Wicker ^


Wicker ^ Status: Available

ID: 39030

Name: Wicker ^

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 9 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Saundersfoot , Pembrokeshire

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.

25-08-2023 Wicker is a fabulous girl with a heart of gold who has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is accepting of a fuss even though she is a little reserved and timid. As well as a fuss Wicker loves other dogs and food! She has arrived quite chunky and will need to lose some weight. Wicker enjoys playing with the other dogs in the yard and does like to snuggle up next to them in bed so will need a confident resident dog in her new home. Wicker will need kind understanding adopters that can help her learn new skills such as housetraining and walking on a lead/harness when she is ready. Wicker will thrive in a calm adult only home where she can blossom at her own pace. She is such a sweet soul and can't wait to discover how much love is waiting for her in her new home. She had entropian in one eye which our vet has fixed and has had a dental with ten teeth being removed and is now a lot more comfortable. She has lip fold dermatitis which is being treated and hopefullly this will not reoccur now her bad teeth have been removed but her adopters will need keep an eye on that. Wicker has a pets travel document that ages her as 5 but our vet feels she is more like 8 years old.

27-09-23 UPDATE

Wicker is a gentle and calm girl who is still a little timid of people, but is somewhat comfortable for you to pick her up and touch. She certainly does love her food, and is more likely to approach you when something tasty is for offer. Wicker would most likely come out of her shell better once she's learnt that humans can be interesting, this of course can take some time as she has clearly not experienced much handling throughout her life, so has not associated humans in a positive way yet.
It's so sad to see when they just are used. Please dont hesitate to adopt this girl and show her how wonderfull home life could be.

26-10-23 UPDATE
Wicker is a sweet quiet girl who loves her kennel friends, and is incredibly easy to look after. She isn't keen on human touch at the moment, but she was very brave on her harness today and did take some steps. She has lost some weight since arriving, but does still need to lose more, in a healthy amount of time.
All Wicker needs is a home to help her gain confidence in people, and show her that life can be wonderful. She will need a resident dog who likes to snuggle, and no children in the home as they will be too much for her. 

25-11-23 UPDATE

Wicker came in to foster nearly two weeks ago extremely frightened and for a while just trembled looking at the wall. Even the magic of my 6 happy friendly Spaniels didn’t have any effect. We allowed Wicker ( called Whisper here which suits her so well) to relax and come round on her terms . After a couple of days she started to realise us humans are not all trying to hurt her. When Wicker first came into rescue , someone described her as having a “heart of gold” . I cannot agree more , she is an absolute angel . The more she reveals her true happy self the more you can see what a darling girl is hidden under the fear of not being able to trust. I have included a picture of wicker which is the first time I have seen her truly relax , she is actually snoring . It is so rewarding to hear and see her actually relaxing , maybe for the first time in her life . Wicker still has trust issues but if she continues to improve at the speed she has in the last couple of days, it won’t be long until she is a very lucky persons special girl. One thing for sure Wicker doesn’t have a nasty bone in her body. Wicker has been totally clean in the house . She sleeps all night on our bed and only wakes when we do. She travels well in the car. She is now happy to eat her meals with all the other dogs. She walks beautifully on the lead and today I put her on a long training lead to practise her recall and she loved having that little bit of freedom where she could have a little run. Wicker is a beautiful red colour , quite a tall Cocker Spaniel ,weighing 15kgs. She is very graceful. Wicker saw the vet yesterday and her eye entropian and lip fold dermatitis have healed well.

10-12-23 UPDATE
Wicker has been with us 4 weeks now and I cannot believe that such a scared dog has made so much progress in such a short space of time. Her happy place is out on walks and already she has bonded sufficiently so we can allow her freedom to run free. She is a smart cookie because she has worked out if she goes that little too far I will call her and she gets a treat every time.
At home she is still unsure of the tv (we do have large television though) so she is happier to stay in the kitchen when I settle down in the evening to watch tv. When we go to bed she will follow us and either sleep in her bed or jump on our bed. We have lots of waggy tails these days and she will follow me whenever I call her.
Wicker will need quiet walks until she gains confidence in all people. She still needs reassurance if we meet other people on our walks. She will say hello to the dogs but is cautious of their humans. Wicker still has a little way to go before she can shake off the worries pain and mistrust of the last 8 years or so but the one thing I’m confident of is that in the not so distant future she can and will be a happy confident dog if she continues to be shown the patience, time and love she so deserves. To see a trembling dog staring at the wall hoping you won’t be able to see her develop into a bouncy happy dogs running towards you is one of the most rewarding experiences in life.
Wicker is a truly special girl. It breaks my heart to think what she has gone through to make her as frightened as she once was . If you think you are the special people for this special girl then please stock up on treats because she definitely loves her treats. 

06-01-24 UPDATE

My heart breaks for Wicker when I consider what she has been through to make her so wary of us humans. Since being in foster she has come on leaps and bounds but she has been with us nearly two months and she is still very cautious. This is heightened due to her noise sensitivity. I have fostered dogs as scared as Wicker in the past which have learnt to trust a lot quicker but after all, whatever her life has been prior to being rescued it was a long time as she is now approximately nine.
Wicker will need a quiet home with people who have experience of rescue dogs. She is definitely learning to trust (which in some cases is not guaranteed) but she needs patience love and most importantly someone who can relate to what she has been through so they understand her. When we are out on our walks she loses all of her inhibitions and is so happy and relaxed it makes me cry with joy. I have been training her on the whistle and she is perfect. All I have to do now is to stop her expecting a treat when she’s a clever girl.
Wicker has allowed me to give her a haircut and as much as she is noise sensitive she had no problem with my electric clippers, in fact she enjoyed the attention and pampering. Wicker is your typical Cocker Spaniel who comes alive when food or treats are on offer. She loves all dogs and will need a resident dog to give her the confidence to continue her development.

30-01-24 UPDATE
Wicker’s confidence continues to improve slowly (baby steps every day). She is now doing two walks a day. We have slowly introduced walks through the village, to the beach where it is a lot busier than her woodland walks and she is being a very brave girl.

Where we live it is very quiet and recently there were road works in the area and once, we opened the door and she could hear machinery, she refused to step out.
With that in mind she would need a quiet home inside and out. She has accepted many home appliances, but will still tremble if she hears the vacuum cleaner in another room.
She is an absolute angel, but is taking time to relax in the home environment. But she is definitely a much happier girl than the one who arrived here all those weeks ago . 
24-02-24 UPDATE

We have fostered many dogs over the years but none as complex as darling Wicker. In our home , Wicker has learnt the routine from breakfast to bedtime. However she is still not confident enough to wander from room to room so much so that she has to have a water bowl close to her bed. This is a totally different story when there are treats on offer. She gets so excited she forgets her nerves and her manners. She will jump all over the other dogs to get her share and theirs. Fortunately my dogs are very easy going and do not take exception. I am working on this but it has to be done in a positive patient manner as we don’t want to deter the only excitement she has demonstrated so far. Wicker has been with us three and half months and she does get unsettled if I leave the room and will come looking for me but she still won’t come to me when I call her in the house (unless I have treats of course).  

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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.

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