Ready to adopt?
Age: 5 months
Type: Mix breed
Size: Small to medium when fully grown
Location: Foster home
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes if a brave cat as Noir likes to play
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Sweet Noir and her siblings were thrown away onto the streets, then scooped up and thrown into a prison cell in a shelter. Poor dogs did not stand any chance of happiness until we agreed to take them.
They moved to a better kennels and prepared for travel. Now arrived safe and well in the UK and learning the ropes in foster ready to find their forever homes.
Noir has spent a little time in foster, but is still in need of continued training. So her new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a rescue dog to domestic life in the UK - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the consistent work that maybe needed. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Noir will adapt well to her new UK life.
A reminder - Chimney Farm will be closing by end of 2023 so all adopters need to be aware there will be no rescue back up after November 1st. However, we would like to assure new adoptive families that our rehoming team will be available for advice during the early months of their dog's settling-in period.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Noir
Arrival date: 5th October 2023
Where does Noir sleep at night?
Downstairs in her bed with my dogs nearby. I settle her with a biscuit and then she is quiet all night until I come down in the morning. She can’t quite manage to hold her wee all night yet, but does hang on to do a poo outside immediately after being let out.
How is Noir with current pets?
She is fine with the resident dogs, she’s not overly clingy with them but gets on well with my friendly dog. She wisely gives my grumpy dog a wide berth.
She’s not overly interested in the chickens. She does like to chase the cats when outside, but she doesn’t mean them any harm. She may be able to live with very confident, dog savvy cats, but might be a nuisance for more sensitive cats.
Is Noir clean indoors?
Occasionally she has a wee indoors, toilet training is still in progress. I take her into the garden every half an hour and that does the trick.
Can Noir be left alone?
Yes, I have left her with no problems. She does have the other dogs for company.
Is Noir out on walks?
Yes, she is starting to really enjoy her walks and is happy to have the lead put on. In the space of a day, she went from refusing to walk and having to be dragged on the lead, to walking enthusiastically. She is getting used to cars passing.
How does Noir walk on the lead?
She does walk a bit haphazardly from side to side, but it is still very early days. I’m certain she will be walking nicely very soon.
Has Noir met with other dogs?
Yes, she is perfectly behaved and meets other dogs nicely.
How is Noir with humans?
She really loves people and is happy to greet strangers. She loves affection. No pulling or misbehaving when we meet people on walks. She had a lovely time meeting people in the pet shop, and received lots of cuddles.
Have you noticed if Noir is afraid of any particular things?
No, nothing seems to bother her particularly. She has been exposed to the hoover and lawn mower with no problems. She can be a little timid with cars passing on walks, but just needs to build up exposure.
Any other useful information?
She eats and drinks well. She is on Forthglade wet food.
She is a very smart girl and eager to please. She also loves food. This all adds up to a dog who is easy to train.
She likes chews and antlers etc, and we have had no problems with her chewing things she should not.
Her current weight is 8kg.
Her neck size is approx. 26cm. She measures 46cm from nape of neck to base of tail and her shoulder height is approx. 40cm.
Noir’s ideal home:
She would make a great companion for a family or couple. I think she would be happiest with another dog, but could adapt to being by herself.
She has fitted in to home life seamlessly. She loves people, she just wants to be loved, she is so affectionate.
She’s a confident girl, but not overly so. She travels well in the car.
She is great in the house. She settles nicely while I am working and also at night.
She is very playful with toys. She has not been tested with children, but I do not see any problem in her living with kids, she has a very sweet temperament. Such a happy girl.
She has been a real pleasure to foster.