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
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Sweet Piper 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 I the UK and learning the ropes in foster ready to find their forever homes.
Piper 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, Piper 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: Piper
Where does Piper sleep at night?
She has been with us two nights so far and she has slept in the kitchen with our other dogs, we don’t hear a peep from her at all til we go down in the morning.
How is Piper with current dogs/animals?
She is great, we have 4 dogs and she is very respectful of all of them. She tries to play sometimes but if they are not interested she doesn’t persist. She has only met one of our cats and she was curious to meet him but lost interest when he hissed at her. She will stand at a distance and look at him if he comes into the room but she doesn’t try to get close to him (unless she is trying to steal his food!). She happily sits on the sofa with him near her and doesn’t bother him.
Is Piper clean indoors?
No not yet.
Can Piper be left alone?
Yes! We have only had her two days but she has been left a few times already, mostly for school runs. She is happy to stay in a room with the door closed and doesn’t cry when we go upstairs and leave her downstairs.
Is Piper out on walks?
Yes she has been for walks with us, not on her own but with my other dogs. She was a bit fearful at first and I was glad that I had a slip lead on her as well as a harness and lead as she was quite erratic to start with, flipping herself around! She swung between being a little anxious to very excited. She is less anxious with each walk.
How does Piper walk on the lead?
She needs practice! It is all new to her so she is very zig zaggy and gets between your ankles and under your feet!
Has Piper met with other dogs?
Yes she has met dogs out on walks and has been absolutely fine, happy to meet dogs of all shapes and sizes. She then sits and watches them for ages as they walk away!
How is Piper with humans?
Perfect. She loves everyone, adults and children, men and women.
Have you noticed that Piper is afraid of any particular things?
Not so far, no. She is intrigued by new noises like the dishwasher going on, or a motorbike passing.
Any other useful information?
She is very easy so far, it is early days but she is no trouble at all. Just needs practice walking on the lead and to get the hang of house training. We have been feeding her 3 times a day as she is very hungry and she is a little crazed when food is being prepared and flings herself around!
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
I think she would fit into any home, she is pretty relaxed and independent and very content!