Gummy Bear ^


Gummy Bear ^ Status: Available

ID: 33492

Name: Gummy Bear ^

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Cross

Age: 4 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.

10-04-2022 Gummy Bear is a girl to break your heart.  She has come to us from a breeder and is extremely scared and at the moment she will bite if she feels threatened or cornered.  She is extremely hand shy and needs a really experienced owner who have had terrified dogs before to help her.  Gummy Bear needs an adult only home where there is another confident dog, either male or female, but any dogs in her new home would need to be larger than her (cocker spaniel sized and up). She has never seen the inside of a home so this will be completely overwhelming and scary for her at first so she is going to need owners who understand her fears and have all the time and patience she will need to overcome them.  This will take time as the garden will be a scary as the home for Gummy Bear but the reward you will get from seeing her slowly change and start to trust you will be massive.  There is nothing quite like watching a scared dog learn to trust and love.  If you think you have the home that Gummy Bear needs then please fill in an application form.

28-04-22 UPDATE
Gummy Bear has come to us from a breeder to find her very own special forever home. I say special because Gummy Bear is incredibly scared of us humans and our intentions and really needs an experienced home with people who will be nothing but understanding and patient with her.
I’ve been working with her for around 2 weeks now and I can already see big improvements in her, but she still has a long way to go. When I work with dogs as scared as Gummy Bear who will possibly bite out of fear, I leave them settle for a few days or sometimes even a week before I start to handle them. I’ll sit in their kennel every day and talk to them either gently or in my silly doggy voice (whichever they respond to best) and let them suss me out. Once I’ve got a little bond with them, I’ll move on to picking them up and handling them little by little to get them used to it. I have reached that stage with Gummy Bear and she’s doing really well. She even let me trim her fringe today with no problems at all - a very proud moment!!
I can see there’s a cheeky side to Gummy Bear that is desperate to come out, but she’s not quite there yet. When I crouch down on the floor and talk to her silly and wiggle my fingers or squeak a toy, she does play bow and bark at me, but then it’s like she realises she’s let go and she stops herself. It’s really quite hard to watch, but I’m so hopeful that she’s going to get there with me soon!
So, Gummy needs an experienced home with at least one kind resident dog who will show her the ropes. Any resident dogs will need to be larger than her (probably Cocker sized and up) and there musn’t be any children or visiting children in the home. I know it seems like we’re asking for a lot, but there must be someone out there who would like to work with her and show her that the world isn’t as scary as she thinks it is … I can promise you the reward of her trust will be so worth it.

10-06-22 UPDATE

05-07-22 UPDATE

Gummy Bear, you have stolen my heart! Another little update on her progress and I think these videos say it all. Please read her full profilie and if you think you are the right fit, then please fill in an application form.

08-08-2022 UPDATE

Gummy Bear is still getting braver (and sassier) here at the centre. I can not express how much I adore her, she knows I do too. She does need an experienced home, but she's come such a long way. Just look at her beautiful face! I gave her a bath the other day and she trusts me enough that she let me do it on my own, the next step is to give her a proper groom. Which we will be doing this week. So I'll post more pictures once she's had more of a pamper.

21-09-22 UPDATE

Gummy Bear is still in kennels waiting, she's come a very long way, but she does still need an experienced home that is capable and willing to keep her safe and to put in the time and work it'll take to help her become a happy dog in a home environment. We are currently trying to help her enjoy walks here, as she used to, but these are things that her new people will have to understand, it can be 3 steps forward and then something may set her back. She must also have a resident dog(s) that are cocker size or larger.  

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

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.

 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.


Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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