Alice ^


Alice ^ Status: Available

ID: 23458

Name: Alice ^

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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.

16-10-2018 Alice is an exbreeding Bichon Frise. She is  extremely nervous and untrusting of all people at the moment so her adopter will need to have experience of nervous dogs.  Alice is so scared she will panic and she is going to need a lot of tlc to help build her confidence up. She is reliant on other dogs so will need a kind dog in her new home to copy housetraining from and to buddy up with.  Alice will take some time to come around but in the right home, with the right people, time and affection she will come around eventually.  She really needs a chance to experience all the good things life has to offer her and enjoy the rest of her life with her forever family but would find children too much at the moment

27-11-18 UPDATE

WOW has Alice made progress here at Many Tears!
When I first worked with her when she first arrived, she was SO wary and untrusting of us humans, and really did not want us to handle her. You had to be very slow and very careful if you needed to touch or pick her up as she would tell you not to! These days however, Alice is a very friendly girl with people she knows well! She will come running over to see us, ask for fuss, and really does LOVE having a stroke! She closes her eyes and almost falls asleep.
Her transformation has been amazing! She is also fairly comfortable around people she doesn't really know, if a little shy bless her. Alice is a beautiful, big bichon, with big, round, loving, slightly mischievous eyes!
She gets on very well with larger female dogs - her best friend in the whole world is Kirry the confident, friendly, gentle female beagle! They spend these cold days and nights snuggled up together and Alice looks so comfy if she's laying on top of Kirry, and so peaceful if she's snuggled into her!
Alice gets on well with male dogs too, whether bigger or smaller. So...currently...Alice would need to be homed with a larger female dog, or a male dog of any size, as these are the dogs she gets on best with. Alice shares her beds, food and toys wonderfully. At playtime she will run in and out to the play yard. She is now very comfortable with her life at the minute and with her day to day activities. However, obviously there is lots more of the World for Alice to see and experience.... She has started to learn how to walk on a harness and lead. The first time I took her out, she was very very scared and clearly out of her comfort zone. Her whole expression on her face changed - her eyes widened with fear, and she lay close to the floor and wouldn't move. She is now slowly getting used to the little bits of the outside World that she sees though - and she feels much better and more confident if her best friend Kirry is with her to provide her with the doggy company and support she really does need. So this is something her future forever family needs to be aware of - the fact that Alice will probably be quite scared in new situations and surroundings, but will get there in time - just like most of our dogs here at MTs. Alice is a lovely, quiet, laid back kind of girl, who is starting to really enjoy human affection...I think she's fab!


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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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