Remy Status: Available

ID: 25628

Name: Remy

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Abingdon , Oxfordshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

01-7-19 Remy is a  female bichon who has come to us from a breeder. She is a very frightened little girl who isn't too keen on humans at the moment but she adores her kennel friends and is quite happy when she's snuggled up with them. Remy will need a kind and patient home who will help her come out of herself along with a nice resident dog or dogs who will help her see that humans can be nice.  She will watch and copy what they do which will help her with house training and lead walking and build her confidence with people.

07-08-19 UPDATE

Remy is such a sweet girl but very nervous of new people so when she is scared, will sometimes bark to try to ward off any danger she perceives to her or her kennel friends. She does come forward when she's feeling brave and has taken to learn well from her fellow Bichon, Indigo, that things are not so bad here.
Even though Remy does not like to be approached, she will let me pick her up and handle her quite well, but at the moment she needs a lot of patience as the mental scars are sadly still with her from the past. She is not used to people wanting to comfort & take care of her so will need a calm resident dog in her new home and a person who can build up trust with her which might take some time.
She has been on harness training this week & each time there is progress with her taking more steps on her own, especially when she has a friend close by.
She is interested in cats so sheis looking for a cat free home.
Remy will need an experienced owner who has worked with dogs scared of people before. In a home environment I know she will do all she can to learn quickly & become the confident Bichon she wants to be.

30-10-19 UPDATE

Remy's progress is coming along each day she is with us but it is taking a lot of time and patience. She really does need a quiet home with another confident resident dog for her learn all about home life and get into a routine she is comfortable with. There are 2 staff members trying to work with Remy now, so hopefully her trust in people will start to bear fruit with consistency.
Although she does enjoy going outside and has taking to walking on a harness quite well with somebody she knows, Remy is still hard to approach in her kennel and will try her best to escape you. If cornered and felt threatened she will try to protect herself so will need someone who can work with her on her anxiety and fear. All the barking and visual noise going on in the background make it a very scary world and it can easily alarm Remy when trying to interact with her. We have put together some videos of her so you can see how she is doing when outside of her kennel. It takes her a while to settle but she definitely does enjoy going for a walk and I'm sure these moments do help her feel less stressed, if only for a short time.

31-12-19 UPDATE

Little Remy (Ruby here) is a very sweet worried little Bichon, she’s found it completely over whelming to find her self away from everything she’s ever known and living in a house has been scary for her. She’s now very slowly beginning to come out of her shell and gaining a little confidence, she now enjoys walks with the other dogs and is excited with all the new sights and smells in the woods and fields. She’s a quiet girl who sleeps soundly in our kitchen at night, she loves food and treats and will share beds toys and food with other dogs. She’s desperately looking now for a home where someone can give her loads of love, time and patience so she can learn to trust and gain confidence and fully enjoy this new life she has.
She’s such a dear little soul who’s clearly had a very sad previous life that’s left her frightened of new things and nervous of new people, she’s waited so long to find her forever home as all her friends here keep being adopted, I hope it’s her turn soon, and she gets a happy 2020.

19-02-20 UPDATE

Foster mum wants me to tell you how lovely I am because nobody’s been interested in adopting me and all my foster friends keep getting adopted but not me!
I do have a few issues still as I’m really worried about new things and scared of new people but I’ve had a sad life and no one has ever loved me so I’m trying really hard to over come this and foster mum says I’ve improved hugely since I came here and am taking small steps every day.
What I really need is someone who is patient, kind and can give me lots of time to gain my confidence, a mum who’s had rescue dogs before like me would be great. To have my first proper home and someone to love me would be amazing, my own basket, toys and be someone’s special girl, oh and I’d love a brother or sister or lots of them, as I love my friends here.
Foster mum had all my hair clipped off and although I was really scared the groomer said I was as good as gold, I was FREEZING! So now I wear a fab jumper. Foster mum said it’s my new start and I will look beautiful when my white curly coat grows a bit.
I really hope somebody will read this and apply to be my mum or dad as I’ve waited soooo long and spent an awful long time in kennels PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE think about me! I’m Remy but foster mum calls me Ruby because she says I’m a little gem!

My good points (there’s lots)

  • I’m very quiet (only bark at dinner time)
  • I walk well on the lead (love my walks)
  • Very good with other dogs (happy to share my bed, food and toys)
  • I sleep soundly in the kitchen at night (even like a lie in)
  • I’m very small, cute and a little bit cheeky

Needs working on (but getting there)

  • I’m still nervous of new people
  • I’m frightened when I get picked up
  • I need to learn to trust that people won’t hurt me

27-02-20 UPDATE
Remy is on her holidays in Oxford, whilst her foster mummy is away. We have been surprised at how well and quickly she has adjusted. She is still a very nervous young lady, but has quickly become more confident walking past us and has taken to spending time on the sofa next to humans!! I managed to catch a snap of her looking relaxed . This is huge for Remy and shows great progress and hope for a happy future in a loving, patient home.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.


The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation* and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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