Thicket Status: Reserved

ID: 24118

Name: Thicket

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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.

11-12-18 Thicket is a 2 year old female ex breeder Bichon. Although shown as 2 year old on her passport we think she could be a little  older. She is a nervous girl and runs when approached. She will need another dog as yet she doesn't walk on a lead, needs to learn house training and is a bit hand shy. She is a pretty dog and will settle in your arms and enjoys a fuss. In general Thicket is a little unsure of things at present but will settle with time and patience. She has a passport.

30-01-19 UPDATE
Despite having a sad and worried expression on her face most of the time, Thicket is such a pretty little girl. She is a quiet, sweet, kind, gentle, lovely little lady who keeps herself to herself, and minds her own business. She does spend her days cuddled up to her kennel friends in bed though, and shares her beds, toys and food perfectly well!
When us humans come along, Thicket proves quite inquisitive, and will come running over to have a nose! I feel Thicket has learnt to keep her personality under wraps a bit ... She has a wound on her left side, which is the result of being attacked by another dog just before arriving at Many Tears, and I think this is why she doesn't feel comfortable enough to show us much of her personality, bless her. I think in time, and in a safe, loving, warm home environment, Thicket, or Thea as I call her, may become a playful, happy little girl as I have seen slight glimpses of this. At playtime she runs out her kennel and into the sandschool alongside her kennel friends. She is proving to be slightly more confident in doing this since a more confident dog has been put in her kennel. However, she will run away if we go near her but she is otherwise easy to handle.
For example, we have to clean Thea's wound twice a day and she is so brave when we do this. She is patient and non reactive and her wound is healing nicely. When playtime is over, Thea will run back in - she is such a good girl!
Thicket will most certainly need to be homed with another more confident resident dog who will provide her with the doggy company she needs to feel happy and secure and further develop. Her new canine companions will help teach her new skills like house training and walking on a lead etc. Maybe you have one or more kind, possibly playful dogs for her to become friends with?
I do hope someone comes forward for our sweet little Thea soon. She has been treated awfully by humans in the past, and has obviously been treated badly by at least one dog in the past too. I think she could be easily picked upon. I'd love to see Theas little face lift, and her tail wag. I've only seen her wag her tail once.

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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