Dave Status: Reserved

ID: 25139

Name: Dave

Breed: Labrador

Age: 10 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

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.

26-04-2019 Dave is an ex stud Labrador. Dave deserves a super special retirement home with special people to spoil him in his golden years. He is really foodie and just loves treats, he walks well on a lead and is a big cuddly teddy bear.  Dave loves other dogs and will need one in his new home although he really does like people so after a bit more assessment he may be able to be an only if his people are at home to help him learn new skills like housetraining. Poor Dave has come in with an ear infection and possible urine infection that our vet is now treating so he should be feeling better soon. Dave is one in a million and he has waited a long time for the chance to relax and enjoy a whole new way of life

01-06-19 UPDATE

Dave is a wonderful boy. He is a perfect gentleman in every way. However he had a short adoption as an only dog and didn't cope at all well so we are looking for a home with at least one other dog and where Dave can be gradually built up to being left when his owners go out.   He does not like to be in a crate so that's not an option for Dave. He is sociable with all other dogs, loves people, walks well on a lead, and is eager to please so will learn new training skills and adapt to his new home easily. Are you the person for this special boy?

09-06-19 UPDATE

I can confidently say that Dave is our most gentle resident living here at the moment. He plods along lovely on the lead, loves having a cuddle and lives beautifully with dog of all shapes and sizes. What Dave doesn't have in his favour is his age and as he is 10 years old, we won't be asking for the full adoption fee but would instead ask for a donation.
Dave is a confident dog who walks on a lead but it would be in his best interests to live with at least one other dog and as he is so sociable, he should fit into most packs. Older dogs are always the hardest to re home yet are some of the most easiest dogs to handle and well socialised. Everyone knows a Dave, please come and meet this one.

11-06-19 UPDATE

This is Dave who has been with us now since April which is very hard to believe. Dave is 10 years old but he still got it! 
He loves a cuddle, gets on well with dogs, walks well on lead.... oh yeah and LOVES his food. So if you have the time and love to give please help Dave find his forever home.

13-06-19 UPDATE
What can we say about Dave? He is a snuggly, huggy bundle of fun and cheerfulness. In fact a typical chocolate lab who certainly doesn't act like a ten year old dog. After some cuddles we set off and he immediately headed for the longest grass at the roadside preferring to charge long through that instead of walking on the road, not that he pulls on the lead.
Being a Labrador he loves his treats in fact he loves everything and everyone and would not doubt love a home of his own to spend his twilight years, not that he has any intention of slowing down!

19-06-19 UPDATE

Hi there, Dave has been in foster with me for four days now and when I go to work at Many Tears he spends his day in kennels with another labrador. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Dave is 100% house trained and jumped straight into my car and travels well.
I have two four year old labradors which I give at least an hours walk after work and as I was worried that Dave could not cope with this, so I tested him with a half hour walk and he just lolloped on with vigour, and he was not stiff or tired afterwards or the next day, he even had a couple of runs through the long grass and he loves to paddle through any puddle he can find.
At work, Dave walks lovely on a lead, when I walk him after work he does pull on the lead, but we can train him on a halti if required, he has a lot more energy than I thought he would. He is a gent at feed time and eats with my dogs. Dave's urine infection has cleared completely and we're hoping he's now on his last course of ear meds as his ears have really improved and he's such a brave boy when it's time to do his ears.
I was concerned that Dave would not cope when I went upstairs to bed because my stairs are so steep my dogs can't get up them, but apart from a couple of whimpers Dave slept downstairs with my dogs with no problem, no anxiety.

12-07-19 UPDATE

Dave has been returned to us after a very brief spell in a home. He was returned for being a bit of a bouncy lab and accidentally knocked the resident dog when excited.
Dave is a lovely lad and he he cant help but get excited sometimes. He will settle in time if given the opportunity to learn and adjust. He has a heart of gold.

30-07-19 UPDATE

Dave has been back in foster with me for the last two weeks, and still comes to work with me and spends his days in kennels where he is usually seen napping, I don't have to worry about which kennel to put him in because he's so good with other dogs.
Since first coming home with me he has improved so much, the first night he spent back with me he got separation anxiety and had me up 3 times, by the next night he just took some time to settle, and by night 3 he just settled straight away. At first he was under my feet all the time, but he is starting to relax more at home and not constantly follow me.
In his future home, his adopters will need to understand he will take time to settle and will need to gradually build up the time that he can be left, but Many Tears can give advice on separation anxiety. When Dave arrived at the centre he had a lump between his toes, which the vet was not concerned about, however, this has slowly grown a little and it may need to be removed at some point in the future, at the moment it is not bothering him in the slightest, and again Daves' new adopters will need to take this into account. Dave is the most adorable, gentle soul and hopefully someone out there has a space on their sofa for this big gentleman to enjoy his retirement.

07-08-19 UPDATE - OUR DAVE

Come meet our gentle giant,
he goes by the name of Dave,
he’s a big lad with a big big heart,
he really is our fave.

Our Dave’s forever smiling,
he’s gorgeous and he’s cuddly,
a laid back big teddy bear
he’s absolutely lovely.

Our Dave’s fully house trained
and rarely does he bark
just a quiet little snore,
but my god can he fart!

Our Dave may be 10 years old,
but there’s life in the old dog yet,
he eats up a walk up with relish,
loves to paddle and get wet.
 Tho there’s sadness in our Dave’s heart,
he only wants one thing,
to find his forever home,
and to share his loving.

He’d love a place on the sofa,
and some food in his dish,
he wants to be a loving friend,
to settle is his wish.

Our Dave’s now in his autumn years,
are you the one to make them golden?
To share your life with our Dave,
now that would be an honour.



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 DAVE 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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