Gamble Status: Available

ID: 30856

Name: Gamble

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Bedfont, Middlesex

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.


09-08-21 Gamble is a very scared girl who has come from her breeder to find a loving home. She has no idea what to expect all from life and is doing her best to hide away from it all as she is just too overwhelmed by the change in her life. She knows nothing of being inside a home and has never walked on a lead. She has never experienced kindness and love, or had a soft bed to call her own. She has never had a nice snack, a treat, or a cuddle  - no wonder she is scared. Gamble is not easy to pick up and really doesnt want us around because she has no clue what we want from her. We will do our best but she will be a project and not a quick fix, ready made pet dog anytime soon.
If you are experienced with scared dogs then please consider her. She needs a kind dog to support her and help her adjust. The road will be long and she may take time to let you even touch her. But she will also be rewarding and you will feel so proud of every step forwards she takes. Patience will be of paramount importance for her, along with a quiet home without children or visiting children. Please help her turn her fear into joy, her dread into hope and her worries into loyal love.  She really needs a chance but is EXTREMELY scared and if in the wrong hands she will make the wrong choices. She needs experience, calm and a LOT of time.
Many of our dogs are nervous, or shy or worried but this particular girl is one of the most terrified, shut down dogs we have have had here. We will not write her off. We will not turn away. We will help her. 

12-09-21 UPDATE
Hello this is a photo of me and the other two fosters I came in with. I am the bichon at the front and my Many Tears name is Gamble but my foster Mummy calls me Gracie as she thinks this suits me better. I love other dogs and the two fosters I came with are now adopted and gone to their forever homes. So it’s just me left and my foster Mummy’s dogs who I get on well with but I want a home of my own.
I am truly terrified of people and my foster Mummy can’t touch me or pick me up or anything yet. I am hoping someone will give me a chance! I am learning that humans can be nice but it’s taking me a long while!
I am what's called a project dog! I may take a very long time to settle and you may not be able to stroke me for a very long time. If you have a little dog like me who is kind and I can learn from that will be great. My foster Daddy says there is a nice dog in me just waiting to come out.
I need at least one adult at home all day, no children as I am scared of them. Another dog to show me the ropes and one that I can cuddle up to would be great. A nice bed to sleep in and a patient owner Will you take a chance on me?
Licks Gracie  

15-10-21 UPDATE
I have been in foster for over 6 weeks . I am brilliant with other dogs but do not like humans much . When picking me up my Fosterers wear anti bite gloves as I will bite . I am on a learning curve and I am learning not to run out of the room every time a human enters but it’s a slow progression. I do sleep in a crate and will go in on command and will come in from outside on command . I watch the other dogs in my foster home having a stroke and a cuddle but I am too scared to have this done to me . I am looking for a home where another dog or dogs are kind and where as the humans let me settle at my own pace . I need a lot of time , patience and understanding and will be a project dog .
I may never be a lap dog but I can still lead a happy life living in a home with a doggy friend . I am a bichon and will need regular grooming ( at the moment a muzzle is used ) .
My foster family believe there is a nice dog just waiting to come out. If you think you have the perfect home for me then please apply and I will look at your application.

03-12-21 UPDATE
Hi Gracie Here! My foster Mum calls me Gracie as she doesn’t like my name Gamble.
I am terrified of humans that I don’t know. I have been in foster for over 3 months now and I am getting better. I can only be handled with anti bite gloves. So I can’t go for a walk yet as I won’t let anyone near me to get a harness or collar on me.
I sleep in a crate at night and will go into this on command. I will sniff my foster Mums hand and then run away but only if she is behind the baby gate. I cannot be stroked as I am not sure if this is a nice thing or not. I am a project dog that may never be a lap dog or let anyone stroke me. But I can still enjoy life especially if you have another kind dog or dogs.
I thrive on routine. I am fed and go to sleep at the same times every day. If my foster Mum is a minute late serving up my dinner I will let her know. I am fabulous with other dogs and quite a character. My foster Mum has a soft spot for me. I follow her around outside as I am interested in what she is doing in the garden but I am still afraid to let anyone cuddle me or stroke me.
If you feel you would like to share my journey then please apply for me.
Licks Gracie

30-12-21 UPDATE
Hi, Gracie again, I have been in foster for 4 months now. I am a very scared dog and can still not be picked up at all without the appropriate gloves as I will bite. I am clean during the day but always dirty my crate during the night. I just can’t hold it all night. This is something my adopters will need to be mindful of as I may always do that. I do not walk on a lead as I find that too scary. My foster Mum has tried this but it was too traumatic for me. Hopefully I will get to that soon. I sleep all night in a crate and have been groomed but had to be muzzled for this. I am a project dog. I am scared of humans but love other dogs. I will need another dog in my new home. Whoever adopts me will need to realise I may take along time to settle. I can still have a happy life. I will need a totally secure garden to keep me safe and an owner that is home all day. Hopefully I will get the home I am looking for in the new year. Licks Gracie x

12-01-22 UPDATE
I am still waiting for my forever home. I know it’s out there somewhere. My foster home is very nice but I want a home of my own forever.
Before you apply for me please read all my updates on my profile. As I look cute and sweet but I am only just learning to trust humans. I am a project and it will be a very long time till I am out walking on a lead if ever.
If you feel that you can meet all my requirements and have read all my updates then please apply. I am not for the faint hearted.
My foster Mummy thinks there is a lovely dog in me waiting to emerge. I am very pretty with stunning eyes. x

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.


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