Medina ^

 

Medina ^ Status: Available

ID: 34693

Name: Medina ^

Breed: Shih Tzu cross Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross

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.

29-07-22 Medina is a beautiful but very scared girl who has come from her breeder to find a loving home. She has not seen anything of the big wide world before and is feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. Poor Medina doesn't understand why we want to spend time with her and will bite out of fear to keep us away. She cannot be homed with children, elderly or vulnerable people and will need adopters experienced with very scared, exbreeding dogs.  This little darling is going to need lots of TLC and a very slow, consistent approach to help her make progress. Medina will need at least one other dog for her to snuggle with to help her feel safe and secure. She will need an experienced, calm adult home without visiting children. Medina just needs a chance to settle and discover herself and in time she will shine.

07-09-22 UPDATE
I’ve been looking after this precious little girl for more or less the whole time she’s been here. Whilst she is still a very shy girl and is still extremely worried about being handled, I think she is starting to see that there are some good things in life. I always put toys in her kennel but it’s usually just her friends that bother with them, but something has come over her in the past week and they’re now her favourite thing.
She loves nothing more than laying in one of the comfy beds and having a good old chew .. it’s so lovely to watch. She does also love her food, so I’m hoping between the both of them I can win her over sooner or later.
When being picked up, Medina does get quite flighty and will do everything she can to get away from me. I have to get her into a corner and go slowly with her to ensure she doesn’t freak out. If handled incorrectly or too quickly, she will nip. When she’s in my arms, she does calm down and stays there nicely - it’s just the initial pick up she doesn’t like. I don’t think she had been handled much before coming to us, so she’s just not used to it. With a lot of time and patience, she will get there .. but it may take her a little while.
Medina will need a calm, adult only home with people who have the time and the patience to give her. They’ll need to be very understanding of all of her worries, and be prepared to start from scratch with her as everything in the home will be completely brand new for her. She’ll need to learn the basics such as house training and lead walking, and everything in between. Having a resident dog there to follow around and copy will definitely do her the world of good though.
I know she is a strikingly beautiful girl so a lot of people will be drawn to her, but she does need quite a special home with people who will not give up on her. So if you think you are suitable, please apply!!  

20-09-22 UPDATE

I know I haven’t long posted an update for Medina, but I’m writing another one because something has gotten into her this week and she’s made a lot of progress!! She seems a lot happier in herself and has approached me gently with a waggy tail quite a few times. She won’t quite take treats out of my hand yet, but if I throw them on the floor close to me she will come over and eat them. She’s a very sweet girl who is finally starting to realise that the world isn’t as scary as she once thought is was, and I am SO glad!!! I’m hoping this is the start of her happy ever after.

03-11-22 UPDATE
Medina is still worried of human hands, but her overall confidence continues to grow daily and I’m very proud of her. Any time I’m on the floor in her kennel or in the play yard, she will choose to come and sit near me and just watch me. She still loves toys, and she gets the zoomies quite often in the sandschool now which is lovely to watch. She also absolutely loves food and I do spend a lot of time giving her lots of yummies to win her over. I think she knows she doesn’t have to be scared of me anymore, but she’s still not comfortable with me touching her. This is something that will improve in time, but she may never be a lap dog that loves a fuss. I think as long as her new owners don’t have any expectations, it will be okay.
I feel as though Medina has been completely overlooked and has been here for far too long. She’s seen so many friends come and go, but she’s never chosen. I do feel sorry for her, but at least I know she’s content with me and making progress. I would just love to find her very own forever home soon .. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for her anyway.

27-11-22 UPDATE
My beautiful girl Medina got her first ever professional groom this week. I was quite anxious about letting someone other than me do it, but she was such a good girl and the groomers were very impressed with her. Even though she still doesn’t really like being touched, she sat beautifully while she had a little shave and tidy up and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She is still wary of us humans, but she continues to take little baby steps and I really do think she’s ready to find her forever home now. As I said in my previous update, she may never be a cuddle monster or a lap dog, but she still needs to be given a chance …

 

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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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 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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