Roo (was Robyn)


Roo (was Robyn) Status: Reserved

ID: 17294

Name: Roo (was Robyn)

Breed: Shih Tzu Cross

Age: 9 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Carmarthen, 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.

02-06-2017 Roo is a 6 year old Shih Tzu cross who originally came to us from a breeder. She was adopted 6 months ago but heartbreakingly her adoring owner passed away unexpectedly and Roo has found herself back here. She is house trained but accidents will be expected when arriving in a new home. She loves her walks and used to enjoy caravan holidays with her mum. She is used to sleeping in the bedroom in her own bed and would love that in her new home. Beautiful Roo is only 6 months into being a pet dog and is still nervous in new situations so her new owners will need to understand this, but with time, love and patience Roo will settle back into home life and hopefully be as adored by her new owner as she was by her first.

11-01-18 UPDATE

Beautiful Roo is still waiting for her forever family. She had a lovely Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed copying her doggy friends rip open their presents and has since loved playing with all her new toys! She also loved all the delicious food she had at Christmas time - from Sunday dinner, to salmon and cheese, and home made biscuits made by the lovely Steph Bacon who fosters for Many Tears and who followed Roos Mums recipes. Roo loved the biscuits very much. It seemed like she remembered having them before. Her Mum definitely knew how to make her happy.
Roos recent achievement is not running away when two of my closest friends who she has known for 6 months and who visit often, sit on the sofa next to her. She does look at them in shock and does move up, and doesn't look 100% relaxed, but at least she doesn't run away now. Progress is being made.
She has even let a novice like me groom her. She loves being groomed and how it feels once it's finished. She is much more comfier and happier when her hair is short, and her ears long like her Mum had them which is the prettier look for her
Roo now has a lead which advertises the fact she is nervous, and is waiting for a custom made harness for extra safety when out on walks. She much prefers walking when no one else is around. When it's just me, her, and her doggy friends. She can panic when other people are about and her istinct is to run away.
When Roo knows you well, she is a very affectionate and loving girl, who is so excited by your presence especially if you've popped out for a little while, and likes strokes, loves belly rubs, and will even give me kisses now.

28-04-18 UPDATE

Beautiful Roo-roo, what are we going to do? I was so hoping she would have found her forever family and home by now. Losing her first home was so sad and so traumatic for her. Now that Spring is here, Roo is loving being able to spend more time outside in the garden! She loves to sunbathe, loves to roll around on the sunloungers, and loves being able to nose at the goings on of the country side! She has a few peaky holes and lets me know if a friend arrives or if someone is coming to the house or if the neighbours have just arrived home! But nothing is quite like the greeting she gives me when I come home! She enjoys sniffing around outside, playing with her toys, and basically just relaxing outside in the Sun and fresh air! She is becoming a lot more comfortable around my boyfriend and best friends, allowing them to stroke her or clean her eyes and such. She dived on me the other day and lay on my chest and tummy which was lovely. She is still scared of strangers though, especially out on walks. She has found more confidence visiting the beach - and enjoys finding treasure such as sea shells and starfish which she will carry around in her mouth! However, it is at the Beach Roo proves to be extremely flighty, especially if people come our way, and her instinct is still to run away...
Roos love for food continues! She will jump up so high right before I serve up their plates of food! She often has a Sunday dinner with plenty of chicken in, but has also recently tried and quite enjoyed some Vegan cuisine too! I don't think she'll be very happy if her chicken and salmon and ham treats stop though! Roo loves food toys, particularly Kongs, which will keep her happy, quiet and occupied for ages! Roo is due a professional groom soon. I thought about taking her to a Doggy Salon to see what she thinks - but it will probably be best if I have a groomer come to the house incase she becomes frightened and tries to run away. Roo is looking for a quiet, calm, fun, loving home, where her house and garden are extremely secure. Safety really does come first for this little one. A home where her fears as mentioned before are considered fully, and a home where her new Mummy will spoil her rotten, and treat her like the Queen she is!

18-11-18 UPDATE
What more can I say about Roo? She has been in foster with me for just over a year now. A far longer time than I thought she would be. But I guess understandable, as she can be a very frightened and flighty lady, especially with new people and in new situations and surrounding.
Roo loves being outside and is happy the weathers is cooling down a little to go on some walks and adventures. She is the slowest of my pack bless her!
Roo's character and personality are still blossoming. For example, when I am sitting down at the dining table having my dinner, instead of looking up at me and watching me eat, Roo has just started to look at the floor – patiently waiting for any crumbs which drop to the floor! She is a very clever, very funny lady.
Roo has seen a few of my foster dogs leave for their forever homes and has taken part in a few leaving parties! Roo loves a party – she loves the extra food and fun – new toys and such! She does not however, like being dressed up, and looked up at me seriously unimpressed being put in a pumpkin costume for Halloween!
It is nearing Christmas, and I have started to stock up on presents for all the doggies. When I came out of the shower the other day – Roo had found one of the dogs Christmas presents. So I moved and hid them again. The following day, I was busy putting the bins out, when I cam back in, Roo had found my new hiding place, and another toy to beat up! Roo is going to be booked in for her Christmas haircut soon by the lovely Chloe from Central Bark Grooming Salon in the Gower, Swansea.

01-06-19 UPDATE

Roo is enjoying the Spring weather and the drier days and lighter nights... She gets to chill out in the garden - something she just loves to do! ... Whether that be laying down relaxing, playing with her teddys or treat balls, or nosing at neighbours and shouting at passing cats! She can still be very fearful of things - and still suffers with some issues I've mentioned before, but she is a funny girl, who can be very cute indeed. All she wants is to feel safe and secure and be loved and pampered. She has a good app in at the moment so fingers crossed for this lady.

05-11-19 UPDATE

Roo has been waiting for her forever home for quite some time now. She has come a long way in that time and has proven to be quite a character. She is still extremely untrusting and fearful of strangers especially, but also people she does know. She is very much a one person dog.
Her future adopters will need to have experience of ex breeders and have plenty of time patience and understanding. It takes Roo a very long time to adjust, and a very long time to show her true personality and character.
I have fostered and adopted dogs who have been just as scared, but have pretty much overcome their fears of most things but Roo still remains frightened and uncomfortable around a lot of people and when in new situations and surroundings.
Her ideal doggy friend would be chilled out but playful, very confident and one who will ignore Roo's occasional grumpiness! Roo still loves her foody treats, her toys, and a groom!

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.

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