Amy is an 5-6 year old ex-breeding Bichon Frise girl who has been with us for some time as she is looking for a very special female only home. We do get a lot of ex-breeding dogs come through our doors but Amy is one of the more extreme cases. She needs lots of patience and time to see if she can become that very special family member.
Amy is fine now when she wants to be touched or picked up, her confidence with women is growing but still needs work with men. She will wag her tail and get excited when she sees her foster mum and follow her around. She will get up on the chair next to the sofa where foster mum is. She will take a treat gently from her foster mum but will snatch it and run away when offered one from her foster dad. She will occasionally give a fearful growl when foster dad walks in but will settle in the same room as him now. Amy is too nervous to live with children. She isn’t too comfortable sitting on a lap, she prefers to be on the floor.
As an ex breeding bitch from a puppy farm Amy MUST be rehomed with at least one other small confident dog. She prefers smaller dogs and doesn’t interact with the two bigger dogs at her foster home. Amy has just started to play with a Shih Tzu in the next door garden.
Amy has been with cats in her previous foster home and is more scared of them than them of her.
In the home, Amy needs lots of time and patience to continue to grow in confidence. Sudden movements and noises will frighten her but should improve in time. House-training is fine with someone around to let her in the garden regularly, but is awful when she is left and she will toilet in fear. She will only walk through a doorway if the door isn’t touched and you walk ahead of her.
Amy suffers from very bad separation anxiety. She doesn’t like being left at all, gets very stressed and will scratch the walls and doors and bark. She is now crated when left but still gets very stressed. Amy sleeps in a soft crate at night and is fine as long as she can see her foster mum.
Out and about, Amy is very scared of the outside world and will try to escape at every opportunity. Initially she was on lead in the garden, but now she is happy to be off lead if she has another dog to follow. She will follow her foster mother when on a loose lead. She travels fine in the car in a crate.
We are looking for a home with preferably a lady and a small dog(s) to encourage play and give Amy confidence. A quiet, patient home will be best to give her the best chance of settling and relaxing into home life.
Amy is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet Amy in her foster home in Par, Cornwall.
If you are interested in adopting Amy please read about our rehoming process and complete a Pre-Adoption form ( link here ) and one of our adoption coordinators will contact you for a chat.