Oak ^

 

Oak ^ Status: Available

ID: 25590

Name: Oak ^

Breed: Pomeranian

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details 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.

27-6-19 - Oak has been in a road accident and this may have contributed to  him to being unsure of humans handling him at times. Once in your arms he does settle and seems to enjoy a fuss. Oak walks on a lead and seems to not want to use the toilet in his kennel, preferring to be taken outside but he still may need a little patience with housetraining. Oak is looking for an understanding forever home that will show him what life is supposed to be like and have a kind dog to help him relax. Oak has a passport

18-07-19 UPDATE

Meet this wonderful little man, Oak. Oak is a strong character who will need an owner with a little more experience. Please don’t let this make you stop reading though, there’s a lot this charmer has to offer! Oak is a handsome boy, he’s got such a happy face and always looks like he’s smiling up at you. He has had his hair trimmed at some point, but this will grow back soon. He was injured in a car accident previously, but believe me, this doesn’t affect him in the slightest.
Oak walks perfectly on both a harness and collar - he walks as if he was never injured, and he doesn’t pull at all. He doesn’t even flinch when cars start up or drive by, which is surprising considering his history.
Also, even though Oak is 6 years old, he doesn’t act it - he loves to go outside to sniff around or go for a nice stroll. I took Oak up the road today and we met lots of dogs and people on route. He was fine with them all. We also met some cats, Oak sniffed the cat and didn’t do much, but he did have a little grumble as I pulled him away - therefore another cat test will need to be done before we can say if he can be housed with cats.
Oak is currently in a kennel with another small dog, and they get on perfectly. They walk together on their harnesses and stroll around together in the play-yard. I call Oak my little dancer as he always taps his feet when he sees me. Funniest of all if when you scratch his back, his back legs tap up and down making it look like he’s have a boogie! Very cute.
Due to Oaks history, he can be picky with when and where he is touched. When Oak comes to you and sniffs you, or jumps up in excitement, he can be stroked (and he even loves a good back/bum scratch). However, he can have a little bit too much fuss and doesn’t seem to like his belly being touched much. He does grumble sometimes, but he soon goes back to being his bouncy self if you respect him. I believe this can be worked on though, as today I put a harness on him for the first time and he loved the attention. Putting this on meant I had to lift his front legs, place them in the harness and tighten it around him. Not a single grumble was heard. This proves that if you’re calm and respectful with Oak, and when he gets to know you more, he can be handled. It’s just a little bit on his terms for now. Due to all this, we would like people with a little more experience and no (young) children. Having said this, I don’t want this to put you off this little charmer. Please come and see him before writing him off, I’m sure he will steal your heart with his charm, just as he’s stolen mine. He really deserves a loving home where he feels safe after what he’s been through.

11-08-19 UPDATE

Oak is still here with us and it’s upsetting to see. He’s an incredible boy with a massive personality. Oak really loves a fuss, he bounces all over the place when I go in his kennel and won’t settle until I pick him up and give him some attention. He lets me health check him all over and let’s me brush him too. He’s such a good boy.
Oak can still be selective with the people he loves, so it’s best to come to the centre to meet him first. I said love there because if you are someone Oak is happy to be handled by, then he doesn’t just like you, he loves you!
Oak walks fantastically on his harness, he trots along enjoying all the sites and smells as he goes. He is a slow walker so don’t expect to go particularly far or to get back to the sofa quickly, but he certainly does love his walkies. Oak can be homed as an only dog - meaning he can go to a home without a resident dog. He can also be homed alongside other dogs, but he will probably need to be fed separately until further trained. He would also be best in a home without small children as he can be a little sensitive to touch on some areas.
Oaks hair is starting to grow back nicely and he’s beginning to look like a handsome dog once more. He’s a very special man, could you be the special home he so desperately wants and deserves?

03-09-19 UPDATE

Today (1/9/19), on my day off, I decided to take little Oakman out for a day trip to the Brecon Beacons (alongside another of my special dogs - Gem, the Beagle).
Oak now jumps at the idea of having his harness put on and walks fantastically on it. So, I hooked him and Gem up and off we set. Oak was more than happy to get into my car, and happily let me pop him in his carrier for the journey. He travelled very well in the car and seemed to sleep most of the journey, only waking up and barking in excitement when we stopped moving.
When we arrived at our destination Oak hopped out of the car and was raring to go. We set off, searching for mountains and waterfalls, which we soon came upon.
Oak took everything in his stride. I had my reservations about the distance Oak would manage, but he definitely proved me wrong. It wasn’t an easy trip out, we started off climbing a massive hill, which Oak basically pulled me up! We then decided to take a dip in the rock pools by the first waterfall we came across. Oak was climbing over all the rocks like a champ, and splashed around in the water without any hesitation. He didn’t have any issues with swimming and in fact seemed to quite enjoy himself - it was nice for him to cool off too before getting out into the sun again.
We then continued up the mountain, Oak enjoying all the new sites and smells along the way. We met a vast variety of people and dogs. Oak was happy to meet all the dogs we came across, even the bouncy ones. This is great as we have had some issues in kennelling him alongside other dogs in the past. I do still believe that Oak would be best suited as an only dog as he does seem to have some jealousy issues when another dog tries to get in the way of him and a fuss. He is also a little food aggressive when it comes to other dogs.
Oak was good with the majority of the people we came across too. He warned one child when he was too excited, but he was very gentle in his warning (no snapping or snarling), and stopped immediately when the child moved away and I corrected him. Therefore, I would say Oak would be best off going to a house without children, or with very sensible older children.
When Oak loves you, he really loves you and he puts his trust in you entirely. He was very patient with me throughout the whole trip and allowed me to do whatever I wanted to with him. He had no qualms with me picking him up, carrying him around, taking him in and out of his carrier numerous times, and he was even relaxed when I carried him into a waterfall with me.
Oak was also really great when it came to Gem (the Beagle), he was extremely tolerant of her as she was slightly nervous to begin with and relied upon him to show her the way. Even though Gem soon gained her confidence, her and Oak still remained close and walked together the majority of the trip. They even ate together, which is great considering Oaks tendency to be intolerant of others at dinner times.
All in all it was an excellent day trip out with two of my favourite dogs in the rescue. I hope that this will help Oak find himself a forever home as this is the least he deserves.
Taking this time out with Oak leads me to believe that he could go to an active family that likes adventures, as well as a more relaxed family as he does like his down time too. It is best to come and visit Oak in the centre before making any decisions on him. This is purely because he will most likely make the decision at the end of the day.
As I have stated before, when Oak loves you, he really loves you, but he can also show a slight dislike to certain individuals (potentially due to his past, we aren’t too sure). Therefore, it is best to let him determine this on his own. He’s a great little character and will certainly make his new owners smile, so please please give him a chance!

09-09-19 UPDATE

Just another little update on my Oak boy. Today I gave him a bath for the first time. I know he’s been groomed before as his hair was completely trimmed at some point, but I didn’t expect it to go as well as it did. Oak did amazingly. He just stood nice and still in the bath looking up at me the entire time. He loved it when I rubbed the shampoo in and even did his little bum boogie when I scratched his back! He allowed me to towel dry him all over too, from his feet to his nose. I then decided he wasn’t dry enough to go back to kennels yet. Out came the hair dryer. Many dogs (including my own at home) hate the hair dryer ... but not Oak! He really enjoyed it. Oak stood still for a while, but then decided it was all a bit too much for him, so he made himself comfortable and laid down whilst I finished. I gave him a little spray with some detangler, brushed him all over and returned him to his kennel. This was a super proud kennel mummy moment as I wasn’t sure how he would react! Good boy Oak!

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. 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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.

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