Tilly-Toes Status: Available

ID: 25485

Name: Tilly-Toes

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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.

11-06-19 Tilly is a 4 year old ex-breeding Bichon who will need some TLC. She is a gentle girl who's a little bit nervous so we are looking for a quiet home with a friendly resident dog for her to copy and learn from. Tilly doesn't walk on a lead yet and won't know anything about house training or living in a home so she'll need lots of patience and love from her new family. 

10-07-19 UPDATE

Tilly-Toes is gaining confidence day by day and although still nervous she is now learning to walk on a harness. Yesterday she walked a little nervously behind her room mate Chester keeping an eye on me, but after a little practice she got more and more confident focussing on her walk rather than who was behind her.
She is such a sweetheart who does like human contact but has yet to learn she can trust people. She comes up to you and has a sniff before pulling back a little. 
Tilly-Toes will at this time still need a quietish home with a current resident dog to help her settle in and show her how to live in a home. She will still house training and to continue to walk on a harness until ready for a lead. If this beautiful girl could be the dog for you, please come and meet her.

21-09-19 UPDATE

Tilly Toes came into foster in Berkhamsted only 3 days ago but is settling in well. She is nervous but very inquisitive and will approach for a treat when offered. She doesn't quite trust me enough to enjoy a stroke and belly rub yet but hopefully this will come soon. She will, however, lie beside me on the sofa in the evenings and likes to follow me around the house (probably in the hope of some tasty food appearing).
Tilly Toes has been to the doggie beauty salon to have a pamper and she looks stunning now with a lovely white coat. She has also started accompanying myself and my 2 Westies on our walks. She absolutely loves being out and her tail is always held high. I have started her on a longline and she enjoys the freedom of chasing after my dogs and the odd squirrel.
Tilly is a wonderful house guest - she is very quiet, sleeps all night downstairs with my resident dogs and is clean in the house. The perfect home would be a quiet one without young children (as they would scare her too much) and with a kind resident dog who would allow her to cuddle up. Can you offer Tilly the home she deserves? If so, complete an application soon and don't keep this little lady waiting too long.

13-10-19 UPDATE

Tilly-Toes (known as Tilly here) has been in foster with me for just under 4 weeks now. She has continued to make good progress and her confidence is growing slowly. We have had two breakthroughs in the last couple of days which may seem small to most people but to anyone with experience of exbreeding dogs these milestones are worth celebrating.
Up until yesterday Tilly needed to be cornered to get her harness and lead on but today she didn’t run, instead she cowered and let me put it on. Tilly has also been hand shy since arrival. She will take a treat from my hand (mainly because she LOVES her food) but up until now she has avoided being stroked and fussed. Once a day though I have been cornering her and picking her up to be stroked just to get her used to human touch and to help her realise that it can be nice.
Last night she was lying on the sofa between my 2 dogs and I was stroking one of them. I gently stroked her once then went back to fussing my own dog. She quickly looked around wondering what was happening but I didn’t meet her gaze so she relaxed once more. Again I stroked her for a few minutes and she accepted the attention without stiffening or trying to run away, she actually seemed to enjoy it.
Tilly needs a quiet home with someone who has experience of scared exbreeding dogs. She needs time to settle and not to be pushed on too quickly. Tilly also needs at least one other kind dog in her new home who will allow her to snuggle in bed or on the sofa with them. A child free home is a must too although visiting grandchildren who are respectful of animals and willing to give them space would be fine. Finally Tilly needs a very secure home and garden as she is and will be a flight risk until she fully settles into her new home. If this sounds like something you can offer, please complete an application now. Tilly is such a special little Bichon and anyone who adopts her will be very lucky indeed!

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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