Cupid

 

Cupid Status: Available

ID: 25974

Name: Cupid

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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.

29-8-19 Cupid has spent her life as a breeding girl and is a little nervous and scared to find herself in these new surrounding.  At the moment she doesnt want to be picked up yet but she relaxed quickly once in our arms so she should become more confident once she gets used to us. Cupid needs another dog in her new home for company.  She has no idea about house training or lead walking so she will need to watch and then start to copy what they do.  With time love and paitience she will become a wonderful friend and companion.

04-10-19 UPDATE

Cupid has been in foster with us for the past couple of weeks. She is still very nervous of human contact and will run away from us if she gets the chance to. However she has made some huge steps for someone with very little fuzzy paws. She has had a bath and sat whilst I cleaned her. She takes food from my hand if I am sitting. She has come out for a walk in a pouch which is on me. She is quite relaxed by the time we get home but rigid in the beginning. She comes in from the garden when I call her ( I've been calling her Conny) She listens when I talk to her cocking her head to the side. She is becoming excited to see me joining in the chorus of barking when I get up or get in. She is extremely curious and intelligent. She has worked out how to open cupboard doors if they are not fully closed....(yes she will eat your cake!) She loves watching TV especially programs with dogs on. She had been watching dog agility on TV I heard a commotion in the living room to see her running around the room like a loon leaping of the sofas....you will need to monitor her programs!!
Conny has been diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur. She isn't on tablets at the moment but you will need to be prepared that in the future she will potentially need them and there will be a cost implication. Currently Conny is living in a multi dog household all girls and similar ages. She isn't dominant or possessive with anything. She will sit by my others and seems to take a quiet comfort knowing that they are near her. She sleeps in one of the dogs beds in the kitchen at night without fuss. She isn't house trained but will go toilet outside if she is in the garden. She is such a little soul who will make someone very happy.

16-11-19 UPDATE

Just a little conversation between my foster pup and me:

"what's the matter my little fluffy angel bum, you look so down?"
"Nothing, (sigh)"
"Come on, tell your foster mom.. who knows maybe I can help?"
" Well you know Fizzy left when I first came?"
"Yes I remember"
" And then Toast came after me,"
" Yes you welcomed her into the house, before your shyness came out"
" Well I heard you telling her, her that she has an application in and she is now reserved....."
"That's right, and hopefully she will have found her forever family.... is that what's bothering you?"
" Sort of.... foster mom when's it my turn?"

" Well that's a difficult question to answer, because I am looking for an extra special home for you,....not that I haven't for Toast but you see my sweetie your heart is a little broken so who ever finds you needs to remember one day you will need special medicine.."
" My heart is broken!....is that why I don't like cuddles or that I'm a little scared of you still...and does that mean I wouldn't be able to love them like Toast of Fizzy??? Does that mean noone would want me??"
" No my darling little fluff ball it doesn't, it means your heart has to work extra hard but doesn't mean you would love any one less.... your scared and nervous of humans my little one not because something you have done but something humankind has shown you...you have seen the side of humans which should never be seen and that I am truly sorry.. but if you think about it you do kinda like being cuddled and you have settled on my lap... But i am in no rush for you to do that only when you are comfortable...and don't forget how brave you was in letting me put your harness on and how you like to go for a gentle walk.. it's a lot for you to take in but trust will come.

Don't forget I see your tail wagging when you see me and it makes me soo happy that I have seen your silly side.... don't you worry your foster mom will look after you until that special someone or someone's find you, they are looking"
" Oh, they are??"
"Of course, now do you need a hug"
" Urm no it's ok but if you have any of those saudedges I think that would help or that squididy cheese that helps too!!"
" Ok cheeky, lets go look in the fridge"

Apart from being able to talk Cupid sleeps through the night in the kitchen, through the night, is sharing a home with 5 other girls. She isn't dominant at all and has started to follow there lead in being excited in the morning when she sees me.
Toileting has taken a back step since the dark nights and rain.....she doesn't like the dark outside and definitely doesn't like rain.
Cats are not going to be her friend and if she has half the chance she will chase along with small furries they would need to be very secure as she is a quick learner and has worked out the latches to my chicken coop!!.
Cupid loves her food and gets very excited she has started to bounce around hurrying me up and is eager to eat. She is still handshy with treats unless it is really high value like fresh cooked chicken sausages and cheese! Then she will become a little braver.

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.

ADOPTION DETAILS
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.

ADOPTION PROCEDURES ADOPTION FORM

 

 

 

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