Ted Status: Available

ID: 26516

Name: Ted

Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: 11 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Ammanford, 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.

31-10-19 Ted has come to us from a home. This confident man already walks on the lead! Ted can be quite a grumbly old boy and definitely likes things on his own terms. He would be very happy to be an only dog and will be a wonderful little companion for someone with experience with temperamental dogs. Ted has a lot of character and absolutely adores a fuss (when he wants one!) so we will not home him with children

13-11-19 UPDATE

Even though Ted is definitely a stubborn boy, he still let me dry his belly with a towel today! I’ve been working with him for just over a week now and he’s definitely come around to me - first off I think he wasn’t quite sure. He is such a big handsome lad, walks wonderful on the lead and does a little bounce when he goes out!e does go up to people and loves a fuss but only when he wants to. Being approached can sometimes provoke him and make him bark so best to let him come to you.  Ted  can be very dominant with other dogs and likes to tell them it’s his way or no way. He might get on with another dog in the house but they would have to be watched very closely to make sure Ted doesn’t push them around. But I do think he would make an excellent only dog, even if he isn’t too fussed on being a lap dog he is so handsome I’m sure people won’t mind.We need an experienced owner who knows how to deal with aggressive dogs for our big boy but I really hope he finds his home soon, he totally deserves it.

14-02-20 UPDATE

As most of us know Ted has found himself being one of the longest stayers at many tears. Ted originally came from Ireland, he was found in a pound after being given up from a home and was collected hours before he was due to be put to sleep.  Sylvia saved him and bought him home.
Ted has proven himself to be quite a troubled child here. He came in with one other dog but she got adopted months ago leaving Ted on his own. Since then we have tried many times to kennel him with other dogs but we failed every time.
Everyone at the centre worries as he wasn’t really a people dog, or didn’t want to be around other dogs. After having a discussion with Sylvia and a few others, we thought the right thing to do was for me to take Ted home and asses him. So here we are!!  Ted now lives with me and my 4 family dogs, and my 3 cats.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not easy trying to keep him safe and my other animals safe, but What else are we meant to do? He can’t live behind bars for his whole life. So it’s my mission to make sure Ted is homed to the right home.
Yesterday when I bought Ted home, he started guarding, challenging my other dogs and chasing my cats, and worse of all challenging me. I make it clear to him he is not the boss in my house and he will be treated like a dog and not a spoilt child!
I don’t allow him on any furniture to minimise any chances of guarding anything. Ted is a 10 year old boy, I feel training isn’t the answer here as for over 10 years he has gotten what he wants, therefore I ignore him.  If he starts to guard the bedroom or anything I use a squeaky ball which instantly stops him in his track, some people may think this is rewarding him, but I need to come up with anything to change Ted's mind other than putting him in a place where he feels the need to snap. This works for me and him because when I want the ball he will happily swap it for a treat.
This morning I’ve woken up and it’s like Ted has a new lease of life! He was the happiest I’ve ever seen him, rolling around on his back, wanting belly rubs from me, wanting to climb on my lap for a cuddle even. Even when he is like this, Im always respectful towards him and when he’s had enough, he’s had enough. He isn’t the type of dog where you can just go straight up to him and stroke him.
Ted needs someone who is understanding, someone who doesn’t think they know everything and someone he can trust. He needs a home where there are no cats, but can possibly be homed to a home where there are dogs. He would also love a nice garden where he can play fetch and lay in the sun.
He is also house trained and crate trained so please if anyone is interested in this boy then please apply. There must be someone out there who wants a project companion?

19-02-20 UPDATE

Ted has been with me for a week now and what a true character he is. He is a super cool, intelligent boy who we absolutely adore. When I first started taking Ted home I didn't think he would be half the dog he is now. The first day we had our ups and downs but now he hardly does anything wrong except for chases my cats! Ted is fine with all my dogs and my pet chickens, geese and ducks. Me personally, I think Ted would prefer a home with other female dogs as he does like to cuddle up, and play with mine. Ted would need a home without male dogs, even though he isn't mean to them he just dominates them.
Ted absolutely loves squeaky toys!! If you show him one of these he will pretty much do anything for you! Even if he has something he shouldn't or if he is out on a walk and you want him to come back, show him a squeaky toy and he stops instantly in his tracks. Ted LOVES his adventures, even though he can't walk that far, he loves to jump in the car and go for little adventures. He walks perfectly on a lead and doesn't react while he is out and about.
He needs a home where his people totally understand that he's not your average Shih Tzu that you can just pick up and snuggle! Because if that is what you're after then Ted is not for you! He needs someone who is happy to leave him alone and leave him come to you for a fuss. I have found being patient with him, not rushing him works brilliant. If anyone thinks they have space in their heart for Ted then please come down and meet him, I know his special person is out there waiting for him, until then he will continue to live with me.

27-02-20 UPDATE

Look at me!! Don’t I look beautiful! I’ve had a hair cut. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t the easiest to do but we did it in the end! Life is good here, the only thing is that my foster mum works full time, so 5 days a week I have to go into work as I’m not quite trusted yet to stay on my own with the other dogs, don’t get me wrong, I’m not mean to them or anything, it’s just my foster mummy worries. Anyway this is just a quick update from me to let everyone know I’m loving life!

05-03-20 UPDATE
Ted continues to do very well with me. He is sweet, affectionate and just totally cool. He has now settled down with my cats, he can now be in the same room as them, and as long as they are confidently walking, he is good, but when they run he thinks it’s so much fun to chase! Ted is still looking for his forever home where someone is home most of the day. He LOVES the company of other dogs, so if you have bigger dogs or bossy smaller females, he will be fine. I would prefer Ted was homed with other dogs as I find Ted does follow other dogs when out walking and does follow them around the garden, but for the right home he could be an only. I know he has his issues, but now as he has settled he is a LOT better.

17-03-20 UPDATE

Ted has come on in leaps and bounds since being with me. He never has any arguments in my house anymore and all the humans here love him! He will go up to anyone for a fuss and cuddle, but everyone here are respectful to him. He is always invited to us instead of us going to him. I have no idea why he is still here. Yes he has his problems, but as long as he is respected he is truly wonderful. Surly there is someone out there for this wonderful boy?

06-04-20 UPDATE

Ted continues to do well in my care but sadly he still hasn’t had any applications that are suitable for him. There must be someone out there that has the experience to take my little boy on.  He is house trained and will sleep on his own. He can also be left for a small length of time.

04-05-20 UPDATE

Today we went for a cycle! I absolutely loved it as when I got tired I could just jump on the back!! I loved it that much when I was taken out of it I started to wimpier and get very upset!

31-05-20 UPDATE

Ted has now been in foster with me for nearly 5 months. Now as we are off work for a while, I have extra time on my hands to do a little training. Today I started to clicker train Ted, I use chicken as treats and he will literally do anything for it. Ted now LOVES jumping up on my lap when he is invited, I can now pick him up on my lap and put him down when either him or me have had enough, he lets me do this as he has learned to trust me, so please don’t think Ted is the dog you can just scoop up and put under your arm because he is NOT.
Ted has been on all sorts of adventures since being home, he loves his little adventures even if he can’t walk too far. When I walk Ted he can just about manage 20-30 min walks once a day. Ted is also on joint supplement as he is older and he does feel it a little in the morning. I have no idea why this young man is still with me. I know he’s not perfect, but he does deserve a chance.
Ted is also learning to get along with cats.

09-06-20 UPDATE
Today I took ted to the beach, this was probably his first time ever and he absolutely loved it! He loved rolling around in sand and even went for a little paddle in the sea.
Ted has learned not all dogs are mean, if the other dog is polite he too has manners, but if the other dog barks or lunges at him first he does tend to have a bit of a strop back.
I forgot my phone so didn’t manage to take any photos, but this is him chilling and having a very well earned rest.

25-06-20 UPDATE
Ted is still with me and is still looking for his forever home. Ted will need an experienced owner to will help and guide him through his problems, yesterday we took a trek to Paxton tower and he really enjoyed himself, even though he can’t walk that far.
Ted has now been put on pain meds to help him with his stiffness in the morning and evening, but some days he doesn’t need them. If anyone has the time and experience for this boy then please apply.

13-07-20 UPDATE

Today I had a go at shaving ted completely on my own, and what a total star he was. He didn’t once try and snap or growl at me. Now as Ted is on pain medication he is proving himself to be a little more laid back. I don’t know why Ted is still in foster with me, I know he’s not exactly the most perfect dog but he isn’t by far the worse I’ve had. Ted loves nothing more than to have a cuddle from me, to Ted I am his world! He follows me around where ever I go even if it’s for a toilet brake! He still does need a home where his new owners are around most of the day.

 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

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