Very Status: Available

ID: 25794

Name: Very

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Abingdon , Oxfordshire

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.

25-7-19  Very has come to us from a breeder.  He is a frightened little lad but he will very slowly come over to you to sniff your hands but won't allow you to stroke him yet. However, he is young and with time, love and patience he will slowly start to gain some confidence and learn that we are not going to hurt him.  Very will need at least one other dog in his new home who he can watch and then start to copy as his confidence with people grows.  We are looking for an adult only home who are experience dog owners and who understand his fears and who understand he will need to learn about things like house training.  Very has a passport.

27-08-19 UPDATE

Although Very is still nervous he will come to us but will back away if you move too quickly. He now lets you stroke him before backing off a little and then comes back for more, especially if his two room mates are having attention.
As he is still a little nervous he will need a quiet home with another resident dog to help him settle and snuggle up to for reassurance. He lets you pick him up but he’s unsure so freezes and then will run away when you put him back down again, so he is going to need some patience as he gains his confidence.
Very has never lived in a house so will need house training and learn how to walk on a lead. We are looking for an adult only home who are experience dog owners and understand nervous dogs. He also has a few skin sores which we are putting cream on to help heal. Although I have never taken him out in a car, he does have a passport which means he can travel. Come and meet this cute little boy, you won’t be disappointed.

23-09-19 UPDATE

Very is a perfectly beautiful boy who has been at the centre waiting for his forever family, or for a foster place to become available for quite some time now. His confidence continues to grow, but he has started to become quite sad... I think it is because all of his best friends are going into foster and getting adopted, but he keeps getting left behind.
Very has come a long way since his arrival 3 months ago. Back then he was terrified, but he's slowly starting to learn the humans in his life now, are here to help him, and aren't going to hurt him. He has recently been suffering from a couple of "hot spots" (hot skin irritations) which are being treated and are healing nicely and he is much more comfortable with us applying the cream - he just looks up at us with his very expressionate eyes - as though he is seriously unimpressed with us!
He is a funny boy and I think one of his most stand out characteristics is that of his expressionate / human-like face and eyes! I can't help myself but giggle when he's giving us one of his looks! He is funny, without meaning to be!
Very is easy to work with. He runs in and out to and from his play yard like a good boy! He gets on perfectly with all dogs he is kennelled with, and always likes to follow his friends into bed and snuggle with them! He particularly loves his fellow female bichons, and was at his happiest when he lived with a couple of more confident female bichons. He would need to be homed with another more confident resident dog in his forever home. So if you have a female bichon or two, or more and you love the look and sound of our boy Very please apply!
He needs an adult only home, and given plenty of time, shown patience and understanding. If he is shown these things, as well as compassion and empathy, Very will blossom into the boy he was always meant to be and I think his personality will become that of a typical bichon - curious, comical, funny, playful, and in time - loving. Very shares his beds, toys and food perfectly, and he is starting his harness and lead training... so watch this space!

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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