Butterfly Status: Reserved

ID: 25862

Name: Butterfly

Breed: Shar Pei

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Corsham, Wiltshire

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.

05-08-19 - Butterfly is a lovely Shar Pei who has come from a breeder. She is a bit underweight at the moment but we can hopefully change that soon. She will walk on a lead a little but she is a little more timid than her friends so she will need another dog to live with to show her all about housetraining and other home manners. She is very sweet and gentle but her nerves get the better of her so she does need some guidance and lots of reassurance. She has come to us with entropian and an eye infection at the moment which we are treating and we can have her more comfortable very soon.

23-08-19 UPDATE
Butterfly is such a lovely playful girl, who loves her walks and attention. She walks on a lead so much better than she use to as she has become so much more confident over the last few weeks. Although now on a lead she tends to pull you along, especially if she sees a cat. With that in mind she will need a home without cats.
Ideally she would need an active home with older children and maybe another dog to help show her how to live in a home. As she has gained so much confidence she can also be an only dog now, but she will still need house training and to learn a few commands especially heel!
She currently still has an eye infection which we are treating and has shown signs of improvement but still needs eye drops for the moment. She is such a sweetheart so please come and meet her, her little wrinkles are so cute you can’t help falling in love.

29-08-19 UPDATE

Butterfly is one of my fave dogs to work with, she is very comical and incredibly loving. Butterfly would make a wonderful only dog in the right home as she is far happier when in the company of humans. She does walk well on a lead but will need correcting at the beginning of her walk as she does like to pull to start with. Please come meet this beautiful girl, she will steal your heart in a instant.

01-09-19 UPDATE

When Butterfly first arrived at Many Tears she was very worried lady, but now she truly is blossoming into her name. She has a lovely, calm nature and enjoys being out of her kennel. Butterfly isn't a particularly energetic dog (unless she sees a cat!) she much prefers to plod along, sniffing everything she finds along the way. Butterfly is wonderful with other female dogs but hasn't been tried with males yet as she was in season. One thing that Butterfly isn't good with is cats and for this reason, she will need to live in a home with no cats. Butterfly has come such a long way recently and now is confident enough to be able to live without other dogs although if she had to, she really wouldn't mind.

03-09-19 UPDATE

Yesterday i took two of our kennel dogs out for the day. I wanted to give them a break from chaotic kennel life and a new lease of life! Butterfly is such an amazing, friendly dog! In kennels she often stands by the door, wagging her tail when people walk past or more recently, has been staying by her bed. As a result, I thought it was time to change up activities and see what makes her happy!
At first, Butterfly was a little wary of the car so I took my time and allowed her to smell and slowly approach it.  I harnessed her up (doggy seat belt) and popped her in the car. Butterfly was an absolute superstar! She laid down for nearly the whole journey and was mainly sleeping. When it came to stops she never tried to push her way out either. She patiently waited for me to take her harness off so she was able to jump out of the car. At first, I had to lift her in and out. However, as her confidence grew she was able to jump out of the car happily! Butterfly hasn’t learnt to jump in yet, but she is a quick learner.
Our journey took us to West Wales, around Ceredigion. We began in a wildlife park for a nice woodland walk.
As soon as we arrived we were ‘greeted’ by a load of young children running past the cars in the car park. They were very noisy and sounded like a stampede. Butterfly made a little grumble. However, with correcting it never occurred again. At first I was hesitant with her when there were people walking past closely or other dogs as I wasn’t sure if she was confident enough. Boy was I wrong !! Butterfly was AMAZING when bikes cycled past us and families walked or ran by. She either completely ignored them and continued her sniffing mission or she got very happy when approached and people fussed her- including two young children who were very respectful!
The second part of our journey led us to a beach. Butterfly loved the sand but wasn’t too keen on the sea. She plodded towards the sea but ran backwards when she saw the water moving towards her! I would say that Butterfly’s highlight of the beach was seeing the dogs running around and playing together! It was at that moment I realised that Butterfly really is a social butterfly. She was thrilled when a friendly lab came running up to her and allowed her to say hi. Butterfly also met a little cockerpoo. Once again I was wary as the cockerpoo was quite petite and Butterfly is a strong girl. I was proven wrong again.... Butterfly and the cockerpoo played amazingly and it was such a joy to see!
To conclude, Butterfly loves to greet people. She gets excited to see other dogs and as long as she can say hi, she is a happy girly and walks along nicely again.
When it comes to hand feeding, I don’t think I know another dog just as gentle as she is! At the beginning of the day she didn’t pay much attention to the fuss she was getting. She was a distant girl. However, as the day progressed she seemed to learn that not all people are mean and that some are friendly. As a result, she began to embrace the fuss myself and others would give her and would even come back for more !
I have fallen head over heels for this girl and if I could take her home, I would do so immediately! Please give this amazing girl a chance to win your heart over, because if there is one thing I’m certain of, I know she will!

22-09-19 UPDATE

Today was my first day working with Butterfly and what a joy she was to work with, she was always so happy and up for going anywhere on an adventure.
We decided to start by going to see the horses in the rescue and she was very intrigued by them, she must have thought they were very funny looking dogs.
Then we decided to go for a nice walk down to the river down the road and she was very reluctant to go near the water at first but then after about 10 minutes she decided to stick her paws in the water and try and drink it.
We walked down along the river bank a little bit and she didn't want to leave at the end so she must have enjoyed quite a bit down there. We will definitely make sure to take a few more trips down to the river.
On the way back Butterfly came across a tennis ball on the floor in the rescue and had a very long sniff of it, I tried to play fetch but she didn't quite understand it but I'm sure in time she'll learn how to fetch a tennis ball for me.
Next thing I'm going to try and do with her is give her a little puzzle to solve to stimulate her brain. Butterfly has been with us quite a while now and she really doesn't deserve to be stuck in kennels for much longer, she'll flourish in the right home and make someone very very happy.

23-09-19 UPDATE

Today I played a little game of find the treat under the right cup with Butterfly and she didn't really understand it at first but after a few times of showing her there was a treat under one of the cups she got the idea, we played this game for about 10 minutes and she absolutely loved it. After we finished playing the game we decided to go out on a walk on the long line down the field which she couldn't get enough of, she wouldn't stop running. I decided to try and put a bandanda on her as well but she was a bit hesitant about me putting on at first but after a bit of time and patience she let me put it on and she looked absolutely wonderful wearing it so I'll be trying to see what other items of clothing I'm able to get on her in future. I tried playing fetch with her again, she still doesn't quite understand it but she does walk over to sniff the ball everytime I throw it. Butterfly is slowing making more and more progress as the days go by, she doesn't quite flinch as much when I go to touch her now but she still has her moment if you accidentally catch her by surprise so I do reccomend that she can always see you coming to avoid scaring her.

We saw quite a bit of Butterfly when we volunteered at the Centre recently as she needed to be walked outside and couldn't go in the sandschool because of her stitches.  I can only guess that her sight was severely limited before corrective surgery because she wants to see EVERYTHING!!  She seemed to be entranced by the tree branches and birds flying overhead.  She is a lively and exuberant girl who just loves her walks.  She seems a little more petite than other Shar Peis I have known before and has an unusual tobacco brown coat.  We became really fond of her during our stay and hope it's not too long before she finds her forever family.

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.

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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