Carry Status: Available

ID: 25428

Name: Carry

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Witney, Oxfordshire

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.

30-5-19 Carry  is a lovely girl but quiet shy and worried at the moment. She has come to us from a breeder and will allow you to pick her up and does settle in your arms with kind words of gentle encouragement, Carry will need another dog in her new home to help her understand what home life is all about.  She will watch and then start to copy what they do which will help her with house training and lead walking.  She has absolutely no idea about the world and has never seen inside a home so this will be a little new and  overwhelming at first but with time, love and patience you will watch her blossom.

05-07-19 UPDATE

There is no hiding the fact that Carry prefers to be with her kennel friends than with people at the moment so for now she will definitely need at least one resident dog in her new home. I put a harness on Carry today for the first time and I'm happy to say that she was fine with wearing it and is happy to be handled by people. Next time, Carry will be taken out with a more confident dog to help her relax when on a lead. Even though Carry is quiet with people, she is quite calm and gentle in your arms and I would expect her to become even more friendly towards people in home.

29-07-19 UPDATE

This is Carry who has been with us now nearly two months which is hard to believe. She is so much more relaxed now compared to when she came in. Carry is 7 years old but still full of beans around her kennel mates so would need another dog in the home to help settle in. She will slowly come up to you for a sniff but then go about her business LOL. Please help us find her forever home.

07-08-19 UPDATE

We had the absolute privilege spending time with this gorgeous girl today, including giving her a bath, brush & blow dry. She was an absolute angel in disguise, so tolerant, trusting, gentle and patient. Lots of kisses and licks for my 13 year old son, she is just the perfect princess, albeit a little worried. This little girl needs her forever home now. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt her will have one very special girl indeed.

17-09-19 UPDATE

Carry aka "Caz" is making small positive steps but remains very worried by her human foster family right now. She appears to be more relaxed with males as opposed to females which is quite unusual. She is happy among her furry four pawed companions and will need to be homed with at least one other calm and confident dog (s) that can show her how wonderful a loving home can be. You will need to be experienced, patient and understanding of Carry's needs. She tolerates wearing a harness but is sadly too afraid for walking as yet. She is a security risk so awareness of the potential dangers MUST be appreciated. She is a beautiful gentle soul who is overdue her happy ever after. She really is a gorgeous little dog in need of special people to continue her rehabilitation.

04-10-19 UPDATE

It is fair to say that Carry Bichon is probably up there amongst the most terrified little dogs I've met in a very long time. Her fear of humans is heartbreaking and  it is now her time to shine.  I first met Carry when I was down at the Centre with my son in early August. We were on dog washing/grooming duties when Keith whose section she was on brought in this tiny worried little girl in dire need of a bath. She was clearly very scared but coped amazingly well and allowed us to do our thing. Little did I realise the fear she had of us, particularly of me. A few days later I brought her home to foster and it was only then that I realised the level of trauma this beautiful soul was carrying.
She was definitely more comfortable around men, completely overwhelmed in the home and even the garden was just too much of a scary place. There's no denying how hard it's been at times, but the small steps she has been making has been a joy to watch and every minute worthwhile.
In the last 2 and a bit weeks, her life has been changed once again by the arrival of two young exuberant puppies who have caused quite a storm - in more ways than one! A little apprehensive how their presence may affect her, she has taken it all in her stride and what happened here yesterday just made the flood gates open as far as tears was concerned. Very clearly their big and bold characters have given her new found self confidence and I now feel that in celebration of this that this beautiful girl's profile and story is given a lift.
My post might be a little emotional for some, but my point is only to highlight the need to appeal to the very best of human kindness and find her the forever life she deserves. This wonderful girl does not have a single bad bone in her body and, whilst she still has a mountain to climb as far as overcoming her fears, she has shown what a brave soldier she really is. I love this little one completely and am hoping that her special somebody is reading this.  She will need at least one other kind confident resident dog, and a experienced kind and above all, patient human to help her continue her journey to a happy life. The video shows only a snap shot of her progress but enough to see her beauty and braveness. The end of the video shows a very short moment of complete and utter joy.

31-10-19 UPDATE

Cazzie Bear, MT Carry is progressing really well. We have had her in foster 3 months now and although still a frightened little girl, she is taking brave steps every day. Last week she took her first lead walk, such a clever girl.
Caz is looking for an experienced home who have understanding of scared dogs. She will require at least one other confident dog to make her happy and relaxed. It is clear that she is more relaxed around male species, both human and her doggy companions. I have seen her at her happiest and most confident around her own breed. Another male Bichon would definitely make her heart sing although she currently lives amongst 6 other female dogs consisting of Westies, a mini Dachsy and a jackshitz. When coming into contact with other Bichons it is clear that she knows her own kind.
Carry has a fear around human legs and can be frightened very easily from sudden movements and walking close to her. It is often necessary to approach her from ground level therefore good mobility would be a must.

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.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
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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