Oceana Status: Available

ID: 26715

Name: Oceana

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Swindon, 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.

13-11-2019 Oceana is a 7 year old female ex breeding Bichon. She is incredibly scared and will need an adult only home to help her work through her fears. Oceana does not have any idea about a lead but is fine to handle, she is a very gentle girl with a very sad face. She will need time and a gentle resident dog or dogs with a family that has time to bring her out of her shell. Oceana really does rely on other dogs so a home with one or more is a must and they must be happy to allow her to snuggle up to them and share their beds etc.  With time, love and patience you will see her flourish and change into the most loving and faithful friend.

17-12-19 UPDATE

This lovely girl is Oceana, and sadly she has been with us for over a month now. She is still very nervous of new people and isn't enjoying being in kennels. She desperately needs to find her forever home, with at least one other resident dog to help her learn all about living in a home and how to trust people again. Please give this gorgeous girl a chance at the life of luxury she deserves, when she settles and gets to know you, she will repay you with all her love.

10-02-20 UPDATE
Oceana is the sweetest, most gentle Bichon you could ever meet. This lovely soft pooch, who feel like cotton wool, sleeps all night on my bed or on her dog bed beside my bed.
House training is ongoing and although she does toilet outside she has yet to work out that she needs to ask to go out. After being out she will come when being called and will skips in the back door to run inside if im not in sight.
Oceana is still pretty scared but is making slow progress. She Is still very jumpy at sudden movements. She avoids feet and will take the scenic route when passing or hides until the dreaded feet have passed. Oceana accepts being stroked and although you can tell she sort of likes it, she will slowly slowly move away until she can make her getaway. Touch is intriguing to her and she just needs confidence to settle and enjoy being stroked and cuddled.
Oceana was a good girl at the groomers although she did shake like a jelly she accepted everything. When being dried she even accepted wearing pink ear muffs. We have had to start from scratch where lead walking is concerned and learning to accept the harness was the first step. Leads are being left out for her to get used to seeing them and understand they are not scary. On the two occasions when we ventured out of the front door she has tried to bolt and I was pleased to have a harness, collar and 2 leads on her. She is still super scared out the front of the house and does not even like the porch and tries to hide in the shoe cupboard. Because of this, Lead walking is taking place within the home or back garden and shes not at all keen . This is all new to Oceana and will take time and patience to encourage her.
Oceana certainly needs a loving home where she can feel safe for the first time in her life. If you have lots of time and patience to help Oceana, she will slowly make progress, and, She will 'Love you forever'.

24-02-20 UPDATE
Oceana has learnt the routines in the home nicely. She will go outside when called, come back in when called and in the evening after the last trip to the garden she will take herself upstairs to bed without being asked.
Oceana responds best to the phonic sound shhh and so we now call her Sheeana. She is a larger sized bichon but is not overweight. Lead walking within the home is still ongoing and she has now walked the length of the lounge without sitting, laying or hiding. I feel she may have been hit with a lead and also kicked and this is why lead walking is taking time. Any sudden movement makes her jump and run.
This poor girl will accept being stroked and even when she sees the hand coming she still jumps with the first touch and then settles accepting soft slow strokes. She's beginning to like being stroked and with patience and persistence she will, in time, learn to fully enjoy being touched. She is now taking little treats from my hand and is so gentle you hardly feel anything at all. It's lovely to see her beginning to trust.
Oceana has been lovely to all dogs she has met and she especially likes other bichons. She would definitely benefit living with a confident dog or dogs as She has a lot to learn..... Could you be the one to to give Oceana happiness, love, and a Happy Ending she deserves!!

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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