Koala Status: Available

ID: 27109

Name: Koala

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Westbury, Wiltshire

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.

20-12-19 Koala is a 5 year old ex-breeder, who has come to us to find her forever home. Koala is a happy cheeky little lady, who is ever so waggy! Koala would make a great little addition to someone's home, but will need at least one canine companion to keep her company. Koala has never lived in a home before, so will not be house trained or walking on a lead, but we doubt this will take her long to learn! She has part of her foot missing so a new owner will need to be aware that may cause issues as she gets older although she manages fine at the moment.  In the right circumstances we would consider homing her with dog savvy children. Koala has her own passport. 

08-01-20 UPDATE
Well this lovely girl has only been here in foster since Sunday but you would think it was much longer. She has settled quickly, with the help of titbits, surprisingly she had to learn its a good thing. Koala sleeps soundly at night, is house trained and always ready for her next meal. She gets around very well depite part of her back leg missing, she is so enjoying investigating the garden. The best home would be a large garden so she can wander at her own speed, and another dog for company, as she does cuddle up with the dogs here and runs down the garden with them. Koala will never be a long walking dog as she tires quickly but shes not a bit of trouble and it's so her time for a loving home. She was good to bath and trim her feet and likes toys. She is basically perfect.

21-02-20 UPDATE

Koala is the most lovely girl, I cant say little because shes 11kgs, but shes a smasher. Since being here she has become stronger with her walking around the garden, holding herself up as her muscles become stronger and if theres a biscuit on offer she will be one of the first to reach you. Her fur is slowly growing on her bald patches, and she was so good when I did her nails and a trim. Koala sleeps all night, has a very load snore and the biggest dark eyes that look at you with trust and love.

09-03-20 UPDATE
What else can I say about this gorgous girl, when she is so perfect. She can do a short walk now on a lead and harness. I let her plod along at her own speed and she went about 50 yards with lots of titbits. We turned around and started for home unfortunately I ran out of titbits and it took a lot of persuasion to get her to start going again, but with more practice she will soon master lead walking. Lowly as shes called here will be your friend for life, as long as you have food and a heart to love her.

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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