Willow (was Tara)


Willow (was Tara) Status: Reserved

ID: 24601

Name: Willow (was Tara)

Breed: Maltese

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Witney, Oxfordshire

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.

21-03-20 Willow is a very pretty Maltese who is looking for an experienced, patient, calm and understanding home. Willow was adopted 12 months ago and has sadly found herself back in rescue. Due to her high level of fear, she has been living in foster for the past 5 weeks learning to trust and be apart of a loving home. She has made such FANTASTIC progress and has been so brave and one look in her eyes and she will melt your heart.
Willow  will need to have at least one other friendly and sociable dog who can continue to help her with her ongoing rehabilitation. She is happiest most around similar sizes dogs and is very happy to share her bed with a friendly calm dog. She is currently living with Westies, wire haired mini Dachsy and a Jack Russel X. She loves to cuddle up to them.
Willow is doing well with her toilet training and her lead training is a work in progress. She is learning that hands can be kind, but everything needs to be done in super slow motion so she isn't alarmed. To pick her up she still needs to be cornered slowly and approached from the ground, so good mobility is a must. She is currently a high flight risk so awareness of her security must be appreciated at all times. She is going to make a wonderful addition to someone's family and is certainly going to turn some heads. A beautiful beautiful soul in need of her forever happy ever after.

29-03-20 UPDATE
Willow has continued to get used to living as part of the family. She is really benefitting from the presence of young playful dogs as in the past two days she has for the first time engaged in play with our young resident Westie and in particular, a young 11 week old puppy. Today, she even picked up a toy for the first time! The recent presence of the puppy appears to have had a really positive affect on her confidence.
Willow remains fearful of humans but has become less vocally worried as you pass by her. She has been so fearful that she has been crying out in fear, but this is improving. Sadly, she remains too scared to be outside in the main garden, it is too big and scary. Even whilst the other dogs are having fun outside, she remains firmly indoors and in her "safe place" on the sofa. She is getting more relaxed in allowing us to put on a harness and lead, so this is still a work in progress.
Willow is really trying to be brave, and little by little we are getting to see the gorgeous girl she has the potential to be. I really think a younger or playful dog or dogs would be a positive influence with her confidence, and to help her to learn that life could be fun.

24-04-20 UPDATE

Willow has been continuing her journey to her forever happy life and frequently brings tears of joy to see how brave she is becoming. Her progress has been really marked since our last update. Willow can now walk on a lead with confidence as long as she is with her current foster siblings.
Whilst still coming to terms with being handled, putting harnesses and leads on is becoming less traumatic. She still remains vocal on approach, but she really is becoming less resistant to touch
. I successfully managed to groom her this week and she has to be given a gold star for her not biting!! Her biggest achievement in the past ten days is discovering that the garden is a fun place to be.
I am thrilled. Whilst at the moment it is still in short bursts (her current favourite safe place is always watching from up high from the sofa) she is venturing out without attempting flight and hiding.
This very special girl is so precious and needs a safe and secure garden, as well as kind and patient hands.
She loves to engage in play with the younger members of her furry family so a playful confident friend or friends would be positive for her onward rehabilitation.

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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