Dahlia

 

Dahlia Status: Available

ID: 24858

Name: Dahlia

Breed: Dachshund

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

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.

17-3-19 Dahlia is a sweet and gentle lady who is very nervous and noise sensitve. She will need a quiet home with a calm resident dog or dogs. Dahlia will need a home without young children as they would overwhelm and frighten her.  She will settle once she's in your arms but may be a bit of a flight risk so a secure back garden and somewhere to keep her safe when opening the front door are essential.  Dahlia will have no idea about house training as she has never lived in a home and she will also need to learn about how to walk on a lead.  These things will come with time, love and patience so if you have an abundance of these then please complete her application form.

24-03-19 UPDATE

I met this little girl today and she such a worried girl who is very nervous but I can pick her up but she will allow me to smooth her.  Dahila is in the kennel with all small girls and gets on well with them.
She does get nervous while running in and out of the play yard and sometimes needs to be carryied. Dahila will need to go to a home with another resident dog who will help her with all the doggy stuff she needs to learn and give her some much needed confidence with people. 
Ava  needs  a quiet home with someone who will be patient with her.   She does not walk on the lead yet as too nervous to start this yet.

11-06-19 UPDATE

Dahlia after a few weeks in foster is slowly settling in to home life but still shows extreme anxiety when something new is happening. She is very wary of people and particularly men so will need a quiet and very patient home where people are experienced with anxious dogs. By using kind and gentle approaches to help her settle she is starting to build her trust.
Dahlia wouldn’t be able to live with children as she would find them too stressful. She gets on well with all of our dogs and at least another confident dog for support is essential for her.
Dahlia has a special talent for playing hide and seek and can get into the tiniest of places to hide or try to escape. Therefore a priority is having an extremely secure house and garden to keep her safe from harm. At the moment we aren’t quite seeing all of her personality because of her deep fear of people but I know that inside her worried shell is a loving and loyal friend waiting to emerge.

01-07-19 UPDATE

Dahlia is starting to come out of her shell and show her playful side a lot more. She loves to play with her doggy friends and likes to sleep snuggled up to another dog so confident playful friends will help her settle into a forever home.
Whilst she wants to be near you and follows me around Dahlia is still very skittish and much more wary of men, so needs a calm home where she can have a mum around most of the time to bond with and learn to trust.
Dahlia is a stunning beauty who will steal your heart as she has mine, but does need an experienced and secure forever home wit time and patience to help her overcome her worries.

04-09-19 UPDATE

Dahlia has been here in foster for several months now and is slowly building her trust in us, although she still finds it harder to trust men. She will happily jump up to sit next to me and likes being gently stroked and brushed. It is lovely to see her developing into an even more beautiful girl and has the looks of a pocket sized regal Afghan hound.
Dahlia loves other dogs and needs at least one friend to snuggle with and learn about new situations. She can be fearful of the cats if they come too close but fine when they are at a distance.
Dahlia is now settled with us enough to able to run in our secure field with a harness and longline on but will jump amazingly high to escape if she is spooked by something so needs a very secure garden to keep her safe. Patience, consistency and a gentle confident dog are essential to give Dahlia the confidence to settle in a forever home and of course you must love her to bits as she is very special and in time will become devoted to you.

04-10-19 UPDATE

Darling Dahlia is still looking for someone to love and care for her forever. She is continuing to grow in confidence with the help of her doggy pals particularly my cavalier that she adores and gains a lot of comfort and reassurance from. Dahlia is great with dogs of all shapes and sizes but would love a smaller calm companion for snuggling up with.
Dahlia is such a gentle soul that I can’t imagine what has happened to make her so fearful of humans, but slowly she is learning to overcome this and realise we can be kind to her. I feel that she really does trust me now after several months together and likes to follows me around the house keeping an eye on me.
Dahlia loves being outside and especially running free in our fields and then you can really see her relax and enjoy life. Her lead walking is coming along but she is still only happy walking in quiet places at the moment.
Dahlia needs someone that will take the time to let her settle in, who has a quieter home, a very secure garden and at least one sociable dog to be her special friend. If you can give her all this then you will be blessed with such a beautiful gentle companion to share your days with.

07-11-19 UPDATE

Dahlia is slowly showing her true character that has been hidden for so long by all her worries. She adores all her doggy pals and in the early hours of the morning when the scary humans are asleep she likes to go round waking up all her pals up for a spot of partying and a few games of chase. It does make me smile to see her having fun even if it is 3am and the party is going on in my bedroom!
Dahlia really enjoys being outside and running about with her friends where she is much more confident than inside. She is a monkey though and is always looking for ways to escape the garden for a little adventure and has tried climbing bushes, trees and fences. Consequently Dahlia needs an extremely secure house and garden to curtail her adventures and keep her safe.
Dahlia is getting braver with people she knows and copes better with the coming and going of family life although generally watches it all from afar. She is a truly special girl that deserves to live the second part of her life free from the worries of her past and where she can be cherished for being the cheeky monkey she is turning into.

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.

ADOPTION DETAILS
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.

ADOPTION PROCEDURES ADOPTION FORM

 

 

 

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