Nigel Status: Available

ID: 21934

Name: Nigel

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Devizes, Wiltshire

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.

11-05-18 Nigel is a 5 year old exbreeding Bichon. He has mixed feelings about finding himself with us - he is neatureally very worried about leaving everything he has ever known before but he is curious and can already feel how nice kind words and gentle hands are and likes it. He has never learnt how to walk on a lead before and has never lived inside before so will need to learn all about housetraining. He will need a kind dog in his new home to guide him and show him these things and to be his best doggy friend...he needs a best human friend too and will love being spoilt.

07-09-18 UPDATE
Nigel has been here quite a long time and at last there is enough progress to report.
As you can see from the photograph he is a little bit camera shy.  Nigel is still quite hand shy unless you’re sitting down, when he becomes very cheeky.  He loves to have a cuddle and if you stop he’ll paw you asking for more!!   He can’t get on the sofa yet, but waits to be picked up.  Nigel has only been doing this the last couple of weeks and looks so proud of himself.
He is clean day and night.  Loves his food.  Sleeps all night and gets up full of the joys of spring.  He has been groomed and although it was not too long after he arrived, he was very good.  He isn’t walking on a lead yet, but doesn’t mind having a harness put on.
Nigel will need time, patience and lots of love to bring out his full potential.  He will not be ‘ a quick fix’ but the journey will be worth it.  He is a sweet boy who is beginning to enjoy home life and would love a sister or brother to cuddle up to and play zoomies with.

24-10-18 UPDATE
Feeling super proud.  Nigel had his first proper walk on his lead!!  Not very far, mind you, but it’s a start.  It can only get better.
He has come on so much although when there are visitors here he still disappears into the crate, but at least he doesn’t turn his back on them.  He sat on the settee with my son the other night and let him stroke him.  Another first!
Nigel is such a sweetie.  He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body.  Once he gets to know you he’s cheeky, playful and loving.  And he still can’t get on the settee by himself.  He’s clean all day and night.  The picture shows how laid back he is now (the other two are mine).
Nigel would like a family either with no children or they would need to be older and a companion that would let him cuddle up to them.

04-01-19 UPDATE

Nigel is a sweet little soul.  He's not the bravest person but he wouldn't hurt a fly.  He is so gentle and loving.  He sleeps downstairs in the crate with Pip, and they're quiet all night although the crate isn't closed, so they have been known to get all the toys out for a midnight play. 
Nigel does walk on a lead, but needs a companion to walk with and his favourite part is coming home, when he positively runs.   He is getting better at going past people, especially men, who scare him to death.  But he will let my son stroke him.
He loves playing with little kong balls that squeaks and barks at them and then loses them under a chair!!  He's so funny, but it hasn't happened overnight.  It has been a long, slow journey and going at his pace.  Nigel loves his food and is clean all day and night.  He is still a bit hand shy and will sometimes take a treat.  He has been left for a couple of hours with no problems - but what a welcome you get when you return!!
Nigel so deserves a home of his own with a friendly companion and owners that have the patience to take him to the next level so that he really  knows what happiness is.

09-02-19 UPDATE
It’s official.  Nigel is a couch potato!!  With the weather being so bad the last few days, especially the wind and rain which he  doesn’t like,  he’s taken to the settee.  He’s really taken to going for walks and doesn’t spend all the time trying to turn round and come back.  He will now pass people in the street, all be it with caution.
He doesn’t disappear into the crate as soon as my son gets home.  Progress has been slow but it is worth it.  He is a sweet, gentle, loving boy who is ready for his forever home.  He probably wouldn’t cope with small children and he definitely would need a little companion to copy and keep him company.



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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