Nutmeg Status: Available

ID: 20893

Name: Nutmeg

Breed: Jug (Jack Russell Terrier cross Pug)

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Midhurst, West Sussex

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.

15-12-2017 Nutmeg is a 4 year old Jug who has come to us from a breeder.  She is a very scared, girl who has never seen the outside world so needs another do to help her adjust to her new life.  This will also help her with lead walking and house training but these things will not happen overnight so Nutmeg needs a home full of love, patience and understanding to help her and who do not expect too much too soon.

01-01-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg is the most nervous out of her kennel and was a bit overwhelmed by the whole concept of a harness. She stood there too scared to move for a little while but when she made a step I assured her that she was doing so well. It's going to take time but this girl will get there, she just needs a patient human and confident dog to guide her through all of the scary things that life involves. Nutmeg will let me handle her but she isn't keen on it and it takes a while for her to begin to relax whilst in my arms. This girl really deserves to experience all of the fun things in life and I feel that she will come on far quicker in a home environment than she is in kennels. Please don't overlook this girl because she is so scared, she is a real sweetie who will get there in time.

10-02-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg is slowly learning she can trust people and has come a long way since she first came to us.
She is still very touch shy and only tolerates being picked up but that doesn't stop her curiosity and wants to get to know and love people. If you kneel down in the kennel she will joyfully approach and lick you fingers! She has a lot more confidence around her doggy friends but with time she will no doubt come out of her shell and be an amazing little girl.

18-02-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg has been in foster a week now and is making slow progress. She’s very nervous and  will run if you approach her. She’s not ready for lead training and is just a beginner with toilet training. However, she’s beginning to explore the house more now and sometimes allows me to pick her up without running. She’s sat with me on the sofa, accepting a stroke but looking away from me the whole time. She is starting to be dry in her crate over night now, but is carried to the garden for frequent toilet breaks. Once in the garden she goes to a safe spot to observe everything and does not yet explore properly. It’s early days for Nutmeg and I’m sure she will make good progress yet. She lives with both male and female, big and small dogs plus cats and chickens, but is so far too nervous to take much notice of them.

25-02-18 UPDATE
Nutmeg has been with us in foster for 2 weeks. She does her best to avoid a fuss or being handled & scurries about avoiding me at all costs. However, when a man comes into the house this all changes - eldest son, friend, builder, metre man, she’s not fussed as long as they are male! Nutmeg becomes an excitable, waggy, wiggly girl around men. She’s still shy, but she is also so very pleased to see a man & follows them around the house & garden. Even waiting for a builder by the front door when he went to his van. She’s a totally floozy. She isn’t like this with women, so right now, if you are a man or all male household, Nutmeg would be very pleased to meet you. However, it’s early days and we intend to keep trying to win her over with cheese (she LOVES cheese) and hoping to help her get over her distrust of us ladies! She’s a clever girl & is learning house routines, rarely has an accident in the house & sleeps quietly in a crate overnight & when we go out.

07-03-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg is making slow but steady progress. She knows all the house rules, going in and out to the garden to go to toilet when asked. She’s excitable and waggy when have visitors and sort hops back and forth licking their fingers. She’s still hand shy but is happy to sit with familiar people on the sofa. She’s very jumpy with sudden noises and movement poor girl, but this will improve over time. She’s taken to one of my dogs and cuddles with her whenever she can. Nutmeg has the occasional accident indoors, as in a couple a week - so infrequent. We take Nutmeg out for walks and she likes to look around from the safety of your arms - she’s still not brave enough to actually walk yet.

17-03-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg is making good progress. She’s still very jumpy if you move suddenly & she’s not too keen on being picked up. However, she’s a waggy little thing that prances about (the only way to describe it) excitedly. She will approach cautiously & lick your fingers & toes. If you sit quietly, she will snuggle up with you for a fuss, but you approaching her is still rather scary.
She’s getting more cheeky by the day & I think ultimately, when fully settled, she’s going to be hilarious. She’s going to a real character. She’s had the odd chew of a couple of things here, but does stop when told no. It’s all exploratory as being in a house is all new to her. She’s good with all my other dogs & is just starting to play with them & toys. She is great with the cats too.
Nutmeg LOVES being in the garden but comes in when called. Her favourite people are my children, especially my daughter, but they are both very calm & gentle children. I would say due to her being easily startled, that young children would be too much for her sadly.
Nutmeg is clearly clever. She knows her name, house routines & commands like bed. She’s still not quite ready to walk on a lead, but enjoys the trip out anyway as she’s small enough to be carried & put down for a sniff. Nutmeg sleeps quietly in her crate overnight & if we go out. She occasionally has an accident in there, but this is easily dealt with & she will learn over time to hold on. Nutmeg has the best eyebrows & a very expressive face.

16-05-18 UPDATE

Nutmeg is such a cute little dog.  She has been here for a while now, and is proving herself to be a really good, albeit still a shy girl.

She is ultra dog friendly, in a gentle non pushy way.  She is excellent on the lead, perfect in the car, and enjoys a free run in my secure field where she never wanders off, but likes to stay close by.

Nutmeg is very easy to live with, presenting no challenges at all ( apart from the very occasional toilet indiscretion !!) 

Nutmeg has been reunited, here,  with her best friend Saffron, who she arrived at Many Tears with at the end of 2017.  They are so sweet together, and share a lovely bond, as can be seen in the pics. 

Nutmeg will need a kind dog in her new home to be her friend and support. 

In the most perfect of circumstances, Nutmeg and Saffron,( the Spice girls!)  could possibly be homed together, even if there was no other dogs in the home.  They would certainly like the opportunity to stay together.

Nutmeg is a delightful, charming truly gentle soul, who will be worth the patience required to see her blossom into the really brave girl she wants to be.

22-08-18 UPDATE

Nuttie is so very sweet, and is really starting to enjoy gentle human affection and interaction.  She is especially relaxed in the car, and I feel very honoured when she sits  with her head resting heavily on my shoulder, with a look of peace and happiness on her face. 
Nutty walks absolutely perfectly on the lead, and is just a lovely dear heart with not a bad thought in her darling head.
Nutmeg has now welcomed a 3rd Spice Girl to the Group.   and a cute little trio they are!!The video shows her with the other two Spice Girls (Saffron & and new recruit Audi) having a lovely time playing in the field.
The three of them are essentially shy, insecure  souls, but inch by inch, their perky, more confident characters are emerging, so delightful and funny they are!!  Nutmeg relies on her doggie friends here, and will need a suitable match in her new home.  She loves to snuggle up when sleeping or relaxing.  If she was to be adopted away from Saffron in particular, it would be ESSENTIAL  she has a replacement cuddle pal  in her new home.





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.

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