Dylan ^


Dylan ^ Status: Available

ID: 30035

Name: Dylan ^

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

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.

19-04-21 Dylan has come to us from Romania with his siblings. They were found in a field as puppies and a kind lady tried to help them but unfortunately as they grew and got much larger she was sadly unable to socialise them. Other rescues were unable to help and so they have now come to Many Tears to start the next chapter of their lives. Unfortunately they have arrived with us absolutely terrified of everyone and everything. At the moment we are unable to handle them, but our staff will be working closely with them over the coming days and weeks to get them used to the presence of us and to the human touch. They don't yet walk on a lead.
These dogs are looking for extra special homes, with people who are major dog lovers and can see past their traumas and are willing to put in the time and dedication that they need to progress. They will need owners who are very experienced with reactive dogs and will need adult only homes with no visiting children. They will each need a kind, resident dog in their new homes to teach them all about life.
Dylan is terrified of everything at the moment and will panic when we approach him, so we are taking everything very slowly and gently with him, to get him used to humans. Dylan has a passport.

26-04-21 UPDATE

18-05-21 UPDATE

As you can see from the video, we are still getting Dylan used to the presence of us and to the human touch. He is still very unsure of us but is improving every day.

17-08-21 UPDATE

This boy has come on leaps and bounds since arriving at Many Tears as part of a larger group of siblings. This dog needs care from a very experienced doggy person. He needs to have a confident resident dog that he can look up to and relax with. The slightest panic with Dylan and he goes into meltdown, so you must have experience to give him every chance to develop and hopefully stop being scared of us humans.
He is a super dog and when you know him, he is quite affectionate, but he has to get used to you first, so at the moment there will be long days and nights ahead. Dylan is around 1 and a half.
Dylan can be reactive as you pass his kennel, but most of it is for show and when you go in to the kennel, he becomes timid, but will not voluntarily come to you.
There is oodles of potential with Dylan and since he has been with us since late April, we would really hope there is that experienced person out there that can see fit to take him on. If it's you, then do get your application in.

14-09-21 UPDATE
Even though I’ve never had the pleasure of working with Dylan, I always go into the play yard to see him when I can. He’s one of our longest stayers now, and that just makes me sad because I know the perfect home is out there for him somewhere … we just need to find it!
Dylan needs a very experienced home with a kind resident dog and no children. He’s come on leaps and bounds since he’s been with us and he tries his absolute hardest to be brave. His future owners will need to be very understanding of his issues and be willing to continue working with him as much as we do here. He more than likely will regress when he gets into a home as he’s very set in his routine here and he’s never been inside a house before, but his new owners should not let this put them off him.
Adopting a dog as scared as Dylan is not an easy task, but the reward you get in return is next to none. The feeling you’ll get when he comes up to you for a fuss for the first time, wags his tail at you, jumps up on the sofa next to you, takes a treat from you … it’s unexplainable. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world and it will make it all worthwhile. So please, consider welcoming this beautiful boy into your home.

12-10-21 UPDATE

Where do I start with this boy...
Dylan has been with us for quite a while and although he has come SUCH a long way, he still has alot of progress still to make.
Dylan now walks on a lead, he knows his routine and will go in to the back corner of his kennel to have the lead put on, he always goes out of the back door as walking past barking dogs scares him far too much. I have looked after Dylan a lot during his time at Many Tears, but he hasn't bonded with me, he doesn't want me to fuss him if he is in his kennel or sandschool, though he does allow me to if he is on the lead.
Dylan is a dog that will probably NEVER be able to be off lead, unless it's in a secure 6ft fenced off field, this is because he will potentially always be a flight risk and if he were to run off, he knows how to avoid people. It would also be a good idea to double lead him for a long time, incase he was spooked and he were to slip his harness or lead, you have a back up.
I'm saying all of this as it is vitally important that Dylan finds the perfect home for him to thrive in it, he hates loud noises or if it's too busy, so a rural area would be best.
He has had two kennel friends during his stay so far, both female Romanian dogs who have very similar personalities, which obviously suited Dylan very well. He takes a few meetings to warm to the new dog and at first may curl his lip or snap at them, this is purely out of fear, he is NOT an aggressive dog, he is just a scared boy who has had a terrible start and has very little reason to trust anyone at the moment.
In his new home, I feel that one resident dog that is similar to his kennel friends would be ideal. He will need an incredibly secure garden too. It would be great if his potential new people are prepared to maybe come stay locally for a few days so their dog can meet Dylan several times before taking him home.
Dylan will need a cat and child free home, this is because he is so scared and any loud bangs, and children just being children, will set him up to fail. We obviously don't want that.
Now I've said all of the not-so-appealing information, I'm going to tell you about all of the amazing things about this handsome chap.
With dogs as scared as Dylan, dogs who have had such tragic starts to their lives, they don't trust easily. But, once you have earned their trust and broken through that wall of fear, they give you their everything. They love you completely. It may take a long time, lots of patience and work, but I can 100% tell you it happens; having adopted a romanian dog myself, who was far more "damaged" than Dylan. You just need to want to be their world and prove to them that humans can be wonderful too.
I can see the loveable boy there, under the fearful surface, it's just waiting to be able to shine through.
Dylan loves his routine, if you were to bring him in to your home, this would be a great tool to help you; start with the routine you intend to keep. Obviously no need to rush taking a dog like Dylan out on grand adventures, but get in to the routine of where he eats, where he has his lead put on, where he sleeps, then keep it as close to it as possible. Groom him regularly, give him lots of yummy treats and never scold him. I know this sounds a bit silly, but he doesn't need telling off, a sharp 'ahhh' if he is doing something he shouldn't, then reward for doing the correct thing. Anything more and you will be ruining your chances of building a bond with him. He doesn't need a boss, he needs a leader. Someone who he can look to for comfort and guidance.
I totally understand that taking on a dog such as Dylan, it's a big task, but it is far from an impossible one. He will get there, the more understanding his new owners are, the quicker he'll be able to come on leaps and bounds. I don't want to see anymore of his life wasted in kennels. He's earned his happy ever after, he deserves it.
If you feel that you are a suitable match for Dylan, please fill in the application form. He'll be waiting.

01-12-21 UPDATE

What a difference in this boy!
This is the greeting I get everytime I go to get him in from the sandschool now, he still doesn't particularly like a fuss but he is coming up to me now for a sniff and has taken a treat off me. It seems so tiny, but for him it's huge!!
He still craves routine and will need an experienced person who will always keep him safe, but he shows more and more of his character every single day and I couldn't be prouder of him for it.
In time this boy is going to be incredible, he just needs people who enable him to feel safe enough to truly relax.

 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.


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