Gail Status: Available

ID: 19444

Name: Gail

Breed: Beagle

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Taunton, Somerset

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.

17-06-2017 If you love beagles you will really love Gail.  She is just 2 years old and has come to us from a breeder.  As you can see from her face she is scared and worried and not used to being handled but this will improve with time.  She is a really lovely girl with a beautiful face and as we handle her more she starts to relax.  She will need a home with another dog or more to help her learn about lead walking and house training.  Whoever adopts Gail is going to be so lucky to watch her flourish and learn to trust.  Please be the one to help her and put in an application form.

06-11-2017 UPDATE
I finally got brave enough to take Gail (called Bonnie in her foster home) out to see some of the world. She has been with me since the end of July (over 3 months) and has remained fearful, reactive and anxious despite my best efforts and a long 'charm offensive. She arrived with another terrified ex-breeder and I'm sure they were feeding off each others fear. Since her foster companion has left she has only improved marginally, so I felt I needed to push her more. Her weakness is primula cheese in a tube so every event was accompanied by a little taste and lots of praise, although' she would be happier with just the cheese!!
So I harnessed and triple leaded her and carried her out to the car- no mean feat as she weighs over 17kilos and I have arthritis and asthma!!  Along with the other 6 girls I took her to my horse's fields, and carried her out of the car and put her down to take in her surroundings. She tried to dash off after a few seconds and wanted to go and hide under or behind something (anything!!). I carried her a little further up the field and tried again, and again she wanted to dash away, and she is very very clever and quick at chewing thro' ropes, leads etc.
We were surrounded by some of the other dogs all the time, 2 of them sitting by her and reassuring her. After 5 or 6 spells of staggering up the field carrying her and putting her down again, she suddenly walked uphill, following some of the other girls. She was actually walking like a dog not this terrified skulking shell she has been inhabiting for so long. I followed on the end of the ropes letting her choose direction. After a couple of minutes she started to look worried again and headed back downhill.
Down by the car I fussed and praised her lots, with cheese, and lifted her into to the car, where she hid in the corner looking scared, then at home I carried her back into the house. I won't really know until tomorrow when I do it again, if this is going to help or increase her fears, but I have to give her a chance of a home life, and that means relating to humans and interacting with them, not hiding away in the corner, so round two tomorrow. I am just hoping she is a little less scared than today - wish me luck!

29-03-18 UPDATE

Gail (called Bonnie in her foster home)  is a beautiful beagle who has had a horrible start in life and is still very scared. She will allow you to approach her in the house and will take treats from you, but not when loose in the garden.
She is loving her lead walks and she bounces out of the house and down the drive, tail up and waving, but settles into her walk quickly, although she is inclined to pull on the lead, as she is so wanting to smell every new scent. She is still nervous of people if they come too close, or we are in a confined space, but she is now going through most of the 'kissing gates' but if it is a new one I still have to carry her.
Bonnie travels well and will get in and out of the car on her own, although is still anxious if she gets out and is in a new strange place. She likes to lie on the sofa with the the other dogs, and today, for the very first time, she has jumped up on the sofa next to a friend who was cuddling 2 of the other dogs. I was amazed and thrilled, as that is the first time, after 8 months. I know it was because the other seats were occupied, but it is still ground breaking and a big new step forward.
Bonnie needs a very understanding owner that will continue to work with her through her fears and help her become the lovely happy girl I know she can be - one day!!

08-12-18 UPDATE

Gail - who we call Bonnie here is still a little wary of humans, but is mostly happy and settled, she loves spreading out on the sofa, snoring, and is great with the other dogs. She sleeps quietly all night in her crate, but is not shut in, it is her safe place. She loves her walks and has great fun investigating everything, she is still on a trailing lead, but it is mostly just a safety precaution in case something scares her.
She loves running free, bouncing along with her tail high and waving, this is when she is at her happiest, she is relaxed around the horses, never shows any interest in them, and is often alongside me when walking, and then 100 yards away mooching with the others. She is still wary of being approached so I just open the car door and say 'in the car' and she jumps in. She is much more relaxed being fussed and cuddled, and is happy to walk past me in doorways now, but still has her worried expression.
When we have visitors that give treats, she now joins in the queue for her share, which is a recent step forward. She loves going in the car, and travels brilliantly. Bonnie needs a home where she is allowed her own space, and an owner that understands she is still unsure of humans, and needs gentle encouragement to join in and become part of the family.

13-01-19 UPDATE
Hello !! - I am Bonnie Beagle (well I am actually Gail on the MT page, but foster mom says I am very pretty and she's always called me Bonnie)!
I have been in foster a long time 'cos I was very frightened, and it's taken me a long time to get braver. I am much happier now and think it's time I found my forever home and sofa. I get on well with all the other dogs, (and I only pretend to chase the cat,) and I love my food, and sleep quietly all night.
PS: I do snore!!
I go a ride in the car everyday, and we go walking round the fields with all the other dogs, and I never bother with the horses. I still have a short trailing lead on, just in case something spooks me, but I can now run free and have a proper mooch around.
There are lots of dogs here, mostly spaniels, and a cute little Bichon that loves me lots, but I think I might be happier with just 1 or 2 other dogs in my new home.
I sometimes sit by visitors if they sit on my sofas, and I will let them stroke me if they are quiet and gentle. I think I also quite like little people too, as long as they are gentle with me, they are not as scary as grown ups.
If you think you could love me and help me to be your family dog, please fill in the application form.

23-04-19 UPDATE
Poor Bonnie (Gail) is still waiting for her forever home.  She is well and happy, but remains nervous. She has a walk every day up at my fields and runs free and happyand although she will not actually come to me she mostly only a few yards away and will walk alongside me sometimes.  If she is busy sniffing (or rolling or engaging in other absorbing habits) she will look up if I call her, and come over to where I am.   If I sit down she stays quite close but never right up to me. Occasionally she goes into the back field which is quite a long way from me but I call her and wave my arms and within a few seconds she is heading back my way. She looks so happy and bouncy running across the fields it's lovely to see.
Once back at the car I stand back a little with the rear passenger door open. I call "in the car Bonnie" and she trots over and jumps in happily. She will not allow me to catch her, altho she comes past me about 2-3 ft away to get in the car. She is very much a creature of habit, and gets unsettled if anything changes.She does not like being fussed and handled, and puts on her 'terrified - please don't eat me!!' face, but apart from that she walks happily when out on a lead, altho she doesn't cope with lots of people and busy places.
Bonnie really needs a quite and calm home with land she can run free on once she has settled and adjusted to her new surroundings.  This will take her some time so her owners really need to understand her needs and be prepared to work with her.

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.

Although GAIL is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. 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. 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. 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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