Shelly Status: Available

ID: 37956

Name: Shelly

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Farnborough, Hampshire

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.

12-05-23 Shelly has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is very worried to find herself here and is quite shut down at the moment. She is quite worried about being handled and will freeze with worry. She will need lots of time and love to start to realise that human hands can be kind and being stroked can be enjoyable. Shelly will need a calm and quiet adult only home with someone who has experience of scared ex-breeding dogs. She will need at least one other confident dog in her new home to be her friend and to help her to settle in to her new life. She has never lived in a home before and so her adopters will need to be kind and understanding as she learns all about home life and picks up new skills like house training. Once she starts to trust you, she will need to begin learning all about walking on a harness and lead, first around the home and garden before eventually venturing outside. With time and love Shelly has so much potential to blossom into a wonderful friend. She has a PETS passport document.

28-05-23 UPDATE

Shelly is such a beautiful girl. She is still very nervous especially around people she doesn't know and is more relaxed when around her kennel mates. She is slowly learning that humans can be kind and caring and will let you stroke her although she does still freeze up a bit. She layed down the other day and was OK with me rubbing her belly while she basked in the sun so she is making progress.
Shelly would be more confident homed with at least one resident dog who can show her the ropes around the home, and preferably with someone who has experience working with scared, nervous dogs. Please consider giving her a chance, she really deserves 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.


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





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