Kiwi Status: Available

ID: 30673

Name: Kiwi

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Alton, Hampshire

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.

16-07-2021 Kiwi is a shy little bichon who has come to us from a breeder.  She is looking for a home where there is at least one other dog to help her settle into home life and learn about house training and lead walking etc.  Kiwi has never been inside a home so this could be overwhelming at first but she will learn  there is nothing to fear and will start to enjoy this new world she has found herself in.   All she needs are owners who have plenty with time, love and patience to bring her out of her shell and then she will be a wonderful little friend.

31-07-21 UPDATE
I’ve been working with Kiwi since she came in and there is a huuuuuuuge improvement in her confidence which has just been amazing to witness. The first few days after she arrived she was so incredibly shut down, she didn’t want to eat, go in a bed, play with her friend, nothing … but then I noticed she would go to all the other kennel doors on her way to the play yard and wag her tail like mad! So I decided to try her and her friend into a kennel with lots of other little dogs, and it was the best thing I could have done. Since then, Kiwi is turning into the cheekiest little lady who makes me laugh every single day. She has such a big personality now, her new owners are going to have their hands full with her!!
Kiwi absolutely loves playing with her kennel friends and sometimes even gets a bit bossy with them. She never takes it too far and she always listens if I tell her to stop, I think it’s just part of her cheekiness. She runs around my sandschool like a mad dog and she hates it when it’s time to go back to her kennel ….. she makes me chase her around like an idiot while she looks back at me and wags her tail!!!
She is still quite hand shy, so she’s not sure about having a fuss yet, but she’s very easy to pick up and handle. I don’t think it will take her long to warm to her new humans, they’ll just need to give her time and go at her pace. She’ll need to be homed with a confident and playful resident dog or dogs, who will be able to show her the ropes in the home. Kiwi will need to learn the basics such as house training and lead walking, so this is something her new owners will need to keep in mind!

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.

 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.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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