Drisco Status: Available

ID: 23712

Name: Drisco

Breed: Bichon Frise Cross

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Nottingham, Notts

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.

09-11-18 Drisco has come into us as an unsold pup from a breeder.  He is a sweet, kind lad who sadly has no idea what people want to do with him so he just shivers and shakes as you approach and cuddle him.  He will need another kind and gentle dog in his new home to copy and learn new skills  from such as housetraining and walking on a lead. Drisco is young and with the right encouragement, kindness and lots of patience he wil settle and his personality whill shine though.

10-02-19 UPDATE

I’ve had Drisco for 4 weeks now and we’ve made a little progress. He’s still very scared of visitors and will run and hide at the top of the stairs, people knocking on the door startle him and he will move as far away as possible. He doesn't mind general household noises like the vacuum cleaner or washing machine though.
He is learning to trust me and will sit by my side and let me stroke him, sometimes even turning his head to me when I stop as if to say “carry on”. He knows when it’s bedtime and will rush upstairs and dive in his crate before my own dogs have even made it to the top of the stairs. He eats well and will take treats, he loves cheese and the fish treats I make.
He’s clean in the house as long as you have the door open or take him out, sometimes I have to carry him into the kitchen so he knows it’s time to go toilet. He won’t drink or eat out of any bowls on the floor so I have to take the bowl to him on the chair before he will take any, if I put him down with his food he just jumps back on the chair, I think if I didn’t do this he wouldn’t eat or drink so I'm working on this.
He’s had a harness on in the house and doesn’t really mind it but as soon as you attach a lead he crouches down and freezes so this is a work in progress. I think he’s a little scared of my own dogs as they can get quite noisy when playing, the growling and barking seems to worry him but he will run around with them in the garden till they start wanting to play.
I sometimes see flashes of the puppy he should be. When he thinks no one’s watching he’ll start playing with a toy but if you look at him he stops and looks so worried as if he thinks he’s going to be told off. Drisco really needs an adult only home where his new owner has experience with scared dogs and has a kind and gentle companion to be his friend. He will make a lovely addition when he comes out of his shell as he is so sweet and gentle. It will be a long road ahead but well worth it for this little boy.

18-02-19 UPDATE
Drisco has had a bath and mini groom and he was as good as gold, although scared and a bit shaky he soon settled down and I think secretly enjoyed it and as you can see from the picture is looking so different from his time in kennels.
He's now drinking off the chair but still won't eat on the floor so has his meals on the chair. I'm still working on this but it's a slow process. He doesn't like being on a lead yet and the walks are very stressful for him although there are intermittent signs that he wants to explore. I'm going to borrow a buggy to get him to the park then put him on a long line to see how he is then, hopefully he will run around with my dogs and start to enjoy his walks. He did his first zoomy this week but it was in the evening and he was outside so all you could see were flashes of white and hear the clacking of his nails on the decking which got my dogs very excited and they rushed out to join him.
Inside with me he continues to improve and loves his strokes and treats but is still nervous of sudden movements and is very frightened when I have visitors or the doorbell rings. If I bring him in when there are strangers in the house he just curls up and flattens down till they've gone so it will take a long time to earn his trust. He's well worth the time and effort though as he's so sweet and cuddly. Any applicants will have to have a lot of patience, experience and a quiet home, a minimum of 1 hour a day to be left alone till he's more settled as although he's scared to follow my dogs on a walk he doesn't like being left behind either. Are you the person little Drisco is waiting for to give him the life he deserves?

20-04-18 UPDATE
Drisco is still very wary of new things, visitors, noises and needs reassuring all the time. He will let strangers pick him up but tenses up then slowly relaxes till they put him down then he jumps back on the sofa to be with me. He’s the gentlest little boy and loves his cuddles though and is very good at being groomed.
He will spend his day sleeping on the sofa after a little play with my Chloe as he doesn’t seem to like being outside in the daytime but when it starts getting dark will often go out and play by himself if Chloe doesn’t want to play. His favorite thing is to tip up the water bowl I have outside and then run round the garden with it but he will play indoors with the toys.
Drisco doesn’t mind getting wet and while my dogs dislike going out when it’s raining he seems to love it. He still doesn’t walk on a lead but will wear a harness all day without any problems. He needs an area where he can be on a long line where it’s quiet but I don’t have the facilities near me to do this as I have to have one of mine on a long line and they just get tangled up with each other making it very difficult.
Considering he’s really still a puppy Drisco acts like an old man most of the time just lazing about. He doesn’t like being left alone though and is happiest with human company. He seems fine with children as my 2 year old Great Granddaughter visited and although he was wary didn’t retreat to the garden as is his usual habit when approached, just ran round the chair till he could jump up with me. Anyone who takes Drisco on will, with patience and love have a little star. He will take a while to get used to his new surroundings though so someone with experience and understanding would be best for him.

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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