Name: Ellie Age: 3 years old
Breed: Bichon Frise
Can I live with Children: Over 10s only
Can I live with cats: Yes
Can I live with other dogs: Yes, a must
Fostered In: RCT, South Walles
Ellie is a 3-year old Bichon Frise who is being fostered in RCT, South Wales. She is a loving girl who enjoys cuddles but is still quite wary of men. She does calm down but on the initial meet will bark. Ellie loves dinner and will spin, run and jump when she realises food is about to be served. She mastered the game of hide and seek and initiates play with her foster mum. Ellie needs an experienced home who will help her move forward at her own pace, at the moment she is picky who she interacts with and can freeze when handled so patience and time is very important for Ellie. She hasn’t needed to be crated while in foster and has been left for up to four hours without any issues.
Once Ellie loves you, she loves you and is generous with kisses…you will never need to wash your face again.
Health wise, she has a clicky hip, which will need to be monitored but currently this doesn’t give her any problems.
People – Ellie is still a little wary of people apart from foster mum. She will back away from new people but then will follow the other dogs to approach then run away again. She likes to be stroked if you are sitting down next to her but she will not approach if we are standing up. Ellie does not like to be groomed apart from a few strokes of a soft brush.
Dogs – Ellie lives with two other dogs and greets dogs well when out on walks.
Cats – Ellie lives with a cat in her foster home without an issue.
Out and about – Ellie loves going out on her daily walks and will happily meet other dogs but is wary of new people. She knows her way home and will charge once she gets to a certain point. She is nervous in the car but soon settles. Poor Ellie isn’t keen on the vets and will freeze and shake while being examined. Her adopters will have to work with confidence building.
Type of home – Ellie would need someone home for most of the day and would need a dog or dogs of similar or small size for company; she is under 6 kilos. She’s a young dog with lots of energy who is going to love her walks. Children of 10 and over due to her small size so not to be treated as a toy. A household that will not restrict her and give her the run of the house as she likes to follow her caregiver everywhere. House training has improved greatly since Ellie has been in foster and she is getting there, this is something that is very much a work in progress with the help of puppy pads.
Ellie is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in South Wales.