ID No.: D.35.21
Age: 2 year old
Reason In: Unwanted pet - I cannot be rehomed to Whitleigh or Dartmouth as this is where I came from.
Can I live with Dogs?
Yes – I like other dogs so would be happy to live with another dog and make friends.
Can I live with Cats?
No- I am looking for a home without cats.
Can I live with Children?
No - I am looking for a home with adults only (18+)
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Hello! I’m Moley. I first arrived at Gables in September 2020 having been severely neglected. I was harbouring such a huge flea population that I had become anaemic and my hair was so matted that it had to be cut as soon as I arrived. I was in a lot of pain with the tightly matted hair pulling at my skin but I was also very scared as I didn’t know what was going on. When the clippers upset a big colony of fleas by my tail I was bitten all over by them and I panicked. I span in circles snapping and biting at my own tail with the pain. Unfortunately I really hurt myself and I had to go straight to the vet to have the rest of my hair cut off and my wounds treated under sedation.
When I returned to Gables I was feeling very sorry for myself. I was wary of everyone, scared, cold because my hair was all gone and very sad. I didn’t understand that these people where here to help me and I didn’t want anyone to touch me. I continued to bite my own tail as a way of coping with how stressed I was feeling and because I had wounded it so many times I had to wear a cone. I couldn’t go for a walk because I panicked every time I felt the lead or harness on me which caused me to bite at my tail again. My tail had become sore and infected and in the end I have to have it amputated, as it was thought this may help me. I was also put on some medication to make me feel better. Once my tail had healed and the medication had kicked in I started to feel a lot happier. I began to play with toys, I really enjoyed spending time with my favourite humans and I even started to appreciate going for walks. I made a few dog friends too (I love dogs) and I even had some lovely play sessions off the lead with other dogs.
I am still on the medication which really helps me feel better about life, however, when I feel REALLY stressed about something I will still chase my tail from time to time. I am not a fan of the vet either, but then who is? I can be anxious when meeting men, especially if they are wearing a hat or a hoody so I will bark at them but I soon come around when they offer me a tasty treat.
In January 2021 I thought all my dreams had come true when I met a family who was willing to take me home, warts and all. We met a few times so we could get to know each other before I went home and it all seemed to be going swimmingly well for the first few weeks. Unfortunately I found their working patterns, busy household and comings and goings too stressful and this caused me lots of anxiety leading to me lashing out at them. This just wasn’t something they were able to cope with so they had to bring me back.
I’ve been back for a few months undergoing more rehab as I was not a very happy little man. I fell out of love with the person I loved the most at Gables before I had gone home but we have managed to repair our relationship now. I have been through an awful lot of trauma in my life and it has taken me a long time to be ready to think about looking for a new home again. I feel now the time is right to start putting the feelers out there but I will have to be very strict about what I am looking for.
I need to find a very quiet home with 1 or 2 adults only and absolutely no children, visiting or otherwise. I need a quiet life with a stable routine and you must live within a 5 mile radius of Gables so my friends here are on hand to offer support. I am happy in the company of other dogs so a dog friend would be no problems. My new pawrent/s must have owned difficult and snappy dogs in the past as I am much too complicated for first time owners. You will also need to realise that the road ahead is going to be tricky, challenging and I will need lots of support, care and understanding.
Please don’t take offence if you aren’t matched up with me. I know finding ‘the one’ is going to be tough ask and it is so important that I find the right person this time.