it transpired, Hampa was developing ulcers in both her eyes. She received multiple eye drops but unfortunately the ulcer in her left eye burst and she had to have an operation and have it removed. This devastated me because we'd been working so hard to try and save it, but Hampa was so much happier with it out, bless her! Her remaining right eye now receives 4 different lots of eye drops, 3 to 4 times a day, each. Therefore, Hampa will obviously need someone at home all day, so that she can receive the amount of eye drops she needs to save her from having her right eye removed in the future. Hampa is able to see perfectly - we do not want her to have her other eye removed and become blind. That would be so sad and unfair for her. Hampa is completely comfortable with having eye drops.
Hampa, or Hampy-Bampy/Betsy-Boo as I refer to her, loves her food and becomes very excited and animated at dinner time! She jumps about and wags her tail and is so so happy! She will sometimes throw her head back and let out a very quiet, husky "ooo, ooo"! She eats her dinner in a crate so to stop some of my other more greedy dogs from trying to eat hers too! Then she makes her way outside for a toilet, before running back in and asking to be picked up and placed on the sofa! She is very cute, and a little comical too!
Hampa loves to lounge around at this moment in time! I have started harness and lead walking with her, and she has enjoyed having a little explore, but then sits down and looks up at me with those beautiful, soulful, cheeky, happy eyes of hers, and I can't help but do what she wants and pick her up and carry her around!!! She is also on antibiotics for an infected C section which she arrived with, so that is maybe why Hampa isn't as active as she may become. Hampa has been through the wars hasn't she? I feel so sorry for her, but she is coping amazingly well.
Hampa will need to be homed with another more confident resident dog. She really isn't fussed on what her new furry forever friend/s are like, as long as they are nice! She gets on perfectly with every dog she meets, every dog she is kennelled with if she has to come to work with me, as well as all my dogs - I think dogs love her cool, calm, chilled, easy going nature... As do I! But she will need someone around her all day to put her eye drops in...
Hampa would make a beautiful addition to almost any family. She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I'd love to keep her myself as she's so easy, chilled and delightful, but unfortunately I am unable to adopt another doggy!
If you like the look and sound of her, and are in the financial situation to afford the number of drops she has to have, and possible future vet care, and if you are at home all day ... Please fill in an application for her. She's such a lovely little lady and you will be so happy you did!

09-02-20 UPDATE

Hampas remaining right eye is healing nicely and she is now on 2 different types of drops.. one given to her twice a day, the other a few times a day. Her infected c section took a long while to heal but it finally has. Now that she is physically feeling better, everything else is getting better too!
Hampy-Bampys harness and lead training is improving. She likes lots of eye contact and encouragement, and then she will happily potter about, having a little sniff, her tail is up and wags away, and she will follow my other little doggies around! She still refuses to walk with my boyfriend and friends, and will try and run away from them, and much prefers if I walk her at the moment. Hampy-Bampys instinct is to run away if she feels nervous or frightened, so as with all our exbreeders, care must be taken especially in new situations or surroundings. Hampy can seem more confident than she really is and this is important to note.
Hampy is just starting to learn how to play - but with other dogs - not so much toys! I caught her playing with another female shihtzu the other day, but when she caught me watching her she stopped, despite me telling her she was a "good girl" etc! She still looked happy though, as well as slightly mischevious - a look she often gives!
Hampy gets on perfectly well with all dogs - she has a wonderful, easy-going, cool, calm temperament which all dogs appreciate and love, but I think the shihtzu I mentioned above is her best friend, as is my bigger male cross breed who I think she is smitten with! She always chooses to cuddle up to him and gives him lots of kisses and licks - she does this with me too! 
Hampy-Bampy will do "zoomies" in and out of the house and garden possibly twice a day which is very fun and funny to see! She will now walk into and out of my house at ease, but is still wary and unsure of walking into and out of family/friends homes.
Hampy is just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. She might look chubby to some - but this is just her fur - which is super soft! She had her first proper bath the other day but let's just say she didn't like it at the time but liked feeling clean afterwards!
Hampy-Bampy is a quiet girl, except at meal times when she becomes excited and extremely happy at the prospect of food, and then she will bark and wag! She has a great appetite and will take treats out of your hand. She loves chicken, cheese, and tried banana this morning which she wasn't so sure about! She is not keen on carrots but this may take a few tasting sessions to bring her around to liking super healthy treats!
She also makes these quiet, extremely cute, happy noises now and again, which are sweet and delightful little sounds!
Hampy-Bampy is a really really lovely little lady. She is such a nice, kind, gentle, sweet, innocent, brave, happy, cheeky, exceptionally cute little lady who is also fun and can be nicely sassy at times! Whoever adopts this wonderful girl will be so very, very lucky! She is going to bring so much joy and love to you and your family. She will need to be homed with at least one other confident dog ... An equally kind, calm, playful one maybe?!

22-02-20 UPDATE 

Just a little update on our Hampa. She is now on just 2 different eye drops for her remaining right eye. She has something called "Azopt" put in her eye twice daily, and something called "Sno Tears" which she has put in her eye a few times a day.
Having her eye drops are essential in her keeping her right eye, and preventing her from losing it and becoming blind. So whoever adopts this truly lovely, delightful, cute little lady, will need to be happy in administrating the drops - she is a very easy and well behaved patient! You will also need to be able to afford the eye drops as well as take her to their Vet to have her eye pressure checked on a monthly basis... At this moment in time it seems as though her remaining eye will require lifelong treatment.
Hampa is a real cutie pie! She is slowly growing in confidence but is still a little shy. For example she loves her foster mummy and gives her lots of kisses, but if she needs to pick her up she will run away, but wag her tail at the same time! She is more wary of strangers, but has just started to accept treats from her foster mummy's partner ... Hampa loves her food! She becomes very excited at meal times! Her tail wags like crazy, she barks and runs around! She is very funny!
Hampa also loves her fellow furry friends, in particular her big foster brother who she gives kisses to all of the time! She is a very affectionate little lady who would love a forever furry friend who'll accept her affectionate ways! 
Hampa loves her home comforts and spends a lot of her time snoozing on the sofa, cuddling up to my other dogs. However she does quite like a little explore in the garden, and will have a zoomie around the garden twice a day... with a slight mischevious, happy expression on her face!
Hampa has a really beautiful personality and character.  Whoever adopts her will be very lucky indeed. She is one of the nicest dogs I've had the pleasure of working with and fostering x

08-03-20 UPDATE

Hampa continues to thrive in her foster home. She has experienced a few firsts in her life... Her first time at the Beach, and her first groom. Hampa loved the beach! She loved being on a long lead and had a good sniff about! Her tail wagged the majority of the time, and every now and again she would burst into a little run! She looked happy and cheeky and adventurous! She did become nervous and scared if a dog she didnt know approached her, or if a human stranger passed by.
She was a little worried having a groom, but she looks great and also feels great now too! I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but since having her hair trimmed she has become even more animated, playful and cheeky! She gets on perfectly well with all my dogs, but my younger large male dog is definitely her favourite! They are best friends! She's very affectionate towards him - always licking and kissing him - and they are extremely playful together! Rolling around and wrestling eachother on the sofa! It's lovely to see! I think Hampa would like a playful forever furry friend in her forever home don't you?!

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 £50 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.


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