Weaver Status: Available

ID: 25889

Name: Weaver

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Barnstaple, Devon

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.

15-08-2019 Weaver is a 4 year old female bichon, She came from a breeder and she is shy and submissive. She is easy to handle and will settle into your arms. Weaver will need another dog in the home to help her learn the ropes and copy new skills like house training and she would prefer this to be a male dog although she gets on fine with females. She is a very pretty girl, inside and out. Weaver will need her people to be at home with her, to help her adjust to living in a home.

11-09-2019 UPDATE

Today I spent some time with Weaver.  She is a lovely little lady but has had a bit of a rough time of it.  She came to us not having known any love or kindness and what she still doesn't know is how her life is going to change for the better!!
She is quite a nervous girl who will need someone with a lot of time and patients to help her with life in the big world. While I spent time with Weaver I notice how aware of her surroundings she is, she keeps herself to herself at the moment she was quite wary of me at first but after a little time she did take treats from my hand very gently.
She is easy to handle and settles in your arms she does back away from you at first but when your close enough you can smooth her very slowly any sudden movements and she backs off. Currently she does not yet walk on a lead but she is in harness training and is getting used to having the harness put on her daily.  She really doesn't mind having it on her either which is a step in the right direction!!
Weaver  just needs someone to fall in love with her and give her the chance she so desperately deserves. Weaver has a beautiful face to go with the beautiful soul I know she is hiding.

15-09-19 UPDATE

Weaver and I headed out to the Many Tears garden this afternoon to work on her harness training. She has started to become more and more comfortable wearing her harness and with the help of some encouragement and a few yummy treats, she is walking short distances. She has a great nose and loves exploring in the grass. This is all very new to her and it may take her some time to become completely confident with the idea of walking on a lead but the improvements today were amazing and I am extremely proud of her progress.

26-09-19 UPDATE

I met Weaver for the first time today and although still nervous with me, did come up to me and allow me to touch her, pick her up and take a treat from me. She didn't like that treat so promptly spat it out and came back looking for another.
We eventually ventured out and tried walking on a lead and as long as you can be patient, use a harness and have another dog walk with her she does start to walk a little. 

With this in mind, she will need another dog or dogs in a new forever home. She will also need a quiet home and also the resident dog to be relatively calm to help settle her in and teach her how to live in a home and start to enjoy life.

If you gave room in your home, heart and life, please come and meet this lovely little soul.

23-10-19 UPDATE

With halloween fast approaching have we got a treat for you in the form of the Fang-tastic Weaver!!!
This beautiful girl has been here for a while now and is very eager to find her forever home.
Her life hasn't been a good one she hasn't had a kind hand or someone to show her love so it's no wonder why she was a very nervous girl when she came here, not wanting to come near anyone and scared of her uncertain future, now after the staff here showing her some kindness she now comes and takes treats out of your hand!! What a huge step this is she is fine to be picked up and will even settle when sitting in your lap.
Weaver has met a lot of dogs being here but currently shares her kennel with Chalm the cocker, she has settled with her very well and loves being around her.
Weaver will need a resident dog to help her with all that goes with home life, she doesn't yet walk on a lead but is in harness training I'm sure with a confident friend and routine she will get it in no time when in her forever home.
This amazing little girl is ready to start her new life being 4 years old and not known any happiness it's about time this amazing girl had some luck.

07-11-19 UPDATE
Weaver came into foster on 27.10.19, along with her kennel mate Chalm (who was adopted on 30.9.19). Weaver is slowly gaining confidence, she will now let me put a lead and coat on her without being terrified and trying to climb the walls, which has been lovely for both of us!!!! She enjoys her walks, but is not a great exercise lover. She meets and greets all dogs very well, but does make an extra effort with the males!!!
We have obviously met lots of people and she watches them with interest, even allowing some of them to tickle her ears. She did not freak when children in flappy scary Halloween costumes milled around her, nor when the local schoolgirls did a run around the park, passing her twice!!! She is fine walking near roads but not too sure at night with the bright lights.
Toilet training is 98% there, accidents happen if I don’t open the door quick enough. She sleeps soundly all night on my bed along with my two as hated the crate.
Weaver would need to go to a family with other dogs, she does prefer males but has been fine with my 2 bitches. She reacts to sudden movements so I think a calm household with older dog savvy children would suit best. In time with love and patience, she will make someone a lovely companion.

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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