Snowy

 

Snowy Status: Available

ID: 38126

Name: Snowy

Breed: Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross Poodle)

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Andover, Hampshire

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.

03-06-23 Snowy has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is a very frightened girl who is overwhelmed to find herself here at the moment. She will be looking for a calm and quiet adult only home with someone who has experience of scared ex-breeding dogs. Snowy gains comfort from her kennel friends and so would need at least one other kind dog in her new home who will be her friend and take her under their wing. She has never lived in a home before so this will be very new and scary for her at first and so her adopters will need to be kind and understanding as she settles in and learns all about home life and new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. With time, love and patience she will start to settle in and her confidence will begin to grow and it will be so rewarding to see her reach new milestones like wagging her tail for the first time. Snowy does have some hormonal alopecia, but this fur should start to grow back after she has been spayed.

14-06-23 UPDATE

Snowy is progressing slowly while being here with us at the rescue. She is still nervous of touch so you have to be patient with her and allow her to smell your hand and go slow when you want to stroke her but once you do she will sit there and allow you to do it. Snowy will need another resident dog in the home to make her feel comfortable and help her with her confidence. She doesn’t walk on a lead yet so if she is with us long enough we will introduce her to harness training and if not this is something her adopters will have to help her with.
Snowy enjoys going in to the yard with her kennel friends and is one of the few who likes to run around with a ball in her mouth, she also loves to play apple bobbing with the balls in the paddling pool so I’m sure when she is in a home she will love to play with toys.
Snowy is such a sweet little girl who has obviously had a hard start to life but I believe in the right home and shown some love she will be the perfect addition to someone’s family.

05-07-23 UPDATE

It’s been almost a month now since Snowy arrived and even though she has made progress, I’m still taking things very slow with her and going at a pace she’s comfortable with. She’s quite a reserved girl who keeps herself to herself, but she does find comfort in a cosy bed and a hard toy to chew on. I give a handful of toys to her kennel every day because they all love them, and as soon as they hit the floor she runs to pick her favourite one and then takes it into bed with her. I do wish she would play with me, but it is very sweet to watch her do that so I don’t mind. Maybe in time she’ll be brave enough!
Snowy is getting a lot better at letting me handle her, but I have noticed she’s a lot more standoffish with men and will growl at them when they go near her. I can pick her up with no problems now as long as I go slow with her, but this is definitely something her new adopters will need to keep in mind.
I feel really sorry for this girl as I think she’s sad being stuck in a kennel all day. I do believe she will make a lot more progress in a home and come out of her shell a lot more than she’ll be able to here. Hopefully she won’t have to wait too long! 

03-08-23 UPDATE

Snowy has actually made a lot of progress since my last update and I’m incredible proud of her. She no longer hides away in bed all day and instead greets me with the waggiest tail in the mornings and play bows at me when she’s excited. I wriggle my fingers at her and talk to her all silly and she absolutely loves it. She still won’t approach me for a fuss yet, but I’m absolutely fine with that because she’s come along so well in other areas. She’s also a lot easier to pick up and handle now, and even let me trim her fringe yesterday with no fuss whatsoever. When I look back to the dog she was when she first arrived, I don’t actually recognise her. I think she finally knows I’m not a threat so her true colours are starting to show, and I love it. I can tell there’s a cheeky monkey in there somewhere, hiding behind her layers of fear, but I’m slowly breaking them down one by one …. And I don’t want to jinx myself but I think I will get there with her soon! Snowy will of course still need to be homed with at least 1 resident dog as she’d be beside herself without a friend. She has recently started playing with one of her kennel mates and it’s a joy to watch, so a playful resident dog would be ideal for her and I think it would help her come out of her shell faster. I know Snowy still isn’t anywhere near being a ‘normal’ dog, but there must be someone out there who is willing to give her a chance.

23-08-23 UPDATE

Snowy hit a huge milestone today and allowed me to give her a bath!!!!
It was probably the first one she’s ever had, but she was an absolute angel throughout  the whole process. I really wasn’t sure how she would react, because even though she has made a lot of progress here, she is still a nervous girl and having water put all over you is a really scary ordeal. She really did handle it all so well though, and I am so incredibly proud of her.
Afterwards she rubbed herself dry on the beds in her kennel and she still gave me a waggy tail later on in the day to let me know that she was still my friend .. which was a relief!!
Snowy is almost a different dog to the one that arrived back in June and I know she’ll come on so well in the right home. Fingers crossed we’ll find it soon!

 

 

25-09-23 UPDATE

My poor girl Snowy, how is she still here!?
She’s seen so many kennel friends come and go, but nobody ever chooses her to be their special girl. I know she’s scared, but there has to be someone out there who would like to give her a chance. Thankfully, she is quite content at the rescue and is still finding joy in toys, and her favourite thing in the world is food. Surprisingly, she still won’t actually take any treats from me, but if I throw them on the floor close to me she will come forward to eat them. She loves the play yard too, especially when it’s sunny. When she’s laying down with the sun on her it’s as if she’s in her element and is so relaxed, but now that winter is on its way it makes me sad that she won’t get that anymore.
I can imagine her laying in front of a fireplace in her new home … that would be the dream. Hopefully it will happen for her soon. She really needs it.

23-10-23 UPDATE

This week I hit another huge milestone with Snowy and she allowed me to give her her first ever groom. I had a feeling she would be really good because of how well she coped with being bathed, and I was right!!! I could tell she was very scared throughout the whole process, but I made sure to do it in the quietest place in the rescue where nobody would walk in. She did extremely well and allowed me to shave her body and legs, trim her face and her feet, and clip her nails. I’m so beyond proud of this girl and how much progress she’s made, and it makes me so ridiculously sad that she’s still here. Even after all this time she’s still had no interest shown in her and now it’s really starting to get to me. Winter is quickly approaching and I would love nothing more than for her to be cuddled up on a sofa or a bed, with a full belly, a rested mind and a happy heart. I can only wish this dream will come true soon ….

09-11-23 UPDATE
Snowy is continuing to take big steps here at the rescue with me, and I’m genuinely more proud of her every day. Last week I took the plunge and I fitted her up with a harness and took her out for the first time.
I wasn’t expecting much - if anything I thought she would freak out - but she actually did SO well. We managed to walk about 10 meters with the help of some liver paste, and then we went back to her kennel because I didn’t want to force her or overdo it.
For a dog as scared as Snowy, this is an absolute triumph and she’s made me the happiest kennel mummy ever. I’ll continue to work slowly on taking her out and going at her pace so she remains comfortable .. because that is the most important thing!
I’ll keep you all updated on our progress.

 

 

 

 

26-01-24 UPDATE

Snowy has settled into foster but is still a very timid girl. She gets on with all the dogs here, she will take a biscuit out of my hand gently but when I need to pick her up I need to put a towel over her head, she is then happy for me to gently groom her and put her harness on, she is still afraid of going for a walk so we just go outside on the drive for her to do some sniffing. Snowy has a long way to go but with the right adopter who has plenty of time she should slowly thrive.

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