Harriett Status: Available

ID: 23238

Name: Harriett

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Kings Lynn, Norfolk

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.

27-09-18 Harriett is a 4 year old female ex-breeding Bichon Frise. She is a very scared girl who has never been beyond her breeders and so is finding the big wide world rather overwhelming. She doesn't know why we would want to pick her up but despite her fear she will allow us to do this. She has never lived inside before and so is not housetrained nor lead walking and will need a kind dog in her new home to her adjust and settle to her new life. She is a little poppet who given plenty of love and time will start to shine.

02-11-18 UPDATE
Although she has had her coat shaved Harriet is still a beautiful bichon! She’s such a happy waggy dog with her friends! I first met her in the yard and she ran around with a waggy tail, she came over and sniffed my hand, but shyed away, she did this a few times, she desperately wants to be friends but just doesn’t have the confidence yet! Although her progress is slow it’s solid progress from the nervous dog who wouldn’t go near anyone, she’s heading in the right direction.
Harriet still has sad eyes as she’s wondering why she’s still here.  She would blossom in a home environment where her family would show her it’s ok to trust! Because behind those sad eyes are bright twinkly ones because there’s a huge personality in there dying to break out.
Harriet will allow you to handle her and pick her up although she has no idea why we ask this of her, she’s a very willing little girl. Harriet would need another dog at home to show her the ropes! Harriet just wants to be loved and wants a chance at a normal life. She doesn’t walk on a lead yet and isn’t house trained but with time that would come for sure!

21-11-18 UPDATE
How we all here wish our darling Harriet was in a home environment!  Unfortunately Harriet, or Hari as I sometimes call her, is a little under the weather at the moment. She has an ear infection and because she scratches it she has to wear a cone on her head to prevent it from getting any worse. She is not keen on the cone but manages really well! She will even manage to eat her food from her bowl without any assistance from me bless her!
Her right eye has also become ulcerated - we think it is because she has been scratching her ear and possibly caught her eye at some point. She is receiving ear drops to one of her ears and eye drops in one of her eyes. She is a sensitive girl and tries wiggling out of our arms when we give her her medication, and might also cry on occasion too, bless her. She is clearly in discomfort from both, but soldiers on and is still a happy girl despite these issues. Both her ear and eye will get better very soon.
Harriet is such a brave girl....I guess she has had to learn to be brave in her life before Many Tears. Anyway! Harriet is a happy girl, who ADORES her kennel friends! She is a a calm, gentle, relaxed, easy going lady, but when she meets new friends or sees one of her kennel buddies after they've been for a walk, the usually slow, laid back lady comes to life and gets a little animated!  She will play bow and then dive up (not very high!) and give her new doggy friend a few kisses and a paw! She is adorable!
Harriet really loves her fellow doggy friends and gets on well with every single dog she meets and is kennelled with. She is showing us glimpses of her true personality and character. Hari spends the time in her kennel snuggling next to her kennel friends watching the goings on from there. At bedtime she will take herself off to bed and put her head down ready for what is hopefully a good nights sleep for her.
At playtime she will now run out of her kennel and jump down the step leading into the corridor to her play yard. But on the way back, she cannot manage to jump up the large step and cries so I help her - something she's a little reluctant and nervous of but only because she is still getting used to human contact.
Hari is gaining confidence and is starting to realise us humans are quite nice. She will approach us for a nose and to say hello, and will stand in front of us for treats and to have a brief stroke, but she will run away if we approach her or if she thinks we are going to pick her up. I would have liked to have started her harness and lead training already, but because she's been feeling a bit low, I will wait until her ear and eye are a little better.
Harriet is a gentle, sensitive, innocent, slightly worried lady who adores her fellow canine companions and loves to play with the more playful ones, and snuggle into the more quieter ones. She will need to be homed with another more confident resident dog in her forever home. I hope Harriet doesn't have to wait much longer...her sister went into foster weeks ago, so hopefully it will be her turn this weekend.

02-01-19 UPDATE

Harriet has been here  for 4 weeks now and is begining to be less timid and hand shy, a trait she reserves for men as she shows interest in being friendly to any lady visitors. She is good with other dogs and when we had a visit from a female Maltese X last week she was quick to make friends and play. 
Lead walking and recall are still to be sorted, she does recognise her name and has started to come when I call her so not too much longer to go on this front I hope.

02-04-19 UPDATE
Harriet or Harri as she is known here and now answers to very happily, is doing well here at Hotel Chihuahua. She is slowing loosing her hand shy difficulty and now asks for attention and fussing. Meal time routines and bed time no longer cause any problem and she will come and take treats from my hand. Stairs remain a slightly awkward proposition to her. She goes up but is very fearful of going down, asking me to carry her. Another job in progress as is lead walking. She needs a lot of encouragement to keep up with the others when we go out. I hav treid her off the lead, in an enclosed aera ( the back pastuer at my daughters farm) and she's quite happy with that, coming back when called.

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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