Laura Status: Available

ID: 20873

Name: Laura

Breed: Collie Cross

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster 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.

15-12-17 Laura is a cross breed who has come to use from truly appalling conditions in Romania. She has witnessed and experienced things no dog should see and she was saved by a Romanian rescue who have very little funds. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we were able to offer help to 28 of these dogs and so now Laura is here to find a home for the first time in her life.

Laura is a darling collie type who wags her tail and is receptive to love. Laura is good with other dogs but doesnt know how to walk on lead and has never lived inside in a home so needs to learn housetraining and all about pet life from a kind resident dog. She is a  very special girl who will make someone very happy and will be outsanding once she relaxes and adjusts to her new world without fear.

07-01-18m UPDATE

Laura, or Lara as I call her, has me giggling all the time I spend with her! She is a real character! When she first arrived at Many Tears, she didn’t feel comfortable in showing me her personality and at all and although comfortable around people she knows well, she is scared of people she doesn’t know and is extremely wary of them. She didn’t come anywhere near me for the first few days of working with her, but we now have a lot of fun together.
Laura is a quiet girl who I think likes to watch and take everything in. She spends her days standing in the doorway to her bedroom watching the goings on from there! When you go into see her she will come over and say hello and give you a little smile! At playtime she will run out of her kennel and towards the play yard, looking back up at you before doing her signature happy/playful move which involves smiling and throwing her head and body about playfully! She looks so cute and also quite funny and rather daft when she does this!
Out in the sandschool she will either be doing her own thing – wandering about exploring by herself, having a nose and a pull of the grass through the sandschool gate, or, she will be trying to wind up the other dogs into playing chase with her! She enjoys winding some of the other dogs up and looks ever so mischevious doing so!
Laura is a bright young thing. She now walks pretty well on a lead but does become scared and worried and wants to run away in the other direction if she sees someone walking towards her in the distance. She gets on well with her doggy friends, and shares her beds, toys and food perfectly. She is a pretty girl with a lot of character who would love to find her forever family and experience what life is like for a dog. She is so funny and fun and you would have a great time wand plenty of laughs with this girl, just as soon as she starts trusting you are not going to hurt her.

14-02-18 UPDATE

Little Laura has been with us for 2 weeks now and has a new name to go with her new life.  We are calling her Willow. On our short journey home she became quite car sick and threw up all over herself so we put her in the shower and to my astonishment I think she actually fell asleep enjoying the warm water and massage bless her.
My husband and I believe that Willow has at some point lived in a home and its sad to think how she ended up living on the streets. Willow is quite clean in the house and has only had a few accidents. She has taken a lot of time to get used to men as she has a fear of them but after 2 weeks has she actually started taking food off my husband and is letting him walk her. Up until now she would not even look at him and I feel she still has a little way to go in trusting men.  She feels a lot safer with women but in saying that it does take her a little time to trust women as well.
Willow is an extremely beautiful little collie weighing about 11 kg the size of the sheltie.  She is a little underweight and does need to put on a couple of kilos and this will come gradually as she has a brilliant appetite, and she especially loves her treats.
Willow has  growled a few times at my other dogs when eating or having a drink but to be honest I am not surprised knowing how she has lived in the past but with correction she responds really well.
Now let me tell you about the zest for life this little girl has now,.  Willow has started to show her true colours and where as she was on a harness and 2 leads for her first walk as she constantly tried to get away as she was scared of every little noise, she has now graduated to a very long line and boy does she love to run, her tail is high and her head is high shes so proud shes like a little prancing pony.
Willow also looks like she smiles as she has a really big grin and when she trusts you she will run towards you and play bow and she swings her head from side to side and will paw you it so lovely to see she is a really beautiful happy little girl. She has since had another shower as she came home from the beach and forest walk and was really muddy, her coat now looks beautiful. Willow absolutely loves being out and visits the woods or beach daily and loves it, unfortunately she dribbles quite a lot in the car but this should settle down in time. Please understand that when she finds her forever home she may take a little time to show her new family how happy she can be. as she will be starting to trust a new family again.
Willow does need to have a little playful doggie friend in her new home as she loves to play, she can get a little grouchy from time to time if other doggies get cuddles before her but she responds very well to correction and loves to be told shes a good girl, shes beautiful inside and out all she needs is her forever home where she can love life and be truly happy.

06-03-18 UPDATE

Laura or Willow as we call her has been with us for about 5 weeks now and her true personality has come out, she is so playful she's like a puppy in many ways, she is constantly smiling and its obvious to see that she is loving life, she really is very pretty and has a really funny smile its adorable especially when she comes running towards me with her head swaying rom side to side she looks so cute. 
She loves being out and running around with my other dogs and exploring different places and new smells she's so inquisitive as everything is so new to her she looks so happy and carefree it's a wonderful thing to see. She also travels better in the car and only dribbles a little now.  Willow loves tennis balls now and chew toys including cuddly toys, she is non destructive in the home and can be left safely for a couple of hours.
Willow definitely  the company of another dog ideally a male or a bigger confident female as she does tend to try and dominate my female Pomski  but with correction she does listen. One thing is very obvious and it's her fear of men, she will tolerate my husband who is very patient with her, she will take treats off him, but if he makes any attempt to pick her up you can see the fear in her eyes and she tries to get away, she has on a few occasions come up to him and let him stroke her but she is always watchful as if she thinks that he may hit her its quite heartbreaking so for this reason  Willow would be best suited in a home where there is a female around for most of the time, hopefully in time she will realise that not all men are bad but its not going to happen overnight so please be patient as she has obviously been traumatised by men in the past.
  Willow would also be better suited with older children as she gets so excited that she tends to mouthe a little when playing. Willow is an amazing little girl and will make an amazing pet in the right home so please put in an adoption application you wont regret it she really is lovely ball of fur.

30-05-18 UPDATE

Laura, who is called Willow here  has now been with us for nearly 4 months now and has had hardly any interest which is quite sad as she is so lovely, maybe its because I have mentioned that a female only home would be ideal for her, but as long as there is a female around for most of the time she could  also have males in the home. She has started to get better with my husband and will go up to him sometimes but its better if he has a treat or some chicken and then she is first in line,  She is very pretty and quite petit and she has a lovely way about her, she has a really wide grin she looks like she is smiling, she is very easy to love.
She will still try to dominate my other bitch but when told she listens straight away.  Willow loves going out and will get so excited when I go to get her collar, she especially loves anywhere with water be it the beach or the river and big puddles, she swims like a fish and is in her element in the water. Willow unfortunately does have a bad habit she eats poop any poop so you need to watch her when out but if you tell her to leave it she will listen. Her recall is really very good and she knows her name is willow she comes to a whistle and to her name, Little Willow has an excellent diet she loves strawberries and spinach peas carrots cheese etc and she really loves her goats milk, She sleeps well through the night with our 3 other dogs but if we go downstairs in the night she will bark so we tell her that we are coming down to reassure her and she is very good,


The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) 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.

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