Yemmy Status: Available

ID: 21077

Name: Yemmy

Breed: West Highland Terrier (Westie)

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Helston, Cornwall

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.

11-01-18 Yemmy is a 6 year old ex-breeding Westie. This little love is nervous and shy. This is because she has never traveled beyond her breeders before so the world seems huge and daunting to her. She is easily startled and will need a calm, quiet , adult home to help her best to shed her fears and start to relax and settle into a new life of love and kindness. She will need a well adjusted and confident dog in her new home to help her learn new things like house training and walking on a lead. In time this gentle little lady will discover how wonderful her new life is.

03-04-18 UPDATE
Yemmy has been in foster for 3 weeks now.  She arrived with very sore skin and a degree of incontinence as a result of a DIY c-section by her previous owner and is now on some pills once a day for a trail period to see if they can help her incontinence.   In spite of this Yemmy, now call Gem because she is one, loves hugs and comes for strokes.  She knows her name already and has quickly adapted to the home routines and queues enthusiastically for her dinner and treats!   She mixes well with the other assortment of dogs here and would ideally be rehomed with at least one other confident friend.

24-04-18 UPDATE

The medication for Yemmy's wee incontinence works really well and luckily this is inexpensive.  With a vet prescription these can be bought even more cheaply on line. The staining on her silky coat has almost gone now too. She is muscling up chasing round our fields with the other dogs, and is happy and confident.
Yemmy is Gem here and she knows her name, has good recall, enjoys going out in the car, walks well on a lead and harness; often from the front of my dogs but doesn’t pull. She loves our young granddaughter, knows the home routines, sleeps well in the living room with my other dogs either on the sofa or in a soft dog bed, plays with the toys and enjoys a game of play fighting with one of the smaller dogs.
Gem needs a home with at least one other confident dog where her adopters are there for her most of the time and she can go interesting walks every day. She would like a good sized garden to explore too as she is a busy little girl.

06-05-18 UPDATE
Sadly for the lovely Yemmy/Gem, the pills for incontinence are not properly working at night when she is very tired and goes into a deep sleep. She is fine during the day when the door is always open. The pills have now been increased but it will be a couple of weeks before we know if they are successful.
It is a terrible shame for Gem as she is very loving, happy and easy to look after otherwise. She joins in with all the games that the other dogs play and even goes routing round the barn with my Westie and the Retrievers. She is very good too with our granddaughter who comes round once a week.


18-06-18 UPDATE

After some time of trial and error, I decided a while ago, to take Gem off the incontinence pills as they didn’t seem to be making a significant difference. 
We have persevered and Gem is now clean in the house during the day with just her top layer of bedding needing changing each morning as she still leaks when she relaxes at night. I keep waterproof backed vetbed on the sofas and beds which are easy to wash and allow her to be part of our ‘normal ‘ dog pack . She is never crated or confined and I would not want this for her in the future. She lives here with many other dogs and is easily catered for 
Gem is very happy little girl with her foxy ears, busy and barky in her home comfort zone but quiet and clingy when in new situations. Her love and trust is total and I can hug, brush, bath , okay , groom, tickle her with ease! She knows her name, walks well on a lead when with my other dogs and travels quietly in the car. 
Gem loves our 5 year old granddaughter and follows her round to play with her. She is fine with strangers visiting too
Apart from the slight wee problem, Gem is healthy as far as I know: has now, a deep shiny coat and lots of muscle. She loves to run in our fields with my Westie and our Retrievers looking for rabbits etc. but would probably chase a cat if it ran but not if it held its ground! 
Gem needs an understanding home with lots of love, at least one other confident,  easy going friend and someone home most of the time.
Gem has a busy mind and will need a good walk every day and a good sized garden for her to play chase in 

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 YEMMY 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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