3 February 2024

Martha *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Martha D2023-176

  • Needs a resident dog
  • Fine with cats
  • Older dog savvy children

Martha is a 2 year old Bichon that loves adult company and will sit on the sofa for a fuss and a tummy tickle ,but is still a bit skittish when anyone is walking around. She doesn’t feel confident enough yet to freely approach people unless there is another dog to show her it’s safe. Then she will slowly approach as she hates missing out on a bit of a fuss or a treat.

When out walking she will watch people from a distance and is a little worried about the noise of children playing. This is improving on each walk as she learns that nothing will happen. She will need her new family to advocate for her until she is more comfortable.

Martha’s cheeky personality is starting to show as she has begun to pinch socks and slippers and take them to her bed for a little nibble . Any toys laying around will quickly be picked up and off she goes to her bed for a chew and to kill that squeak.

She has a loud bark and uses this if she sees someone walking past the house or if a noise startles her, but this is improving weekly as she settles.

She loves to see her food being prepared and will run around bouncing with joy and excitement as if she’s having her own party. She loves zoomies around the garden and really enjoys the freedom it brings . She has such a cute way of cocking her head to the side when she’s concentrating on listening to what is being said to her.

Martha lives with a cat and has no interest in him .

Martha is a bit overwhelmed by the noise playing children can make, so it would be better for the children to be at least 12 or older.

Although Martha loves the thought of going for a walk, she is still a little nervous when out. She gets excited to see her harness but can turn it into a game to try and get her to keep still to put it on as she may run away before she lays on her cushion waiting calmly.

Martha likes to sleep on our bed by our feet with her foster sisters. She sleeps soundly all night .

Martha is almost there with house training and will go into the garden with encouragement but doesn’t know how to tell you she needs to toilet. She will use a puppy pad if caught short.

Martha is not food aggressive but will try to finish off food still being eaten by the other dogs if not watched. She loves a treat but will hang back from the other dogs and has started to take a treat from the hand.

Martha needs a quiet home where she can continue to thrive and a resident dog to show her the ropes. Although being a young dog she is learning to enjoy her walks so a family or person that likes to go out and about would be great for her.


Vaccinated, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance

Fostered in Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan