Rex

 

Rex Status: Available

ID: 22133

Name: Rex

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears 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.

01-06-18 - Rex is an older gentleman of around 7 years old, he is a wonderful calm and gentle dog with people and other dogs but is uncertain around children so we would only home with teenagers and above. He has lived over half his life in a very small enclosure in a shelter with over 300 dogs and mostly one pair of hands...his life became a prison cell. He's been there so long nobody can remember which set of horrendous cicrumstances he was rescued frmo, though likely a refugee from a local kill shelter. Finally he has this chance and we so hope someone will see just how fabulous he is and want to offer him a home and some comfort at last. Rex has a lot to give, he is tolertant and friendly and helped settle his fellow prison inmats when they arrived so scared. Rex is great with people and other dogs, but hes not cat tested. He's a true gent and would make someone so proud to be by his side. Rex has a passport. 

07-06-18 UPDATE
Rex has seen the vet and has a grade 5 heart murmur. His teeth could do with a clean but given his heart murmur we have decided not to anaesthetise him to give him a dental so if you are considering adopting this handsome boy please be aware his teeth may need to be addressed in the future.  He has had to have his coat cut short to remove the matts but this will soon grow back.

25-06-18 UPDATE BY A VOLUNTEER

Rex is a loveable character who enjoys a quick dig and friendly growl to himself after having a pee. He is very entertaining to watch him go through his process! Rex likes a gentle stroll but can manage an easy paced jog as well. He is well behaved, walks well and will wait patiently on the lead when on the odd occasion he goes ahead of you. Rex loves a cuddle and relaxing face massage and he has a beautiful soft coat. Someone who is not very active could be suitable for giving him his loving forever home but he would still need time for some regular exercise as he enjoys being out exploring. Rex is a very calm nature boy and very trusting of new people.

26-07-18 UPDATE
 

Rex is such lovely boy and a favourite of many of the staff here. He’s great with his room mates so homing him with other dogs will be fine with the right pack. However, being as confident as he is, he could be an only dog to.
He’s really good on a lead but does make the odd noise at some dogs when they pass.  He does like to take it easy and walk slowly but he will still need lots of walks to keep him fit. When getting his lead ready he sits and waits patiently unlike his room mates who jump all over each other.
He has settled in and doesn’t mind the kennel noises but jumps up every time I walk past looking to see if it’s his turn to get out.  Most of the time he waits to go outside but does need a little bit of training to be fully house trained, but I’m sure it won’t take to long.
If you feel she could be the family dog for you, please come and meet him.  Rex is a loveable character who enjoys a quick dig so a trip down the beach would be good from time to time. 

14-08-18 UPDATE
Rex has settled in very quickly in his foster home and appears to be very happy with us. He is really enjoying the freedom of having the back door open to roam in and out as he pleases (always monitored) he invariably comes to up me when he comes back in to tell me all about his latest venture out (and maybe to check I'm still here?).  He loves watching the birds and seagulls and lies by the gate where he can see them in the mornings for quite some time just watching them.
He has met some visitors and had lots of fusses from them which he thoroughly enjoyed of course and has greeted them all with a wagging tail. Rex met a jack russell who was visiting a neighbour (through the fence) and came nose to nose with him, Rex did his funny little growl and at one point even let off a little bark but all the while his tail was wagging.
We took Rex to a popular dog walking area near us yesterday but went at a time we knew it would be quiet - early evening; Rex met one other dog there and growled quite harshly but when I spoke sternly to him he stopped immediately and just carried on looking around and spraying his scent on all the trees, totally ignoring the other dog.
We took Rex to see the ducks and swans (in the same place) to which he had very little reaction, although he was quite keen to get in the water (didn't allow as it's quite dirty). He walks well on the lead and travels well in the car at all times so far. We gave him a shower which I wouldn't say he enjoyed greatly but he behaved and tolerated it really well and now looks like an overgrown teddy bear - just adorable.
Rex is eating well but has slowed down and reduced the amount he is eating compared to the day we collected him when he seemed ravenous, he's now eating a mug full of dry food twice daily and a few treats lunchtime.
Rex has really made himself at home and has claimed the one settee as his bed which he shares with me at times and he loves nothing more than to cuddle up and be fussed while we sit there. He has a beautiful temperament, he is very calm and relaxed and the only thing we have found that phases him so far is other dogs, everything else he just takes in his stride. As he was so responsive when I spoke sternly to him I very much hope he will learn to accept other dogs being around quickly once he realises they are just like him and mean him no harm.
I'm trying to teach Rex to play with some toys but as of yet haven't succeeded, but he does love to roll on the grass and have a little growl to himself while doing so, you can almost see the smile on his face as he does so.

01-10-18 UPDATE
Rex is doing really well, seems to be loving the home life and has learnt the rules of living in a home very quickly, is well behaved and a delight to have. I introduced him to a young child this week and he was nervous/anxious so we are looking for a home where he will not come into contact with small children.

27-10-18 UPDATE
Rex's hair is starting to grow and what a difference it makes! Having done a lot of research I think Rex may well be a Romanian wolf dog/Carpathian, he has every trait and temperament of the breed and I'm pretty convinced. He continues to do well in foster and is waiting patiently for someone to choose him.

06-11-18 UPDATE
I haven't seen Rex in a while and he is still the most charming guy I remember from the last time I saw him. He is coming on really well and loves to meet new people who are willing to spend some quality time with him.
We went out for a walk this afternoon and he really enjoys a gentle stroll at a nice easy pace. He walks with a smile on his face and will always be patient if you have to stop to attend to other business for a short while, such as taking some photos of the handsome lad himself.
Rex I'm sure would be suitable as an only dog and he would be fine for someone who is not overly active themselves. He loves his regular walks but will not need someone who is very fit as he doesn't like anything too strenuous and enjoys the slow pace lifestyle. Anybody who can give him a special home to call his own, please get in touch soon. Rex has been waiting patiently for you!

ADOPTION DETAILS
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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

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

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