Millie Status: Available

ID: 36070

Name: Millie

Breed: Dachshund

Age: 8 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Midhurst, West Sussex

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 Millie has come to us from a breeder and is looking for a home with her best friend Josie as they are a bonded pair.  She is a bit reserved at the moment but does allow you to pick her up and stroke her and we don't think it will take her too long to come round.  Millie and Josie will need an adult only, calm and gentle home where there is at least one other dog who is very kind and who will allow them to cuddle up to them for comfort and support if she wants to.  This will help raise her confidence with people and she will watch them and start to copy what they do and this will also help her learn new skills like house training and lead walking.  These may take her time to learn as the garden may be as scary as the inside of a home at first but with love, gentle words of encouragement and praise she will gradually start to realise there is nothing to fear and her adopters will see her become the happy little dog we are sure is just waiting to come out.

03-01-22 UPDATE

Millie has been in here in her foster home for a few weeks. When she first arrived she was very frightened and traumatised. She had learnt that humans are not trustworthy. This poor little girl needed kind, gentle patient handling, so she could come to realise she was not going to be hurt. She is doing much better, but her confidence is fragile. Considering all this she is doing amazingly well.
She loves the car, especially as she now knows trips in the car usually mean a visit to my secure field where she can enjoy having a free run and some fun times (see video) She is loving home comforts, being warm, comfortable and well fed. At night, she sleeps contendly in her own warm bed in the family bedroom. Millie has come into foster with her friend Josie, they love to do everything together and would need to be homed together. They will need other kind, welcoming dogs in her adoptive home and sensitive adopters who are already experienced with scared dogs like Millie and Josie.  

30-05-23 UPDATE

Millie has been here in foster for six months now.
She was very scared and fear reactive to begin with, but has gradually gained confidence and composure.  She is a happy girl, most of the time, but she does still need to gain confidence as the world is still quite scary to her.  She is a sweet little lady, but when overwhelmed by her anxieties, she can still react if she feels she has no option.  She doesn't want to do this, she just gets really worried.
She has accomplished a lot over the months.  She can walk on the lead in quiet areas, loves a free run in my secure field , loves a ride in the car.  She can now do the stairs, pops herself up on to the sofa, and really enjoys home comforts.  She is pretty much house clean and generally easy going in her manner.  She has NOT yet reached a stage where she would enjoy a cuddle - this would be far too much for her at this stage.
Millie is here in foster with Josie.  I believe these two are sisters.  They are incredibly alike in all respects.  They really love each other and would need to be homed together.
She will need very kind, gentle & understanding humans with a quiet peaceful home.  Millie loves other dogs, and will need  supportive tactile canine friends in her adoptive home.

09-10-23 UPDATE

Millie and Josie are a little bit of an enigma. They are sweet little girls, gentle in all ways but, very sadly, at times, they are still wary and suspicious of humans and our intentions. They can then become a tad reactive. Recently they had a short experience in another home. They coped well for a few days, but then became alarmed and started shouting at the adopter. This unfortunate display was out of character but none the less intimidating. They have come back and settled quietly back in. They have been here in foster from the beginning of the year. They are very settled and accustomed to me( as the foster Mum) and to the household routines and of course I am used to them. They are willing to be quietly handled, but still do not want to come for a 'cuddle' . Their past life has left them anxious about trusting too much. This is improving all the time but they still feel emotionally vulnerable. They need very special adopters who are gentle, kind and understanding, but also have had experience of 'stroppy' Dachshund attitude and not be intimidated by this. They are such lovely little ladies who adore each other. They want affection from their human but are conflicted as they still harbour deep seated fear.

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.


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