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MARCELINE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND HER NEW FAMILY WILL BE IMPORTANT IN CHANGING HER LIFE
RESIDENT CONFIDENT CALM DOG
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
NOT CAT TESTED BUT EXPECTED TO BE FINE
OWNERS HOME MOST OF THE TIME TO HELP HER FEEL SETTLED AND LOVED ENOUGH TO TRUST
PATIENT OWNERS AS THINGS NEED TO BE DONE AT HER PACE, NO RUSHING HER.
Marceline is a 4 year old Bichon described by her foster mum as a small but beautiful ex breeding girl who came into her foster home shaved, scared of life and shaking with fear every time a human went near her. She’s progressed so much from the dog she was when she arrived, but she is still not quite there yet as she doesn’t fully understand that she can trust humans and that she will no longer be locked away and neglected but this will definitely come with time. She has come far enough to now need the stability only a forever home can offer.
Marceline is progressing everyday, she is hand shy and would prefer her humans to keep their distance until she is ready to trust. She will take treats from her foster mums’ hands and will nudge her feet when she’s sat watching tv for attention, she’s even learnt that the settee is very comfy but will run if approached as she’s still learning to relax around humans. She barks wags her tail and gets excited in the morning when she sees her foster mum and she knows breakfast is on its way.
Marceline is not bothered by children but will run from them if approached. So we would recommend older dog savvy children.
Marceline has not been tested with cats or small furries but her foster mum doesn’t think she would be interested
She has now started showing her foster mum the beautiful playful and inquisitive little girl that was hiding under all that fear when she arrived. She likes to steal washing that’s left on the floor and take it to her safe space to investigate and she likes to follow the other dogs watching what they do whilst copying and learning how to be a dog.
Marceline has not been out since arriving in her foster home as she is not yet vaccinated. This will be discussed with potential home. She is not lead trained and this will be a slow process for her to learn over time in her forever home.
Marceline is looking for a patient home that’s happy to let her progress slowly in her own time, someone who will allow her to learn from the confident resident dogs in the house and follow their lead. She needs someone who is home most of the time and who can continue with her routines so she knows what’s coming next. A family that can teach her that hands are not for hurting anymore as she is now safe. She is a gorgeous playful cheeky little girl just bursting to come out and explore this wonderful life she has now found but it must also be understood that it won’t happen overnight so time patience and lots of love is a must to help this baby girl progress further
Microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Newport
Marceline comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance