Pekin Status: Available

ID: 37455

Name: Pekin

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Epsom, Surrey

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.

01-04-23 Beautiful Pekin has come from her breeder to find her very first and have a fresh new start. This girl has never known love before and it really shows. She doesnt have a clue about people and has never looked to humans for support or for affection before. She is very nervous, very skitty and shies away from new sights and sounds. She is a flight risk and will need a calm, secure home to help her make progress. Pekin only shows signs of being curious about the world when she is around her kennel friends. She is visibly more relaxed around other dogs and so will need a calm and kind resident dog that can help her adjust in her new home and help her learn new skills such as house training and how to walk on a lead. She will need an adult home that is quiet, with experienced adopters who have had worried dogs before. Pekin is a project but she will be the most wonderfully rewarding one.

30-04-2022 UPDATE

Pekin (we call her Poppet) has been in her foster home for a couple of weeks now. She is a very scared little Bichon. During her first week if I walked into a room she would dash out, almost demented with fear, crashing into doors, walls and furniture to get away. Second week, as long as I dont go too near her and she is with one (or two) of my dogs she will usually stay, watching me suspiciously in case I attempt to approach her. Pekin must have a dog or dogs of similar size in her new home to cuddle up with.
I’ve just let her potter about and she loves the garden and chasing the wildlife with my dogs, she will be such a fabulous girl in time. But it is going to take time and love and lots of patience. The funny thing is the last couple of days after being terrified of me she now often follows me around. I can sense she is behind me in the house or garden, if I stop and look around slowly she is there, looking at me, wondering if I’m to be trusted. Her inquisitive face says ‘this person seems alright, can I risk it ?’ Bless her heart.
At the moment if I try and touch her, she will run away so I just talk to her gently and wait for the penny to drop that not all people are going to treat her badly.
Pekin will need adopters who really understand just how scared many of these ex breeding dogs are. She must have a very secure garden as at the moment she would be a definite flight risk given the slightest opportunity. She is a very sprightly and springy girl and if there was the chance to escape she would be gone, such is her fear of people. She must have come into MT very stained and matted, her coat has been shaved quite short and she still does have some staining which will need to grow out. Then she will look even more beautiful. Pekin/Poppet is about 7kg  

23-05-23 UPDATE

Pekin (we call her Poppet) is a joyful little soul who is really enjoying her new life. She loves to chase round the garden with my dogs and then snuggle up with them snoozing but always ready to spring from their bed should a pigeon need removing from the garden and better still if if it’s a squirrel. She is very much one of the gang, not quite sure what it is they are chasing but always full of enthusiasm.
Happy as she is to be part of a doggy pile up, she is still very worried about any human person touching her. I can now shut the door of a room she is in and gently stroke her. She doesn’t shake, dribble or ever show any aggression at all, ‘just puts up with it’ looking very worried and as stiff as a board! She has been wearing a light harness so that I could get hold of her if needed and she doesn’t mind it but as she gains a bit of weight (she was very thin) and her shaved coat grows it has needed adjusting. Doing so has been quite challenging as her legs are absolutely rigid with terror, poor little soul and as soon as an escape route is available she will run away, although ironically she will soon come back and follow me around, looking up at me, still trying to decide if I’m to be trusted.
We have had the garden doors open all day every day and she follows my dogs outside for toileting. Sleeps very soundly snuggled with my girls and we have had no accidents over night.
Her new family will need to understand just how much time, patience and security a dog like Pekin is still going to need and at least one kind doggy friend is absolutely essential. She is a lovely little dog.  

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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