Keel Status: Available

ID: 36396

Name: Keel

Breed: Poodle (Miniature)

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Bedford, Bedfordshire

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.

16-12-2022 Keel is a very scared miniature poodle (7.6kg) who has come to us from a breeder.  He is very worried about us at the moment and is going find living in a home a bit scary at first as he has never been inside one before. Keel will need adopters who understand the care his coat needs and who will take him to the groomers regularly once he is feeling more confident.  He needs an adult only home where there is at least one other dog to be his friend and offer him some support as he learns about home life.  He will watch them and then start to copy what they do once he feels more confident. Keel will need to learn about house training and lead walking etc and these are things which may take him a while to pick up as the garden may be a scary as the house at first so his  adopters need to have plenty of patience and love to help him learn and be sure he is comfortable walking on a harness and lead in the garden before taking her for a walk in the outside world.  Keel has a passport.

15-01-23 UPDATE
Keel has come on in leaps and bounds in foster, he's a very playful, happy, waggy puppy and although still very wary of human touch is desperately wanting to spend time with you, he's just not keen on the touching and stroking just yet, but that will come. He's happy with a harness on and understands leads have restrictions but will need lead work before going into the big wide world. He's happy, quiet and clean in his crate overnight, and clean in the house as long as he has free access to outside or you're watching for the signs. Keel will need a kind playful resident dog and would love an active home once he's able to go out walking on a lead. Keel is very food driven and although is not a gannet with dry biscuits left in a snuffle mat, he enjoys his wet food and loves chicken if you're doing some training.

27-01-23 UPDATE
Keel (aka Fudge as we have nicknamed him) is progressing every day, he's now getting used to human touch and once settled with stroking he relaxes well. He learns everything from his fellow canines in the house, and boings with excitement when I appear from upstairs or from outside. Using this to my advantage, we are training his boing as a "touch" command, so he's now learning to boing to touch my hand with his nose, we are also learning "nose" which is where he touches his nose to my hand on command from a non boing position. This little man is very intelligent and think he would be great with obedience training and agility. I'm sure he would love to do some of this with his new family, he's got a great understanding of "good boy" and is learning to wait. He is also great at tug with his favourite toy. We will now be starting our lead walking journey and will update soon.


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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