Gary ^


Gary ^ Status: Available

ID: 37622

Name: Gary ^

Breed: Labrador

Age: 8 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.

07-04-23 Gary is a handsome Labrador who has come from his breeder to find a loving home. He is a lovely boy who is looking for a home as an only dog due to him struggling with food around other dogs. Gary can walk past and play with other dogs fine but would prefer not to share his life with another dog. Gary will need a cat free home as they are far too interestin for him.  He will need to learn all about house training and other such home skills. Gary is strong on a lead so we will be introducing him to a halter and encouraging him to walk more patiently on a lead but he will need an adopter that can continue with this and is able to physically manage a strong dog. He is showing signs of age as an older Lab and has arthritis in his elbows which he is recieving treatment for which is ongoing and adopters will need to be able to provide this to make sure he is comfortable. Gary loves a good cuddle and will nestle right into you for some love and affection. He cannot wait to find a special person to help him settle into a new, loving home.

12-04-23 UPDATE
Gary has settled into kennel life extremely well. He came to us from a breeder, but loves a fuss and gets on with humans extremely well. He loves spending time with us and we feel a home that can offer him time and love will benefit him completely. Gary is a strong boy though, so an adopter who is physically capable of such a strong dog would be better suited. He does walk on a lead, but he doesn't know his strength. So  with a bit of patience and the correct guidance, he will walk perfectly in no time. Gary would preferably be an only dog as he does show signs of resource guarding food with other dogs, but he is fine towards humans. If you are looking for an older lab to give you great company and love, please consider Gary, as he's an absolute sweetheart that deserves a loving home. Poor Gary has seen our vets and he has an ear infection that he is currently recieving treatment for.

27-04-23 UPDATE

Gary is an absolute dream, he is honestly the sweetest old man ever. Despite his age he is still a baby at heart, he loves to play fetch in the yard and also loves to have some cuddly toys around for company as he is kennelled on his own. He’s amazing to take for a walk and will only pull a little at the start because he is so excited to get out for a walk but after a while he stops pulling and will walk lovely by your side he does like to chase cats though so if he sees one he will try his hardest to get to it so he will pull in that situation. He will walk past other dogs fine and pays no attention to any when they are barking through the kennel as he is taken out. Gary would still benefit from being an only dog and he really does deserve all the love and attention to be on him. Words can’t describe how amazing this boy is and if you think you can be the retirement home for him to live out the rest of his days then please apply for this lovely boy!  

09-05-23 UPDATE

I took gorgeous Gary for a walk today using a halti and he did really well. Like all dogs he initially resisted but then decided he'd much prefer to have lots of great sniffs and a munch on the grass than try to get the halti off. As you can see from the short video clip, he was walking by my side lovely without pulling, and when he did see one of our cats I could hold him easily. If you haven't used, or put a halti on a dog before, it's quite easy and we can show you how. So, now every time our Gary goes out walking, he'll be wearing his halti so that he's well used to it.
You can see in the earlier photos that he has a shaved area on his back, this is where he had a couple of benign lumps removed when he got neutered and his fur should soon start to grow back.
After walkies it was cuddle time, I knelt on the ground, Gary came up to me and put his head on my chest and looked into my eyes, my heart just melted. When I told the other staff, I found out that everyone has a big soft spot for this big softy Gary. He's cuddly, gentle and loving and such a big teddy bear. He tries to be clean in his kennel so we don't think housetraining will take long, Gary will only need a couple of shortish walks a day, but he will need, and we ask, that Gary has lots and lots of love and hugs, and some soft toys as well. I really didn't want to leave his kennel this afternoon, I wanted to stay and be cuddled by this boy, who is utterly, totally and absolutely Labradorable.

21-05-23 UPDATE

Just a very quick update on our resident teddy bear.  Gary is continuing to do well with his halti and goes out for plenty of walks with staff and volunteers. Gary will need a cat free home as they are far too interesting for him. Everyone loves this boy and he gets lots of cuddles. Gary goes out into the sand school with another kennel of dogs, just to keep him socialised, you can see he gets a good telling off from a cocker, and what does Gary do? Act like a puppy. What a darling. We all hope Gary will get settled into a home soon, but then we will miss 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.


Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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