Poppy – Kent

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*Available to meet in Kent*
Meet 7-8 month old Poppy. A young girl that truly has had such a hard start in life who is so desperate to find a place to call home that can give her the time and love she needs. Poppy is an ex stray that has clearly suffered a lot of human abuse.
She is such a lovely natured girl full of love and kindness but takes time to trust. She is very frightened of strangers so requires an adopter with a lot of experience in very shy dogs. Poppy does not bite at all she will always back away from a stranger and do everything she can to avoid them. She is currently in foster with 2 other dogs which she adores playing with. After around 10 days of arriving in foster she started to ask for affection from her foster parents and sit and cuddle them on the sofa. Anyone adopting Poppy needs to understand she needs plenty of time to come round at the start. Since being in foster she has now started to play, steal shoes and socks and generally show signs of being a happy puppy again . All she needs is time, space and experience.
She is a collie type mix (although a small dog around 11kg tops and won’t grow more than 15kg) so really enjoys nice long walks, she MUST be walked on a double lead (provided by us as well as an escape proof harness and tracker). She is not scared of traffic but is scared of oncoming people hence why she needs a double lead for now and no Flexi leads etc. Once she gets going on her walks she relaxes a LOT and starts to enjoy herself and sniff etc. She’s fine with dogs outside and in and can live with dog savvy cats. Adopters need to also remember although she is shy, she is still a puppy and needs boundaries and firmness.
Given plenty of time this girl is going to make a cracker of a dog as she has OODLES of love to give and is VERY clever and keen to learn. Experienced adopters only will be considered. No children and 6ft fencing only.
She will require an adopter to come and meet her a couple of times first to gain trust as she will be frightened on the first meet and then she gets more confident after that. Poppy is the type of dog that ends up the forgotten soul so please, if are experienced and looking to save a soul please consider this beautiful girl, she is still very young, doesn’t bite and can absolutely become a well rounded girl.
She is healthy, neutered , chipped and vaccinated
Home check and adoption fees apply
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