Allen^ Status: Reserved

ID: 27960

Name: Allen^

Breed: Bulldog Cross

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, 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.

26-03-20 Allen is a handsome boy who has been given up from a breeder and is looking for his home. He has had his nostrils widened by the vet to help him be able to breathe more comfortably and a lump removed from his leg. He's a nervous little boy who doesnt know much about the world and just needs some time and love to help him come out of his shell. If you have a kind resident dog that is larger than him to help him settle and learn about life in the home, show hm housetraining and lots of patience to help him settle,  Allen could be the dog for you.
Allen has a passport.

30-03-20 UPDATE
Meet Joyce and her project dog Allen! He had a long journey overnight on a van to get to us and when he arrived he was a little bit overwhelmed and traumatised. Now he has been with us a few days and is doing well. He's currently kenneled with two Boxer crosses. He's quite happy to let us touch him all over and put his harness on. Our next step with him is to get him walking on the harness and lead. He has a damaged ear, but it doesn't effect him at all. He is such a handsome little chap!

31-03-20 UPDATE
This is Joyce's second day working with Allen and already he has made so much progress! He's starting to get quite comfortable sitting on Joyce's lap and has even been out in her van and had a little sit in the drivers seat. He's still enjoying his cream cheese as you can see! When he first came in, he was so worried it took us about half an hour to get him off the van.. now look at him! He's had a little explore on the grass wearing his harness and lead and even showed great interest in a little dandelion. He has a wound on his leg where he's had a small tumour removed, it's healing up really well and will be no impediment to him at all. He is a happy and content little lad!

08-04-20 UPDATE by Joyce

Oh how I love this handsome, naughty, stubborn dog. Yesterday we sat in my vehicle to have lunch, he sat quietly on the passenger seat, when offered cheese he became instantly animated and clambered all over me.
I had failed in my attempts to get him walking on a harness and lead, but today he walked a few steps for Chelsea, but not before sticking his tongue out at us, closing his eyes so he couldn't see us and pretending to be asleep.

01-05-20 UPDATE
Getting Allen to walk on the harness is a bit like starting an engine, it takes a bit of effort to get him going but once he starts he's away! Getting him out of the kennel and through the gates leading out of the rescue was a hefty endeavor for him but he managed it in the end. Getting on the road was another story entirely, as he was far more comfortable in the distraction-free, calm environment. He was a bit nervous of passing cars, but didn't panic outright and even so, its early days yet for him and he still has a lot to learn.
He isn't totally comfortable being around people but has the curiosity to come and check out whoever comes by to see him, though when approached he will recede into the security of the back of the kennel. As such I believe Allen will need the company of a confident resident dog in order for him to settle and learn to relax in human company. A more experienced owner would be preferable for Allen as though he's come on in leaps and bounds since first coming to the rescue, his nerves can still make him a bit tricky to handle.  

04-05-20 UPDATE

Ever since learning to walk on the harness Allen has become far more receptive to human company. When stopping by to visit him today he was wary at first, but upon seeing his more confident kennel-mate Africa approach me for some attention, he mustered up his courage and was happy to come right up to me for a closer look. As such, having a confident dog present in the home will be absolutely necessary for Allen. He's come to enjoy going for walks and spending time outside of his kennel, which is great not only for making him comfortable around people, but for him to look forward and actively appreciate the time he spends with them. He's an incredibly charming dog brimming with character who just needs someone with the time, patience and care to help him to emerge from his shell.

16-05-20 UPDATE

Allen.. The Boy whose Mind Intrigues me The Most!
Allen is an exceptionally beautiful, striking, compact little male Frenchie who has the most beautiful sparkly, mischievous eyes, and barrels of character! 
I'd love to know what goes on in his mind ... Lots or not a lot - us staff are divided! All we can agree on is that Allen is ... Cute, Comical and Mischievous!
Allen is still unsure of human touch... It's just something he's getting used to. I don't know him very well, but have worked with him for a week solid, and if I stroke him he does hurry away from me and looks a little surprised bless him... As surprised as I am at the noises that come out of his mouth when he gets up to mischief in his kennel! He's a quiet boy, but when he's having a play he sometimes likes to make these strange Frenchie sounds! Anyway, Allen is happy to approach me, give my hands a little kiss like the Prince in the making that he is! and he's happy to stand right infront of me with a very expectant look on his face! He does make me laugh!... The way he looks up at us... He intrigues me!
He spends his time in his kennel chilling out, looking to his kennel friend for attention and guidance. He seems to want to have a little play and wrestle with his kennel friend, but she's not as bothered! Allen currently resides with a female boxer and I'm led to believe he will need to be homed with another more confident resident dog who is bigger than he is.
Allen shares his beds well - he loves to cuddle up to his friends ... Although fed separately, he shares treats well, and he is learning to share toys too!
At playtime, Allen can be a little hesitant in running out of his kennel, past the other dogs, and down the corridor into his play yard, and looks for me and his doggy friend for reassurance. Although he's come on leaps and bounds, he is still a little nervous and unsure bless him. Once out in the sandschool though, Allen has a blast - charging around like a little bullet train! I never knew frenchies could move so fast! He loves to play "chase" and will run around after me and his boxer friend, looking rather delighted with this game! He seems like he could be quite sporty in time!?!
Allen is now walking very well on a harness and lead and seems to really enjoy charging up and down the country roads! His little legs move so fast! Everything Allen does makes me giggle!
I think he seems to know his name - you know that meerkat advert ... When they say the name Allen - We do call over to him like the meerkat does
I think Allen would need an adult only home because he is still a little nervous and unsure of us humans intentions bless him. He'd have to have another doggy for company and guidance, a forever doggy friend who'll show him what normal life is meant to be like - because Allen has no idea bless him. A home who has the understanding and patience for him, and continue his rehabilitation. He's doing so well, and will thrive and become even more of a character in the right home! I'd love to see a video of him after a few months in his forever home, as would a lot of other staff. He is just hilarious!

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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