Hannah

 

Hannah Status: Available

ID: 26192

Name: Hannah

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Ivybridge, Devon

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.

15-9-19 Please read Hannah's story - she is a beautiful sould who has been through so much and has travelled all the way from Romania to find a forever home where she will be loved and cherished. 

 
Hannah has a really tough life. Originally she was taken to Romania shelter after a RTA which resulted in a front leg amputation. She spent a couple of years at this shelter and last year, a lovely lady was asked to try to help her find a place out of there.  It was then discovered Hannah had hip dysplasia and needed surgery on both hips. For a dog with only 3 legs the recovery wouldn't be easy but it was a case of either doing it or putting her on pain relief which at some point probably wouldn't not control the pain and by then she'd be an older dog facing those same surgeries and an even worse recovery time of it due to her age. So Hannah had the surgeries one hip at a time.  The vet assistant's mum agreed to keep her at her place in the countryside the last few months for her recovery but then she had to return to the shelter.  This proved really hard especially after all Hannah's been through so we said we would take her and find her a wonderful forever home here.

Hannah has a truly lovely personalities she walks on a lead and has a gentle and kind disposition.  She is curently on medication for heart worm and we will be happy to discuss this with any adopter. She would be best in a home with at least one other kind and gentle dog to help her settle into her new life.  She will probably need house training but this shouldn't take her long to learn.  If you are the special person or family that can offer Hannah the home she has never had then please apply.  She is one special girl looking for that one very special home

25-09-19 UPDATE

Hannah really deserves to find herself a home and a loving family as soon as possible. She's had a tough journey so far, and is lucky to even be alive, so the least she deserves is a nice warm bed to snuggle up into every night.
Hannah is a beautiful girl inside and out. I don't think she has a bad bone in her body! Shes a lovely looking Romanian cross breed, with loving eyes and a heart of gold. She is extremely gentle, she never: jumps up, mouths, pulls on the lead, and I've never even heard her bark.
Hannah likes to relax for the majority of her day, she's curls up in her bed and will happily only come out for her food. Although, having said that, she is more than happy to go for a walk. She is slow on the lead and can't go too far due to her past injuries, but does walk well and loves to sniff around.
She is also very easy to handle and, when she gets to know you, she loves a kiss and a cuddle.
Hannah really could be the perfect dog for a loving family. Everything about her is perfect, she just needs the right family to come along and help her flourish ever further.

27-09-19 UPDATE
We volunteered at the Centre when Hannah first arrived from Romania and can fully agree with all of the other updates which sing her praises.  It is hard not to feel enormous sympathy for her due to her disability, but she is so much more than that. 
She is shy initially and lay in her bed at the back of her kennel but, as soon as she saw that Hero, her kennel mate was having a fuss, she came over and lay beside us.  She is a beautiful dog with a soft wavy coat and has such a trusting expression.  We visited her each day and, on our final day, Hannah was able to go for a short walk and certainly enjoyed exploring all of the grass verge, though she can't walk very far as yet.  When a vehicle came past, it was truly heartbreaking to see the look of terror on her face, understandably so.  With her fear of traffic, it must have been terrifying for her to travel all the way from Romania in a van with the sound of other vehicles all around, yet she is very calm and serene. 
If ever a dog deserved to be taken on as a project by the Supervet, it is her, and of course to have her own loving family.

08-10-19 UPDATE

Hannah has been in foster with us for a week now.  She has very quickly overcome any initial shyness with us or any visitors to the house, and she is an affectionate girl who enjoys a fuss.  Hannah is making the most of her home comforts, and she has been putting the armchair and settee to a comfort test for the first time today.  However, Hannah isn’t a complete couch potato - she gets very excited about toys and really enjoys throwing them around and giving them a good chew.  Outdoor exercise is more limited.  Hannah doesn’t walk very far or fast, although she now has a ‘lift and step’ harness which she is getting used to, and this gives some additional support to her single front leg.
Hannah is living alongside our small dogs without any problem, but we feel that she would be very happy living as a single dog.  A home which is carpeted, or with plenty of mats and runners in place, and a garden which is mainly step-free, would be ideal for her safety.  She is clean in the house with regular access to the garden (although we sometimes have to remind her on rainy days, as she is definitely a heat worshipper!)  Hannah sleeps quietly all night in a dog bed in our bedroom.

10-11-19 UPDATE

Hannah has just been away with us for a week’s holiday in the Cotswolds. She has learnt to use a dog buggy and this was a great success on the holiday. She was able to come on longer walks with us in comfort and then get out to explore the best bits. Her stamina is improving and she has surprised us on several occasions with a quick burst of speed over short distances - especially when there’s something interesting she wants to have a sniff at in the opposite direction!
As we are getting to know Hannah more, it is evident that while she is loving and playful with those she knows and trusts, she is understandably nervous of new things. This includes dogs and people, leading to a tendency to bark at them from a distance to warn them off. She will need someone who is prepared to gain her trust and reassure her when she is fearful.
Hannah has learnt to respect our very confident and dog-savvy cat, but she doesn’t really understand why the cat doesn’t run so that she can chase it, so her ideal home would be without cats or small furries.

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.

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