Cupper Status: Available

ID: 20528

Name: Cupper

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 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.

05-11-2017 Cupper is a nervous 3 year old bichon who has come to us from a breeder.  She will need time to settle into her new life and a home with at least one other dog to help her. She is not house trained and doesnt yet walk on a lead but with patience and and gentle encouragement she will learn. She really deserves to know that home life is great and that there is a whole new world out there where she can be loved and cared for.

12-02-18 UPDATE

Cupper has been at the centre for quite a while now and it breaks my heart that she is being over looked time and time again. She is such a cute bichon, who just hasn't been shown what love is  yet. I was put on her section yesterday and within only two days of working with her she allows me to stroke her and pick her up, although it does take patience and a gentle tone. Once you pick her up she will relax a little but it'll be a while until she feels completely comfortable being handled. All it will take is some TLC and lots of understanding for this beautiful little girl to blossom into the sweet and loving girl that I know she is desperate to be. If you have the time and patience to give Cupper what she needs, at her pace, then please fill in an application form, so this sweetie can finally start living the life she deserves to live.

12-04-18 UPDATE

I’ve had Cupper (I call her Lottie) for 3 weeks now and I’ve seen small improvements in her progress, she is still very fearful of people and will bark at them in fear she has settled with me and now trusts me enough to come to me for a treat also is now happy to come in the door with me standing beside it and will come up the stairs to see where I am. I’ve not tested her with children or cats and at the moment she is not walking on a lead but is beginning to understand going outside to go to the toilet. She is a project dog for someone who has time and patience to make her into the dog she deserves to be but please be aware that this could be a long process and only tiny steps at a time, she obviously has had a very bad life so far and doesn’t understand that humans can be kind. She seems happy to be around all my dogs including my big “scruffy mutt” but she loves to curl up with my own Bichons but she currently sleeps in a crate with my Cocker (she just went into bed with her and continued to follow her every night since).
I would not want to rehome her to a family with young children as I think it would be too much for her, someone who is home most of the day or retired would suit her best. 
I hope one day her dreams will come true and she will find that one person who will change her life forever and she can blossom into a happy go lucky dog that she should be.

06-07-18 UPDATE
It’s been a while since I’ve done an update, that’s because it’s hard to do updates when the progress is so slow but I’m happy to say we are moving along.  She really was quite terrified and shut down when I got her but now she is only wary of me but is slowly coming around to trust that I won’t hurt her. The picture is her at my side at 4.45pm (dinner is 5pm) quite happily waiting for the next 15 mins but now when I’m dishing up their dinner she will paw my leg as if to say “hurry up I’m hungry” She no longer will run from my voice or when I look at her so this is major progress in my eyes as she now seems comfortable in my home. I still can’t pick her up but in time that will come, If you are interested please be aware that she is only started her journey of feeling safe and secure and that journey will be a long one but I always think the most satisfying when they are this scared, she no longer growls at me in fear I now just get “a look” for which I just laugh at her and she seems to shrug her shoulders and wander off ! If you feel you could be her final destination on her journey then please consider her. 

06-01-19 UPDATE
I’ve had Lottie AKA Cupper with me for quite a while now and although she is still a project dog she has made strides in the right directions.  She will allow me to pick her up and does relax in my arms after a while but she is still a very cautious dog. As yet we have not been out for a walk as she finds the big wide world very frightening and any odd noises she will try to run. She does love to run around the garden and in the summer will spend most of the day out there.
She so deserves a home she can call her own but she needs someone who has experience with very scared ex breeders who will give her the time to find peace and happiness. She’s happy to spend time with either my little ones or my large Foxhound cross, she was best friends with my Cocker whom I lost 3 months ago and I think she has grieved her loss as much as I have so this is a little dog with a lot of heart. If you feel this might be the girl for you please apply.

15-04-19 UPDATE

Cupper AKA Lottie as she is called here has come along in laps and bounds recently and is now walking on a lead which she enjoys immensely once you get her out. She is still a little nervous of unusual noises but as long as she has a mate with her she’s happy.
Lottie has had a very bad start in life and I have fostered her now since May when she was so fearful that I could not get near her and would growl at me in fear (she has never bitten me). She will need an experienced home who have knowledge of very fearful dogs but it's so worthwhile bringing them around.
When I first got her she spent the entire day in her crate but now she stays close to me and will even sit with me on the sofa in the evening although I do have to put her on my lap!! She is used to visiting dog savvy children and dog savvy visiting adults who make a lot of noise but as long as she can go back into her crate she’s fine.
Lottie is one of the worse and hardest cases I’ve had to foster as she has had such a bad start in life but she is blossoming into a lovely dog. If you would like to help her finish her journey by giving her a forever home please apply.

07-06-19 UPDATE
So I’m known as Lottie at my fosterers and I think it’s time I was saved from her, I’ve always liked her in the past but today she made me go for a walk in the rain and just look at me do I look happy ?
I know it was probably my fault as I did go and jump in the car ready for my walk because I do LOVE walking but as a good foster parent she should have seen it was raining and we Bichons don’t really like getting wet. I’m not as sacred as I used to be but I know I still have a long way to go before I can trust people I don’t know and I will need my forever parents to know how I’m feeling.
I don’t want to be around children as they scare me but I don’t mind if they are only visiting and leave me alone. I do need another doggie friend to make me feel safe and I now feel I’m ready for the next stage in my journey and find my forever home. I hope some kind and loving and very patience person will fall in love with me and choose me to be their forever dog.

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. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) 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.

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





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