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-If you really can’t email, then please telephone Fionna on 07976-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

Note: it goes without saying that ALL dogs should be supervised around children, and ALL children should be taught how to behave with and around dogs. Tail pulling, poking, sitiing on or climbing on dogs is NEVER acceptable behaviour.


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.


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.

                                                                      LUCKY


Lucky is a Cavalier x Terrier. He is about 7 years old and STILL waiting for his forever home. He has been badly let down by humans at some point and has clearly been treated cruelly by someone, we believe it’s likely it was by a man, resulting in him needing time to trust new people. He needs a patient family ready to slowly build his confidence with them. 

Lucky is fabulous with other dogs, he has lived with a child, but would prefer an adult home. His requirements are very simple, all he asks for is good food, a comfy bed (preferably yours), lots of cuddles, a soft armchair or sofa to share and plenty of country walks. 

In return he will be the best friend you have ever had, he will be dependable and loyal, always pleased to see you no matter how much of a mess you look, he wont leave the toilet seat up, the lid off the toothpaste, nor steal your make up, loose the car keys or pee on your floor, AND he will act as an early warning system to alert you to potential dangers.

If you are interested plesse email:-  [email protected] And we will send you our adoption enquiry pack.

                                                  BONNIE (top) & CLYDE




Medium sized Crossbreeds, Bonnie & Clyde, are looking for homes together or individually. They are about 5 years old.

Both are friendly with other dogs. Bonnie really is not good with cats. Clyde on his own seems uninterested in them, but with Bonnie around he will join in the chase. 

Bonnie is very affectionate, and is fine with other dogs when out, but can be bossy with dogs coming in to her home. Bonnie is clean indoors. She hasn’t been destructive. She also travels very well.

Her hobbies are:

Cuddling

Sitting on laps

Eating 

Playing with other dogs

Investigating what everyone else is up to

Car rides

Chewing raw meaty bones

Hogging the bed

Hiding all the toys

Oh and chasing cats, squirrels, rabbits etc

Clyde also needs a home. He is also delightful friendly and affectionate, and not at all bossy like her. 

His hobbies are mostly the same. 

But he isn’t quite as keen on chasing – unless Bonnie is involved, then he is as keen as her. 

He loves trying to pull harder than Bonnie when on a lead. 

Herding is his forte, and when they were first in rescue care they had puppies. Clyde took full responsibility for all 8 of them.and kept them all in a nice tidy group for Mum, Bonnie. 

He also like pinching everyone else’s food.

They are happy to stay together if you can’t choose one over the other. But will consider separate home offers too.

They have no experience with children so won’t be homed with under 12s.

They are currently living the dream at the Sanctuary, near Kidwelly in South Wales.

To apply please address your enquiries to Bonnie & Clyde by email to [email protected]  And we will send you our adoption enquiry information and questionnaire

Due to the volume of calls we receive, to speed up your enquiry please make your initial enquiries by email.
                                                                       SCRAPPY

                        

Scrappy is a 5-6 year old male Cross-Breed. Scrappy would dearly love his very own home, he has been waiting for almost two years. He is a very friendly and affectionate young chap, but is territorial so needs proper introductions to strangers or new people when at home, mixes well with other dogs, but doesn’t like cats – his terrier handbook clearly states that must be expelled from the vicinity or exterminated.

He currently lives in the farmhouse with a bevy of terriers and two big dogs. He is clean indoors and not destructive. His previous owner had young grandchildren and he was good with them. However he didn’t live with them full time so will not rehome him with resident tots or under 10’s.

Scrappy loves his home comforts and his favourite perch is on the back of the sofa or armchair pretending to be your scarf. Scrappy is at the Sanctuary near Kidwelly. After interrogation potential adoptors will be expected to travel to meet / collect him.
Please send your application to Scrappy via email to [email protected]



                                                                     ZUZU


Zuzu is a Romanian cross breed. She is another totally unique dog, a big dog on small legs, but not deformed like a Bassett Hound.

                     

 We believe she is no more than 5 years old, possibly as younger. Zuzu is a super friendly girl, she loves everyone and has been a quiet and (mostly) well behaved dog here. She does enjoy being with people, and can be a bit of a clown and finds it impossible to stand up if there is any chance of a belly rub. She definitely isn’t a dog to be home alone ALL day.

She gets on well with the majority of other dogs, she has clashed with one other bitch. They simply dislike each other, but did not fight. She happily lives with many other dogs here, and regularly walks with and meets other dogs of all sizes when out.
Zuzu does enjoy her walks and loves investigating new places with pals- human and canine. She goes off lead on her walks, and has a fabulous time running and investigating her environment. 
She travels well and has been clean and not destructive indoors.
Zuzu hasn’t been fully cat tested yet, but her initial visit went very well with her taking very little interest in the cats she saw. She has met and played with our horses- yes they all 3 played, lying down together when tired. She has also behaved well with a friends horses, been respectful and kept her distance.  So would need to be kept away from other livestock as I assume she would also see them as her new best friends. 

She is currently living with Fionna at the Sanctuary, near Kidwelly in South Wales.

To apply please address your enquiries to Zuzu, by email to [email protected]  we will then send you our adoption enquiry information and questionnaire
Due to the volume of calls we receive, to speed up your enquiry please make your initial enquiries by email.
                                                             ROMEO


Romeo is a 5-6 month old male Cross-Breed. Currently approximately knee high and about 5-6 months old. His early life was tough and he loves being pampered. Romeo is looking for a loving and calm home in a country location. No towns, busy roads, babies, noisy children or stroppy teens. He loves other dogs, has met cats and behaved beautifully.


Romeo travels well. He walks nicely on, and off lead, has been clean and well behaved indoors (with supervision because we dont want him to make mistakes, and because we dont know enough about his life before).

Romeo has been well socialisedand is even ‘Cafe’ trained, and settles down nicely while you enjoy a well earned coffee after a walk. 



Romeo is living with us at the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
If you are interested on adopting Romeo, please address your enquiries to Romeo, for an adoption enquiry questionnaire, by email at:- [email protected] 

All potential homes will be vetted and a set donation is payable upon adoption. All dogs will have been assessed checked and all approprite veterinary work will have been done prior to adoption. 
Potential adopters are expected to travel to Lizzies Barn to meet/collect their chosen dog.

                                                                

                                                                                ROXY

Roxy is a beautiful Whippet x. She is only a pup, born in April this year.

It is due to sad and unforeseen circumstances, that Roxy can no longer live with her family. They adored her and are absolutely heartbroken to give her up. Roxy has a wonderful temperament. She lived with children of 5, 9 and 12, and has mixed with many more. As a result she is excellent with children of all ages, but her excitable moments are probably too bouncy for the very young. She is very playful and loving to all. Roxy has fantastic social skills with other dogs and was a favoured regular at her local dog park, Where she interacted and played well with other dogs of all different breeds. She is still very playful as most puppies are, and has a few mad moments when anything exciting happens, but soon calms down. She also travels very well. 


Roxy has been brautifuly looked after and her owners worked hard with her training. She is well behaved indoors, respects the stair gate, sits on command, as well as ‘give paw’. So far she walks reasonably well on a lead. Roxy is also able to walk off the lead in protected areas such as a country park or the beach where her recal is pretty good, though she is still essily distracted.. She is quickly grasping the concept of ‘Stay’ command. She is very easy to teach having quickly become house trained. she is a very obedient dog and eager to please, so a joy to teach.

Being a puppy Roxy has chewed an few items such as a oven glove. We have found that she is in need of toys to revert her from doing things like this. At night and when there is no one home, Roxy sleeps in a training crate. This provides comfort for her and also ensure that she says out of mischief.

Roxy would be a fabulous addition to a family, and would love a home with another dog or dogs to play with. 
Note; although we are happy to rehome Roxy to a family with children. It is important that ALL dogs should be supervised around children, and ALL children should be taught how to behave with and around dogs. Tail pulling, poking, sitiing on or climbing on dogs is NEVER acceptable behaviour.
Roxy is living the dream with Fionna at the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, South Wales, whist she waits for her perfect family. 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 addressed to ROXY at:- [email protected]


SARA

We believe Sara to be a Rhodesian Ridgeback X Podenco. She is 18 months old.

Sara was dumped in a bin before she was weaned. Found by a youngster  will call Eva, inexperienced in rescue, she did her best. |Soon after rescue Sara she was homed in a less than appropriate home, of which we have few details. But we do know she was not fed well, and allowed to roam on the street at 3 months. Sara has always had an  home. Not particularly good homes, but homes nevertheless.

When Eva found Sara wandering she took her back, and tried again. This time she was given to students. But the students disappeared at the end of term, didn’t want to or couldn’t take her so left her on the streets. Eva was told that she was scavenging, raiding bins, and trying to attach herself to anyone who showed her any attention, and she was still barely 4 months old.

At this point another kind individual got involved and took her off the street and put out an emotional plea for a foster place, to save her from the killing shelter of Almeri

A temporary placement was found until other arrangements could be made.

This is that foster Mum’s story

“Sara is such a brave and special girl with a big heart, sometimes you come across a dog in your life that just steals your heart.  Sara is that dog. Over and above all the rest, much as I love all my dogs to pieces, Sara has carved a place in my heart and it will always be hers”

Sara was just over 4 months old when she came to me. She even had painted toe nails (!!), she was resource guarding, she was dragging her back leg. The vet said it was weakness from malnutrition. She was skinny, undernourished and terrified of men.

The Vet told us she was suffering malnutrition (fed but poor diet or wrong diet) so she was a scavenger. On a proper diet her leg recovered completely.

She lived with me, my husband, 3 dogs, and 2 cats, and was excellent. She had a few issues which we addressed successfully including separation anxiety. I crate trained her and she was happy to be left for reasonable periods.  She never soiled in the house. She was obedient and affectionate.  A little timid of strange men at first. She was a bit of a barker/ a guarder.  

When she first came she was possessive over her food and bowls, with the other dogs, but we overcame that and she learned not to be over protective around food

 I had her vaccinated and then spayed (around 8 months, 2 months after her first season).  

Sara got along fine with all my other animals and was a pleasure to be around, she was an exceptionally loving dog (loved cuddles on the sofa).  She is a really affectionate loving dog. The most cuddly dog I’ve ever had.

She would romp around with my youngest dog Bella. This is the reason we could not keep her because Bella injured her leg, and needed permanent, gentle exercise and rest to heal, crashing around and wrestling was a big no. We were finding it impossible to keep the dogs apart to maintain ‘low impact exercise’ for Bella

Sara was always very playful and, very responsive.  Full of enthusiasm and the joys of life yet soooo chilled when we chilled. She loves cuddles on the sofa, she was so traumatized when she came to us that we encouraged her to cuddle up on the sofa to help boost her confidence, and feeling of belonging.

She learned very quickly. Her recall was perfect. We have had her off the lead on the beach and in the fields.  She was wonderful.

Sara is house-trained, and has basic training so understands basic commands. She needs more lead work but is doing really well. Her recall is good but on transfer to a new home, would need to bond with her new family before being allowed off the lead. 

One of her little foibles is that she barks. I don’t mean all day and night, I mean that she has a loud bark and she is a protector so she likes to alert us to intruders but in her mind that includes birds, tortoises, hedgehogs, anything she heard. This lessoned as she became more secure. She sounds fierce but she’s a softy. She isn’t a nuisance but does likes the sound of her own bark!  

She is good-natured, intelligent, a bit mischievous, good fun.  She has still a way to go before she reaches adulthood. 

Sara needs a 6 ft fence, as she has been known to clear our (lower) fence if the dogs next door invite her to play 

She is coming to the end of the chewing stage in her life but small items such as children’s’ toys may be too tempting if they are on the floor. She would assume that they were hers without a shadow of a doubt.  She might steal teddies and dolls if she had half the chance but she is intelligent and a good learner. I would hate to think that a chewed up precious toy would result in her getting her marching orders.  

We have only seen her with children out on walks on the beach.  We encountered 3 children ranging in ages from 12 down to toddler with the middle one somewhere between. The children were playing in the sand and Sara was running free.  They were running and playing and throwing sand and buckets and making lots of exciting noises as children do. So Sara was curious and went racing up to them, stopping a few feet away, bowing and wagging. When the youngest threw his bucket of sand at her she thought that it was a great game and ran circles around them.  Returning, bowing and wagging.  When they chased her she thought it was a game and ran away wagging as pups do, returning for more.  So my conclusion is that she isn’t afraid and wouldn’t be aggressive.  But, depending on the children, could be a bit giddy if they were over excitable. Sara is not a dog that would be aggressive with them…more likely fearful if they were brutal with her.

 

Would Sara benefit from a playmate.  I can only say that yes, Sara loved to play with my youngest and she is great with all other dogs that she meets, very friendly and waggy.  Never aggressive even when attacked by other dogs (runs away). 

But, and a BIG but, she didn’t like to share her humans.  She always pushed the others away, even the cats, if they came near. She wanted me for herself.  She couldn’t have me to herself and she wasn’t aggressive because of it (aside a bit of resource guarding in the first few days which was probably my fault because I gave her too much attention) but she did make it clear that she felt ‘miffed’ about sharing her humans. We used to think that she would be very happy as an ‘only dog’ provided that she went to socialising classes and puppy playtimes” 

 

Our opinion

We can confirm that everything Sara’s foster mum has said is correct. She is a fabulous dog. She is a delight to live with.

Sara does push the others out of the way if she wants affection, and shouts at them to back away from the door if we are coming through, oh and she takes the blankets outside, sometimes pulling them out from under another dog. She also travels well, loves to run, has a super recall. She is already a bit of a globe trotter having lived in Spain, France and the UK and hence has a valid Pets Passport

 

Sara is currently living with Fionna at the Sanctuary, near Kidwelly in South Wales.

To apply please address your enquiries to Sara, by email, to [email protected]  we will then send you our full  adoption procedure information, and questionnaire.

On adoption you will be required to sign a legally binding contract.
Due to the volume of calls we receive, to speed up your enquiry please make your initial enquiries by email.

 

Write ups to follow for the dogs below
PEEVEY  

                                                                       
TIA



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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