Mandy Status: Available

ID: 36048

Name: Mandy

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Farnborough, Hampshire

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.

25-11-2022 Mandy has come to us from a breeder.  She is an extremely nervous girl who doesn't approach us and is very worried about being touched and handled.   She will need an adult only and very experienced home who have had scared dogs before and understand how to work with her to overcome her fears.  Children would be too much and completely overwhelming for her so it must be a child free home.  If you go slowly with her, she will allow you to pick her up but she is very unsure and not used to hands being kind and any sudden movement startle her.
Mandy will need a very secure garden and home and there must be at least one other confident dog to help her learn about being a pet dog.  They must be happy to allow her to cuddle up with them for comfort and support if she wants to. Mandy has never been in a home so this is going to be completely overwhelming at first and she will need owners with endless time and patience to help her learn about house training etc.  At first the garden may be as scary and the inside of the home so getting in the garden and then back in the home could take time. 
Mandy has no idea about lead walking and this is something her new owners will need to work on once they have gained her trust.  They will need to start practising in the garden and then progress outside in quiet areas and the importance of double leading Mandy cannot be stressed enough.  In time and with owners who really understand her needs Mandy will slowly start to flourish and become the happy girl she should have always been.

29-12-22 UPDATE 
Mandy has been in foster with me for nearly 2 weeks now, she is a very sweet but very nervous girl. She has never known what living in a home was like until she came into foster, she has settled into home life amazingly well and is trying so hard to be brave living amongst humans, she isn't quite ready to aproach you for cuddles but has got really close to taking a treat out of my hand until her nerves get the better of her, but hopefully it wont be long till she does.
She has already made huge progress, she is working on her toilet training using puppy pads and the garden and she has been walking around the garden on a harness ready for going for walks with my resident dogs.
Mandy would love a family and a home of her own to start the new year with, she is best suited to a adult only home or can be homed with older children who understands she needs time and space to settle in, but she must have a settled resident dog in her new home to cuddle up with and learn from. Could you offer this sweet girl a space in your heart and home?  

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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