Sydney Status: Available

ID: 36477

Name: Sydney

Breed: Bichon Frise Cross Shih Tzu

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Swindon, Wiltshire

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.

22-12-2022 Sydney has come to us from a breeder and is a very scared but really lovely girl.  Sydney does her best to avoid you and is nervous about being approached but does settle once you have her in your arms.   Sydney needs and adult only home where there is at least one other dog to help her confidence and kind, gentle and patient adopters w ho understand she will need time to settle into her new life.    She will watch her new canine friend(s) and start to copy what they do and which will help her learn new skills like house training and lead walking. The garden may be as scary as the inside of a home at first and lead walking will take her time to learn.  This needs to start in the garden before venturing into the outside in quiet areas.  With adopters who understand what Sydney needs is love and kindness, she will start to learn that the rest of her life will be wonderful and start to become much braver.

19-01-23 UPDATE

23-01-23 UPDATE
How beautiful is Sydney now she has been bathed and groomed.
Such a sweet tiny dog underneath all that fur. She has the petite frame of a bichon and super soft fur of a shih tzu.
Everything is new to Sydney and she is coping well, inquisitive and enjoying exploring the home and garden.
She is very scared of being picked up and being up high. I'm sure she will slowly begin to trust and accept this as she does like being stroked and fussed.
As she has started to come out of her shell in foster, we would consider homing her with dog savvy older children who understand she will not want to be fussed or handled at the moment.

29-01-23 UPDATE
Sydney has now been with me one week.  She is super sweet girl who acts like a 2yr old, likes soft toys, playing with other little dogs and seeking attention from us humans and absolutely loves sitting next to me on the sofa for a belly rub.  She is still scared of being picked up (although not shaking any more) and it is necessary to corner her.  The garden is still a little scary too and it is necessary to accompany her outside.  She has yet to learn that its best to go outside and not use puppy pads.   
Sydney accepts having the harness on which is easy.  The lead can be attached to the harness but she isnt keen if anyone is holding it.  Lead training is ongoing.
Dog savvy children will be fine with Sydney.  There has been children in the foster home to visit and Sydney has jut sat and watched them.  She would not like being fussed or picked up at the moment but this should improve in time. 
Sydney is going to make the perfect companion. She loves her food, playing and sleeps all night. 
How adorable is super soft, furry, Sydney. How can you resist...  


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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