Betty ^


Betty ^ Status: Available

ID: 30037

Name: Betty ^

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 1 Year

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.


19-04-21 Betty has come to us from Romania with her 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.
Betty is very scared and shut down at the moment and will start to panic when approached, so we will take things very slowly and gently with her as she gets used to us.  She has a passport.

20-04-21 UPDATE

Today Sylvia has been working with Betty to help get her used to her new surroundings and being touched. As she has come in to us completely terrified, this is a steping stone to the next steps and helping her to realise that we aren't going to hurt her.

26-04-21 UPDATE

01-06-21 UPDATE

23-06-21 UPDATE

13-07-21 UPDATE 
Betty is still making leaps in her progress every day. From a dog too scared to interact with people at all she now actively seeks out affection from people she is bonded with. She's now out walking on a lead with her doggy friends and she's certainly on her way to being a normal dog.
Betty will need a sensible experienced owner who can take the time to build trust with her like the staff at Many Tears have done - Betty will also need another dog in the home to help her feel comfortable.

13-08-21 UPDATE

Betty gets to go out to play with her brother, but is kennelled alone at the moment. We're going to try and get her a kennel friend, she hasn't taken to the ones we've chosen so far. And Betty really needs another dog to live with, she comes alive when with her brother. Betty is getting better at being stroked and is learning that back scratches are good. Shes progressing well and we'll be working with her to get her used to other dogs

18-08-21 UPDATE

Betty has come a long way and is trusting more and more of the staff each week. Nearly everyone can put her lead on her now as long as Dennis her brother is near. Although she doesn’t like the lead, she’d rather that than not go out.
Each week I have been walking her by her self as she trusts me and when it’s just the two of us on a clear road she happily walks, sniffs and pees like she doesn’t care. Today was cut short as a car, and other dog walkers passed her, which was all a bit much and she pulled back to the Centre's gate. We will continue this training as well as walking with other dogs and keep building on this.
She still has some way to go but once she trusts you she is so incredible and loving. She will need a quiet home without cats and small furries and will need someone who has dealt with nervous dogs and has time and patience to help her through this tricky time. We recommend meeting her a few times so she can get to know you slowly. If you see how she is when she trusts you will be amazed and your heart would melt as she loves attention and belly rubs.
Apart from Dennis her brother and Betty Boo (who has now been adopted) she doesn’t show interest in wanting to interact with other dogs, so with this in mind we may have to consider homing her as an only dog. We will keep trying to interact with other dogs.

28-09-21 UPDATE

Here is Betty with her favourite staff member, you can see she is happy and comfortable with Mark who has done a lot of work with her. Betty is now good with other staff members and is enjoying our company. Betty could be this good with you too, but she will be quite shy when you first meet her. Betty has absolutely bloomed into a lovely girl and I really hope her stay here won't be for much longer. We're looking for a home that is prepared to put in some work with her but I can assure you that she is worth it.

08-11-21 UPDATE

Betty has come such a long way and can now be handled by most staff. Although still weary of her surroundings and new people she does let everyone put a lead on and allows you to take her and her kennel buddy to the play area.
Although, I have bonded with her, she is now starting to trust people especially if they have a treat and they also now get to see a wagging tailed happy girl. As she is still weary, potential adopters would be advised to come and visit a few times to help get to know her and build her trust. Once this trust starts she is such a loving girl who loves attention and a belly rub.
Betty is happier with another furry friend but finding a friend can be tricky for her to trust, so again it would be worth a few visits with your current dog for them to get used to each other. She currently has a kennel buddy called Lucas who is also from Romania. They are wonderful to watch play and they really do play hard. Lucas came to us as a puppy and has now grown to a fully grown dog and is also available and could be homed with Betty.
Betty and Lucas love playing in the water and last week with all that rain, we had a massive puddle which they didn’t stop playing in. I don’t think they mind our Welsh weather (rain a lot).

16-11-21 UPDATE
Betty is doing well letting everyone put a lead on her and taking her out, although some people who don’t see her often have to go a little slower.
Fortunately for Lucas but unfortunately for Betty, Lucas got adopted over the weekend so Betty was on her own until today where have tried her with a collie called Toffee. So far so good.
As we continue to work with Betty and try and get her used to doing more things we have now been getting her used to getting in and out of a van ready for that day when she does get adopted. Today we tried using a big crate that could be used when she does get transported to her home. She was a little nervous of the crate and didn’t go anywhere near it as it probably reminds her of being trapped. We will continue this work and hopefully she will learn it’s ok to go in.

 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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