Charm Status: Available

ID: 22461

Name: Charm

Breed: Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 10 Months

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Swansea, West Glamorgan

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.

18-07-18 Charm is a lovely cockerpoo who was given to us by a breeder as she has what we believe is a luxating patella.  Charm is a bright gentle pup with loads of love to give.  If you are choosing this dog because you are looking for a hypoallergenic dog please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee that ANY dog will not cause an adverse reaction in allergy sufferers including those crossed with bichons or poodles. People can be allergic to fur, dander and saliva so please consider carefully before adopting as it could save the heartache of having to rehome a dog you and your family have grown to love and the dog will also not understand why it has lost it's home.

30-07-18 UPDATE

After her initial shock at finding herself yet again on the move, Charm (called Poppy here in foster) has settled beautifully. While she loves my two older dogs, it is humans who she lives to entertain and please. We are working hard to help her catch up on all the puppy milestones she has missed to ensure she becomes a superb little companion who can go everywhere with her human.
Charm is the perfect mix of both Cocker and Poodle, with beauty and brains, love and loyalty and a great sense of fun and play. She can already seek (the phantom knicker nicker) and retrieve (flip-flop fetcher) with those huge expressive eyes of an accomplished snuggle bug.
Toileting is regularly outside now, with the odd use of puppy pads if caught short indoors and she sleeps happily in her crate all night and for naps during the day. Until her second vaccination later this week, we have been carrying her in a frontpack on our walks which still takes ages to get anywhere as her adoring public stop to admire her.
It would be so much better for Charm to be in her forever home with owners who are in the position to finance surgery if she needs to have this on her leg and who have the time to help her  recovery and and do the physio needed.  This would mean she will have gone through an invaluable trust  bonding process for her with her new humans. However if no one comes forward we will send her to a specialist and she will recouperate in her foster home before ready for adoption.

16-10-18 UPDATE

Charm (Poppy here in foster) has had a tough start in life. Her surgery for a Grade 4 luxating patella needed to be extended from 1 hour to 3½ hours as the bone had also grown in the wrong direction, requiring a splice and re-position. Her recovery has included lots of crate rest, medications, manipulation of the joint and very gentle, specific exercise. As is often the case, the surgical pins migrated and required emergency extraction after 5 weeks, which has delayed her recovery somewhat.
The joint is currently unstable while new bone grows, so her play and exercise is very carefully monitored. Fortunately, Charm is not in pain and enjoys daily outings in the doggy buggy so she can participate in normal pup socialization and learning about the outside world. Indoors, she is a very entertaining, loving and funny Poodle character, while outdoors, she is definitely all busy Cocker with her nose down.
When the vet gives the say so, we will be looking for a loving and active home for her, with a fun, active and kindly resident dog of a similar size. Having been through so much, she is very reliant on doggy and human companions and separation anxiety may well be an issue. New owners will need to be around full-time and be prepared to continue the ongoing rehabilitation of the joint so that she makes a complete recovery and can enjoy the rest of her puppyhood at normal Cockerpoo speed.

27-01-2019 UPDATE

Charm (Poppy here in foster) is still undergoing extensive physio and hydrotherapy, months after the corrective surgery and doing well. This will need to continue in her new home for the next few months at least so that she doesn’t revert back to her old bunny-hopping gait and can keep her body in balance and free from pain.
She can now manage walks at a steady pace, but must stay on a lead and maintain good posture as she could overdo things in her busy cocker excitement. As her limbs are still growing (6.7kg) we cannot be sure that she will be 100% fixed and fit for the future, but the signs are encouraging if she continues with the current rehab programme.
She learns very quickly and will need plenty of brain games and stimulation to prevent boredom and behavioural issues in her new home. She is very reliant on kind but firm dog and human companions so separation anxiety would be an issue without both in her life. New owners will need to be around full-time and be prepared to continue the ongoing rehabilitation of the limbs so that she fulfills her potential and can enjoy the rest of her life pain-free.
She is a very affectionate and entertaining little diva and will make a delightful and loving companion...but with her brains and determination would rule the roost if not checked firmly!

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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