Della Status: Available

ID: 24122

Name: Della

Breed: Beagle

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Wells, Somerset

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.

12-12-18 Della is 5 yr old ex-breeding beagle.  She is very sweet and and loves her playtime in  the yard with her friends as she is able to freely explore all the sights and smells with her best mates. With people she is not as brave, she is quite hand shy and not comfortable being handled yet. As yet she does not walk on a lead and has never been indoors so hasnt learnt about housetraining so will need another dog in her new home to show her the ropes and help her adjust. She has a passport.

30-01-19 UPDATE
Della is a beautiful big beagle who is coming along very well. She will now happily approach people she knows and will often ask for a fuss by climbing up the humans lap, sticking her bum out, and throwing her head back - She LOVES cuddles and being shown love!
She has these big, soulful eyes, that tell of a hard past life, a lady whose a little worried at the moment, but also a lady whose more than ready for forever family and home, and a lady whose more than ready for her future happy, fun, adventurous life that is hopefully going to come along very soon!
Della has a lovely personality. She is calm and quiet in kennels, spending her day cuddled up to her much more scared little friend Cresta. Although she is a kind and fun lady she is unsure around larger dogs but with dogs her own size she is fun, and will join in chasing balls in the sandschool!
Della is a typical beagle who is obsessed with food! She will bark a little when she smells her breakfast and dinner being delivered and will jump up and down and try and get hold of the bowls you are carrying in your hand, hoping to eat all the food in all the bowls! She shares her toys and beds perfectly well too.
Della now walks well on a lead alongside her kennel friend and loves smelling the different countryside aromas! She can sometimes be a little stubborn if she doesn't want to go the way you do, or wants to smell something for a little longer - but who can blame her - she has only just discovered the outside world. As long as Della is yarded often, she is pretty clean in her kennel too. Della gets on well with all dogs no matter their breed/sex/personality and character.
Della would need to be homed with another more confident resident dog who will provide her with the doggy company she needs to feel fully comfortable and happy, as well as help teach her new skills in the big, wide world she is going to find herself in.

26-03-19 UPDATE

Della is called Bonnie in her foster home and began with us at the beginning of March. Whilst it was clear by Bonnie’s dazed facial expressions that every day household things like the TV were completely new to her, she has adjusted to home life amazingly well.
Bonnie is very unassuming by nature (other than her Beagle love of food) and seems to accept the hand she is dealt so introducing her to some doggie delights like snuggles on the sofa has been all the more heart warming.
Bonnie is happily living alongside 5 other small to medium sized resident dogs, eats her food with the other dogs but will bowl surf given the chance, sleeps deeply (with the cutest little snoring sounds) in her crate in our bedroom at night, is housetrained with regular access to the outside and travels well in the car for both long and short journeys.
Bonnie also walks brilliantly on the lead (light touch/no pulling) and has been okay walking beside traffic. We have recently started walking her off lead in quiet places using a longline and so far so good. She tends to amble along, indulging in all the new smells but has a definite desire to return to her family.
We are working with Bonnie being able to politely and comfortably meet all other dogs she encounters whilst she is out and about as she is unsure at present. She is particularly worried around dark coloured dogs that are larger than jer especially when she meets them if she is on a lead. Her hair on her back goes up and she does show her teeth but we are working on this as with all other dogs she is fine.
Bonnie strikes us as being a very wise lady, she is clearly very bright, can be stubborn at times, but has a kind and gentle nature. She likes to absorb what is going on around her during the day and really enjoys having time in the garden. We think she would like having a doggie friend in her forever home to bring out her playful side. She has been introduced to calm older children and has been great with them and has been fine to be left for a few hours. She has already been waiting some time for her forever home, please let's not make her wait any longer. This lady so deserves a family to call her own.

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.

Although DELLA is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. 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. 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. 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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