Sex: Female - Neutered
Age: 9 years
Type: Patterdale terrier mix
Size: Small fully grown
Location: Foster near Newmarket
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested but met a hedgehog in the garden and was scared of it. Believe she wont chase or be mean to anything. She is a gentle girl.
Special Requirements: We would like Poppy to have another dog in the home, a calm confident dog ideally.Poppy isn't a match for an older home, she is young and quite puppy like and likes her walks.
Adoption fee: £200
Our sweet little Poppy has not had any suitable enquires.
Poppy’s elderly owner was not able to care for Poppy as she deserved and so came to us a bit institutionalised.
It has taken Poppy 2 weeks to become a dog again. When she first arrived she would shake at the thought of going on a walk and was scared to even go out on the garden, she wasn’t brave and seemed to have been cooped up in a home for too long and not mixed with many other people or dogs.
2 weeks on a Poppy has blossomed into the sweetest curious funny little character and is so happy with her new freedom.
Now Poppy is first to the door for her collar it be on for walks in the morning, she explores the garden and has become a nosey little girl who likes to know what we are up to.
Poppy is 9 years old, originally a rescue from Cyprus who loves her walks and is a young girl still and not suited to an elderly owner, as she does have many active years ahead of her. Poppy loves our dogs and we want her to go to a home with another dog as she loves to follow ours and enjoys the company.
Poopy can still be frightened of loud noises or strangers out on her walks but is now off lead for us and won’t run away her tail may just go between her legs initially. So her family need to be aware that she can still be spooked and will need time to resettle in a new home.
Poppy walks lovely and is clean indoors. She eats well and loves a treat.
If your keen to adopt Poppy please visit the website for more information on the criteria and if a match please submit an application form.
Poppy’s ideal home would have a sociable dog in the home, no children under 10 years, adopters who will continue to socialise and show Poppy how to be a loved family pet
Poppy's foster mum has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Poppy
Where does Poppy sleep at night?
Poppy can have free access but chooses to sleep on our bed now and snuggles up and sleeps through the night not a peep.
How is Poppy with current pets?
Poppy is a sweet soul, she clearly hasn’t been around many dogs, my dogs are very calm and do not bother her so she likes to have a sniff now and then and she appears to enjoy them being with her on our dog walks. She is trying to cuddle up to my girls and even tried to play. She would love another dog like herself. We have a second foster dog Hector and Poppy adores him. I think if she had another dog who liked to play she would Strat playing and really enjoy that.
Is Poppy clean indoors?
Yes, She had a phobia on going out I the garden initially but now happy goes ut and does her toilets outside.
she may revert back to being a bit scared so her family will need to give her the time and make her feel comfortable again in a new garden.
Can Poppy be left alone?
Yes, She can be left for up to 1-2 hours now easily.
Is Poppy out on walks?
Yes she is, she goes on 2 walks a day. Poor Poppy was institutionalised, she had an elderly owner who had bad health and couldn’t care for Poppy as she would have liked. So Poppy missed out on being a dog the last few years.
She can still be spooked by loud noises on her walks so her adopters need to be aware of this and be careful on walks not to make them scary.
Poppy is off the lead for me when safe away form roads. Her tail is up and she never runs off, she likes to be part of the family.
She doesn't like walks in the rain.
How does Poppy walk on the lead?
She walks well, she doesn’t pull. She has been off the lead in safe areas and never leaves us.
Poppy has started to jump in and out of the car.
We have walked her on the roads, she was scared initially but now copes well.
Has Poppy met with other dogs?
Yes, she has met other dogs, she is a bit shy when meets them outside but in the home she loves other dogs.
She is curious and I think will eventually play with another dog. She adores my male foster boy Hector.
How is Poppy with humans?
Poppy is an ideal little lady, she likes people but has an independent side, she will sit near us on the sofa, be in the office with me during the day on her bed, but doesn’t need too much affection. When we had visitors she sat on their laps, giving paw for more cuddles. She was quite the sociable lady and makes us smile.
Have you noticed if Poppy is afraid of any particular things?
Poor Poppy seems institutionalised, she has lived a quiet life with an elderly lady not in the best health.
Poppy is an active girl and I think she assigned herself to that life but she is an active girl and deserves 2 walks a day, to explore and become braver and more confident.
Any other useful information ?
Poppy now eats two meals a day, she likes a chew and really has got into a nice routine and adjusted well.
Poppy likes to sit on the sofa with us on the evening, and she likes to be where we are if working in the office, so her home would need to allow that access. Poppy will blossom and become braver but will need a bit of time, everything is new and scary but each day she learns the ropes and really is a sweet little lady.
Poppy’s Ideal home:
A home with no young children as the noises may spook her. She would get confidence with another dog in the home so she could feel braver on walks. Her adopters would need to appreciate all she has been through the last few years, she became a bit house bound so just needs time and patient and guidance. She needs pushing out of her comfort zone as when she gets going she loves her new routine, but if allowed to be a quiet mouse she wont get to enjoy all the life that awaits her.
Poppy has really blossomed and is now a happy sweet little lady, she is so funny, she is curious and always wanting to follow us and what we are up to. She doesn't seem to be scared of the garden any more and started to play and follow us out. She loves her new foster life but needs her forever home.
We do not feel an elderly home is the right home for her, so an active confident home with another dog and she will make a wonderful family addition.