Nija Status: Available

ID: 33279

Name: Nija

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Tonbridge, Kent

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.

17-03-2022 Nija is a frightened little girl who has come to us from a breeder.  When you pick her up she clings on to you for dear life like a koala bear.  Nija need an home who are experienced with scared dogs and who have plenty of time and patience to help her come out of her shell.  Nija will need a calm and quiet adult only home where there is at least one other confident dog who will be happy to take her under their wing and let her follow them and snuggle up to them. She has never lived in a home before and will need to learn all about house training and how to walk on a lead but this may take her a little time to learn as for dogs like her the outside can be just as scary as being in a home. With time and love she will start to trust and you will see her blossom into the wonderful and happy little dog she should have always be.

05-05-22 UPDATE

Nija has done so well and I'm super proud of her! She's still fearfull when it looks like her personal space is going to be breached and still hand shy. She decided early on that she can trust me so I've been able to give her little positive pushes in the right direction. Right now her absolute favourite place is upstairs on my bed in between the pillows. She has mastered going up and down the stairs and she's toilet trained. She'll go outside but is still unsure and wants to come back indoors asap even if my lot are out there with her.
I've yet to hear her bark but I'm sure when she's ready to use her voice we'll absolutely know it! She loves her food and eats no problem in the same room with her foster family and there's no resource guarding. She is such a sweet clever girl!
Nija's started taking treats with the others from my hand but only when it's nice and calm and she is relaxed. She spends most of her day on one of the sofas cuddled up with my adopted pooches watching and learning how they behave and interact. She's not interested in playing with toys or doggy pals yet but that will come in time. In HER own time. Nija is not ready for walks yet as she's still too fearful for that. I'm going to start getting her used to wearing a harness in the next day or two so will have to see how that goes.
This gorgeous little girl needs her new forever family to be patient and understanding. She'll need a home with a more confident laid back easy going doggy who won't mind if she curls up close when she's scared or unsure. She needs a forever family where any children are older and dog savvy and adopters who will understand and leave her be till she's ready for cuddles. She's going to need a forever family who don't mind her curling up on their bed with them it's her favourite happy place!
Please please please before you apply to adopt this precious girl read the information on this page about adopting an ex puppy farm breeding dog. It's not easy but given time, patience, dedication and a willingness to follow the advice given to help these dogs blossom into the most loyal loving four pawed furry kids you could ever imagine! 

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

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.


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





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