Isabella Status: Available

ID: 26688

Name: Isabella

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Carmarthen, 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.

07-11-2019 - Isabella is a very scared girl who has come to us from a breeder. She does not like to be picked up and she can be easily startled. Isabella will need an experienced home that has at least one onther kind resident dog to be her friend and show her new skills like house training. Her new home will need to be a calm quiet environment t without children o help her her confidence with people.

04-05-21 UPDATE

Isabella has been waiting for her forever family to find her for over a year now which is extremely sad. She is a very special girl who deserves and needs to find a very special family and home. She will be a project dog for her future adopters. She is a very special girl with particular needs. She needs to be homed with a larger playful, but laid back dog, who is used to, and likes smaller playful dogs. Her adopters will need to have had experience with very frightened ex breeders - those difficult to handle.
Isabellas adopters will need to be fully aware that she is exceptionally difficult to groom and currently has to be sedated at the Vets to be groomed. Her new owners will need to continue her counter conditioning in regards to this.
Isabella is a small shihtzu with the biggest of personalities! When she eventually learns to trust, she is the most loyal, loving, fun, hilarious, playful girl in the World.
Isabella has had many applications over the last year but she really is looking for a very specific, very experienced home. Sadly unless you have the right environment for this little dog we wont be able to proceed with your application but if you do then please include as much detail as you can on your application and we can then get you to discuss Isabella further with her fosterer.

19-05-21 UPDATE
Isabella has had a very busy last week. In typical Isabella fashion, she has sometimes been a very good girl, and sometimes a very naughty one!
Because Isabella has been in foster with me for such a long time, she came to work with me recently to be re-assessed in how she's doing. She has obviously developed a strong bond with myself her fosterer, which is no surprise - it's all down to experience and the amount of work I've put in - but she reverts back to being very difficult to handle very quickly, around people she doesn't know so well, even more so if I'm not around. She is also tricky for some experienced staff to handle, so we will continue our search in finding her an experienced forever home.
Isabella is due a groom soon which still means a visit to the vets for her to be sedated so that we can shave her - ready for the Summer weather. She is usually relatively ok with me brushing her, but she wasn't happy about being brushed this week and stopped me after a minute or two. We will continue her counter conditioning with regards to this, as her future adopters will need to too. Isabella is going to be a project dog for whoever adopts her. She really is a very special girl with very special needs.

25-05-21 UPDATE

Isabella has been on her holibobs just recently. She had a wonderful time, although the weather was mostly terrible! She's wondering if the weather in England is better? - and if so her foster mum will travel to do a meet and greet with her potential forever family.
Anyway ... Little Izzy-Bizzy had a fantastically fun time at the beach - she loves a quiet beach where there's not many people around - and loves to run around (obviously on lead) and sniff, explore and chase her big foster brother!
She has a new favourite toy - a colourful fish teddy which she carries around in her mouth. While her breakfast is prepared Izzy often enjoys batting her toys around the hallway. I have to keep her separate from my smaller dogs when feeding, but she is happy for her big foster brother to be close to her.
Isabella has also had her first doggy ice cream at the beach which she thoroughly enjoyed! She has also been busy with a few frozen stuffed kongs which adds some enrichment to dogs lives. Again she is kept separate from the other dogs and is crated when she has a kong.
Isabella is so hoping her forever family finds her very soon. She has just 3 wishes - for her Mummy and Daddy to be experienced with very scared dogs, for her forever furry friend to be a bigger male dog, and to be loved unconditionally.
If you have the right set up for this very special little lady - please apply. Isabella has waited so long now.

30-06-21 UPDATE

Isabellas most recent achievement to date has been allowing her foster mummy to groom / shave her a little each day. Because Isabella really is not comfortable with this sort of human contact, she wears a cone for her protection and for her fosterers protection. We have been doing just a couple of minutes each day so as not to stress Izzy out to much. This is in the hope that Isabella may be one step closer to not having to take a trip to the vets for sedation to be groomed.
She has been loving the sunshine and has been shade bathing on lots of comfy beds outside. She has a new favourite toy - a little dinosaur which she loves and often carries around in her mouth! Isabella loves her toys including balls!
Isabella is still looking for a home where the owners are experienced in very scared dogs. Her new owners will need to spend a lot of time gaining this ladys trust .... And once she settles, her new owners will need to be able to manage Isabellas behaviour around other dogs, so for this reason we are still looking to home her with a larger dog who is used to small dogs with attitude! And for her owners to be around most the day.
If you like the look of Isabella, and have plenty of experience and understanding, and match her criteria, please fill in an application form because she's been waiting a very long time indeed.  

16-08-21 UPDATE

Isabella has unfortunately been waiting for her perfect forever family to find her for quite some time now which is extremely sad indeed. She is still looking for a very special, specific home, where the owners are experienced in very scared dogs. Her new owners will need to spend a lot of time gaining this ladys trust. She will be a project dog for someone.
Once she settles, her new owners will then more than likely need to be able to manage Isabellas behaviour around other dogs in the home environment ... so for this reason we are still looking to home her with a calm, relaxed, larger dog who is used to small dogs with attitude! Her owners will need to be around a lot of the day, but if needed Isabella can be crated, or better still, put in a doggy play pen if her owners needed to pop out and needed to leave Isabella at home without having any worries.
Recently, Isabella has been doing a lot of socialising with other dogs as well as humans! It is fair to say she is much better behaved around larger, calmer dogs, even more so in the home environment, but she can go on walks etc with other little dogs. If her foster mum is close by, Isabella will find enough courage to take treats from other humans! She does however become rather frantic and terrified around humans if her foster mum wanders off into another room or something.
Isabella is an extremely loyal, loving, fun girl once she relaxes around her human friends, but that has taken and will take a lot of work.

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.

 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.


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





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