Rikki ^


Rikki ^ Status: Available

ID: 39781

Name: Rikki ^

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

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.

20-11-23 Rikki has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She has a Grade 2 heart murmur that will need to be monitred in future and has needed to have 4 teeth removed. She is a very scared girl who is very worried and overwhelmed to find herself here at the moment. She will be looking for a calm and quiet, adult only home where there are no visiting children and with adopters who have experience of scared ex-breeding dogs.. She is very worried about human interaction and hasn't yet realised that human hands can be kind, so she will be looking for adopters who will take things slowly at her pace and will offer her lots of love and kindness as she comes out of her shell. She is a sensitive soul with a very sweet nature and deserves all the love in the world. She has never lived in a home before so her adopters will need to be kind and understanding as she settles in and learns all about home life and new skills like house training. She doesn't yet walk on a lead and will need to get used to wearing a harness and lead around the home and garden until she has enough confidence to venture outside. She is looking for very special adopters who will help her to blossom. She has a PET travel document.

14-12-23 UPDATE

Darling Rikki, so frightened yet so brave. Rikki is a gorgeous 6 year old Cocker Spaniel who arrived with us very nervous of people, but also quite fearful of dogs approaching her or being in her personal space, which has made the usual plan of having a confident dog around to help them progress a bit more difficult. Rikki would prefer to be an only dog in her home, but she has shared her kennel amazingly with a particular type of dog, that type being a male of any size that is extremely calm and non-intimidating, she's even perfect with tiny dogs who fit this criteria! But this doesn’t necessarily mean that she would enjoy that space sharing in her home, we feel it is in her best interest to go as an only dog but if you happen to have a male dog matching the abive description, please don't let that put you off applying.     As Rikki is a scared dog, usually the type who would require another resident dog to learn from, she would require a scared rescue experienced home ideally if she were to go as an only, as it does tend to make things that little bit more difficult not having that confident doggy role mode to help you out. She is progressing amazingly and I really don’t think it will take her long, she is walking on a lead well in very quiet areas, but is prone to spooking if anything upsets that peace and quiet, she is also very happy to approach you for food (always a good thing with winning dogs over!), but all in all, she still has a way to go and needs a savvy home who can show her so much love and kindness.
Rikki would be a gem in the right home, she is an incredible companion in the making, she’s gentle, innocent and I believe she will blossom quicker than we think in a home, especially as she is half way there already, but it really needs to be a home where she can have the time she deserves put into her.

02-02-24 UPDATE

Rikki has been at the rescue for a while now. Since coming to the rescue she has seen quite a few of her friends find their new family, but sadly this isn't the case for her yet. She is a very sweet but timid girl who enjoys going for walks if it's a calm and quiet area as she can become skittish with loud noises or cars passing by. She will need someone who has the time to work with her and someone who has experience with rescue dogs, a calm home will also be needed so that she can settle in and not become overwhelmed. At the moment we feel she’d be homed best as either an only dog (as sometimes she struggles with meeting new dogs), or with a larger male. Rikki is going to make an amazing companion she just needs someone to give her a chance and after so many months waiting here, we’re desperate for someone to see just how special she is.

28-02-24 UPDATE

Rikki is a lovely lady who’s confidence has grown massively since she first arrived, and is starting to be one of the most friendly cocker spaniels around. Everytime a human walks into her kennel she gets excited, but as she’s been here for a little while she has grown to know all of us staff members. Rikki can still be a little shy with new people, but now it doesn't take long to come round and she enjoys gentle fusses and cuddles. Rikki will excitedly come up to you and quickly sniff your hand, but will keep her distance if you’re not known to her but you can tell that she is desperately in need of a human to sit with her and show her the kindness and love that she could expect for the rest of her life - it’s what she truly wants and deserves. I am sure if you choose to adopt this beautiful lady, within a couple of days she will find herself brave enough to make that final step and trust someone enough to get close to and she will be your best friend forever.

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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