Decker ^


Decker ^ Status: Available

ID: 36334

Name: Decker ^

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

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.

14-12-2022 Decker is an extremely scared boy who has come to us from a breeder. He is finding his new surrounding very scarey and is in need of a very experienced adult only home where there is at least one kind resident dog to be his friend and guide him about how to live in a home with humans who will love him.  He has never even seen the inside of a home before and so this will be overwhelming at first and he will need to learn new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. These are things that will take him a little time to get the hang of as the garden may be as scary for him and the inside of the home at first. Decker needs adopters who understand and have the time, love and patience to help him discover the joys that his new life will bring.  Lead walking will need to start in the garden to make sure he is comfortable wearing a harness and lead before venturing out in the world.  Decker really needs that extra special person who can see the potential he has to become a wonderful friend.

09-01-23 UPDATE
I’ve been working very closely with Decker since he arrived, especially on his fear of human touch. The first few days, he was an extremely scared boy who would growl if anybody (including me) went near him. I learnt very quickly that he loves food, and he also responded very well to me talking in a silly, squeaky voice to him. His tail would wag and he would sort of approach me, but wouldn’t be quite brave enough. That was the beginning of our friendship, and since then it’s blossoming more and more each day. He’s doing incredibly well with all of the work I’m doing with him and his confidence is just getting better and better. With dogs like Decker who don’t like to be touched, I take things very slowly with them and introduce small amount of touch and build on it each day. I always start by going under the chin as it’s the least threatening place for them, and it really didn’t take him long to not only accept this, but actually enjoy it. He will now fully approach me and sit by me while I stroke under his ears, and he will nudge forward and ask for more when I stop. Now of course he still has a long way to go, but this is a massive amount of progress in such a short space of time. In the right home, I really believe Decker will flourish into the most wonderful companion .. but it will take a bit of time. 
Decker still has no idea about life in the big outside world. He has never been inside a home before, never been on a walk, never done anything that is completely ‘normal’ to most other dogs. Because of this, he will still need a home that has experience with scared dogs as they’ll need to know how to settle him properly and be able to bring him to his full potential. He’s still a young boy, but he has a lot to learn about more or less everything. He will get there with patience and perseverance, and most importantly with people who won’t give up on him. 
He’s an angel with his kennel friends and cuddles in bed with them and plays with them, however he can get a little growly over his food. He has arrived here quite skinny, so it could be because of that, but it’s just something his new owners will need to be aware of. I feed him separately which is easy to do, and then there are no problems whatsoever. I can give treats out to the whole kennel together with no issues, it’s just at proper food time. Apart from that, he really is a gentleman towards them. 
Adopting a dog like Decker will be a bit of a project, but I can guarantee you that the rewards will make everything SO worth it. He’s a very special boy and I really hope someone will see that soon, and come and save him.   

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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