Linet Status: Available

ID: 18251

Name: Linet

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire

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.

17-01-2017 Linet is a 6 year old female Bichon Frise who has been given to us by her breeder to find a forever home. She is a very unsure little lady who has a very sweet nature and just needs to learn to trust. She is much happier in the company of dogs of a similar size or bigger and will need a canine companion in her new home to help her get used to the sights and sounds of everyday life and give her some much needed confidence. She will have never lived in a home before and will need help with housetraining and this will be easier if she can follow the example of a resident dog. At the moment Linet is too scared to walk on a lead but as she starts to settle we will gently introduce this to her. She will thrive in a quiet, relaxed home with a patient owner who would like to give her lots of love and patience to help her become a happy family pet. If you can offer Linet the home that she really deserves then please apply as soon as possible and help her to take the next step into a better life. Linet has her own passport. 

08-03-17 UPDATE

When Linet first arrived and came onto my section she was petrified, very sad and shut down, and did not enjoy herself ever. Linet is still very unsure of human touch. She will try her best to avoid us stroking her as it makes her feel afraid and uncomfortable, and when we do, her whole body goes rigid. She is however becoming a lot happier in herself. She enjoys us talking to her and her more confident and fun kennel friend, and looks at us with interest, AND she will wag her tail! She has rather large, very pretty, slightly mischevious eyes, that definitely have a spark to them! I think she is going to become a real character, given the time, patience, understanding and love that she needs. I think Linet has realised us humans can help with her happiness. She LOVES playtime! She has now just started to run around the large sandschool like a loon - and I mean she really runs! Her tail high up in the air, and her mouth wide open, seeming like she's smiling! It's really amazing to see! She will also run with me - in the same direction as I'm going - but at a distance. But she is interacting with us now which is great. What's quite hilarious about our Linet, is the fact that moving leaves fascinate her! She will watch and try to get to them - even if they are behind the fence surrounding the sandschool, and she will get very excited and bark. She will also run in and out from the sandschool easily.
Linet, or Liny as I like to call her, shares her beds and food really well, she ignores the toys in her kennel. She is unfortunately, still way too scared and panicky to be taught to walk on a harness and lead just yet. I will be doing much more one on work with her this weekend and when the time is right I will start to train her in a confined space, because if she somehow managed to get free, there would be no getting this girl back.
What Linet really needs is a quiet home with no small children, another more confident, playful doggy friend, and an experienced, understanding owner, who sees the potential this girl has. And boy does she have lots of that! You just have to watch her play in the sandschool and look into those cheeky eyes of hers! I am proud of how happy and fun she has become, I would just like to get her slightly more comfortable with being handled. She will have another bath this weekend and will be picked up more.

29-04-17 UPDATE
Linnet has come on in leaps and bounds since being in our care.  She is a very small bichon who is still quite nervous but she will allow me to pick her up and place her into the sand school with no problems at all. She still doesn’t walk on a lead but we are working on this, but its a very slow process.
I go into Linnet's kennel a few times a day with a bowl of chicken, i lay across the floor with and i hold a piece of chicken and i stay like that until she comes up to me and takes it, she will nudge my hand for me to drop it as she isn’t yet happy to take it from my hands, i will continue working with her until she does.
Linnet gets on very well with her kennel friend, she’s kennelled with a very placid Lab that has introduced her to playing, she takes all this in her stride and is more than happy to have a good game of rough and tumble. Linnet has got on with all dogs i have introduced her to, so she could be homed with a pack or if not she will have to be homed with at least one confident dog. Linnet has been here for nearly 4 months, it's about time someone out there give her a chance, if you feel that you could offer Linnet a forever home or a foster home then please get in touch and apply, she will be patiently waiting.

21-06-2017 UPDATE
Linet has been in her foster home for 5weeks and although very scared of humans she is making tiny steps forward. People terrify her and she is looking for a home that will give her the time and love on her long journey. She runs into her cage and sleeps quietly all night, during the day she is happiest sitting on the door mat watching all that goes on.

17-08-17 UPDATE
Linet has now been in foster with me for two weeks. Without doubt she is definitely a long term project dog, meaning it could take months and maybe even years for her to trust humans and be able to live a fairly normal life.
Whoever adopts her needs to be extremely patient, calm and understand that progress may be very slow. However on a positive note the joy you will get from watching every baby step Linet takes because of all the hard work will be amazing beyond words.
When Linet is left to her own devices to potter around the garden, mix with my dogs, snooze etc she is actually a very happy little dog. She has settled into my multi dog house and routine very quickly and is a quick leaner. She sleeps through the night with my dogs downstairs quite happily and is clean in the house.
However as soon as I make any attempt to go near her she becomes a different dog. There is no doubt she is mentally scarred and all I can hope for is that with time she will learn that humans and their hands can be kind and full of love because at the moment they fill her with pure fear. So this means that at the moment to handle her she needs to be cornered and she is not ready to start waking on a lead although she has coped with having a harness on, as soon as any pressure goes on the lead she will throw herself around to get away. She will attempt to bite in pure fear at the moment because this is the only way she knows how to cope with it.
So she's now been with me two weeks, after an initial bath which wasn't fun for either of us I have let her be, minimal eye contact with her as she hates it and just very subtle attempts to stroke her back and take food from my hands. There are small signs of progress, I can touch her albeit very lightly, I can walk past her with my arm out and she doesn't run a mile but there is still a very long way to go.
She can only be moved from the house to the car in a crate because if she ever escaped I don't think you would see her again so her safety is of the utmost importance. When she does start to walk on a harness it will need to be in a secure area initially so she is safe.
Her forever home will need at least one confident resident dog who she can learn from and a secure garden that she can enjoy pottering in. She is starting to play with my beagle so there is a playful side to her as her confidence grows which is lovely to watch.
I know that Sylvia believes there is a home out there for every dog and I have confidence that there will be the perfect home for Linet in the future. The sadness in her big brown eyes make me want to do everything possible to ensure her future makes up for everything she has been through in the past.
If you feel you can offer Linet what she needs and are prepared to stick with her through the good and the bad then please fill in an application as we'd love to hear from you.

27/12/19 Linet is now back in foster, she has improved a little and now does not run when you walk by her but will sit and watch from her chair ! She is a very scared little dog who will need a lot of time and patience to get her to come around. It breaks my heart to see such a damaged dog so fearful of humans who should be her friends. 

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.


The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
 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. 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. 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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