10 December 2022

Stevie Nicks. *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Steve Nicks D2022-181

  • Needs a resident dog
  • Older dog savvy children
  • Not cat tested
  • Patient parents as she is a work in progress.

Stevie Nicks is a 5 year old cockerpoo described by her foster mum as a sensitive, nervous and skittish little girl who is wary of new people especially at initial meetings and will freeze with fear when you handle her. She does eventually come around to being handled but this is a work in progress and is going to take time. She is currently not a playful or cuddly dog and will need time to decompress and feel safe. She does however remain skittish and any sudden movements or noise will send her scurrying away. The longer she is in the foster home the braver she’s become so she just needs time and space to work up her courage to be able to love and trust her humans.

Veterinary history to be discussed

She would be ok with an older dog savvy children in a quiet home.

Not cat or small furry tested

Stevie has been an angel in the home from day one. She is toilet trained and has done all her business outside with no indoor accidents. She sleeps downstairs in the living room cuddled up with the resident dog who she follows everywhere. She has been left for around two hours with the resident dog with no problem at all, she cannot be left alone without canine company however as she absolutely hates to be parted from her doggy friend. So far she has shown no destructive behaviour or chewing. She is wary of visitors to the home but she will follow the lead of her foster sibling and show some curious interest. She has loved being outside in the garden with the resident dog.

Stevie has only had her first vaccine so she hasn’t been out and about yet but when she does, she is expected to just follow the other dogs and learn that way. She has practiced with a lead and harness around the house and garden so she is now used to wearing them. As the outside world is new to her, she may be scared of loud and sudden noises at first but again she will copy the example of her dog sibling so as long as they model positive behaviour she will follow. She has been fine whilst travelling to and from the vets in the car as long as she is safely restrained.

Stevie Nicks needs a quieter home with loving patient parents who’ll give her the time and space she needs to settle in at her own pace. She will absolutely need a kind and gentle dog sibling or siblings who won’t mind sharing their people and will let her cuddle up to them and let her follow them round so she can learn from them all the positive things about living in a home with humans. She will also need a secure house and garden and parents who will monitor her as she is a flight risk until settled.


1st vaccs, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Fostered in Newport

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance