24 February 2023

Amy *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Amy D2023-06

  • Needs a resident dog that is happy to cuddle
  • Good with cats
  • Older teenage children
  • Patient owners with time to devote to her

Amy is a 4 year old Bichon Frise who is very much a work in progress. She has not had a great start in life and is very nervous of most things. She is improving daily but her whole world has changed and she needs time to change with it. She will wag her tail when she sees the other dogs being fussed and give little cries as she’s desperate for love but hasn’t the confidence to make that move just yet.

She is still nervous of human contact and has just started sniffing a hand that is gently offered to her to try and build up trust. She will sleep next to us on the sofa cuddled up to her favourite dog, but will make sure she out of reach of humans. She is nervous of new visitors to the house and will take herself off to another room or a quiet place to listen and observe if she feels brave. 

Amy is not yet ready to venture out into the big wide world and wearing a harness is a little daunting for her but she is trying to be brave and is still looking for her big girl super pants. She will get there and just needs time.

Amy has a super power in that she loves to rip up pieces of cardboard into tiny pieces with the other dogs. They are so good at this that foster mum is thinking of starting a confetti business but they are demanding too may treetos as payment so this plan currently on hold. It does however show that she is starting to relax and feel comfortable enough to drop her defences and play or make mischief a little.

Amy loves to run and chase the other dogs but hasn’t got the hang of playing she just enjoys the freedom of being able to run around and gets excited by it all. She cries when the other dogs move away from her as she is desperate for the company.

She will be a cheeky girl when she starts to relax and realise humans are not all bad as the expression on her face is so cute at times that cheeky dog is just waiting to come out. She lives with a cat with no problems but hasn’t met any other furries

Amy hasn’t met any children and due to her demeanour we would recommend teenagers who are dog savvy. When young children visited the foster home She didn’t like the noise and took herself off to another room whilst they visited.

Amy knows nothing of toys but loves a sock to play with and chew.

Amy sleeps on her foster mum’s bed with the other dogs in the house. She always has one eye open to make sure she’s safe. She is quiet all night and very still.

Toilet training is a work in progress she needs to be reminded to go out often. She does not like going on her own or being shut put so you have to go with her to keep her company and then give lots of praise and a small treat when she has been.

Amy loves, loves, loves her food (well what girl doesn’t) but will eat everyone else’s if left. She is fed separate and we would recommend a slow feeder so she does not inhale it. She is not food aggressive. She loves treats but these have to be thrown for her which is a great way to start training by throwing the food and she looks to you for more. Every time she looks at you a good girl is always appreciated so she starts to associate people with good words and treats.

Amy needs a patient home with another dog or dogs so she can learn to dog. The dog needs to be happy that Amy is going to want to cuddle them and they are going to need to be Maverick to her Goose until she gets her confidence. When Amy is ready she would love some exercise and adventures. She needs people who are around most of the day to help her confidence.

4 year old Bichon Frise


Vaccinated, Microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance

Fostered in Wenvoe vale of Glamorgan (not Barry)