Lister Status: Available

ID: 21220

Name: Lister

Breed: Jug (Jack Russell cross Pug)

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Taunton, Somerset

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.

25-01-2018 Lister is a 6 year old ex-breeding Jug.  She is extremely scared and shut down as this is the first time she has seen anything of the outside world.  The sights and sounds are worrying to her so we are looking for a quiet home without children who would simply overwhelm her.  Lister knows nothing of home life so will need at least on other dog to help her adjust.  This will also help her with house training and lead walking but these things will not happen overnight and she will need time, love and patience to help her. 

26-03-18 UPDATE

Lister is improving on her confidence but still has a little way to but does no longer shut down. lady that she was a few weeks ago. She took a few minutes when I met her today to feel confident enough to approach me, but did as soon as her room mates did, so she will definitely need another dog in her new home.
She will still training on walking on a lead which will need a bit of patience as she doesn’t understand what is happening, so walking with another dog will certainly help. Also house training is needed but with another dog in the new home, I’m sure she will follow and learn.
Being part of a pack for a while she gets on well with all her room mates, shared toys and beds and cuddles up with them every night.  With this in mind joining a new pack or just another resident dog will help her settle and help understand she’s now safe.

03-04-18 UPDATE

Lister has come such a long way with me in the last week or so. She now greets me every morning by jumping up at me in excitement, the terrified old Lister is nothing but a distant memory. She's very happy to be handled by me and with a lot of care I was able to take her on a full length walk with her kennel mate Ted today on a harness and two leads for security. Lister is still nervous however and still needs a lot of understanding from her new owners, she will only walk with another dog when there are no distractions so another dog is essential, in the right hands she's going to be incredible. There is the tiniest of barriers between her and her full potential and all she needs is a very gentle, loving pair of hands to help her through it and fill her with confidence. I had volunteers sitting in with her today to comfort her, she loved the attention from them despite being unsure at first. She's an absolutely comical, lanky legged girl, she oozes character, she gets on perfectly with all other dogs, regardless of size and she is going to make some lucky new owners laugh every single day.

26-04-18 UPDATE
Lister (aka Lucky) has been in foster now for 10 days. Having never lived in a home before she is doing really well adjusting to noises such as the TV, children screaming, the washing machine and other household appliances. She does find the hoover a threat though and will bark at it because she is frightened.
Lister loves her food especially when it is mixed in with sardines and she waits so patiently whilst it is being prepared. For the first few days she scoffed her food down so quickly fearing my dogs would eat it first. So now she is crated while she eats and this helps her to eat slowly.
Toilet training is going well and there has been no accidents in the house as long as the door is open or she is let out regularly. She is happy to follow my dogs out into the garden and is gaining in confidence to venture further and to explore.
At night Lister sleeps in a crate and I have made a little den for her to help her relax. Although she sleeps in the same area as the resident dogs I do leave the radio on so that she can hear human voices. This has helped her settle better at night as she does get a little anxious if she can't see a human. She will bark at night if she needs to go out to the toilet which is also good progress.
As everything is so new to Lister she does get worried when she is left even though there are other dogs around her. Again I crate her just for the short time I am out. At the moment the longest time she is left is 2 hours once a week.
Lister loves to greet people with a waggy tail and gets very excited. She loves the attention she gets from people but also needs a resident dog in her forever home to help her gain more confidence. When she is relaxed and feeling a bit playful she will sometimes playfully go to bite my hand but will stop when told 'no'. She is happy now to stay in a room if I walk out rather than following me all the time.
Lead walking is slow. At the moment we walk in a field on our own with my dogs. She has two short leads attached to her as any noises she hasn't come across before will spook her. Every day there is progress. I can see her watching the other dogs and really wanting to run about with them but at the moment it is too much for her. Given time and lots of love this beautiful lady will turn into a wonderful family pet. Is she the one for you??

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.

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.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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