Thora Status: Available

ID: 36616

Name: Thora

Breed: Brittany Spaniel

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

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.

19-07-23 Thora originally came to us from a breeder and was adopted but has been returned. She has an unusual gait and has seen a physiotherapist who believes she could have a touch of arthritis and has prescribed some exercises for her to do.
Thora is a lovely affectionate girl who has a waggy tail, loves cuddles and enjoys going out for walks in quiet places where there aren't many people around. Thora has learned lots of new skills in her previous home and has shown how intelligent she is, Thora will thrive in a home that can provide lots of enrichment and games to help her use her smart mind and ensure she is happy and content.
Thora bonds really well with people once she knows and trusts them however this trust does need to be earned with lots of positive reinforcement and kind gentle words. Thora is quite a confident girl here but as she was quite worried in her new home she will need experienced adopters that can provide reassurance and security for her. She will also need at least one other kidn and confident dog in her new home to be her friend.
Thora is uneasy around strangers and so for this reason she will be looking for an adult only home with no visiting children and with someone who has experience with dogs who have had similar behavours. Due to Thora's wariness around strangers especially men it would be best for her to have a quiet calm home where adopters can advocate for Thora, ensuring she has a safe place where she won't be disturbed if there are any strangers present and whilst out in the environment choosing sensible areas that Thora will be able to enjoy her adventures and not be concerned with lots of people. She will need a home without cats or small furries and her adopters will need to be aware of her prey drive and able to manage this on walks. Thora has a passport.

30-08-23 UPDATE

Thora is the sweetest girl to look after, always happy, lively and full of affection. She loves to play with her kennel friends both male and female, and when not playing she's happy to chill or gnaw on a nylabone. However, we know Thora had a bit of a time adjusting to home life, so we're looking for an extra special person to adopt her. We're looking for a calm home, where Thora can have her own special safe space she can go to when visitors arrive, and someone who'll teach her that visitors are ok. We're looking for someone who has a lot of dog experience and can work with Thoras insecurities, who will confidently encourage Thora to progress and help her when it all seems too much for her. Thora is a joy to work with and she really is worth putting effort into, I know she'd make a great companion

14-12-23 UPDATE

The gorgeous Thora has been in foster with us for 4 weeks now and is truly a lovely little lady, in fact we’re totally smitten with her!
She’s really laid back and easy in the house; completely clean, only chews her toys, sleeps soundly overnight (out of a crate) with the rest of our dogs, loves a snuggle (dogs or humans) and happily shares her food, attention and toys with everyone here.
Thora is desperate to be someone’s special girl and bonds incredibly strongly with her ‘people’. When she loves you, she loves hard. She struggles with trusting strangers coming into the house, so would be looking for a quiet home without many visiting guests or somewhere with a safe space to go, not a crate. We’re working hard on this with her and she’s improved greatly. Can generally be won over by food and trusting her ‘people’ that the stranger is ok, but she needs supportive training, lots of reassurance and as it comes from a place of fear, to never be told off for making her worries known.
Out and about, when walking with our dogs, she is completely non-reactive to other people and dogs but likes her own space. Thora is a super active girl, very strong on the lead and has an insanely high prey drive. She needs to be walked on a long line or in a fully enclosed dog field. She will pick a bird out of the sky to chase and at this stage I can’t imagine you’d ever be able to recall her off-lead from hunting wildlife, it’s in her DNA! Thora enjoys long countryside walks and would not be a fan of street walking or local parks. Although she looked a bit stiff in her hind leg whilst in kennels, she has shown no signs of lameness whilst here and is always raring to go for walkies, never stiff/sore afterwards and rarely stops running when out. She is on a joint supplement and diet to further help.
Thora needs a home with other dogs, as although she appears pretty independent, she takes great comfort & guidance from watching how the rest of the pack react to things. She enjoys a little play with them and snuggling up of an evening but adores human attention more.
Having Thora in our home is an absolute pleasure, she is always so delighted with any kind attention and has so much love to give. If you feel you can offer her the special forever home she deserves, please complete the form and I’ll be happy to chat through everything in detail with you. 

27-01-24 UPDATE

Meet Thora 2.0.
This gorgeous girl has transformed from a squidgy cushion to the athletic working dog she was meant to be.
Thora is simply stunning, the most loving girl to those she trusts and a wonderful addition to any pack. She just wants a forever family to put all her love and energy into, someone who is going to reassure her, protect her space and allow her to be the happy carefree funny little character she is. Her favourite thing is long countryside walks, bird watching in the garden and lots of cuddles.
She’s still strong on the lead but definitely not as frantic, she will need to remain on a long line for walks as has a high prey-drive.
Thora is looking for an active home where she can stimulate her body and brain, I’m sure she’d love to have a go at tracking or man-trailing. We recently enjoyed a holiday in Snowdonia with daily hiking & beach walks, she had the best time and there was zero hind leg stiffness or soreness so I think the previous issue was likely due to excess weight and being in a cold kennel environment.
She travelled fantastically on the 4hr drive and settled easily in the holiday cottage, she doesn’t care where she is as long as she’s with her trusted loved ones. She’s non-reactive to people and dogs out and about with our other dogs, more insecure when on her own. She can take treats from strangers but prefers they have no intentions and don’t remain in her space for too long.
In the home, she is getting more confident with visitors as long as they just give treats and ignore her, she loves our young nephews now that she trusts them and given the right support and training, should continue to improve with growing her trust bubble.
Otherwise, she is just perfect in the home, very calm and easy. Clean and dry, doesn’t steal / destroy anything, loves her toys and her doggy friends. This girl is quirky but so so special, if you’re the right fit, please consider her, she’ll make you her everything.

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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