Jordan Status: Reserved

ID: 36728

Name: Jordan

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Swindon, 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.

21-01-23 Jordan has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is a very scared girl who is quite worried to find herself here at the moment. She let us trim her fringe for her so hopefully she is a little more comfortable now that she can see again! Jordan is looking for a calm and quiet home with someone who has experience with scared ex-breeding dogs and who has lots of time to spend with her. She will need at least one other confident dog in her new home to be her friend and take her under their wing. With time and love she will start to come out of her shell and realise human hands can be kind. Jordan has never lived in a home before and so her adopters will need to be kind and understanding as she settles in to home life and learns new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. She is a sweet girl who just needs someone to give her a chance.

22-02-23 UPDATE

Jordan is still a very nervous girl, she still doesn’t have the confidence to come up to you and will run to the back of the kennel but she will allow you to sit down in front of her and gently stroke her. She is such a sweet little girl who just needs the time and patience from someone to teach her what love is. She will be the perfect companion for someone and I believe she will be a completely different dog once she has the chance to settle in to a home and is given some well overdue TLC.

02-04-23 UPDATE

Darling Jordan is now entering her 10th week with us and has had little to no interest shown in her since her arrival. It absolutely breaks my heart seeing her every day, still waiting for her forever home. She will require a very patient and accepting home as although she has been with us for a while, she is still very nervous and apprehensive around humans.
Prior to arriving with us she had had no human contact at all, so human touch was a totally alien concept to her, and has taken her a while to adapt. Although she is still not at the level we would love her to be at by this point, we are working at a gradual but steady pace with her to cause as little stress to her as possible.
We have recently began harness training with her to aid with handling and familiarity of harnesses, and she is responding rather well considering her confidence levels. She is quite food motivated, so positive reinforcement using food and treats has also been helping. Although she won’t quite take them out of my hand yet, she will now approach me for a sniff! She will need a resident dog(s) in the household as she heavily relies on her kennel friends for comfort, and will also need a person or people that understand that it will be baby steps with her and that what may seem like a small victory to us is huge progress for her!
Jordan may never be a human orientated cuddly girl, but she really does deserve the world after a horrible start in life. I really would love nothing more than for someone to welcome this little angel into their heart and home, and give her all the love she’s been deprived of but deserves so much!  

17-04-23 UPDATE
Jordan arrived in foster a week ago and is a real cutie.  Although she is still frightened of some things, her confidence is growing.  She has navigated her way round the home, and when the  back door is open she is happy to go to toilet outside and if its not open she uses peepee pads inside. Jordan has found her safe space on the sofa, and if she feels stressed she sits or lays there. She is happy to eat and has also taken small pieces of pork belly out of my hand. I have watched her, tail up in the garden which is lovely to see and she loves a little sunbathing too.
Jordan is living with 2 dogs and would need a resident dog to help her with confidence.  There is also 2 guinea pigs which Jordan has ignored.
What really makes Jordan scared is being picked up. I only pick her up when necessary. She will do little peepees or poop, but her tail is wagging like mad and she really wants to enjoy this. We are learning together, that not only verbal sweet talk but also using a hand signal can prepare her mentally for being picked up, but also, she will know that when the hand signal is not shown she does not need to worry about being picked up. Jordan loves a head massage which is good as this helps her to relax.
Jordan has met 2 small visiting children in the home.  She was extra wary of them, but they are dog savvy and know not to go near her. This is something that will become easier for Jordan, but not in the near future.
At night, Jordan sleeps on my bed, is happy to be stroked and accepts cuddles. She sleeps all night.
This week there has been a lot for one little dog to process, and Jordan is doing really really well. 
Im Feeling excited about Jordans future, and with the right furever family, she will blossom beautifully.   Are you that family?

10-05-23 UPDATE
How lovely it is to have Jordan staying.   She is a quiet girl who is happy to be the follower of the other dogs here.   She is learning the routine and knows when it is bedtime and is the first one upstairs.
Learning lead walking is still ongoing.  She does like to sit and watch the world go by, but with encouragement she will walk a few paces and then sit agaiin.  We haven't managed to go very far yet, but each time we go out we manage a bit further.   She is happier to go out walking with her friend Jemma for confidence and guidance.  Jordan loves grass!!   She forgets she has the harness and lead on, wanders around where she wants to, lays down and wriggles around with all four legs in the air...   Its super cute to watch...
Jordan likes being brushed and pampered.  Im sure she will learn to love the groomers too.
I can whistle Jordan and she comes to me (slowly at the moment) and she allows me to stroke her on the head.
There are so many improvements in such a short amount of time.
Jordan would love a furever home with similar sized dog or dogs who she can cuddle up to, play with and follow around.  Fingers Crossed Jordan !!!

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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