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Reference no – D2020 – 129

Name: Poppy

Age: 2 years old

Breed: chihuahua cross

Fostered in: Crewe

Health Conditions: None known

Poppy is a tiny chihuahua cross who is a waggy tailed meerkat when she knows you, she is always happy to curl up on your lap and is a little shadow that follows you everywhere. Poppy is an extremely nervous little dog when she firsts meets you and so needs an understanding owner that will work with Poppy to develop trust and the bond with her. Once she has made that bond, she is the happiest dog to see you and wants to be wherever you are. Poppy loves dancing on her back legs to get attention and is such a fun little dog when she trusts you.

People: Poppy is nervous of strangers initially and will bark when she’s unsure. Poppy once she knows you is happy being touched and groomed but needs an owner that isn’t going to put pressure on poppy especially to start with. Poppy needs time to trust new people and may always be wary of people she does not see often

Can live with children: Due to poppy’s nervous nature she cannot he honed with children and ideally wouldn’t have visiting children to the home unless a separate area was made for poppy as she had had bad experiences with children in the past and so is very wary of them.

Can live with Cats: Poppy currently lives with a cat with no problem

Can live with other dogs: Poppy is currently living in a home with other dogs but does get jealous of the others getting attention so would be best as an only dog so she can be the sole companion for someone

In the home: Poppy is not destructive at all, she does suffer from separation stress which is improving in her foster home now she’s settled, but any prospective home needs to be patient as this may come back when she moves to a new unfamiliar home. Poppy sleeps upstairs currently as she is very attached to whoever she trusts. Poppy does not really play with toys currently but is a fun dog who will play with people and is very food orientated so is quick to learn tricks and play food games. Poppy as she is insecure will bark at unfamiliar noises, but this is also settling in her foster home as she gets used to everything.

Out and about: Poppy walks well on a lead and loves going out. Poppy travels very well. Poppy is very nervous at the vets and so needs careful handling.

Type of home: Poppy needs a home that is experienced with nervous small breeds dogs, chihuahua experience preferably but more important is a patient home that will work with poppy to overcome her fears and realise that new people aren’t scary.
Poppy is the most loving dog when she trusts you and behind her nervous behaviours, she is the most wonderful companion. She needs someone that is going to make her the focus in their lives and allow her to be their shadow until she is confident enough to spend time in her own company. Poppy is a very small dog but needs someone with a very big heart to work with her to see the wonderful dog that her foster mum gets to see now and not be put off by her initial reaction to people she doesn’t know. Poppy will make such a lovely companion for an adult home and for people home most of the day.

Poppy is up to date with her flea and worming treatment but is currently waiting for vaccinations and neutering.

Potential adopters would be expected to travel to Crewe to meet her.

I come with five weeks free Argia Pet insurance.  

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