Aspen Status: Available

ID: 27956

Name: Aspen

Breed: Boxer Cross

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Lampeter, Near 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.

25-03-2020 - Aspen is a very scared 2 year old boxer cross. Aspen is going to need a very experienced home that have the time and the knowledge to help her settle. Aspen was so scared that she will not allow staff to approach her. Aspen will need another dog or dogs in her new home to comfort her and help her deal with home life, as well as show her housetraing and lead by example. Aspen will need an adult only home that have experience with troubled and fearful dogs.
Aspen has a passport.

03-04-20 UPDATE
Aspen is a very worried soul and it's taking time for her to settle with us in this new world. Her first week with us was all about letting her adjust to a different environment and let her get used to us coming and going, leaving her be and respecting her space. Aspen can be difficult to approach and she much prefers to be left alone by people as she is not quite ready to put her trust in us. With time and patience though she will let us interact with her but it needs to be done calmly and with her kennel friends close by for support.
Aspen needs another dog like Africa at home with her, to help bridge the gap between trust and people. Once she gains confidence and learns she can start to trust us I'm sure she is not going to look back and will let go of her past worries. In the videos Aspen is the one in the background, looking to and learning from Africa. Out in the play yard you can see she wants to join in with her friend but then remembers there's a human loitering about and it keeps her on edge slightly. Left alone with her friends, I'm sure she would be less anxious and show her playful side. This is where we are with beautiful Aspen at the moment. We will continue to work with her and do our best to get her where she needs to be mentally for her new home but we are looking for a very special person for her that can make the progress she truly needs and give her the chance she deserves to look forward to a new exciting life ahead of her.
✔️ Will need a resident dog at home      ✔️ Adult only home needed
✔️ Experienced owner                               ✔️ Sociable with other dogs
✔️ Quiet / does not bark

06-04-20 UPDATE

Aspen is a dear little soul who is still ever so frightened here. Even though she is extremely happy here with her kennel friends she is still scared of us humans. Aspen has started her lead training and this is going really well. She does really well on her lead with another nice, calm dog to follow, so whoever takes Aspen on she will need to be walked little and often to get her use to it.
Aspen is very playful with her kennel friends and she will now take a treat from your hands as long as there are other dogs around her. She still isn't sure on us humans, so being handled and stroked is very difficult for her at the moment but we will continue to work with this.
Aspen needs a home that is child free and someone who understands that she will need to be worked with. If you think you have the space in your heart for Aspen then please get in touch.

09-04-20 UPDATE

Aspen is a real sweetie, she adores her kennel friends and even let's Air sit on her when she's in her bed. She is still wary of humans but she doesn't need as much distance from them now. She will need someone who is patient and willing to put in the time to help her trust.

25-04-20 UPDATE 

 I met Aspen in the sandschool today and she really did not want me to come near her, she wouldn't even come close for a treat. I did all I could to cajole her and try to interact with her and nothing worked until I threw a tennis ball. She chased the ball and picked it up and dropped it again, then waited for me to throw it, she started coming nearer and nearer every time she waited for the ball to be thrown,
It was good to see her enjoying and not being overly nervous. I then threw a treat into the paddling pool, and she tried to work out how to get, it was floating on the surface and she'd put one paw in but wasn't brave enough to go all in, she wasn' too impressed with wet paws but seemed very engrossed in getting at the treat.
Aspen still needs work but at least we're now getting some interaction

15-05-20 UPDATE

Aspen had already been out for a walk today and she's coming on really well, so I thought I'd do something different with her today. She readily takes treats from me but moves away as soon as she has taken it, so I thought we'd try her climbing skills. I put the treat on top of the play area steps where they play and she soon learnt to climb the steps and take the treat. She is a bright girl who learns quickly and has been great with all dogs she has been kennelled with, either bigger or smaller or male or female. We just need to work on her trust in humans.

25-05-20 UPDATE

Beautiful Aspen is settling into home life. She is a scared girl, so needs a calm, patient home, that's willing to help her overcome her fear of humans. She loves the garden, can walk on a lead but it does need to be a quiet area. She will now take a treat. Aspen gets on great with other dogs. Please only apply if you have some experience of scared dogs.

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.

 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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