Keel

 

Keel Status: Available

ID: 29728

Name: Keel

Breed: Hound

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Willenhall, West Midlands

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.

21-02-2021 Keel is a very handsome hound who has come to us to find a loving home. He is very scared and timid at the moment and does not understand anything about human kindness yet. He does not know how to trust people yet but he does know how to trust other dogs and relies on them completely for confidence. Keel doesnt know how to walk on a lead yet and has never needed to know anything about housetraining, sitting for treats... in fact he will never have been given a treat in his whole life! 
Keel will need a kind resident dog in his new home to help him settle and learn home skills, preferably around his size and not too much bigger than him as he can be a little scared by large dogs. A dog will speak his language and reassure him in a way that we cant.
He is going to need a very experienced adult only home with someone special to see his potential and help him transform into a happy boy! He can't be homed with cats or small furries and needs a minimum 6ft fencing.

10-03-21 UPDATE
Keel is a beautiful, quirky little boy. Since arriving at the rescue he has come on dramatically in terms of confidence, he has begun walking on a lead, he socialises and shares well with the other dogs and despite still having some nerves he really does have an affectionate side which is starting to show itself. The crucial thing with Keel is the security of the garden in his new home, we have recently discovered that he is a rather clever lad and he can actually climb the type of fencing we have here for our yards, so he now has to be supervised whilst outside here. His new garden will need to be fully enclosed with 6ft fencing/walls and ideally he would have a long line attached to him during his settling period as he can certainly jump high when he wants to!!
Keel has shared his kennels well with Cocker/Beagle sized females and his ideal companion would be another female dog or two, as he is still lacking slightly in the confidence department I do believe he still needs another dog at this point in time, but this is definitely subject to change if he continues his vast rate of improvement with people. Keel is so full of character, he'll no doubt be a super fun companion, however he'll probably lean more on the active side once he fully learns to trust, so his future walking requirements do need to be taken into consideration too.

13-03-21 UPDATE
Keel is a gentle and sweet natured boy. He is slight in stature and of similar size to a tall beagle. At Many Tears we have extended the height of our existing 6ft fencing surrounding our exercise areas by an extra 2 ft. easily achieved by using chicken wire. Keel has made no further attempt to abscond now that he has settled and is happy with the staff that he is familiar with, he just needs time to settle and to feel secure in one's company. He is an easy going boy who needs another dog to live with, whilst here he has happily shared his kennel with both male and female dogs, currently sharing his kennel with his best friend Kudu.

18-03-21 UPDATE

Keel has really shown improvement since he’s been here and settled in. When he first arrived he just wanted to climb out of the play yards and was hand shy of us. although he would walk on a lead he would pull as far away as he wasn’t quite sure. Now he’s settled he no longer tried to climb, walks lovely and loves attention. He will come running to you and jump on you to greet you.
We have tried him with various dogs but being with female hounds has suited him better. We tried a greyhound with him but I think he was a little frightened so didn’t want to be too close. Although, he has stopped climbing we still recommend a high fence especially until he settles as I think if he is unsure of his surrounding he will climb again. He will make a lovely addition to a home so please consider him.  

08-05-21 UPDATE

Keel is such a sweet boy he's really starting to show his little character. Although keel can still be a little scared of things it doesn't stop him from wanting to be around people he comes for a fuss and for treats. His house training is almost 100% and he loves his walks, he's also really good when travelling in the car.
Keel needs to be rehomed with another dog as we think it helps him more with his confidence and he also likes to cuddle up with another dog every now and then.
Keel gets on great with all our dogs that very in size. We recommend that he's not rehomed somewhere with cats as his prey instincts kick in when they run past him also at the moment he does suffer with being left which were working on and he also likes to have access to a cage as he sees this as a safe zone when he feels overwhelmed.  

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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