Margot Status: Available

ID: 39792

Name: Margot

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Marlborough, 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.

20-11-23 Margot has come to us from a breeder ready to find her forever home. She is a very worried girl who is quite overwhelmed to find herself here and will do her best to run away and hide from you. She is very worried about being handled and held and will try and wriggle out of your arms. She will be looking for a calm and quiet adult only home with adopters who have experience of scared ex-breeding dogs. She will need at least one other confident dog in her new home to be her friend and help her to settle in. With time, love and kindness she will start to come out of her shell and will begin to trust you and it will be so worth it when you see her tail wag for the first time. 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 new skills like house training. She doesn't yet walk on a lead and will need to get used to wearing a harness and lead around the home and garden until she has enough confidence to venture outside. She will also need a secure garden. She is a sweet girl who so deserves to find her happily ever after.

22-12-23 UPDATE
Margot has made a lot of progress since she first arrived over a month ago, and I’m so proud of her. She was absolutely terrified of being touched at first and would be SO uncomfortable if you had to handle her or pick her up.
Because she has been shaved, I’ve had to put a little jumper on her every day to make sure she stays warm, so this has meant that I’ve had to handle her every day. I think it’s actually done her the world of good and she’s nowhere near as flighty or flinchy as she was. When she sees me coming with a jumper now, she just kind of stands still and allows me to put it on. The first week or so she was a wriggly little worm and it would take me so long to do!!
She will definitely still need a resident dog in her new home as she is very reliant on her kennel friends and she does love to snuggle up with them. Every time I pass her kennel she’s either playing with a toy, or she’s cuddling in bed with her friends .. such a sweetheart!! I really hope she doesn’t have to wait much longer to find her special home, because I really do think she’ll thrive in the right setup. Of course she’ll be scared at first, but I do believe that in time she’ll blossom into such a loving companion.

09-02-24 UPDATE
Margot has been in foster with us for a week now and she is doing amazingly well considering how scared she was when she got here. She is a young playful girl who is very puppy like, she loves toys and would love an equally cheeky, playful friend in her new home she particularly loves other bichons and gravitates towards them but would be ok with other breeds. She’s very unsure of people’s intentions at the moment and will need an experienced adult home with another dog or dogs to follow. She does not like to be picked up, it makes her very scared and she finds being approached scary too but she has gone from running away when you walk past her to taking treats out of our hands and cautiously joining us on the settee and enjoying fuss on her terms. She loves the garden and runs around with a smile on her face, when she first arrived we had a trailing lead on her so we could get her back in but now she comes in when you call her as long as you are not standing too close to the door. She is going to need very patient owners who already have ex breeder experience, she will be a dream dog for any bichon lover but she is going to take time and gentle encouragement to interact otherwise she may chose to hide away. She sleeps with me and the other dogs on the bed at night and this seems to have helped her confidence as it was the first place she approached me. She is a little clown who makes us all laugh many times a day whether that’s dragging the entire toy box to her bed, running off with a pillow case from the washing or just having mega zoomies around the garden. She is going to be a joy to her new owners from the start and watching her settle and gain confidence will be a real treat, you will end up with a very loyal little girly who has a great character.

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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