Connie is a 3 year old female Poodle cross Jack Russell Terrier. She is a very pretty slightly shy girl who has not had the best start in life nor much exposure to things however remains incredibly sweet natured and keen to learn. Connie has come from an environment with multiple dogs and has never lived as part of a normal home; because of this she will require housetraining (however she is very clean overnight in her kennel) and consideration will need to be given integrating her into a home routine. She will not be familiar with household noises or the hustle and bustle of everyday life but adjusts well to change and has accepted things here very well albeit at a slower pace that some of the dogs that arrived with her.
Connie is initially quite shy with strangers and can back off and do a little bark at them. It doesn’t take her long to warm up though and once she knows you she is incredibly affectionate. Potential adopters will need to take things at her pace and give her the time and patience to approach them. Connie is good with dogs and shares her suite with some however she is a bit of a “fun police” at mealtimes when everyone gets excited. She isn’t aggressive but does start to tell them off for getting too excited; Connie likes meal times to be calm. She could live happily with other dogs but would also suit a dog free home as she’s not fussed either way.
Connie has never had any kind of coat maintaining so needs a calm understanding owner to teach her about brushing, nail clipping, bathing etc. She generally does accept handling and grooming very well but is fidgety and impatient with it all. Her coat will require grooming so potential adopters need to be aware of this. Please note these photos are prior to being groomed when Bonnie first arrived and she will have a full groom prior to adoption and the mats removed.
Connie has also never been walked and is not accustom yet to wearing a harness or walking in it. We have begun training her and overall she’s doing really well with it but new adopters need to be aware if could be sometime before she walks like a normal dog on the lead and a great deal of time before she’s able to be successfully let off the lead. Care will need to be taken teaching her recall with a long line etc. We would recommend starting lead walking in a garden or secure area and building from there.
Connie is quite vocal and likes the sound of her own voice; she certainly makes it known when someone is there. We have began crate training her which she accepts very well. She does not have any separation problems and hasn’t shown destructiveness whilst with us but we would recommend putting her in a crate or behind a secure gated area when she is not being monitored as she has never lived in a home before and may investigate. Due to how fearful she is we cannot accept applications from families with resident children under 13 years of age. Connie is nervous and needs her confidence building. We do not feel a home with young children would be beneficial to her at this point.
Connie is unsure at first and weary of strangers. The “fun police” at meal times, very affectionate and friendly. Connie is essentially a complete blank canvas. She has a beautiful nature, is very smart and is keen to learn but needs a calm understanding patient owner to work with her and teach her the ways of a home. Bonnie has never lived with children and is nervous so needs a home with resident children age 13+. As previously mentioned she could live with a suitable dog but would also succeed as an only dog. She is incredibly affectionate once she gets to know you and it is high time for her to learn how to be a dog and be loved for the wonderful individual she is. She requires basic training, housebreaking, lead training and socialising. She would benefit highly from puppy training classes.
Connie is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and will be subject to a home check and adoption donation.
Pupcakes offer all adopters 4 weeks free insurance with Petplan and a complimentary voucher for a box of free food from “Nutriment Raw.”