Mono Status: Available

ID: 34703

Name: Mono

Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross Shih Tzu

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire

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.

30-07-2022 Mono is a very scared girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She will need an adult only and very experienced home who have had scared dog before.  Mono with run when approached and will snap if she feels threatened so her adopters really do need to let Mono get used to them at her own pace and not push her.  Mono will need at least one other kind and gently dog in her new home and they must be happy to share their beds with her and allow her to snuggle up with them for comfort and support if she wants to.  They will help her to learn about house training and lead walking but again these are things that she will need to learn at her own pace and lead walking should start in the garden before attempting to go for a walk in the outside world and Mono will need to be double leaded as she could be a flight risk.  If you are the very special adopters who are looking for a little project dog them Mono could be the dog for you.

25-07-22 UPDATE
This week Mono has been moved to my section to become my project dog. I work a lot with the very scared dogs and I’m usually pretty good at bringing them out of their shells, so I’m really hoping I can do the same for this poor girl.
Mono is absolutely as scared as they come and at the moment she will still do everything in her power to get away from me. She will run around frantically and completely freak out if she thinks I’m going to handle her, and she will snap when you pick her up. She is obviously extremely scared of us humans and clearly doesn’t know we have kind hands. I think it’s going to be a long and slow road with her, but I’ll do everything I can to prove to her that she doesn’t need to be scared of me.
I’m going to go slow with her not to push her out of her comfort zone, and try to work out the way to her heart. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually, even if it does take a while, but I’ll keep you all updated on her progress.
Mono will need a very experienced and patient home with people who will understand her fears and work with her on them, and not give up on her no matter what. It’s quite clear that Mono hasn’t had the best life, and I think now she deserves the world and more. Until she finds her forever home, I’ll give that to her here.

15-09-22 UPDATE
Mono is still absolutely terrified of everything and everyone, and even though I’m doing literally everything I can to prove to her that I’m not going to hurt her, she still doesn’t believe me yet. I’ve had her on my section for a little over 3 weeks now, and I know that’s not a very long time in the grand scale of things, but I do usually start to see some improvements with most scared dogs at this point. Mono however is an exception, and there’s not much that can be said in terms of her making progress. This doesn’t mean that she’s never going to get there, she’s just taking longer than most, BUT she is as scared as they come so I’m definitely not expecting miracles any time soon. I won’t give up on her though, I’ll keep proving myself to her little by little every day, and I’m sure she’ll come around eventually ..
While Mono was in the vets this week, I shaved all of her coat off when she was under anaesthetic as I thought this may be one of the reasons she’s so terrified of being handled. She did have lots of matts around her tummy and her legs which must have been very uncomfortable for her and probably quite sore. I’m hoping this will make a difference for her and give her some form of relief, and MAYBE she won’t be as bad being picked up now. As I mentioned in my last post, she will bite when she’s picked up as she’s beyond terrified of human hands. I don’t think she was handled much (if ever) before coming to us, so I know I’ve got a lot of work to do .. that’s okay though, it’s not her fault. 
Mono will need a very experienced home with people who have had very scared dogs in the past. It will need to be an adult only home with a very secure garden, and at least 1 kind and confident resident dog for Mono to rely on. It’s going to be a long and hard road, but with perseverance and a whole lot of love and kindness, she will slowly learn to trust. 

25-10-22 UPDATE
My dear, sweet girl Mono. I am so sorry for how you had to spend the first 4 years of your life. I’m sorry for how scared you are of everything and everyone, and I’m sorry you have absolutely no idea what life is really about. I wish more than anything I could just tell you that everything is going to be ok, and that nobody is ever going to hurt you. It’s breaking my heart more and more every day seeing the fear in your eyes, and having to watch you live your life in complete and utter fear 24/7. You deserve so much more than what life has thrown at you and I promise you I’m going to do everything in my power to find you the perfect forever home and happy ever after .. it has to be out there somewhere.
Mono has been with us for 2 and a half months now and she hasn’t received 1 application. Of course I understand that she does need a very special home, but my heart can’t take it anymore. I specialise in working with the very scared dogs and getting them out of their shells, and by now I usually see a lot of progress, but that’s just not the case with Mono. Some dogs just cannot deal with being in a kennel environment because there’s always so much going on, and it is generally a stressful place for really scared dogs. Unfortunately, Mono is one of those. I really am doing everything possible to get her to trust me, but nothing is working. She needs to be in a home. A calm and stable environment where she can decompress and just breathe.
She will probably never be a normal dog because of how traumatised she is, but there must be someone out there who is willing to work with her and love her regardless of all of her fears .. there must be. If you’re at all interested, please read Mono’s previous write ups to find out exactly what type of home we’re looking for.
I love you with all my heart, Mono … and I’m not giving up on you.

11-01-23 UPDATE
Mono (now called Ruby) has been in foster with me for about 4 weeks in that time I have seen very small changes in her progress to becoming more confident. She sleeps in a bed by my desk which is also by the door into the kitchen, when I first got her every time I opened the door she would FLY out of the bed now she only does it 50% of the time and I’m working on her doing it less and less.
To feed her I still have to put the food on the floor but now I can stay in the room as long as I’m not too close.
I can make a fuss of her when she is in her bed but this has to be done very slowly and she really isn’t keen! I did try to put a lead on her about a week ago but she became frantic and pooed and peed all over the place.
Ruby has been very traumatized and it will be a long journey for her to become something like a normal dog, the last one I had this bad took me nearly a year but when I got her walking on a lead she was a different dog, she is now much loved (which she now enjoys) by her new family.
Ruby is a project dog and not for the faint hearted but at the end of her journey you will have given a dog that has given up on humans the chance for a second life that is happy, best feeling in the world ! Please only apply if you have some experience with scared dogs

04-02-23 UPDATE

Mono’s progress is very much slow but sure, she seems happy enough and seems settled into a routine but still HATES to be touched so that is something that I am working on. She is very dependant on the other dogs for comfort and security and has to have one to snuggle up to, she will come into the living room at night but as soon as I speak to her she runs out, snack time is around 9.30pm and if my other dogs are asleep on the sofa she now has become the “alarm” which is barking at me to say treat time !! This all indicates that she is becoming more confident which is a good thing, I’m not very close to getting her walking on a lead because she is just SO fearful of being touched. Her house training is good in as much she will wee and poo on the towel but will only go out the back door for a few minutes before darting back in for safety. She will in time be a loving pet but will never be able to trust strangers so she will need a very experienced owner and someone with a lot of patience and understanding.
24-03-23 UPDATE
04-04-23 UPDATE

Mono continues to do well in foster and is showing her new talent of chasing her tail. She is such a character and will make a special home very lucky.
13-04-23 UPDATE

Mono is getting more and more confident everyday and look at how playful she's becoming, she would love a home with a playful resident dog that she can run in the garden with.

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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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