Rosemary ^


Rosemary ^ Status: Available

ID: 39371

Name: Rosemary ^

Breed: Boxer

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

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.

07-01-2024  Rosemary has been waiting a few months for a home but has worked with a professional dog trainer for a couple of days and during that time so we are starting her write up again but also keeping her updates so you can see how well she is doing. 
Rosemary came from a breeder, but we suspect she may have come from a home previous to that as she does understand some things and isn’t as terrified as some other dogs in our care, but Rosemary definitely hasn’t had an easy life! Until she knows you’ll be kind she is a little worried about you moving fast towards her head and will shy away, so instead of a gentle head scratch we gained her confidence with a good bum rub which she loves!
Rosemary takes a lot of comfort and security from how confident her handler is she would be most happiest with somebody who understand dogs, likes teaching and helping them to come out of their shells. Her ideal home would be as an only dog or possibly one other, she walks very well out with other dogs and has met a lot of dogs out on walks. Because she shows some stress in kennels (that comes out in her barking at people by her gate/kennel door) we decided for her learning and safety we would teach Rosemary to wear a muzzle when out and about as her confidence is poor at the moment. She is very happy with this on and it allows her to experience the world safely. Once Rosemary knows you she takes all of her confidence from you and enjoys going out for walks and being cuddled and having attention. She also LOVES to play ball! Rosemary is looking for an adult only home as kids would be too much for her.and she also needs a cat free home.  She has a PETS travel document.

04-10-23 UPDATE

We are currently working on Rosemary's trust with humans before introducing her with other dogs and after just a few days she has really turned into a different dog with me! Once she completely trusts you she will play bow at you and loves a good game of fetch, though she can't quite grasp bringing the ball back yet! She is a very vocal dog and her grumbles of excitement really are so cute and funny. It's an honour to have gained her trust. She is a gorgeous gorgeous girl with stunning markings who needs humans who will not push her, punish her or correct her but rather guide her and help her confidence. Initially when out on a walk she is constantly side eyeing you as if she's waiting for you to suddenly do something unpleasant. Once she knows you aren't going to do anything she relaxes and sniffs and investigates her surroundings. She needs people who are experienced and can read dog body language to a T. People who won't expect miracles in the first few days.

19-10-23 UPDATE
Rosemary is honestly the cheekiest and  most playful soul once she trusts you and you trust her. She needs to learn some manners with her bounciness and excitement when she does trust you, and can be a lot to manage when she's in this playful mood, if her energy is directed into appropriate play you will have one super happy dog!
However, Rosemary is still wary of people she doesn't know and still needs someone experienced and confident in reading dogs. She has come a huge way with confidence since she arrived but I imagine being in a home will send this backwards and reintroduce some of her conflicted behaviour, especially if she feels she doesn't have enough space.
Rosemary needs to be the only dog in the home, and cannot live with cats. She isn't reactive to other dogs when passing but she will pull to try to get to them; I'm working on this with her and she's doing great. She LOVES her food and needs to put some weight on so using food for training is all working together nicely!

01-11-23 UPDATE
Rosemary is such a beautiful girl, I have well and truly fallen in love with her. When she arrived at Many Tears she did really struggle, and found it very difficult to settle and be herself. Fast forward to today she is very confident, loves to play and go for walks, a completely different dog. It is just so lovely to see her develop so well while being here. I have worked with her quite a bit, so I feel like I've got a good bond with her now and she feels that she can be herself, she can still be nervous and wary of new people, but offer her some treats like squeezy cheese and you will win her over in no time. From my experiences with her during the day she does try her best to keep her kennel clean and go to the toilet outside so house training should come naturally to her. Rosemary does need an experienced adult only home, to show her that not all humans are bad and are there to love and support her, she deserves the chance to find her forever home and to call a family her own, if you believe you are the right people for this gorgeous girl, will you give her the chance?

25-11-23 UPDATE

Now that I've been looking after and getting to know Rosemary for the past 2 months I feel confident in what kind of home she needs. Rosemary needs a quiet, adult only, cat and dog free home, with minimal visitors as her fear of strangers takes over when meeting new people.
She needs somewhere with rural walks, where off lead dogs won't pester her and where strangers won't approach her. She will need adopters who are completely devoted to helping her through her fears and who will not push her into situations that she isn't comfortable with. People who won't use force to correct her, but instead use science based training to guide her.
Once Rosemary trusts you she really does trust you entirely and let's you do anything to her, but getting to that stage with her has taken a lot of patience, consistency, and most importantly love! She's an amazing, loyal, loving lady who really gives you all of her love once she trusts you. But she needs someone smart, experienced, empathetic and devoted to her. Rosemary is not hugely reactive when passing other dogs out and about, but she does go stiff when she spots them and it takes a little bit of effort to get her focus off them and back onto me. This is a work in progress and there's no doubt in my mind she will get better with this quickly. I am going to start muzzle training Rosemary, just so that it is a skill she has! For things like vet visits, if new people come over the house, etc. It's an extra safety net that will keep her safe. I know Rosemary will be waiting here a while, given that she needs specific requirements in her home, but I wish I could get across on here just how loving and loyal she is once she trusts you. If you're reading this and thinking you have the experience, set up, and confidence to adopt Rosemary then please don't hesitate to apply! I'd love to chat and give her a chance!

31-12-23 UPDATE

05-01-24 UPDATE
This week I have had some extra time to spend with Rosemary and it's been lovely. I took her into a flat that we have on site to see how she'd be in a home environment, and took her in my car to see how she would be! Honestly I can confidently say as long as there are no strangers too close to her, and as long as she has her favourite ball, she is fine in most scenarios. In the flat, she sniffed around, was a little wary of the electric heaters, but then grabbed her ball and curled up on the sofa. I think she found relief in the calm and quiet, in comparison to the noise and hustle and bustle of kennel life. I sweeped around the flat too to see how she'd feel about that. She had one initial spook, but I offered her her ball again and then she didn't mind. In the car, she did the same, she hopped in herself, she sniffed around and worked things out, and then settled down with her ball. Rosemary is a super special girl, having witnessed and been part of her journey and confidence growth, I can hands down say she definitely has stolen a big piece of my heart. All her requirements are stated in updates above. I'd really love to wave Rosemary off to a home soon, with everything she deserves and more, though I'd miss her I know how much happier she'd be in a calmer environment. She's the most loving character once she fully trusts you and you trust her. She has got the most gorgeous face that says a thousand words with one look. I will be envious of whoever ends up taking her home!

01-02-24 UPDATE 

Rosemary is such a a special girl, I absolutely adore her, she brings a smile to my face whenever I see her. Whenever I open her kennel gate and step into her kennel she gets excited, she gets her favorite toy, brings it over wanting you to play with her, which of course I do. I took her into the yard today and we had a play and she had plenty of fusses.
Rosemary is such a cheeky and playful girl once she feels comfortable around you and trusts you. When she does trust you her personality will shine through and it is amazing, whoever adopts her will have such a fun time with her and she walks brilliantly on a lead too, she is honestly one of my favourite dogs at the rescue to take on walks. If you'd like to adopt her then please apply for her, she is a beautiful girl and the sweetest little angel, please give her a chance in finding the forever home she so desperately wants and needs.  

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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