Dennis Status: Not ready for adoption

ID: 22111

Name: Dennis

Breed: Bichon Frise Cross

Age: 8 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Churchill, Bristol

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.

31-05-18 - Dennis is an 8 year old Bichon cross who has been a stud dog all his life. He has come to us almost blind and so he is very worried about the changes that are happening all around him that he can barely see. We have done a test to see how many tears he is producing and the result is zero so we have started him on some eye drops which will hopefully make his dry eyes feel much more comfortable.   He has sore skin that is being treated and a cherry eye that will be fixed when he is neutered.
Dennis has never been taken for walks or shown how to walk on  a lead. He has never sunbathed in the garden or snuggled up on a lap to eatch TV. He has never lived indoors and doesnt know anything about housetraining yet. He will need a kind dog in his new home who can guide him and let him learn all these new things. Most of all he needs a patient, special person to call his own and let him enjoy home comforts for the very first time but what he needs most of all is the Gif of Sight.

22-07-18 UPDATE
Dennis went to Rowe vets in Bradley Stoke for the start of his journey to getting some sight back. His eyes had already been checked by Rowe's and we had been given 3 weeks to condition his eyes as much as we could so on Thursday he had his Cherry Eye repaired and his tear production gland put in the right place. He also had the crystallised Cataract shattered and scraped off his eye. His surgery was long and difficult. He is now staying at Rowe's and all being well he will have another op on Monday to have an implant put in and this will lubricate his bad eye automatically for a while. He will then come home for 2 weeks and then go back for his cataracts doing and this lovely scared boy will hopefully see for the first time in years. The sad part is we now have to raise another £1300 so l afraid our begging bowl is back out and if you could help we would be very grateful.  Thank you.

06-09-18 UPDATE

Dennis,  who we call Teddy has been with us quite a while now. His eyes had been so bad for so long he is very lucky to have got some sight back. This is due to the fabulous people who donated money to his fund and to the great care of Rowe vets. He had to have his cataracts removed but he had to have a lot of conditioning beforehand. He is doing well, although still very scared he seems happier now he has some sight. He is a terribly abused boy and finds it hard to believe people mean him no harm. He breaks my heart sometimes as he is such an inoffensive chap. He loves my dog Kai and here is a small video of his homecoming after his operation.

14-10-18 UPDATE

Dennis has had his eyes done for over a month now. From the saddest little reject Bichon who was blind and petrified, progress has been made. He is now a much happier boy, still scared of people touching him but will happily walk by people now . He is house trained and sleeps all night quietly. He gets on with all dogs provided they are not too boisterous as they still scare him a bit. He has recently been on his holidays with another fosterer and has been very well behaved and was delighted to be introduced to the beach. He loves his walks now and travels very well in the car. We know it will be a big ask for him to get his forever home with there been so many younger dogs available but he has had a vile 8 years and really does deserve to get a family that will adore him. This little fella's journey has been a long one but we do now see great improvements.

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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