Tawnie Status: Available

ID: 21702

Name: Tawnie

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Llanelli, 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.

06-04-2018 Tawnie is a lovely sweet 7 year old yorkie. Tawnie has come to us from a breeder and is a bit of a charmer. We are looking for a lovely home for her to thrive in. She has diabetes and will need her insulin twice a day so this is something that needs to be considered before applying. But please don't let this put you off, she is a delight.  Tawnie will need a home with at least one other dog to help her will house training and lead walking etc but with a little time, love and patience she is going to love her new life.

20-04-18 UPDATE
Tawnie has been with me for a couple of weeks now whilst we have been monitoring her diabetes and she is now fairly stable.   She has managed to lose a little bit of her excess weight and is becoming very active now.
Her diabetes is fairly straight forward to manage and simply requires a strictly controlled diet to be fed twice daily, she does not need special diabetic food as she can be managed on normal food as long as portions are controlled and given at the same time twice daily.  Unfortunately, processed treats are a no go area but she can have small bits of chicken or dehydrated liver/meat as a treat as long as it is in moderation. 
Her insulin is given twice daily at 7am and 7pm just after she has eaten.  She does not need daily blood sugar testing but you would need to be careful to watch for extreme lethargy and excessive water intake and if you notice these things then some blood sugar testing would be needed but this is something that you can do at home with a small machine that is readily available and not too expensive.
Tawnie has proven herself to be a loving little girl who enjoys the company of people and dogs alike but sadly she really is not a lover of cats at all.  She likes nothing more than cuddling up on the bed and going to sleep with her head being gently stroked.  She has started to play with her toys more frequently now.  She is turning out to extremely loyal and faithful and follows me around everywhere always ready for a cuddle.  Tawnie also walks nicely on the lead and enjoys a leisurely stroll.  She travels well in the car as well.  She has been amazing with her house training and is totally clean in the house.
I adore this little girl but it is time for her to find a loving forever family.  She could easily go as an only dog for the right family and would fit right into a home with maybe retired or semi retired parents where she is going to be the sun, moon and starts of their lives.  Right now because of her diabetes it would be better for her to be homed where there are no young children who may potentially drop food on the floor or give her treats.  A family who have experience of canine diabetes would be a huge bonus for this girl.
You must be able to support Tawnie financially with regards to her vet care as she will need insulin for life and will not be insurable.  Diabaetes is a life long condition.

27-04-18 UPDATE

How Tawnie is still with her foster mum at the rescue I don’t know! She’s an absolute star and as her foster mum has gone on holiday I had the absolute pleasure looking after her for a week. Tawnie loves nothing more than to be cuddled, she will follow me around and paws me to be picked up. She loves nothing more than to be treated like a princess (which she is!). She loves a good run around the sand school and will also join for a walk as long as she’s with the little dogs. I am absolutely in love with this little yorkie, don’t let her medical problems let you down. She knows no different and does not let her medical condition hold her back!. After a 15 minute run around, Tawnie is happy to then settle down on your lap and not get up until you do. Tawnie is looking for a home where she can be a part of a family where she can sleep on the bed and her new owners have no worry with her going upstairs.

25-05-18 UPDATE

Gorgeous girl Tawnie is still looking for her forever home. Tawnie has diabetes which is controlled with 2 small injections of insulin each day and this will be for life so she will need a family who can support her medications and vet care without insurance.
Tawnie has been out exploring a lot recently and has shown she has absolutely amazing off lead skills, she never leaves my side when we are out checking out the local beauty spots and her recall is amazing.  Tawnie has enjoyed having a paddle in a local lake recently, she doesn't go in far but she does like to get her feet wet.
Indoors Tawnie is house trained and perfectly behaved and likes to chill out on my bed and watch the other dogs play.  Tawnie doesn't really play much herself, she prefers a more relaxed lifestyle but she does love going out for a walk and spends hours chewing her marrow bone.  Tawnie could be homed with other dogs of any size but she would be just as happy to be an only dog where she is the centre of attention.  Tawnie also likes to sleep on the bed and once she is settled for the night you would not know she is there.
I have recently transitioned Tawnie to raw diet and this is suiting her well so a home where raw could be continued would be a bonus although it is not compulsory.  She will need to be on a diet that will be low in sugar and has slow release carbs because of her diabetes but she doesn't necessarily need prescription diet.  Her diabetes is under control and currently we are checking her blood sugar levels once a week, this involves a small pin prick in her leg to get a tiny amount of blood that is then put into a small hand held machine to check the glucose levels but she will also require regular vet visits for full blood tests to ensure she stays stable on her meds.
Because of her diabetes it would be a bonus for her to find a family who have experience of diabetes but this is not compulsory as long as her new family are able and willing to learn about it and manage the condition.  Tawnie does not like cats very much so she must go to a cat free home.

18-08-18 UPDATE

My beautiful special girl Tawnie has been in foster with me since April and has had no real interest from anyone wanting to offer her a permanent home.  Tawnie is diabetic but that should not put you off, it can be managed and as long as you are happy with a set routine for feeding and doing her insulin injections, occasional blood testing and are able to deal with any vet bills ( she will not be insurable) that may arise as a result of her condition she is pretty easy to look after.
We had a bit of a hiccup a few weeks back when Tawnie developed pancreatitis but it was easily treated and she recovered quickly from it although there is always a chance it will reoccur so you would need to watch for the signs.  Since coming into foster with me Tawnie has shown herself to be the perfect dog, she gets on well with all other dogs, she has now learned to tolerate the cat and will happily sleep on my bed with him but she will still try and chase him from time to time (although I would prefer she went to a cat free home as it has taken months to get her to be this tolerant!), she loves paddling, she loves sleeping on the bed and she just adores being cuddled.
Tawnie does have cataracts as a result of her diabetes and these have progressed very quickly and her sight is now very poor but it does not stop her doing anything, it sometimes makes her a bit slower if she is navigating a new place and she is happier having me by her side when she goes in the garden but she has coped really well.
Tawnie really loves her food, I did not have much luck in getting her to eat prescription diet and for a while she did well on raw but after her pancreatitis episode I changed her over to a home cooked diet of boiled turkey as it is low fat mixed with wholewheat pasta which gives her the slow release carbs she needs.  I generally make a batch up twice a week and I put it all through the liquidiser to mix it together well so she doesn't just pick out the turkey!  Tawnie does have treats but I take care to ensure she only gets completely natural treats that are free of sugars, preservatives and anything that is processed.  She literally tap dances for home made chicken jerky and beef jerky!
I love this little girl dearly and would love to see her settled into a permanent loving home, if there is a family out there who have diabetes experience that would be a bonus but it is not a necessity as long as you are willing to learn about it.  If you are looking for a dog who will follow you everywhere, never tires of being cuddled, has a cheeky temperament, amazing recall and is just happy all the time please consider Tawnie.

16-09-18 UPDATE

Tawnie has been with me for months now and has had no interest. Tawnie does have diabetes but it is well managed and should not be a reason for her not to find a loving home. Tawnie is 100% housetrained, responds well to commands, walks perfectly on the lead and will make someone the perfect companion.
Tawnie prefers a slow paced calm life, she is a little on the lazy side but does like going out for walks and she has moments where she is very cheeky and playful. She has learned to co-exist with a cat but I would prefer she went to a cat free home as it has taken many months for her to accept my cat. She is well behaved with other dogs and often cuddles up to my other yorkie and goes to sleep.
Tawnie loves her food as well, her food intake does need to be strictly controlled because of her diabetes but that is pretty easy. Her diabetes will be a lifelong condition that will require twice daily insulin injections and blood glucose testing a couple of times a week, a home that has experience of diabetes would be preferred but she could also go to a home that is willing to learn about the condition and work with her and a vet on keeping it under control.
Her condition means she will not be insurable so you would need to be financially stable enough to manage her diabetes. Tawnie could go as an only dog in the right circumstances where someone is there with her most of the time. The most important thing for her regards to her diabetes is regulated feeding and ensuring her insulin is done promptly every 12 hours, she is currently on a 7am and 7pm schedule so her new family must be able to stick to this schedule. She could also live with one or two other nice calm dogs that would be willing to cuddle up with her.

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 TAWNIE 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.

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