Glimmer Status: Reserved

ID: 26976

Name: Glimmer

Breed: Poodle

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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.

07-12-19  - Glimmer is a 5 year old poodle who is a little bit scared. She will ideally need a home with people who have experience with scared dogs before. Glimmer is going to need another dog in her new home so she can learn what confidence really is, have a snuggle friend and be able to copy housetraining. We are looking for an adult only home for Glimmer as she would find children too much. Glimmer will be a project so we are looking for someone very special for her so they can see her potential and hold her paw to help her achieve that.

14-01-20 UPDATE

Glimmer has been here with us for just over a month now, she is still very nervous of people and chooses to run away a lot. Although Glimmer is still very nervous she will spend a bit more time at the front of the kennel rather than hiding in the back so is making some progress even if they are only baby steps. With a lot of love and time and patience Glimmer will turn into a happy little girl.
Glimmer needs to live in a very calm adult only environment to help her develop properly. Glimmer does not yet walk on a lead but it's something being worked on slowly as her confidence improves. Are you the person willing to give this shy little girl another chance in life??

02-02-20 UPDATE

Glimmer is known as Mia here and the clever girl is already responding to it. Mia is a nervous girl, but she’s curious and follows me around the house keeping an eye on me. If I’m very slow and keep down low, she will let me approach her, otherwise she will bolt for safety.
Mia needed quite a short clip as she was full of tiny matts next to her skin. She also needs fattening up! So far, Mia has been to the toilet outside. We have had some nice weather so the back door has been open for her to come and go freely. Mia loves to cuddle up with my dogs and is an easy going gentle pack member. She sits on the sofa with me, but keeps herself just out of reach.
Mia sleeps quietly in a crate next to my bed. Once I know she’s house trained over night, I’m sure she’ll be on the bed with the other dogs. She doesn’t like to be alone. Mia isn’t yet ready for lead training and walking as she’ still too flighty for it to be safe.
Mia has met our cat and was interested in him and gave him a good sniff. She wasn’t so sure when he sniffed her back. She has met chickens through the fence, and didn’t seem too interested. Currently she likes her own reflection and watching TV as these things are both new experiences for her. She pats the mirror to check it’s not another dog.

08-02-20 UPDATE 

Glimmer is still nervous and worried. However, she likes to be with me wherever I am and cries if I leave her (even with other dogs). So she’s not a dog who could be left for long periods of time at the moment. Mia sits with me on the sofa and will let me scratch her ear, which she enjoys despite being worried about it. I can only approach her slowly when she’s on a bed or sofa or else she will bolt. She lets me pick her up, but she’s clearly worried.
I’ve just started taking her out into our main garden and there she comes alive, bounding around and just loving the freedom to run. It’s a glimpse of the dog she will eventually become and I think she’ll be quite playful. She comes when called and back into the house without issue, but I can’t approach her outside. She’s not ready for walks right now as she’s still far too nervous and flighty on a lead.
Mia goes outside to toilet when the door is open or is taken out every few hours, but she’s not brave enough to ask to go out. Mia is a friendly easy going pack member and loves a cuddle with other dogs. So another friendly dog in the house is essential. Mia likes my son, but at the moment she is too nervous to be homed with younger children as sudden movements and noises scare her. Mia is living with both male and female dogs of the same size and smaller, a cat and free range chickens. She’s great with all of them.

25-02-20 UDPATE

Mia (Glimmer) is making slow progress. Mia follows me everywhere and likes to sleep curled up in my legs on the sofa in the evening. She will allow me to stroke her like this, but keeps her eye on me. She does like an ear scratch too. However, at any other time Mia will run away if I approach her as that’s clearly too scary.
Mia loves being in the garden and trots happily along right next to me, outside she’s bouncy and very happy.
I have groomed Mia twice now and she’s been a star. I keep her coat short as she’s scared of a brush right now. Mia isn’t quite ready to go out for a walk and the poor weather here hasn’t helped with this. Mia sleeps quietly in a crate next to my bed at night. She would become upset if she were not in the same room. Mia goes to her crate when told ‘bed’ and waits for a treat.
Mia’s house training is coming along, but she won’t ask to go out. Sometimes she’s so busy exploring and having fun in the garden she forgets to go when she’s outside. If the door is open she always chooses to toilet outside.
We can see a cheeky side to Mia hidden underneath her worries, Sometimes she forgets and steals a sock, wags happily or yips in excitement, but she seems to surprise herself when she does. Mia likes watching the TV​, especially when animals are on; or watching videos of dogs on my phone.

28-02-20 UPDATE

Wohooo, Mia is out walking and enjoying it!

14-03-20 UPDATE

Mia is doing so well. She LOVES loves loves her walks.  She lets me put on her harness, which she’s not entirely happy about, but tolerates as  it means walk time.  She’s on a long line, which I drop in safe areas as her recall is brilliant.
Mia loves one of my own poodle boys and follows him everywhere on walks and cuddles him at home. She’s also become infatuated with my son and he’s the only one in the house she willingly approaches.
I think Mia would be ok with very calm older children with things like visiting children to be given careful consideration. She wouldn’t cope with children running about, making loud noises etc. Here I have put her in her crate, with another dog (she doesn’t like to be alone) in my bedroom with the door shut. Obviously this can’t be done for long periods of time and I would think over time she would settle and gain confidence too.
When people move suddenly or stand and surprise her she moves away suddenly, grumbling. This is progress for her as previously she just bolted out of the room. It shows an increase in confidence. Mia doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body. This behaviour will go as she gains confidence.
Mia is still hand shy, but cuddles up with us on the sofa and is showing that she secretly likes a cuddle.
Mia has the loveliest nature. I think she will be quite comical and goofy eventually.  Recently one of my own dogs had a nasty accident. When she came home from the vets after being stitched up, she was very sad. As she stood in kitchen with her head hanging low, Mia came in, stood alongside her and rested her head across her back. This was clearly to give comfort as both dogs were standing and also not a pair that cuddle together often. It was brief, but so very lovely to see and I’m sure as a result of all her years of being a mum.
Mia gets anxious in the car amd if left in the boot will chew her harness. If she sits, with a harness, on the back seat cuddling my son, she’s fine. So car travel may need working on over time to help her feel more comfortable if she’s not to have a lap.

21-05-20 UPDATE

Mia is coming along really well in foster. She’s still a worried girl, but is gaining confidence daily. I can put a harness on Mia with just a little manoeuvring and she will then approach me to have her lead clipped on.
She loves her walks so wouldn’t pass up the chance of one by messing around. Mia will approach us cautiously and we can often approach her to for an ear scratch. Sometimes she still moves away worried.
Mia sleeps on the sofa with my other dogs, and at the bottom by my feet in the evening. She’s not a lapdog, but wants to be with you. At night Mia sleeps firstly on the sofa when I go to bed, but she’s always on my bed when I wake in the morning. In the morning, before breakfast, she stands on me with her nose in my face, nudging my hand for attention. She will play a very gentle game of bitey-face with my dogs then too. I am aware this is to butter me up to get me to make breakfast, but it’s the beginning of her asking for affection on her terms (rather than me going to her) and it’s lovely.
Mia has just discovered toys, she loves playing by herself with a tennis ball (hasn’t worked out the bit about chasing one when thrown yet) and has just started playing tug with my daughter over a stuffed duck. Which shows real confidence.
Mia is a gentle easy going pack member, she loves a snuggle with my own dogs and there are no disagreements. She eats her own food and doesn’t attempt to take from the others or the cat, even though they all eat together. Mia is completely house trained. I walk Mia on a long line that I drop and leave trailing, as she likes to bound around and run, but I ensure I can pick it up easily as there are certain points on our walks that she sometimes likes to take herself off in the opposite direction. This will improve with confidence and recall training. Mia does come when called though, often quicker than my own dogs.
She’s still got a long way to come in terms of confidence and fears, but she’s made huge progress from where she started and we can see more and more of the daft comical side of her coming out.  

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.

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* 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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