Truckle (was Trevor)


Truckle (was Trevor) Status: Available

ID: 23738

Name: Truckle (was Trevor)

Breed: Labrador

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Carmarthen, 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.

07-03-19 Truckle has been returned from his home as he has elbow dysplacia and abnormal development of the cartilage in his knee. He has gone straight into foster with a member of staff and is very happy there. He runs and plays around the smallholding showing no outward signs of any problem but it seems likely he could develop arthritis at some time in the future. When he first arrived with us as a puppy we believed he had a mild for of megaoesophagus and he copes well being fed upright. Truckle is a wonderful boy with so much love to give and really deserves to be given a chance to shine and be loved.

14-03-19 UPDATE

Truckle has been very well looked after in his previous home, he has come to us as a very well adjusted and well socialised dog who is totally clean in the home.He has excellent recall and who on command will sit, give paw and spin.
He is currently residing with six large breed dogs of varying ages but all much older than himself. Truckle sleeps soundly on my bed at night so as to give the older resident dogs a peaceful nights sleep. He loves to play with his toys either with myself or he is content to do so alone.
On arrival he seemed to prefer people to other dogs, but now he absolutely loves the company of his canine companions, for this reason  any prospective applicant would be required to have a resident friendly natured dog who would be willing to play , but not too exuberantly due to his elbow dysplasia.
In true labrador style.
Truckle loves his food, when his food has been prepared he will run ahead and place his two front paws on a bench so as to be in the desired upright position to eat his food (due to megoesophgus) this is something he automatically does, we have never once asked him to do this. His dietary intake is minced raw meat with water added for ease of swallowing.
Truckle had seen the vet, it has been decided that he should lead a normal life with the freedom to run and plaĆ½,  and to enjoy his adolescence to the full.
As  a travel companion he is amazing, we have travelled many miles together, him sitting on the front seat  safely strapped in wearing a harness.
Anyone interested in sharing your life and home with this precious boy, will need to have thoroughly researched elbow dysplasia and megaoephagus and to be mindful that insurance will not cover existing conditions.
Do not consider adopting Truckle because you feel sorry for him,  he is so very happy and thoroughly enjoying life.

13-04-19 UPDATE

 Truckle continues to love life, he runs around our fields without a care in the world, he is hilarious with his antics and although sometimes he is somewhat independent when out, indoors he wants to be close to another dog, anyone of the six resident dogs will suffice.
He is responding brilliantly to recall with the whistle, abandoning whatever he is doing to come running. It is now thought that the megaesophagus is only in mild form, if at all. Although we still feed him with his front feet raised (he puts himself in this position whilst awaiting his food) we have witnessed no complications at all, in addition to this he will chew sticks, eat rabbit droppings and anything else that he finds palatable and accept any sort of treat that all are offered. Last week he assisted (hindered) foster dad digging the vegetable plot - how pleased was our boy when he dug up an old beetroot and swede which he promptly ate whilst foster dad attempted to take from him - oh what a fun game!
To summarise requirements of prospective home:

  • at least one resident friendly dog
  • funds for double elbow dysplasia operation if needed, as he gets older
  • funds to continue providing Yumove (vet's advice)
  • resident people with sense of humour to indulge our handsome boy

Although our requirements are restrictive in securing Truckle a forever home, whoever is in a position to adopt him will be have their very own 'resident clown' and will be loved to the 'moon and back'.

30-05-19 UPDATE

Truckle is just a big puppy, his antics are hilarious - does this remind you of anyone you've seen on TV?

12-06-19 UPDATE
A day in the life of Truckle:
After a long day playing and supervising my foster mum and dad doing their chores, it was time for a sleep, Budda my bestest friend takes up sooooo much room that I have had to lie on the arm of the settee to be close to him, I was going to lie on top of him, but Sheba (who is boss of us dogs) would have told me off, she is not happy as foster mum told her it was her turn to be brushed.
Guess what, I went on a road trip with foster mum who drives the foster van, I get to sit up front with her secured safely with my harness.  I got her in trouble as all my old hair 'exploded' off my body making such a mess,' she did forgive me as I make her laugh and she told me that I am even more handsome than I was before, BUT she has banned me from sleeping on her bed.  She says it is because I am a big boy now and that she trusts me not to want to play with the oldies during the night as they need their rest, but I know that it was because my hair was 'exploding' all over her pillow!

29-08-19 UPDATE
Foster dogs continue to come and go, but our precious Truckle is still with us.
He lights up our day with his shenanigans, he is a constant source of amusement. Such a kind natured, easy dog to have in our lives.
Regardless of how many dogs are on the settee he will find a place next to his human and whatever that human is doing on that settee he has to be part of,  here he is keeping a very close eye on foster dad podding beans for supper.


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. 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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