Marinara Status: Available

ID: 23152

Name: Marinara

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
North Somerset, Avon

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.

18-09-18 Marinara is a 5 year old female Bichon who has come to us to find her forever home. She is a very frightened girl, so will need a very calm, gentle and kind home. She will need an experienced home, where her new owners have had scared dogs before. Marinara has never lived in a home before, so will not be house trained, and is not yet walking on a lead. She will need another kind resident dog to live with to show her these things and be her friend. Bichons tend to love company so with some TLC she will relax and start to shine. Marinara has a passport.

14-10-18 UPDATE

Hi it's Marinara - but they call me Kim here. 
I have been living here for nearly 2 weeks now.At first i was very scared but I have relaxed now and make a beeline when Foster mum sits down and have a lovely cuddle on her lap. I also like pinching her slippers and take them to my bed,the other day I pinched her wellington boot as she was wearing her slippers I don’t chew them.
I’m very good when they go out and leave us and we all have a Kong with cream cheese to lick. I’m clean in the house and ask to go out I also wake her during the night to go out FM says I’m a very good girl.
I don’t mind having my harness on but it’s a bit scary going outside but yesterday FM carried me to the end of the road and I walked all the way home,it took a long time as I had to sniff everything. I’m living with 2 other dogs 1 is a Golden doodle and the other is a Cavachon we all get on well and we all cuddle up with mum on the sofa. I’m a bit wary of new people and children but I’ve met FM grandchildren age 8 and 11 and I do let the girl pick me up and give me a cuddle but I like FM cuddles best.
Today I went to visit Jo a nice lady who gave me a mini makeover I was very brave I was washed dried clipped and had my nails trimmed and I smell lovely .I was good in the car and soon relaxed. I would like a quiet home with someone who is home most of the day and a mum whose lap I can sleep on. I does prefer women but doesn’t mind my foster Dad stroking me and walking past but it’s still early days. I sleep in a crate in the bedroom at night and only wakes up if I need to go out. And a nice kind doggie friend to keep me company and show me the ropes.

15-10-18 UPDATE

This is Marinara’s first walk on a lead.  I’m very proud of her she has come a long way since she came in to foster 2 weeks ago. The video isn’t very good in the beginning as she went round in circles and I had to walk backwards!

24-10-18 UPDATE

Marinara we call her Kim now walks all the way to the field and back with her foster sister Rosie. Kim walks along the footpath on a dropped lead this video is the first time she has run after Rosie.

13-11-18 UPDATE

Marinara Hi I thought I’ll do a little update.I have been in my foster home over 6 weeks now and loving living in a home for the first time. I’m used to the routine now I love my walks and even try to put my legs in my harness,foster mum doesn’t have to carry me now I walk all the way. I’m not frightened of cars and now walk past people on my walk. I’m OK meeting other dogs big and small. I get on well with my foster sisters though I will have a wander with them in the house and garden I don’t play with them.and I haven’t played with toys yet. I know when it’s bedtime and go out for my last wee then up to bed for my bedtime treat we all dash upstairs for that.l sleep in my crate with the door open and I’m clean and dry all night. I think foster mum would like to keep me but she wouldn’t be able to help all the other dogs that need to learn about living in a house and have kind people looking after them. It’s time for my dinner so I say goodbye for now love Kim.
Kim is looking for a quiet home with out young children and someone who is around for most of the day and another doggie friend to keep her company. Kim sleeps in our bedroom with us at night. We leave her to go shopping and has the free run of downstairs with my 2 dogs.

01-12-18 UPDATE

Hi it’s me Kim (marinara) again I had a big day yesterday I went to see Jo my groomer again I freaked out a bit so I skipped having a bath (Foster Mum gives me a shower or puts my feet in warm water in the kitchen sink I am quite happy and don’t grumble)
Well back to Jo the groomer they decided I would just have my hair cut it was getting long and you couldn’t see my beautiful eyes,I didn’t have my ears or tail trimmed as they are just beginning to grow nicely. Then Jo trimmed my nails I was a very good girl. I now share my crate (in FMs bedroom) with MT Catsa we both sleep all night and don’t have any accidents during the night.I don’t have accidents during the day as foster mum seems to know when I need to go outside.
I enjoy my walks with MT Catsa and foster sister Rosie we don’t pull and are all very good. I am beginning to run around the field and do a bit of exploring I really enjoy my walks and try and put my foot in the harness aren’t I clever!
Well it’s tea time bye for now love Kim xx Marinara

A note from Foster Mum - I think Kim would like a home with a retired couple she has bonded well with me and is happy for me to do anything to her and has never snapped or growled at me or my husband.She enjoys her cuddles and follows me around the house and garden. She doesn’t like children my grandchildren are 8 and 11 and Kim isn’t comfortable when they are around.

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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