Adrian Status: Reserved

ID: 22441

Name: Adrian

Breed: Dachshund

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Willaston, Cheshire

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.


31-10-18 Adrian has very sadly been returned and has beenin foster for a few months. As you can see he is a very handsome boy but before you fall in love with him please read all about him as he needs a special home.
Adrian although a happy playful and cheeky puppy has an extreme fear of being handled especially anywhere around his neck. We have been working on this fear over several months and he has developed his trust in me enough for me to gently approach and attach a lead and remove it. However he is still very suspicious of human hands and can easily become terrified so he wears a ribbon on his collar to allow us to approach his neck without frightening him. Adrian has not bitten as I am very careful not to put him in such a situation where he is so fearful but he needs a very calm and patient owner that will take their time to get his trust and work with him to build his confidence. It is terrible to imagine the experience he must have had to make a little pup so terrified of humans.
Adrian apart from his fear of human handling has so much going for him and still needs to lead the life of a puppy. He loves other dogs big and small and really blossoms in the company of happy dogs so at least one playmate is essential. He is also unusually active and loves to run for hours in our secure fields. He is very smart and needs a home where he can have his mind and body exercised to refocus his energy from fear to fun. However if you sit down he will be the first to snuggle next to you and will stay all evening.
He lives with cats and isn’t bothered by them, sleeps quietly at night snuggled into one of my big dogs and is starting to walk on a lead and learn basic commands. Each day we see him developing and trusting a little more and given more time and patience I am certain he will become a fabulous dog. You do need to be in it for the long haul, have a very secure garden, confident dog/s as role models and have a quite calm home to take on this little project but the rewards for showing him how loving humans can be, will be immense.

22-11-18 UPDATE

Adrian is continuing to make progress in foster as his trust of people slowly Improves. He is a dog of two parts and needs a special home to fit his needs perfectly. Adrian is mostly an incredibly active and very funny and clever puppy that will run and run and loves to play on his own or with other dogs. He has a fantastic recall and although can be a bit over excited on the lead, this is improving as he gets used to the world around him.
That happy cheeky chap disappears completely if you try to handle him and pick him up. He is a terrible shaking, whimpering mess and if pushed further would probably bite out of fear. As his trust in me has slowly grown he will now allow me to do these things but only if I approach slowly and calmly. This is massive progress for him and he will happily come and sit on my knee which I couldn’t have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
To ensure Adrian can carry on learning in his new home he cannot be homed where there are resident children or teenagers. Adrian needs to find a family who have the time and patience to allow him to develop his trust in people handling him over months whilst keeping his cheeky alter ego occupied with at least one confident doggy friend. If you have the right environment and patience you will have a very lovable loyal companion to repay your efforts.

31-12-18 UPDATE

Adrian is slowly starting to enjoy some normal dog life and has times when he can really relax and snooze or enjoy his toys. He can be such a loyal and loving companion underneath all his insecurities. He loves to play with other dogs and always sleeps curled up with one of his doggy pals. Little by little he is learning to trust us more and will choose to sleep on my knee when he can.
Adrian is allowing us to handle him more easily and will briefly use a crate as long as we approach this following the same routine and very calmly. He is walking well on a lead and getting to know the local lane. He is starting to enjoy his little wanders but finds new experiences like seeing bikes, prams or cars still rather worrying as it’s all so new to him.
Adrian needs to continue his socialisation using small baby steps and lots of positive reinforcement for each new stage. He has already come so far but needs a really special home where he can be the focus of someone’s attention in the first few months so he can develop and build his trust at his own pace and with the help of at least one kind resident dog.

19-02-19 UPDATE

Adrian is still looking to find his special person. He is trying so hard to forget the terrors of his past and trust people to handle him. Sadly his fears can easily return so he needs someone with a lot of time and patience to help him build a strong bond.
Adrian is much more relaxed with life now and loves playing with his big and little doggy pals and mostly is a clever energetic pup. This weekend he jumped up next to a new visitor and let her stroke him which is amazing progress for him. We are so proud of Adrian’s progress and bravery but he needs a special home to make sure he continues his development.
Adrian needs someone who has

  • lots of experience of using positive training methods with scared dogs
  • a lot of time to work at building a trusting bond Has at least one confident dog as a good role model
  • a large very safe garden that he can romp around with a doggy friend
  • a lot of patience and a huge heart to love him and never give up on him.

If you can fulfil all of his needs and are willing to put the time and learning in to help Adrian please complete his application form.

18-04-19 UPDATE

Adrian has just had his first birthday and still hasn’t found his forever home. He is looking very beautiful and grown up now, but is still a mischievous pup with a lot to learn about the world. He has been enjoying the warm weather with his doggy pals and definitely needs confident friends to help him learn as he goes to pieces without them near.
Adrian is a full on play monster and loves to be busy running around, destroying toys, tracking moles underground or playing fetch with you. He continues to learn and develop his trust in us but it can be easily lost if he feels under too much pressure. Patience, lots of rewards and routine are needed to build his trust.
His ideal home would be quiet, very secure and have a large garden to charge around with one or more confident doggy friends. Having someone at home who is able to focus on his needs in the early days would help him feel settled and having previous experience of understanding the needs of scared and smart dogs would be really helpful.
Adrian is super smart and has so much potential and love to give his special someone,  but they will need to put his needs first and work hard on building his trust and confidence.

16-08-19 UPDATE

Adrian is unbelievably still looking for his forever home after waiting over a year. He is such a funny happy boy most of the time who loves to play ball or tug with you, as long as he always wins. He needs an active home where he can run and play with doggy friends and keep his active mind busy.
Adrian gets on well with dogs of all shapes and sizes and even manages to persuade my oldies to play with him. He will need at least one confident doggy companion that he can play and sleep snuggled up with.
He is picking up basic commands well but needs lots of positive feedback to boost his confidence. Whilst Adrian mostly thinks life is great and he is King of the Castle, his traumatic early life can still quickly overcome him so is not suitable homed with children or busy households.
Having a very predictable and regular routine helps him feel secure and avoid becoming stressed. The joy his forever person will have seeing him learn to trust and enjoy life is immense but will require patience. He so deserves to find his forever home and become the beloved boy he should have always been.

16-12-19 UPDATE

Adrian is unbelievably about to have his second Christmas in foster. As you can see he will be asking Santa for more of his favourite super bouncy balls as he’s nearly worn his out as he takes it everywhere with him.
We know there is the perfect home out there somewhere for him it’s just proving hard to get the right combination to meet his needs and enable him to be happy and being joy to his owner.
His needs are:
  • Owner with experience and willingness to learn how to work with a fearful dog and gain his trust through positive reward based interaction.
  • Very safe large garden as he can jump over 4ft and is very active compared to other dachshunds. A confident active doggy friend or two that will be a good role model, play with him and let him snuggle up next to them.
  • An owner that is in a position to give him the time and attention he needs to help him settle into a new home and in the long term support him to explore the wider world at his pace.
Are you someone with experience of own in by an active smart breed such as a collie, Springer or beagle and fancy down-sizing? Maybe you have retired from working in education or healthcare and want to use your skills to help a four legged friend? Have you time, patience and a big heart to give Adrian a long and happy life where he can forget the troubles of his first few months of life and show you what a happy. fun and loyal fellow he really is.
Please get in touch if you think you can meet his needs and make this his best Christmas ever!

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) 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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