Lily Status: Available

ID: 37079

Name: Lily

Breed: Beagle

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Dunvant, Swansea

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.

18-02-23 Lily is a beautiful beagle who has come from her breeder to find a loving home. She will hide away and scrambles to get away from us as she has no idea why we would want to be near her. We can corner her to pick her up but she is uncomfortable and doesnt get why we want to be her friend. With a little time and perserverence she will relax in arms and hopefully start enjoying a gentle fuss in the future. Lily is reliant on her kennel friends to feel safe and will shut down completely when on her own. She will need a lovely resident dog to be her friend in her new home and show her new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. She needs a calmer home, without children,  with someone prepared to take things slowly and guide her forwards. With some patience and time she will transform, find her personality and start to enjoy long walks to put her beagley nose to good use. It may be a long road but in time she will shine. Lily is a little overweight at the moment and needs to lose around 4kg so will need a good diet and gentle exercise in her new home.

23-03-23 UPDATE 
Lily is still very very nervous of us and is on edge whenever we are around. She needs a calm home with a resident dog that she can rely on and trust to help her form a bond with her humans. She’s still a very sweet girl who has obviously never been shown love so doesn’t understand what we are trying to give her, she just needs time, patience and perseverance from someone and I know she will be the perfect family dog. 

25-03-2023 UPDATE
Lily is still a shy girl who will run away when you come close but there have been improvements definitely worth mentioning! She is now more comfortable eating with someone in the kennel with her, getting a routine of running into the yard rather than being carried. And finally, she played for the first time with all her friends which is a big step in the right direction!
27-04-23 UPDATE

Lily remains a shy and frightened girl who is struggling to make real progress.  She will allow you to pick her up but doesn't really relax in your arms. The staff have worked very hard with harness training and she is now beginning to walk on a lead but Lily will need a special owner with lot of time and patience as well as a kind and gentle dog help her to become the relaxed, playful dog that all beagles should to be.

30-04-2023 UPDATE

Lovely Lily hadn't made a lot of progress in the busy environment at Many Tears, so this week I thought I'd get her started with harness training and see if this helps her feel more confident and independent. Well, we started slow on Tuesday. And on Friday, a huge break through, she walked all the way to the yard!! And then, when out in the yard, she sniffed with a waggy tail and played! Instead of sitting in the back corner watching her friends play. I was beaming with such milestones in just a few days, after her being so worried for so long! Lovely Lily is still a very very scared girl and won't approach us, but I do feel that she's starting to understand that she's safe now, and is slowly starting to come out of herself!

18-05-23 UPDATE

Lily came to into foster with me 10 days ago. I have left her to find her way around the house and garden as it is all new to her and lots to learn.
Even though she is quite nervous of us humans, she is already learning the household routine. Lily has learnt to go outside and explore the garden, to begin she would just go outside and shake but now the inquisitive beagle side is starting to show...she loves to explore and enjoys the "sniffs". She is also becoming "clean" in the house, this has happened over the last 3 days, and I am so impressed with this! I have been putting a harness on her and we have walked in the garden, but not ventured outside yet as don't want to over face is a work in progress.
Lily eats well but won't yet accept a treat from my hand, humans are very scary but she is beginning to relax with just me around. Sometimes she forgets I am there and jumps on the sofa with the rest of the dogs for a nap. 
This is just the beginning of Lily's journey but we have made a good start...there is a beautiful, loving, playful girl waiting to enjoy the rest of her life...she just needs someone with the time and patience to help her along the way.
06-06-23 UPDATE

(As I have a resident dog called Lily so Lily the beagle is now named Tiger Lily, Tiggy for short)
Tiggy is still very nervous but is making progress, having the resident dogs is essential as she takes her lead from them, whether it is running outside into the garden or giving her courage when foster mum sits on the sofa near her. Tiggy gets on really well with my 3 dogs, but especially likes my beagle, she is often found with her head resting on Belle's back.
I am home most of the time, but if I do need to go out. I have been putting Tiggy in a crate as she is getting more inquisitive, silence is not golden if you have a beagle! Lol This only happens maybe twice a week and not for more than one and half hours.
As to "house training " Tiggy does use the garden for both poos and wees, but if stressed will have accidents in the house, very understandable at this time.
I haven't done much with walking on a lead outside, as feel it is too overwhelming for Tiggers at the moment, but do use a slip lead to walk her in the garden which is no problem as long as I don't have eye contact and lead the way confidently. 
Tiggy sleeps on my bed with other dogs, she loves comfort, duvets, fleeces etc. She is learning to relax when I get up in the night, but she still has that "flight" response to anything that is unexpected..of which there are many at the moment. I talk to Tiggy a lot, whether it is to warn her of my imminent approach or just that she is the "gud gurl".
My household is usually quiet but we do have visitors occasionally, which stresses Tiggy. Today she was very brave and sat on the sofa with me while my two grown up daughters called in.
This gorgeous little girl still needs ( and will do for sometime) lots of patience and time, resident dogs, an understanding human, who is home and a peaceful environment...she is worth it.

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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