Mandy Status: Available

ID: 32889

Name: Mandy

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Bournemouth, Dorset

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.

07-02-22 Mandy has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is a very timid girl and is quite scared and shut down at the moment. She will hide when you enter her kennel and relies heavily on her kennel friends for support. Mandy will need a clam and quiet adult only home with at least one other confident dog who will be her friend and help her settle in to her new life. She has never lived in a home before so she will need to learn all about house training and how to walk on a lead. She will need lots of TLC as she starts to settle in to her new life, but once you see her tail wag for the first time it will be so worth it.

28-03-22 UPDATE
Mandy came into foster with us 6 weeks ago. When Mandy arrived here she had no idea what had happened to her, she was terrified of being in a house, us humans & my own dogs did not seem to bring comfort to her although she would cuddle sometimes with my other foster dog.
Going forward 6 weeks Mandy is slowly improving she is still scurrying around but a little slower, still frightened of men but is starting to trust me. When something has frightened her she will still poo herself although this is getting less often. Mandy does have Dry Eye & has to have drops in her eyes every day, so anyone thinking of adopting her would have to take this into consideration as it does take 2 of us to do this at present time.
Mandy eats well as long as no one is watching her. She sleeps through the night with out a sound. Lead walking is still a long way off for Mandy at the moment as she is a flight risk. As long as the door is open & you reminded her to go out Mandy is clean in the house. She has loved sitting in the garden in the last weeks sunshine watching the birds & my dogs going out & in.
Mandy's forever home would have to understand that she is work in progress & have the time, love &  patience & another kind dog for her to follow. Children unfortunately would be to scary for Mandy.

30-05-22 UPDATE
Mandy has come back into foster after a brief adoption. Unfortunately the resident dogs in the home became stressed with having a very nervous dog in the home. Mandy settled back into her routine here within a day, letting me pick her up to put her drops into her eyes. She has also let me brush her and accepts a trim.
Mandy does take a treat from my hand. She is still very scared of men and will scurry about usually to the garden if a male appears. Strange noises are still very frightening to her. It will still be a long time I feel before Mandy will be able to go for a walk as she would be a flight risk. She will let me put on a harness.
Mandy sleeps through the night without a sound, she eats well, she is clean in the house as long as the door is open. Mandy does not really interact with my dogs male or female, or with any of the foster dogs we have had well she has been here, but she does watch what the other dogs are doing.
We are looking for a calm home for Mandy with someone home most of the time.
Her new adopters must understand that she will need time, love and patience for her to progress into a confident little girl.

21-08-22 UPDATE
Mandy is showing signs of gaining confidence but it is vey slow. She is still very unsure of humans that she doesn’t now especially men. Mandy loves routine & knows meal times & her eye drops time ( for dry eye). She still prefers to eat without anyone watching. Mandy loves the garden & just loves to roll in the grass. She seems to enjoy being brushed and fell asleep the other day well I got out all the dry grass from her coat. Household noises do not bother Mandy so much now although she is scared of the vacuum cleaner. Sudden movement also scares her. Mandy still doesn’t interact much with my own dogs or any other foster dogs but is happy to have them around & to watch them.
Mandy is still very much a flight risk & only so far walked in the garden. Mandy has been left for 3 hours with the other dogs without any problems.
Mandys adopters would need to have experience of very scared dogs & understand that that she is work in progress & would not be able to take her for a walk or away on holiday  until she completely trusted her new family, this could take some time.We are looking for a calm household with another lovely dog friend to help build Mandys confidence. Unfortunately children In the home would still be to scary for Mandy.

09-11-22 UPDATE
We see small improvements in Mandy's confidence although this is very slow. She is still very scared of humans that she doesn't know especially men. Routine is a must for Mandy, she knows her meal times and still prefers to eat alone.
Mandy is good when I bath and groom her (she does love the garden and a roll in the grass even if raining) but I do have to do this alone as if anyone else approaches she will start to panic. She lets me put in her eye drops but does try and hide when she sees me getting them ready but then does a belly flop for me to pick her up.
Mandy has recently started to take high value treats from my husband but he does have to be sitting and very still. Mandy has also started to take an interest in the other dogs, I have seen her sniffing our dogs and other foster dogs when she thinks I am not looking.
We are still practicing harness and lead in the garden, this is being hampered by the weather at the moment. Mandys new family would have to have experience of very nervous dogs like her, the home would need to be calm and quite with another confident dog to help Mandy continue her new journey in life. She is looking for an adult only home at the moment as children would be too overwhelming for her.
I was so pleased to get this photo of Mandy at the weekend after I had got her in from a very wet garden, it does show her about to run when she seen me with a strange object in my hand pointing at her. This is only the second time I have seen her get into the same bed as my dogs.
04-05-23 UPDATE

Poor Mandy has been in foster for over a year with little interest, & yes her progress is slow but is happening. She has started to play more & especially with one of my female Cavs, also now started to share the beds with the other dogs. Mandy has been no problem around any of my dogs & has excepted other foster dogs.Mandy eats well but likes to eat without anyone watching. She has been so good at night waiting patiently for her bed time treat then takes herself of to bed & we hear nothing from her until morning. Mandy loves to sit in the garden & watch the birds & what's going on. Mandy I feel is still a flight risk so now that the weather is improving we are going to take her out in the dog buggy to start with & hope this will help her. Mandy has learnt to trust me & she will let me put her eye drops in for her Dry Eye ,brush her etc, although she sometimes is hard to catch but once in my arms she is fine. Mandy needs a calm home with a kind calm small dog to show her the way,her family needs to have experience of very scared dogs & understand that Mandy's confidence will grow in her new surroundings when given time to settle. Her adopters must have loads of time,love & patience to give & not give up on her at the first hurdle. If you think it's you that give Mandy all of the above,please fill in the application below.  

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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.

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