Purdy Status: Available

ID: 21472

Name: Purdy

Breed: Collie Cross

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Llanfynydd, Carmarthen

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.

01-03-18 Purdy is a 2 year old collie cross 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 10 of these dogs and so now Purdy is here to find a home probably for the first time in her life.
Despite Purdys poor start, her trust of man and hopes for the future are that he can turn her rotten life around. She is good with other dogs and will need another dog to show her the ropes of living in a home.  She shows no aggression, just fear that humans have made . (may God forgive them) She is a small collie sized little girl who if you nurture her will bloom. Purdy has her own passport.

30-03-18 UPDATE
Purdy is beautiful ,clever and unfortunately not the easiest dog in the world . She is now going to be my project dog because she does more with me than with most staff , but even I can't get a harness on her as she will snap with fear , the torture this poor girl has had to make her scared of the simple stuff is sickening . Hopefully I will change her life a little not by pushing her by loving her

05-04-18 UPDATE

Purdy has been spayed and before she was fully awake we popped a harnes on her to help her adjust to the feeling of one. We are  taking little steps forwardd with this beautiful girl and we look forward to her enjoying being spoilt for the first time

05-06-18 UPDATE
Purdy is a very gentle and quiet girl, until you try to interact with her. Purdy is still nowhere near as confident as she should be, something has happened to her where she can't let go of the past. Purdy has started walking on a lead  in the round pen, and shes doing very well. She will take food from your hands but but she has to know you and trust you first, Purdy will need another dog to help her see what life is like in the home, she has also passed her cat test, so in the right circumstances she could be homed where there are cats.

09-07-18 UPDATE
From the moment I me this beautifu l lady I've been smitten.  She's such a lovely girl when she knows you.  What the hands of man have done to her in Romania God only knows but it's been bad and very scaring to her. I've been trying for months to get her past her fear of leads. I approach her slowly and gently but have only managed  to get it on her very few times.  She trusts me to a certain point and forgets I love her and would never harm her. She gets herself in a panic and it's the hardest thing to watch and to calm her down.  Well this morming I managed to get her out and we went for a walk to the river.  Apart from the horse fly's biting it was an amazing walk with only Purdy only getting spooked once.  My hearts been bouncing all day about this so had to come and update everyone who is following her.

26-07-18 UPDATE

Well, what do I say about the pretty little Purdy.. yes, she is nervous of humans. But bonding with her is the most incredible feeling, you may have to work at it but once she begins to trust you it makes your heart soar. I can now stroke her on her head, chest and back in the yard. She comes over of her own accord and asks for love.
I am totally smitten with her, she makes me laugh and every time she allows me to stroke her I feel very privileged.  If you have experience with dogs like Purdy then please fill in an application form and come meet her.

01-10-2018 UPDATE

I have been working with Purdy for a good few months now as the video shows we have built quite a good bond in that time. Although Purdy is still not consistently confident, she is allowing me to stroke her for longer periods of time and all over her body, I even spent a good few mins scratching some lose hair off her back and bum yesterday.

Purdy is terrified of the lead and will run to her bed and shake when she sees it, but I am working on this by just teaching her that it is not something to fear. I put it on the floor near her and let her sniff it and she even let's me stroke her whilst I am holding it now, which is HUGE progress.
Purdy is very possessive of her bed, I think it's because she treats it as her safe place, so attempting to stroke her whilst she's been in it is something I have avoided - until yesterday - I got one bed stroke before she let me know that was enough. This is one thing I feel Purdy may not ever fully get over (although she could prove me wrong), but I feel that whomever adopts her will need to be prepared to work around it until you can work through it.
The life this girl came from is beyond anything my mind can comprehend, and yet she is learning to trust and even love me. Just as I do her. That is incredible to me, all the pain and suffering she has endured and still she tries to allow people to be kind.
Whenever I get there in the morning I will straight away go see Purdy and her kennel friend Lua, who is also another one of my faves, but if I get caught up in something and can't pop down until 11am one day, Purdy will sulk with me for a little while. As if to say, I know that you've been here and not come to see me first. Eventually she forgives me and comes up to me to give me a kiss.
Saying all this though, Purdy does not let any other staff member stroke her all over but she will sniff their hands and the ones she knows quite well she will give them a kiss. So, her new home will need to be prepared to very patient and not push her too quickly.  Everything I have done has been at her pace and I feel that's why she knows I'm not going to hurt her.


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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