Glue Status: Available

ID: 26907

Name: Glue

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Ivybridge, Devon

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.

03-12-19 Glue is a 3 year old male Shih Tzu who has come to us from a breeder. He has had a nasal resection to help him breathe more easily. Glue is such a scared boy, it's so sad to see him cowering behind his bed when we approach his kennel. Glue gets very stressed when we handle him, he is clearly not comfortable with us at the moment. We are going to work with him and hopefully he will start to come round soon. He will need to be homed with a kind and confident resident dog that can teach him that humans are not as scary as he thinks. A resident dog will also help Glue learn about house training and walking on a lead when he's ready for this. Glue will need a patient home with adopters who understand that he is not likely to come round immediately and will need time to settle in and get used to life in a home. He is such a lovely boy, it's going to be so rewarding seeing him flourish!

16-01-20 UPDATE

A little update on GLUE aka GooGoo.
Glue continues to make great progress and he is starting to discover what happiness is! He never fails to cheer me right up, and he puts a huge smile on my face. He delights me every day.
First thing in the morning, he greets me by running over to the front of the kennel, his eyes widen and he gets his confident shihtzu waffle on! Glue sometimes let's out a cute little husky bark, and watches me intently. When I enter the kennel he comes running over and gives my hands a kiss and then I let him outside for a play and explore of the sandschool.
He makes his way to the toy box just outside of the kennel and enjoys a little nose inside it! Glue makes his way back to his bed and asks for a little stroke, before he starts zooming around!
Glue has been enjoying strokes from me for a little while now... he can't get enough at the moment! 
GooGoo has been busy making friends and socialising with other dogs perfectly well, he has started his harness and lead training as well. He is a little flightly and worried at the moment but he's doing well. He's never seen the outside World... So it's a big deal for him bless him.
Glue will need to be homed with another more confident resident dog, and he will need a home with people who are experienced with scared dogs.

04-02-20 UPDATE

Glue (we call him George) has been living in a foster home for just over a week now. He is a very bright little boy and he has been quickly learning the ropes by copying our other dogs – his love of food and treats also helps! He is more confident than we expected him to be for his first time in a home, and he will come up for a fuss or sit next to us on the settee. He is now only really anxious about being picked up and he will try to dodge us, but this is gradually improving.
Glue is a very sweet natured little boy, he is great with our other dogs and he is living with a cat without any problem. He is doing well with housetraining and he is building his confidence with going for walks in different places, with the occasional bit of carrying - luckily he is quite a small boy, only weighing about 8kg. Glue loves playing with toys and he would definitely think it would be brilliant to have a doggy playmate in his forever home.

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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