Indigo Status: Reserved

ID: 25030

Name: Indigo

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Leigh-on Sea, Essex

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.

5-4-19 Indigo is an ex-breeding bichon.  She is a very nervous girl at the moment and needs someone who has lots of time and love to offer. She is a sad poor girl who needs regular interaction with people to help her know we don't mean any harm.  Indigo will need a quite, calm and experienced home with at least one other dog to help her.  She will watch what they do and start to copy them which will help with house training and lead walking.  However, these things will not happen overnight and Indigo will need someone with plenty of time and patience to help her adjust to her new life.

11-06-19 UPDATE

Indigo has been here for over two months now and she has come out of herself a lot since she first arrived.  She is a very sweet girl, I only spent time with her today but she let me smooth her for some time and was very happy to stay there, she even give me some kisses!
She gets on very well with her kennel friends and loves being out in the play yard with them. She will need a resident dog to help her with walking and house training. As Indigo gains more confidence she is going to be such an amazing girl even more than she is now! She is looking for a forever home that will show her all the love she deserves and give her the time she needs to grow and finally have a happy life.

03-07-19 UPDATE

Indigo has been with us nearly 4 months!! She could really do with getting into a home to gain some much needed confidence, she loves being around other dogs and gets on really well with them she just needs to start trusting humans. Today I sat in the yard with her and her kennel friends and she really enjoys having treats but didn't want to take it from my hand although she was trying very hard to be brave.  I am sure with a few minutes spend on this each day she will learn to trust.

30-08-19 UPDATE

I am finally in a foster home and I love everything about being part of a family. I have adapted to home life really well, it’s fun and I am being so brave. I am inquisitive and I love my food.
This is all the things I have learnt so far this week :
•Sleep quietly in my crate all night
•Take treats from my foster mums hands
•Eat my food next to the other dogs
•All toilet breaks have been in the garden
There is one thing that worries me and that is humans touching me . I am happy to approach them and sniff them, take treats from them but I still get really scared if I think they are going to touch me. I am starting to trust my foster mum though and I sit on her lap now and she tells me how special I am
I absolutely love being with the other dogs as they make me feel safe so my forever family would need to have a kind dog to help me learn more and humans that are special, ones that will love me for the beautiful soul that I am.

08-09-19 UPDATE
Indigo is absolutely loving the sofa is starting to get excited about all the benefits of living in a home . She really benefits from being in a calm environment and needs a special person that recognises Indigo has a lot to learn about humans but also that Indigo has a lot to give and In the right home will bring so much joy.
Indigo must live in an adult only home as children would be a little scary for her right now and she also needs a confident/ kind doggie friend to snuggle with. Indigo is a dog that does not like to be handled so needs an experienced owner that can help her trust humans.

23-09-19 UPDATE

I have been in my foster home for 4 weeks today and I am so happy , it is exhausting as there is lots to see and learn. I am open to learning and excited about life and really am ready for my forever home , just look at all the things I have learnt to do so far.

  • I am crate trained and happy to be left at home for a couple of hours during the day and sleep quietly at night
  • I walk on a lead in the fields • I take treats from anyone that visits and like to go and sniff them
  • I am clean and do all my business in the garden

But by far the biggest thing I have learnt over the last 4 weeks is that not all humans are scary and I am so much happier about my foster mum handling me. I now stop and let her pick me up / carry me to the fields and I am just a lot more relaxed when she holds me. She can put the harness on me and stroke my chin while I eat treats. I am starting to understand that humans can be kind and I like feeling loved.

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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