Diane ^

 

Diane ^ Status: Available

ID: 28596

Name: Diane ^

Breed: Sight Hound

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See 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.

09-01-21 Diane has sadly been returned to us after a brief adoption as she began to guard the sofa in the home. Diane had come to us all the way from Romania to find a safe and loving home and has come a long way from the sad, underweight sighthound with huge sores where she had laid on concrete. She had seen a Romanian vet who noted crystals in her urine and suggested a urinary diet. 
Diane is a lovely girl but she does still have issues. She does not like to be around other dogs and she would not be good with cats or small furries. She walks on a muzzle here and is very patient with us when we put it on. She would suit an adult only home with lots of experience with dogs. She loves her special person and is very affectionate wth them and sleeps soundly in her bed. Diane is looking for a very special home.

12-01-21 UPDATE

I had mixed bag of emotions seeing Diane in one of my kennels again. I was happy at first because she was always one of my favourites when she was first here so it was lovely to see her - and she definitely remembered me! But then I became sad because I thought she must be feeling so confused ... I know I would. Thankfully, she's adjusted to being back in kennels very well and she's still the happy girl she was when she left us! She loves her bed under a heat lamp, she loves snuggles and kisses, she loves going for walks and playing ball in the sand school, and last but not least, she loves us staff members!! I'm writing this with Diane laying across my lap, and every time I stop fussing her to type she nudges my hand back onto her. She is such a sweet and loving girl who I think is misunderstood because of everything she's been through. She had a HORRIFIC life in Romania, and to be honest it's quite hard to believe she's still so trusting of humans.
Today I took Diane out for a walk with one of the staff member's Labradors. She barked a couple of times at him just to let him know she didn't want him any closer, he listened and then she was fine. We went for about a 20 minute walk and she became more relaxed with him being there the longer we were out for. We still muzzle her when she goes for walks to be extra cautious, and we'll continue to take her out with other dogs every day to get her used to them. She’ll still need to be the only animal in her future home, and her adopters will need experience and knowledge to help her achieve the life she well and truly deserves.
I love this dog so much, and all of the staff members here feel the same way about her. It's a shame she’s back here, but at least now we have some knowledge of what she's like in a home so we can work extra hard to find owners that will be PERFECT for her!

02-02-21 UPDATE

Sadly, due to her adopters poor health, Diane has been returned to us for a second time. This girl has had her fair share of upheaval but that hasn't gotten her down, she is still the same happy girl who loves cuddles more than anything. Fingers crossed the next time she will be lucky and find her forever home! This amazing girl deserves to find her happy ever after, in the mean time she is keeping the staff entertained with her funny ways and the best hugs.

05-02-21 UPDATE
Whilst Diane is in kennels we are taking her out for walks with other dogs. She particularly likes other sighthounds and after an initial grumble, she isn't bothered by them. She evens likes to have a sniff and the odd play as they walk. Obviously we keep her muzzled whilst doing this, to be on the safe side, but she absolutely loves it and it's so nice to see her with other dogs. Hopefully her new home will be able to continue her socialisation. Here she is with Fred and Wilma, (Diane is the girl on the left).

14-02-21 UPDATE
Diane is such an easy girl to look after and a joy to spend time with. She accepts without complaint what little time we have to spend with her. Yesterday she accompanied me whilst I sat in my vehicle for lunch. She was wearing a warm coat which was hand knitted by one of our kind supporters, coincidently it matched my fluorescent jacket which she snuggled into as she patiently waited. Today, again she wore her warm coat whilst we had a walk and whilst she spent time in the play yard, she chose to spend the rest of the day snuggled in her warm bed underneath the heat lamp so as to take refuge from the snow and bitter wind.

Some dogs wait longer than others for their forever family to find them, all of us at the rescue so hope that our precious girl doesn't have to wait too much longer.

10-03-21 UPDATE

Diane is a truly one in a million girl who is absolutely adored by every staff member that works at this rescue. She really does brighten up all of our days, even through these tough times. She’s so loving, sweet, comical and playful, and it honestly pains me to see her still in a kennel. After the horrific life she endured for 7 years over in Romania, I wish more than anything that we find her a forever home soon - one where her future owners will look past her physical and mental scars, understand that she’s not perfect, but work with her through everything. She really just needs to be given a chance.
We’re looking for an adult only home with no visiting children, no other animals at all, and with owners who have experience with rescue dogs. Diane loves to go on walks, so having a fairly active lifestyle would suit her. After she’s been walked or she’s played, she does love to settle in her bed and will stay there for hours - so it doesn’t have to be an overly active lifestyle!
We walk Diane wearing a muzzle which she’s fine with, and this is something her future owners will need to continue to do with her. She’s getting better at meeting other dogs out on walks now - she’s not as reactive as she used to be. We’re making the effort to walk her with another dog every day to further her improvements. We spend a lot of time with Diane, but not as much as we’d like to because we have so many other dogs to care for. She loves a snuggle so much, I just hope we can find her soul mate soon, so that she can have all the snuggles she wants. Please, consider this beautiful girl.
 
26-03-21 UPDATE
So after being adopted and returned twice, Diane is sadly still with us and looking for her forever home. Luckily, she is a very happy girl and is quite content with her kennel life .. BUT, after 7 years of living in a horrible place in Romania, this is not what she deserves. Diane deserves a person or a family to call her own, she deserves her own bed, her own food bowl, her own toy box, her own treats, and she absolutely deserves to be loved every second of every day.
So here’s what Diane’s future adopters need to know about her:
  • She smiles a lot. This is NOT her showing her teeth at you, this is just simply how she greets us sometimes when she’s happy. There is no malice in it whatsoever.
  • She growls all the time when she’s playing. Again, this is just her being happy, and NOT aggressive. When you first meet her, you may find this a bit intimidating, but when you get to know her you’ll know that she’s really only playing and you’ll feel totally comfortable around her.
  • She can still be reactive when walking around other dogs, but she is 10 times better than what she used to be. Usually now she’ll only react if the other dog reacts first. We walk her with other dogs every single day, and she now even has a little flirt with some of them. We still walk her wearing a muzzle for maximum safety, and her future owners will need to continue to do so.
  • She needs experienced owners with no children or any visiting children. They’ll need to continue working with her on her issues and not give up on her.
It’s not fair that Diane has lived 7 years of her life in a bad place. It’s not fair that she’s STILL in kennels. It’s not fair that she doesn’t have a family to call her own. I love this girl SO much, and it just breaks my heart. PLEASE, if you think you’re a suitable match for Diane, consider opening up your heart to her.

11-04-21 UPDATE
What a joy this girl is to be around! So much love and fun packed in to one dog, she really is wasted in kennels. All she wants is a sofa, food and a good run once a day, that's not asking too much, yet here she waits. The person that sees her for the dog she is and brings her into their home will not regret it.
 

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All 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. 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. 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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