Dimple Status: Available

ID: 34467

Name: Dimple

Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog Cross Poodle

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Wakefield, Yorkshire

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.

09-07-2022 Dimple has come to us from a breeder.  She is a lovely but very scared girl who will need a calm, quiet and gentle adult only home where there are no children or visiting children.  Dimple is very nervous around people and much happier when in the company of her kennel friends and will need a home where there is at least one confident and kind dog to be her friend to help settle her into home life.  Dimple needs an experienced home who have had scared dogs before and who understand her fears and are prepared to work with them.  Dimple has bad hips which do not cause her pain but will need to be monitored by her adopters.
Dimple has never been in a home so this is going to be completely overwhelming at first and she will need owners with endless time and patience to help her learn about house training etc.  At first the garden may be as scary and the inside of the home so getting in the garden and then back in the home could take time.  She will have no idea about lead walking and this is something else her new owners will need to work on once they have gained her trust.  They will need to start practising in the garden and then progress outside in quiet areas and the importance of double leading Dimple at first cannot be stressed enough.  Dimple will gradually start to flourish and her adopters love and patience will be repaid tenfold.

20-09-22 UPDATE

Those interested in Dimple will be pleased to know that she's made good progress in the rescue and is well on her way to becoming an upstanding canine citizen. She's settled wonderfully into her routine of going out to the sandschool and also walks on a lead. She will walk beautifully at your side without pulling, though she is generally much happier with another dog than when she's singled out.
Though she's come on so far there is still a great deal of room for her to develop, she's relatively easy to handle but is far from being totally comfortable with people. She tends to avoid human beings in her kennel but will approach and allow me to put her lead on in the morning to play in the yard with her kennel mates. Since she's still so nervous around people, and gets on so well with other dogs, she would be well suited to a home that already has a dog present.
It's worth noting that though she walks well on a lead in calm settings, she is easily overwhelmed by noise, activity and people in her way. Passing cars can throw her off and when under distress she may attempt to chew her lead. It's important that any prospective adopter be able to prevent this from happening by applying multiple leads or using a chain lead, she would be an incredibly difficult dog to catch should she get loose.
A calm home environment would finally give Dimple the opportunity to relax and begin to fully trust a human being, if you're keen to give her the loving, caring and patient home that she deserves, please consider applying or sharing her page.  Dimple can live with cats.

11-12-22 UPDATE
Dimple has been returned after a short adoption, through no fault of her own, and has quickly settled back into foster. Although unsure of being handled, she will allow us to put her harness on and is becoming more confident when out walking with her canine friends. Dimple gets on well with dogs of all sizes, is clean in the house, sleeps quietly downstairs with her doggy friends and travels well. Dimple is a very gentle girl who is looking for a home that will give her time to get used to being handled and with space for her to run around, as she absolutely loves to run around the garden.  

10-01-23 UPDATE

Dimple has been back in foster for a month now. She is still skittish around the home, doesn't choose to approach us but will allow us to stroke and groom her when cornered. She has just been clipped and coped well with the experience. She enjoys her walks, being more confident when on the lead and will allow others to stroke her. Fine with traffic but not totally comfortable when people walk behind her. She lives with dogs of all sizes but doesn't particularly interact with them, is clean in the house and travels well. Dimple would like a home with adopters who can accept that she is going to take a long time to adjust to 'normal' life and who are willing to work with her and help build her confidence. She is a gentle girl who so deserves to be able to relax and love.  

26-04-23 UPDATE
Dimple is a little more relaxed around the home, but still has moments of panic.
She is beginning to take an interest in toys and can occasionally be seen having a little chew on them.
Whilst she rarely interacts with our dogs, she can sometimes be found sunbathing on the patio with our husky/GSD.
Dimple needs a quiet, calm home with understanding adopters who will help her achieve her potential  







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.


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