Debra Status: Available

ID: 22114

Name: Debra

Breed: Bichon Frise Cross Poodle

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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.

19-09-18 Debra has been returned after a brief spell in a home as a member of the family suffered an allergic reaction. Even though she is a poodle cross this does not mean she is hypoallergenic and any potential adopters need to be aware of this.
24 hrs in with Debra and she has been clean in the house and slept soundly all night with 1 of my dogs downstairs. She will walk on a lead but is a beginner and still has a way to go. She is cat friendly and loves the company of my dogs and is quite playful. Ok to live with teens plus but not small children as they would be too scary.  Debra is still quite nervous but will approach you for a fuss with my dogs and take treats from your hand. Loud noises and fast movements scare her so a softly softly approach will secure her trust when she feels ready.

11-11-18 UPDATE

Debra, who we called Queenie, is settling well. She LOVES her walks and does little squeaks of excitement. What she really wants is to be off lead running with the other dogs, but she isn’t quite ready for that yet as she still startles at sudden movements.
Queenie loves other dogs, to play and cuddle up with. She fits in easily with a pack and is neither submissive or dominant here.
She regularly does zoomies around the garden and bounces like a deer. What Queenie loves most in life is food. She has the body of a poodle x bichon but the stomach of a Labrador. Once her nerves have passed, this should make training (and recall) easy.
She is incredibly intelligent, so learns routines quickly, but this also means she’s likely to be mischievous too.
Queenie is clean and dry in the house but won’t ask to go out. I would expect this to regress for a while once she moves to her new home. She’s come a long way, but she still startled easily and will only approach if you are sitting down and move slowly. She loves a fuss and to snuggle up on the sofa with you, and whilst she loves my children, she wouldn’t be suitable for a home with younger children or a busy house hold.
Queenie was groomed recently and found it quite distressing. It took 2 groomers to calm her. They both remarked at how intelligent she is. Anyone who homes her needs to consider this when finding a groomer for her, they need to be incredibly sympathetic to her fears and not use big noisy machinery near her. Her coat will need lots of looking after and regular trips to the groomers. Currently Queenie is scared of brushes etc, so regular grooming needs to be worked on slowly. She’s a lovely girl who needs to find her forever home where she continue to flourish.

13-12-18 UPDATE

Queenie continues to settle in well. She loves loves her walks and comes over excitedly to have her jumper and harness put on, then jumps in the car to get going.
She comes to her name and a dog whistle, licking her lips waiting for a treat. We walk in a busy bridle path so off lead walks are still a work in progress as I worry that needing to get her back on the lead in a hurry would startle her.
I crate her when I go out and she’s fine with this and goes to her crate happily when I say “bed”.
Queenie loves a fuss and a cuddle, she snuggles up with us on the sofa, but will still worry if you moved suddenly. This will just take time poor girl.
She loves children and leans on them for a fuss. Last night she spent time cuddling into a visiting 6yr old. My reservation over young children is purely to do with sudden movements scaring her. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body. Visiting grandchildren would be fine as I think she will continue to calm and gain confidence in her forever home. I think she’s likely to regress a little at first though as it took us a while to gain her trust, but once she has it, she’s very loyal.
She seems to rather like men, she’s approached any visiting us straight away to say hello.


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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