Homes Needed | Lizzie's Barn Sanctuary

Homes Needed

Due to the volume of calls we receive, to speed up your enquiry please make your initial enquiries by email. We will require you to complete our pre-adoption questionnaire before we can proceed. Email us at [email protected]  and we will send you one.

If you really can’t email, then please telephone Fionna on 07976-538588 & be prepared to leave a message.

NB: You will not gain any advantage by telephoning, everyone needs to complete the questionnaire, dogs go to the best home for them, not the first to enquire.

All applicants will be vetted, & will need to be able to travel to the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, South  Wales.

We always have dogs not yet listed here.

 These dogs are at the a Sanctuary, near Kidwelly, & you will need to travel to meet/ adopt , after our vetting procedures are completed satisfactorily.

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs please email us & we will send you our pre adoption questionnaire

JACKO

Jacko is a very handsome black haired cross-breed boy, now around 5-6 years old, who has been in rescue since 2013 years (half of his life) and we’re desperate to find a new home to call his own.

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Jacko would be best in adult home, or one with teenagers, with plenty of space. He gets very excited and boisterous when playing, and could be too much for small children. He is a very clean boy and is reasonably obedient. He would be best homed with owners who didn’t need to leave him home alone for long periods, because he loves company. He hasn’t been destructive, and is clean in the farm house where he currently lives with Mick, one of the team, and a mixed rabble of terriers.

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Jacko is fine on a lead, but does a good impersonation of a steam train to begin with! He clearly remembers his days of freedom and his recall still needs a bit of work. He is also a seasoned traveler. Jacko is good with other dogs and we suspect he would be fine with confident cats after careful introduction because when he first arrived he lived in our isolation wing with another dog and we discovered a local feral cat was sharing their sofa at night.Edit

Although based on his confidence with people and their apparel we believe he was an owned dog, it’s likely he spent his time meeting his pals scrounging and  socializing on the streets of Romania, when he was caught he served ‘time’ in kennels.
Eventually bought over to the UK, he was adopted by a lady in a rural home, who sadly had to give him up due to ill health. Jacko would be happy living with, or without, other dogs, but we suspect would be perfectly happy to be the only one & have all the attention to himself.

Jacko is fine on a lead, but does a good impersonation of a steam train to begin with! He clearly remembers his days of freedom and his recall still needs a bit of work. He is also a seasoned traveler. Jacko is good with other dogs and we suspect he would be fine with confident cats after careful introduction because when he first arrived he lived in our isolation wing with another dog and we discovered a local feral cat was sharing their sofa at night.

Although based on his confidence with people and their apparel we believe he was an owned dog, it’s likely he spent his time meeting his pals scrounging and  socializing on the streets of Romania, when he was caught he served ‘time’ in kennels.
Eventually bought over to the UK, he was adopted by a lady in a rural home, who sadly had to give him up due to ill health. Jacko would be happy living with, or without, other dogs, but we suspect would be perfectly happy to be the only one & have all the attention to himself

Jacko is at the a Sanctuary near Kidwelly & you will need to travel to meet/ adopt him after our vetting procedures are completed satisfactorily.

If you are interested in Jacko please contact us at Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary, via email to:-  [email protected]
& we will send you our rehoming questionnaire.

Bob, age 5 years

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Bob is a Bichon Frise. (Possibly crossed with a Toy Poodle because he is smaller than most of the Bichons we see).

We don’t know much about Bob’s life before he came to us, but believe he was a stud dog. He was clearly neglected and has little experience of the outside world. He had been clipped so short that his skin which was burnt, was sore and uncomfortable and infected. His teeth too were bad. His previous owners said he was surplus to requirements.

Bob really is a lovely boy, but a little reserved , he tends to stand back and think things through. Since coming to join us Bob has lived with other dogs. He mixes very well with them. He loves attention- just needs to know you are going to approach  him. But once in your arms snuggles in and almost purrs. He is still a little unsure on a lead, but coming on well. Bob picks up routines easily ans is comforted greatly by them. His house training has made great strides, but he still needs a bit of help.

Bob is very eager to please, so will be rewarding and fun to train. Though he is a little anxious about being separated from us He travels well in the van.Bob is at the a Sanctuary near Kidwelly & you will need to travel to meet/ adopt him after our vetting procedures are completed satisfactorily.

If you are interested in Bobplease contact us at Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary, via email to:-  [email protected]
& we will send you our rehoming questionnaire.

HOLLY

Holly came to us because she had injured her tail, & her owner didn’t want to pay for Veterinary treatment. She had taken her on to breed from & kept her in a very small kennel.

Holly had been worrying her injured tails & this had become an obsession. It seems to be linked to excitement & frustration levels now & after a few  weeks of distraction. She chases her tail less & les these day & is generally happy to be distracted.

It’s clear that Holly was once an indoor dog & she is very relaxed & happy inside.

We have found Holly a lovely affectionate girl, generally obedient & calm around the place.

 

Holly has been clean indoors & not destructive. She walks well on lead, though pulls terribly, if on a short lead at the start of a walk. On a longer lead she walks much better & responds well to gentle handling to lessen the pulling, simply stop & wait for her to turn back towards you , once the lead is slack, calm praise & carry on. No tugging & yelling required!!!

Off lead, she stays nearby, & constantly checks you haven’t strayed. Off lead she comes back quickly when called. Holly is ok to be left home alone for reasonable periods.

Holly has been good with all our other dogs. She has always lived with at least 1 other, & gets on very well with her ‘canine’ family. She hasn’t lived with cats, but didn’t take much notice when i took her to visit a friends cats. However she is a very strong character and can clash with others, especially bitches so we would prefer her to be an only dog or the only’ girl’ in the household.

We are told that she has grown up with horses & livestock & will ignore them, BUT you should never have a dog off lead with livestock just in case- the farmer is within his rights to shoot your dog if he believes it to be out of control – (that means if its off lead).

Holly had some issues with stomach upsets & lost weight, soon after she came to us. The vets dived in looking at malabsortion syndromes. All tested clear, and we discovered that she has a Grain intolerance so is now fed on a grain free food , which suits her perfectly, and she has no more problems

We have found Holly is a wonderful girl, friendly, affectionate & an absolute delight to have around.

Holly is at the Sanctuary (Kidwelly) and you will need to be able to visit to meet / collect her after  our vetting procedures have been completed.

If you are interested in Holly please contact us at Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary, via email to:-  [email protected]
& we will send you our rehoming questionnaire.

SEAL

This absolutely stunning Australian Shepherd Dog is Seal. He is a lovely friendly boy with people. He lives happily with female dogs, but apparently he can’t live with male dogs- we haven’t tested him extensively with males, though he has been fine with some I’ve introduced him too. He is 7 years old, and has been castrated. He came to us due to his owners illness. His previous owners had several males and just kept him separate. I don’t believe they were able to walk him much, if at all. His exercise was to drive him around in the car with them to compensate for having to keep him away from from the other dogs.

Hence, he is inclined to pull on the lead, other than that his general obedience seems good and clearly some work was put in before illness got in the way. He came in in a very matted state and told us he needed muzzling to be groomed – that has not been the case, he has been really good, in fact enjoys being groomed, though like most dogs who have not been taught how to stand still, he wriggles and squirms to ensure you brush his favourite spots the most, and certainly hasnt needed a muzzle.

He loves his walks and I find him very biddable. He is clean indoors and great traveller. As you can see from his expression Seal has a great sense of humour and loves to make you laugh.

Seal is at the a Sanctuary near Kidwelly & you will need to travel to meet/ adopt him after our vetting procedures are completed satisfactorily.

If you are interested in Seal please contact us at Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary, via email to:-  [email protected]
& we will send you our rehoming questionnaire.

TONIE

This pretty Spanish Senorita is a very young 11. Sadly her owner died and left several dogs orphans. Tonie faced certain death, no one wanted her.

This super friendly girl is so easy to live with. She is clean indoors. Companionable,  quiet and well behaved at home and full of life when out in the garden or on a walk. She is excellent on and off lead.
Tony travels very well,  and enjoys visiting friends and family, just slotting into place wherever she is. Tonie would be ideal for a retired person or couple. She would prefer a country location having come from a rural location she isnt used to lots of traffic and bustle.

She would be happy to live with another dog, but is a strong character so a resident female may not accept her. So a male companion would be most suitable.

Tonie mixes well with dogs of all sizes and has been around horses too. She has been introduced to cats and though she does want to  chase, with effort and care in the early days, could be taught to live with cats.

We will require you to complete our pre-adoption questionnaire before we can proceed. All applicants will be vetted, & will need to be able to travel to the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, South Wales.

Due to the volume of calls we receive, to speed up your enquiry please make your initial enquiries by email to: [email protected]l.com

Unless otherwise stated the dogs are at or close to the Sanctuary. All potential homes will be vetted and a set donation is payable upon adoption. Dogs will have been assessed and vet checked and, unless advised otherwise, will have been neutered, vaccinated as appropriate,  micro-chipped etc prior to adoption. Potential adopters are expected to travel to Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire to meet/collect their chosen dog.

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