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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Woking, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats:
Special Requirements: We are only able to accept applications if you have another dog under 8 years in the home. Please do not apply if do not meet the criteria.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
This is Bonnie, who has recently arrived in the UK from a foster home in Crete with her brother Clyde.
She is a happy, playful, girl who loves to cuddles. She fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
Bonnie has spent a little time in a foster home in Crete but is still in need of training. So her new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a pup 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 puppy should not be taken lightly - we have had puppies returned as people have not been fully prepared for the hard work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Bonnie will adapt and become well a rounded dogs. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work.
We will not be accepting applications unless you have another dog under 8 years in the home.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Bonnie
Where does Bonnie sleep at night?
She slept the first two nights in our bedroom but is going to be sleeping in the kitchen with the other dogs tonight.
How is Bonnie with current dogs/animals?
She is very friendly and sweet with them. She tries to play with my 4 dogs but they are being old and grumpy and refusing to engage! She reads their signals well and accepts that they don’t want to. She has started sidling up to them to snuggle. She is absolutely terrified of our very confident cat because he tried to swipe her twice, but she is happy to sit next to him when he is being gentle!
Is Bonnie clean indoors?
Not yet. She will use puppy pads but doesn’t always! We are working on her house training but this work will need to be continued by her adopter.
Can Bonnie be left alone?
We have left her alone for short periods a few times so far. She cries a little and whimpers but is not frantic or destructive. I think with more practice and time she will be fine with being left quite soon.
Is Bonnie out on walks?
Yes we have been out for walks. She was very nervous the first time but a little more confident the second time. Everything is new to her, she stops to look at bicycles, joggers and pushchairs with interest. We travel to walks by car and she has been sitting on a blanket with a harness and a dog seatbelt, I have to make sure this is fairly short or she will try to get on to my lap whilst I drive. She is happiest on the backseat with one of my other dogs.
How does Bonnie walk on the lead?
She is learning! The first walk she walked behind me for the entire walk, the second walk she walked beside me at times and even in front of me occasionally when she gained confidence from my dog. She is just a normal puppy, learning the ropes!
Has Bonnie met with other dogs?
Yes I have 4 dogs and she is absolutely great with them. On walks she is keen to say hello to any dogs that we pass. I have not had any issues or worries at all.
How is Bonnie with humans?
She loves humans. She is not afraid of anyone, she is happy to be held and cuddled by all of us, by me, my husband and my 4 children. On walks she is desperate to say hello to humans, she actually gravitates towards humans even more than she does other dogs! Everybody loves Bonnie, I have been stopped so many times on my walks with her and she happily cuddles anyone who asks for a cuddle with her ❤️
Have you noticed that Bonnie is afraid of any particular things?
No. She is cautious and watchful. She can be nervous of a new noise or sight but will sit and take it in and then is happy again once she works out it is not a threat.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
A home where she will get lots and lots of cuddles. I think if she had a home where she could snuggle all day this is what she would choose! She just loves curling up on a lap. She loves everyone, and everyone loves her 😊