Mara (Was Avon)


Mara (Was Avon) Status: Available

ID: 27397

Name: Mara (Was Avon)

Breed: Great Dane cross Bernese Mountain Dog

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster 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.

20-07-21 Mara originally came to Many Tears from a breeder as a 4 month old puppy. She was incredibly scared and nervous and did not know anything about how to be a happy go lucky puppy. Mara was adopted a year and a half ago and has been a really wonderful girl but unfortunately as she started to settle and grow into adolecense she began to not get along with some of the resident dogs in her new home and displayed some guarding behaviours over her humans. Her adopters tried their very best and worked with behaviourists and implemented lots of training techniques, but unfortunately Mara is still not getting along with the female dogs in the home so the difficult decision has been made to rehome her.
Mara is an amazingly beautiful Great Dane cross Bernese who is a big girl, weighing around 50kg. She is initially scared of new people but with proper and slow introductions she will soon be your best friend. She will need an experienced owner who has had giant breed dogs before and who is happy to continue with her training plan as she needs more work on some behaviours. Mara is strong on the lead and sometimes reactive when seeing other dogs on walks, although this seems to be more frustration and anxiety related.
Mara needs someone who can help her feel safe and help her realise that there is no need to bark at things she's scared of. She just needs a little reassurance and guidance.
Mara is a really intelligent and sweet dog and in the right home will make great steps towards becoming a well balanced and relaxed dog.
Mara would be best homed as an only dog, where she could bond with her new adopters and not have to share her home. She has been left home alone for up to 3 hours with no problems as long as she has been out for a walk.
Mara will need a home with no children, no small dogs or other small animals. With some time patience and further socialisation she is going to be amazing - she already is amazing she needs the right home where she can let go of her fears and  truly shine.

03-08-21 UPDATE

Mara is used to being walked in quiet fields where she can go off lead and have a good sniff, run and roll in the long grass. This is her favourite part of the day but we have been taking her to a busy (but with plenty of space) dog walking area as much as we can to help her with her reactivity towards other dogs and with positive reinforcement and tasty treats she is doing really well. We will continue with this so hopefully her new adopters will be able to take her for walks in busier areas.

 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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