Riley Status: Available

ID: 39407

Name: Riley

Breed: Poodle (Miniature)

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Feltham, Middlesex

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.

03-10-23 Riley has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She is a large miniature poodle weighing 11.9kg. She is a beautiful but scared girl who is quite overwhelmed to find herself here at the moment. She is very sweet and gentle but is very worried about being handled and will try her best to run away from you at the moment and can be a flgiht risk. As she is quite worried, she will be looking for a calm and quiet, adult home home where there is at least one other confident dog to be her friend and take her under their wing. She will need lots of kindness and TLC as she starts to learn all about her new life and begins to put her trust in you. She has never lived in a home before so her adopters will need to be kind and understanding as she settles in and learns all about home life and house training. She can't yet walk on a lead and harness and will need to practice this first around the home and garden until she is confident enough to venture outside. She is a sweet girl and with plenty of kindness and love she will start to blossom and come out of her shell. Riley has a PETS travel document.

05-11-23 UPDATE

Riley is a sweet but nervous little lady who finds her confidence when around other dogs. She will cautiously approach the staff she works with regularly but is still unsure of new people. This little angel spends most of her days cuddled up in the back of her kennel with her kennel mates but she will have a little run around when out in her yard. A home with children likely wouldn’t be suitable for this sweetie as she’s just a little too nervous and they may frighten her. She will need a very patient home who understands it could take some time for her to settle and that she could potentially always be a little nervous. You can tell when you’re around her that she desperately wants to investigate us humans but she hasn’t quite got the confidence yet to completely interact with us. In the right home, with people who are willing to give her her time and space and go at her pace, she’s sure to flourish into a wonderful little dog.  

24-11-23 UPDATE

Beautiful Riley is in desperate need of a loving home in order for her to fully open up into the confident girl she is. She is getting more used to us day by day but does rely on her more confident kennel friends and allows them to take the lead. She prefers to spend her days in the back of the kennels under the warmth of the heat lamps, but will have a good run around once out. Riley would be the perfect lap dog but needs to be given that chance to shine. 

30-12-23 UPDATE
My beautiful girl Riley is really trying so hard to be brave, but being in such a busy environment is proving to be difficult for her. When she’s in the kennel, she finds it quite hard to settle down and spends a lot of the time pacing or waiting at the gate. I have seen her snuggle into bed a couple of times, but I really wish she would do it more. She’s definitely a lot more comfortable and content out in the yard and she does actually have a really nice playful side that comes to life when she’s out. If her kennel friends start to run around, she’ll join in every time and it’s lovely to watch. She has also started approaching me a lot more in the past couple of days and I think it’s because 2 very confident dogs have moved into her kennel with her. She’s been watching them having cuddles with me and it’s made her quite inquisitive. I can tell she is slowly starting to let down her guard, but I’m not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down completely whilst she’s still here.
Riley will definitely still need a home with at least 1 kind and confident resident dog as I know it will help her massively. When she first meets new dogs she can be quite standoffish, but as soon as she knows they’re not a threat to her she does come around quite quickly. She’s clearly a very sensitive girl who just needs a lot of gentle guidance and reassurance, and more importantly, a chance. Please don’t keep her waiting much longer.

08-02-24 UPDATE

My name is Riley and I am a Poodle ( a rather large Miniature). I have been in foster for a month now, and I am settling . I sleep in a crate all night, but during the day my crate door is open so I can go in and out when I want to. The dogs here have their own sofa and I have been on there for a cosy sleep with the smaller older dogs, who were very kind to me . I am getting used to the noises and the hustle and bustle of home life. I was scared at first but my Foster Mum has really given me a good groom and I love her stroking me, so I am getting used to humans and their kindness. There are lots of toys here and I have started to play with them which made my foster Mummy very pleased. If you approach me very slowly and speak to me softly then you can stroke me and even pick me up for a cuddle. There isn’t a nasty bone in my body so I am told. I am learning to walk on a harness in the garden, but it’s going to take a while as I found it a bit scary. I love my food and treats . I am looking for a home of my own with another kind dog that will be my friend, and continue showing me how life is as a pet. I need a human that is around during the day that is patient and knows it will take time for me to trust them. If you can meet these needs, then please apply for me and come and meet me . 

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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