Glitter ^

 

Glitter ^ Status: Available

ID: 29361

Name: Glitter ^

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

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.

13-12-2020 Glitter is a very pretty girl who has come to us from Romanin.  Glitter is very nervous when approached and will run off but if you sit on the floor in her kennel she will approach you for a sniff.  She doesn't walk on a lead and will need house training and she will learn these best in a home that has at least one other dog who she can watch and start to copy.  Glitter needs an adult only home with owners who have the time and patience to show her she is finally safe and loved.  Glitter is missing a toe on her back paw and although she can appear to limp she runs, plays and jumps normally.  Glitter has a passport.

14-01-21 UPDATE

One full month on, Glitter remains a terrified young girl, I dread to think what she has endured previously. However this isn't to say she hasn't progressed, because she has done incredibly well and has even learned to walk on a harness on our lanes over the last few weeks. Glitter is going to be a project dog regardless of how much she progresses under our care at the rescue, she is extremely flighty, however she has become a lot easier to handle recently.
She relies heavily on her kennel friends and will definitely need a resident dog in her new home to help her continue to progress as she wouldn't cope without one. She does seem to take to larger male dogs a lot better than anything else and has recently shared her space with a very confident chocolate labrador boy.
As mentioned previously, Glitter has recently overcome one hurdle and learned how to walk on our lanes with a highly secure harness and two leads. Ideally in her new home, she would continue this work in the garden with her new canine companion before venturing out onto the proper, scarier walks.
Glitter has a long way to go, security is the crucial thing with a dog as flighty as her and patient owners who won't expect a quick turn around are very important also. The effort you put into this darling, will be repaid tenfold in the love she'll give you when she becomes a regular pet dog!  

28-01-21 UPDATE

This week I've had the pleasure of working with Glitter for the first time, and what a superb girl she is. When I first introduced myself to her she was very stand offish and just barked at me in the hope I would go away. After sitting in the kennel for a couple of minutes she soon realised I wasn't a threat, and she came right up to me and gave me a big sniff ... and that's where it all began. Fast forward 4 days, she now gets very excited to see me and wags her tail rapidly, and will actually ask me for a scratch behind her ear!
She is still a frightened girl and will flinch at any sudden movements or loud noises, and this is something her new owners will need to understand clearly. As mentioned in her previous update, even though she's progressing very well here, she more than likely will regress when she gets into a home as it will all be completely new for her. This is why we're looking for experienced owners with a kind resident dog, who will go slow with her, respect her boundaries, and encourage her lightly.
Glitter has had an awful start to her life, so there's no questioning why she is as scared as she is. She's been here for a while now and there's not been much interest in her, probably because she is a project dog, but personally that would make me want her more. The feeling you get when you make progress with a terrified dog is up there with the best. When they wag their tail at you for the first time, give you a kiss, take food from your hand etc .. it's the best feeling in the world. It's hard to explain unless you've experienced it yourself, but everyone should experience it at least once in their lives. Taking in a traumatised dog and nurturing it to a confident and happy dog is just a dream.
If you think you could be the one for Glitter, PLEASE consider taking her into your family. You will literally change her life.  

05-02-21 UPDATE
Glitter has come a very long way since she first arrived at the centre, she now walks on a harness/slip lead combo, she is much easier to handle (although she does not like it if you go too quick with her).
Glitter will need an experienced home where her new people will be prepared to put in all the time and work to build up a bond with her. She has to trust you. It will be a long time, if ever, before she could be let off lead as she is a flight risk.
In the right home I truly feel that she will thrive.
Glitter would also like to be homed with a calm, larger male.

 

 

 

13-02-21 UPDATE

It's an absolute delight to see the immense progress that Glitter's made since she first came to the rescue. She still has a long way to go when it comes to behaving calmly and being comfortable around people, but her improvements so far have been really encouraging.
She usually spends most of her time in the back of the kennel hiding away but will sometimes approach people she's more comfortable with to give their hands a sniff. She was visibly nervous but didn't panic or run away as I handled her to equip her harness, and began wagging her tail in excitement as we walked towards the gate.
I haven't spent much time with Glitter before today and she seemed a bit nervous of walking beside me, and would often huddle up besides Joyce who has spent more time working with her lately. She clearly found comfort in her company.
She can be a bit jumpy on walks and was put off by today's strong winds, but in a calm environment she's quite easy to handle, and will allow you to pet and pick her up.
She will definitely need a very experienced owner preferably who already has a larger male dog to keep her company and much needed comfort.

15-02-21 UPDATE
Without repeating everything you have read so far in previous updates, I too would like to share my immense satisfaction with the progress of this young lady, but at the same time, the utter sadness we feel that she gets so little interest compared to all the other dogs here. However at this point it is very apparent that she now needs a home, the right home at that, for her to continue progressing. Glitter spends a lot of her time in the very back part of her kennel, with her fleecy blankets and heated lamp, it's important she has her safe space to feel comfortable and her little bedroom area is exactly that. Her walking has developed wonderfully, although it's vital she is double leaded and appropriate precautions are taken on walks with her. Glitters ideal companion would be a bigger male and she has been picky at times here regarding which dogs she bonds with, however other dogs will be considered and will simply be subject to a meet and greet on the day. Please help us find Glitter a home!  

ADOPTION DETAILS
 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.

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