Perry Status: Available

ID: 23680

Name: Perry

Breed: Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Ivybridge, Devon

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.

08-11-2018 Although Perry looks very much like a poodle he is in fact a cockapoo who has come to us from a breeder. He has a good temperment although is a little shell shocked to find himself in these new surrounding.  Perrty has a cauliflower ear probably from untreated ear infections in the past but  there is nothing can be done for this now and it does not affect him.  Perry is good with other dogs but not sure about people just yet so his new owners will need  time and patience to work with him on his fears and gain his trust so he can learn to accept and enjoy being loved by people.  He is a handsome and kind boy who with the right time and tlc will come round to enjoy the life he deserves. Perry would love a canine companion in his new home who he can copy and who will guide him with settling in and any future training he will need.

31-12-18 UPDATE

Perry has been living in a foster home for two weeks now. He is beginning to fill out a little bit, and overall looks like a leggy miniature poodle, measuring just 14” high at the shoulder.
Perry is the sweetest natured little boy, who loves to snuggle up with you. He is also a very bright little dog, as when he first arrived, he didn’t understand about house training or going for walks but by watching and copying our dogs, he is already well on the way to learning about these things. He is also starting to be brave enough to play.
Perry can still be a bit skittish at times, in fact he is scared of his own shadow – or at least of his reflection - as if he spots himself in a mirror, or the TV when it’s turned off, he has a good bark at the dog he can see looking back at him! He will do best in a home who are prepared to continue gradually building up his confidence with unfamiliar noises and experiences. Perry is very happily living with all size dogs from large to small, and with a dog-savvy cat.

19-02-19 UPDATE

Perry loves people and toys and the majority of the time he now behaves like the playful and affectionate youngster that he is. However, as we have got to know him better, the more obvious is the damage done by his start in life. As a stud dog, Perry would mostly have been kept in solitary confinement with very little socialisation. This means that he is not only very fearful of strange sights and sounds, but sadly, he hasn’t learnt how to interact with other dogs. So, although he is confident and cuddly with our resident dogs that he knows and trusts, he is very distrusting and reactive towards strange dogs he sees out on walks. Perry would like a home with a small, calm resident dog and loving owners who have the time and patience to help Perry overcome his fears.

16-03-19 UPDATE
Perry continues to be a fun, cheeky and loving little boy.  Compared to his photos when he first came into foster, Perry is now looking fit and well, and he weighs in at 7.5kg.
Perry loves his food and so he is responding well to reward-based training.  His instinct is to bark at strange dogs that he sees out on walks, but it is now easy to prevent this by the use of treats.  This means that he is much more relaxed on walks and he is progressing to being able to notice other dogs and then carry on walking without reacting to them. However, he will need ongoing work to learn to meet other dogs confidently and politely.
Perry sleeps quietly in a crate beside our bed at night and loves coming up on the bed for a cuddle in the mornings – his dream would be to spend all night on the bed with us, but our cat doesn’t like to share and Perry knows not to cross her!


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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