Lizzy Status: Available

ID: 26072

Name: Lizzy

Breed: Bichon Frise Cross Maltese

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Warminster, Wiltshire

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.

5-9-19 Little Lizzy has come to us from a breeder. Poor little Lizzy is afraid of human touch and goes  stiff when we try to handle her and clearly doesn't understand at the moment that we are here to help. Lizzy is going to need a home experienced with scared dogs and without children where she will be given time to settle into life with people.  She needs plenty of love and handling and with gudiance from a resident dog or dogs she should start to come out of her shell. If you have plenty of time, love and paitence to offer Lizzy this will be repaid tenfold as once she knows she is loved she will transform into a wonderful little friend.

07-11-19 UPDATE
Lizzy is starting to come out of her shell in her foster home.  She loves my dogs and snuggles up happily with my own 2 girls. She is however still frightened of me and runs away when I walk towards her.
Lizzy’s house training is coming on well and she now has very few accidents. She has not started her harness and lead training yet. She will need a very secure garden as she loves to explore and will jump on flower pots to get over fences given half a chance, so for this reason I think she would need a home with at least a 5 foot solid fence with no gaps, and nothing near the fence to let her get any higher than ground level.

30-11-19 UPDATE
Lizzy continues to come out of her shell, she is however still  scared of human contact and does her best to avoid me getting too near her.
I can however now stroke her as long as I sit on the floor, this is a big step forward for her as she would not allow me to touch her at all when she first came into foster.
Lizzy loves to snuggle in with my own girls and here she is at the back left side, of the snuggle pile on an armchair.

03-01-20 UPDATE 
Lizzy is still nervous of being handled, although she now follows me into the kitchen to get a treat or supervise the food being prepared. Even then, she keeps just out of reach, if at all possible. She is not fully housetrained yet but if I leave puppy pads behind the door she will use them, sometimes even when the door is open. I must admit she does not like going out when it is raining and I have to go out with her to try to make sure she does toilet out of doors. Lizzy will definitely need a little friend in her new home as she loves her doggy friends and is very dependant on them.

23-01-20 UPDATE
Lizzy is now starting to come out of her shell. She is still a scared little soul but she will now let me sit with her on my lap for a short time, without shaking. She is still nervous and for this reason she needs a quiet calm home without children as they would simply scare her too much. I am now going to start putting a harness on her but I think it will take a few weeks before she is brave enough to have a lead attached to it.

15-03-20 UPDATE
Lizzy is now wearing a harness for a short while every day, she shakes with fear when I put it on, but if I then let her go and sit with her friends she settles down and does not try to bite the harness off. She does not like to have a lead attached to her harness yet but I have now found that if I use a long training line instead she tolerates it, as she does not have to get too near my feet. She is still practicing in the garden and hopefully in the next week or so she will be going for a little walks outside my garden.

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.
 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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