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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Estimate medium - mum is 25kg
Location: Foster home - Medstead, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Pippa will need basic training so families must be prepared to invest time and energy into training. If there is no other dog in your home then please provide your detail socialisation plan in application.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Pippa from Crete. Abandoned with her mum and four siblings in a remote wood workshop. Mum, Ebony, was dumped and left to fend for herself and her puppies.
Luckily the wood yard is rented by a friend of Chimney Farm and an animal lover, so the dogs were kept safe, fed and prepared for travel.
Three of her siblings Scoobi, Zac and Nero arrived last week, now it is time for mum and the remaining sibling Pippa.
Pippa is 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 he is old enough.
Pippa likes to play and be around other dogs so ideally we would like there to be another dog in the home. If you do not have another dog you will need to provide full details on how you plan to socialise her.
Her new family will need to be prepared for the hard work of a pup - 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, Pippa will adapt and become a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work!
Please only apply if you are 100% committed to the hard work a puppy can bring, broken sleep, toilet training, socialisation, boundaries. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance Polo will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT NOW PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE A SMALL TEAM AND NEED TO PRIORITISE FAMILIES WHICH ARE READY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Pippa
Where does Pippa sleep at night?
Pippa sleeps in her bed in our room. She sleeps soundly through the night.
How is Pippa with current pets?
She adores our dog, loves to play with him and looks to him for guidance as she learns what life in a UK home is all about. She has only met our cat twice so far and completely ignored him on both occasions.
Is Pippa clean indoors?
No, she is a young puppy and still learning where to toilet so there have been a few accidents as one would expect.
Can Pippa be left alone?
We've only left her for a few minutes today but she was fine and just settled down with a toy.
Is Pippa out on walks?
Yes, she's been out on a few short walks and is learning quickly. In typical puppy fashion she gets in between one's feet quite a bit and occasionally stops when she sees something she isn't sure about but can be reassured quickly and happy to walk on. She adores meeting new people, big and small, and other dogs.
How does Pippa walk on the lead?
She is really good on the lead, considering this is a very new experience for her. She's very good at copying our dog so she is getting the hang of things very quickly.
Has Pippa met other dogs?
Yes, she loves meeting other dogs. She approaches them cautiously at first but then quickly wants to play. She's very polite in her play, not overly bouncy or exuberant.
How is Pippa with humans?
She loves people, big and small, and adores snuggles and a good tummy tickle. She likes to follow me around the house and will settle close by if I'm busy doing something.
Have you noticed if Pippa is afraid of any particular things?
Pippa doesn't seem to be afraid of anything in particular. Since everything is brand new to her, she has a lot to get used to and will approach unknown things and situations with caution but she is taking it all in her stride, learning and gaining confidence really quickly.
Any other useful information?
Pippa is a real sweetheart who loves to play and explore the world. She is good in the car and out and about. She has a lot of love to give, loves to snuggle and adores food so she will be easy to train. She's already beginning to learn that sitting nicely results in yummie treats.
Pippa is a very happy, uncomplicated little girl who will make a fantastic, loving family pet.
What is Pippa's ideal home:
Pippa would love to be part of a family, maybe with children and another dog as she loves attention, play time and snuggles. She is looking to our dog for guidance when we're out and about and is therefore learning quickly what is expected of her. Another dog in the house would be great but she could be an only dog too as she loves people.