Quaver ^


Quaver ^ Status: Available

ID: 36097

Name: Quaver ^

Breed: Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 2 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.

27-11-2022 Quaver is a very scared and shutdown girl who has come to us from a breeder. She is not used to feeling kind hands touch her or hearing kind words spoken and we are looking for an experienced adult only home who have had scared dogs before.  In time and with adopters who have plenty of time and patience she will start to trust and her adopters will watch her transform into a wonderful friend.  Quaver will need at least one kind resident dog to help her to settle into her new life and allow her to cuddle up to them if she wants to.  She has never lived in a home before and so this will be completely overwhelming at first as she learns about home life and new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. These are things which may take her a while to pick up as the garden may be a scary as the house at first so her adopters need to have plenty of patience and love to help her learn and be sure she is comfortable walking on a harness and lead in the garden before taking her for a walk in a quiet area in the the outside world.  Quaver has a passport.

29-12-22 UPDATE

Quaver has come a long way since arriving, she will still need a rescue experienced home that knows gaining her trust will take time and who will make sure she is kept safe with double leads etc when her new family starts taking her out. She will need an adult only home with at least one resident dog who can show her how to be a loved pet. Quaver is such a sweetheart when she knows you and even greets me with a waggy tail when I see her in the morning. I know she'll get there with lots of TLC.

29-01-23 UPDATE
Lovely little lady Quaver, such a funny angel! Quaver is still very very worried of us humans. She will nip with handling and picking up, it is purely fear and I'm sure she will get better with time and trust. She will come up and accept a small fuss but only on her terms, and only if there is a super confident dog that she wants to copy. Quaver can be a little guardy with toys but I think this will settle down once she realises she's safe in a home and they aren't going to be took away. Quaver needs a very secure garden as when she is scared she does look for a way to get away.
Quaver needs someone experienced with scared dogs. Please only apply for Quaver if you have read and understand the above, and are confident in these areas.
Quaver does have such a cheeky playful side with her kennel friends. She runs around the yard playing, and loves her cosy bed. I can see that she is really wanting to be brave but she just can't bring herself to yet. Some dogs really struggle in a kennel environment and I think Quaver will make miles of progress once in a quiet, calm, understanding home. She needs a very confident resident dog to show her the ropes. I think lead walking with Quaver is quite a way away, the priority would be building a bond first before trying anything of the sort. I hope someone who is totally commited to helping Quaver through her insecurities will appear soon, she's been waiting for so long already!

22-03-23 UPDATE
Quaver has recently been moved to my section and since then her playful side has come out so much. She has a cheekiness about her which makes me laugh every day and I can tell she’s trying so hard to be brave. She will approach me to give me lots of sniffs and she’ll happily take treats from my hand too. Having a happy, playful dog in her kennel with her has helped her a lot I think and it’s really nice to see her tail wagging so often.
Quaver is definitely a project dog and it’s going to take a while until she’s anywhere near ‘normal’, but with lots of time and TLC I’m sure she’ll get there eventually. There will be no quick fixes or overnight miracles, and I always say to adopters it’s best to have no expectations! She really just needs to be given a chance.  
28-04-23 UPDATE

Today Quaver had a huge make over as her coat had gotten so long it became matted, so I wanted to make her feel like a new girl. I decided to take her into the vets to give her some sedation as I thought it would be a lot kinder for her, and it meant I could get the job done really quickly without stressing her out. She was an angel in the vets and really caused no fuss at all. I can definitely see an improvement in her when I handle her now compared to when I first met her, and I’m super proud of her. She is still scared of course and she doesn’t exactly want to be picked up, but for me she’s definitely not as flighty or snappy as she was at first. I have been taking things slow with her and going at her pace which seems to be working, and I also always make sure I have yummy treats in my pocket when I’m spending time with her because she LOVES her food. I do actually think this has helped a lot - so any future adopters, take note! Haha! I really adore this girl and I honestly believe in the right home, she will come out of her shell so well and blossom into the most wonderful little girl. It’s just going to take time.  
09-05-23 UPDATE

This is my first time meeting Quaver, she is quite nervous meeting people she isn't familiar with. Quaver definately requires a confident canine companion and a very patient and calm home environment. Upon approach Quaver did slowly show an interest and come over to sniff at arms length but was not confident enough to come any closer. Her best chance to come out of her shell would be in a home environment and a good routine.  

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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