Tuffty ^


Tuffty ^ Status: Available

ID: 39527

Name: Tuffty ^

Breed: Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 5 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.

25-10-2023 Tufty is a scared girl who has come to us from a breeder. She is worried about us and finding her new surrounding a little overwhelming.  She had a small cyst removed from her back at the time she was spayed. Tufty nibbles our finger when we hold her partly from fear and partly with curiosity.  She is a flight risk so will need a secure home and garden in a calm and quiet adult only home with at least one kind resident dog to be her friend and help her to settle into her new life. Tufty has never lived in a home before and so this will be quite scary at first as she learns about home life and new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. These are things which may take her a while to pick up as the garden may be a scary as the house at first so her adopters need to have plenty of patience and love to help her learn and be sure she is comfortable walking on a harness and lead in the garden before taking her for a walk in the outside world.

15-12-23 UPDATE
Tuffty is definitely a girl to break your heart. She’s been here for almost 2 months now, but she’s still ever so scared of us humans and our intentions. The thought of us touching her is absolutely terrifying to her and she’ll do anything she can to get away from us. At the moment, she will still snap out of fear so we’re taking things very slow with her to get her used to being handled. You can pick her up using a blanket and then she does settle once she’s in your arms, but she’s definitely not a fan of it.
Tuffty is going to need a very experienced home with people who have had scared ex-breeding dogs before. They’ll need to understand all of her fears, and work with her and guide her through them. There won’t be any miracles overnight and it will take time to get her to where she needs to be, but believe me when I say it will be so worth it.
One thing that Tuffty has become fond of during her stay here is toys. She absolutely loves having them in her kennel and likes to take them to bed with her to chew on. It sounds small, but to see her do that and get a glimpse of her being dog-like, is absolutely lovely. I really hope we can find her special people soon. I know they’re out there somewhere!

20-01-24 UPDATE
Yesterday I took Tuffty into the grooming room to give her a little pamper. As it was her first time, I only trimmed the hair around her eyes and gave her a very gentle brush, just to ease her into it. She actually did a lot better than I thought she would and I was really proud of her!
Since my last update, she has made a small amount of progress and she’s definitely getting more curious about me. I’ve moved her into a kennel full of very happy and waggy dogs who love a cuddle, so I think this is helping her.
Seeing them sitting on my lap and having fusses from me is definitely sparking her interest, and I’m hoping she’s starting to realise that my hands are kind. The goal is for her to start approaching me and allow me to touch her on her own terms, without me having to corner her … so fingers crossed!!! Until then, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and I won’t push her too far out of her comfort zone, because I know that will overwhelm her. Baby steps. We will get there eventually.

09-02-24 UPDATE
This update is to show you all Tuffty’s new hair cut .. doesn’t she look beautiful!? I did sedate her to shave her as I didn’t feel as though she was ready for a full groom, so it was the kinder thing to do. Having said that, she has been doing really well with me handling her her the past couple of weeks and I am definitely seeing an improvement. I’ve taken her into the grooming room a couple of times now to brush her, and each time she gets better and better. She is still very nervous of course, but the last time there were no freak outs at all .. she just sat there staring out of the window. Unfortunately the mats in her coat were too close to the skin to brush out, so this is why he shaved her. A fresh start!
Tuffty is continuing to make progress with me and I can tell she’s getting more and more comfortable in my presence. Just this week she has started taking treats from my hand, which may not sound like a lot, but for a dog like Tuffty it’s huge. I’m going to carry on taking things slow with her and going at her pace, because this does seem to be working, so I am hopeful for her and her future. I still don’t think she’ll ever be a “normal” dog, but I do think in time she will let her guard down and let her worries fade away. Maybe not all the way … but enough for her to start enjoying life as she should.

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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