Section One

Name Poppy
Age 9 Years (March 2010)
Sex Female
Location Essex
Neutered Yes
Microchipped Yes
Tail Long

Section Two

people People Status Good with trusted adults and older children
dog Dog Status Has lived with another, but would prefer to be an only dog
cat Cat Status Would chase
handling Handling (Grooming) Good with trusted people but will object if her collar is grabbed and defend herself if forced
travel Travel Good
home Home Alone Good
house training House Training Good
training Training Knows sit, come and stay, but sometimes pulls on lead and recalls when ready, so room for improvement
health Health Good

 

Other Comments: Poppy is a lovely girl and affectionate when feeling relaxed. She is not keen on young children and has snapped in her former home so we are looking for an adult only home or with older dog savvy teens. She has however been fine with fosterers children aged 11 and 13. Poppy likes to be in charge with other dogs and may snap at over friendly dogs on walks but has coped without major issue in foster with 4 others..

New Owners: We are looking for experienced owners to give this sweet girl a second chance. Some knowledge of dog behaviour would be an advantage and a confident but kind leader is needed. In the right hands she will be a delightful and loving companion.

Fosterers Comment: Poppy has been in foster with us now for 2 weeks and we are so pleased with her. Living with 5 others in foster has really helped Poppy with her level of tolerance towards other dogs and her behaviour has really improved. We have found her very biddable and obedient and easy to check if she does get grumpy with another dog. Sometimes you can see she gets a bit worried about what you are going to ask of her but a few words of reassurance and she is fine again. We have seen no defensive behaviour at all and she is very loving and playful now she has relaxed. She responds very well to respectful human authority and will make the right people a very loving companion .

Section Three

Area Coordinator email
Rebecca Downie rebecca@essw.co.uk