Nura Status: Available

ID: 35220

Name: Nura

Breed: Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross Bichon Frise)

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Barnstaple, Devon

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.

12-09-2022 Nura is a very nervous girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She is much more comfortable in the company of other dogs and will need an adult only home where there is at least one other dog who will allow her to cuddle up with them form comfort and support.  Nura will watch them and gradually start to copy what they do which will help her with house training and lead walking etc.  In time and with adopters who understand her fears and will give Nura the time she needs to settle and learn to trust she will blossom.

19-10-22 UPDATE
Nura is still a very shy and timid girl, but I’m working closely with her to prove to her that I’m not a threat, and that humans hands can be kind. She will allow me to handle her and pick her up, but she does run away when I go to approach her. At the moment I’m taking baby steps with her and I’m not pushing her out of her comfort zone too much as I don’t want to overwhelm her. It’s going to take a good while until she’s fully able to trust, so her new owners will need to have all the patience in the world and not give up on her. She’s a little heartbreaker for sure, and you can see the fear in her eyes, but with a whole lot of time, love and kindness, I think she will get there.
She will still need to be homed with at least 1 kind and confident resident dog who will allow her to snuggle with them. She is always in bed with her friends and it’s a real comfort for her. Having a resident doggy friend to follow around and copy will also be a big help when it comes to things such as house training and lead walking .. although I think walks are quite a long way off at the moment. Everything will just need to be done slowly and gently with her to ease her into the big wide world which she knows nothing about.

12-12-22 UPDATE

Nura (we call her Nora) is making progress here. She's very easily spooked and doesn't willingly interact with humans. After a month here, she will now take a treat from my hand, and getting her into the house from the garden is a lot quicker. I can put a harness or coat on her and take it off relatively easily. I can very slowly get her into a corner of the sofa and pick her up - to check her over and try to make her understand that nothing bad is going to happen when she is touched. She will now settle next to me when I pick her up, and will stay for a short time if she's being stroked.
Nura loves our other dogs and wags her tail madly when they come back from their walks and she tries to get as close to her best friend Tilly as is possible. She loves the comfort of the sofa, and loves her food (she won't eat from her bowl if we are in the room though, so eats outside). She absolutely must have a friendly companion in her new home, who doesn't mind being laid on!) along with a very secure garden. Mostly she needs a human or humans who will love her unconditionally - until she feels brave enough to love them back.  

04-01-23 UPDATE 

Nura's new year resolution is to learn to love the lead so that she can start having a few adventures outside the house and garden! She is almost 100% house trained, and is much more comfortable around us. She's always been very happy to be with the other dogs but will now, of her own accord, come into, and stay in, the same room as we are - even progressing in the past few days to following the rest of us upstairs and hopping up onto the bed with us for her nighttime slumber. She is still very easily spooked if we move too quickly but I can quite easily (albeit slowly) put her harness on and pick her up for a brush or just a cuddle. She's so pretty already and will soon be ready for a nice groom, once we've got her more confident at being on the lead and therefore safer to be outside the house and garden. She takes treats so gently from us, and is almost coming when we call her. I now do really believe that she will continue to progress and that in time she will be a great little dog for people who have the experience of coping with a very scared rescue dog, and the endless patience required to love something that initially fears you. And more importantly, just never, ever, give up on her.

22-01-2023 UPDATE

Nura is coming on very well since we started lead walks a couple of weeks ago. She is now (away from roads/people etc) down to one long lead and she does love a walk. She's had another bath and I'm slowly brushing and snipping away her matted fur which she tolerates amazingly well. She is a much happier lady since her life got a bit more interesting and she has made me very proud. She will need experienced dog owners and a secure garden but she's so much easier to look after now. 

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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.

 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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