Poppy 

SEX: Female 
AGE: 9 years old 
LOCATION: In kennels in Worcester 
TEMPERAMENT: Friendly girl 
CHILDREN: 14 years plus 
DOGS: Only dog in the home 
CATS: No 
 
 
 
History: 
Poppy came into us from our friends at Amicii, after they were asked to take her. 
 
She was a much-loved dog, but due to a change in her owners living circumstances she couldn’t keep her. 
 
Current: 
Poppy is currently in our Worcester kennels. 
 
She is a super little dog, she loves humans, and going exploring when out on her walks. 
 
She isn’t enjoying being at kennels and will be happy when she finds her new family. 
 
Walking: 
Poppy is proving to be very polite on the lead and walks beautifully. 
 
Here is what a few of her volunteer walkers say about her: 
 
‘First up, Poppy! What a well-mannered little girl. She is excited about everything and wanted to say hello to everyone.’ 
 
‘Poppy was keen to get out. We went through the wood and over the next 2 fields on the long lead. She was very happy and kept trotting back for a cuddle.’ 
 
‘Poppy up first who was very happy to be getting out. We walked the long loop. Poppy walked beautifully, wagging her tail and wiggling whenever we passed someone. Overtook a dog and met 2 others but no reaction at all.’ 
 
She has been walking past calm dogs without showing much interest in them most of the time. 
 
On a couple of occasions on-lead dogs have barked and bounced about at her when passing out walking, and she has shown interest and pulled towards them at little, but she is easily held as she is only little and soon calms down. 
 
She is a lovely fit girl and is always keen to go out exploring with you. She is happy to be out for as long as you want to be. 
 
Travelling: 
Poppy has not travelled with us yet, but this will be tested in the very near future. 
 
Vets: 
The vets have visited Poppy at kennels. 
 
She was as good as gold for them and stood still for her examination and vaccinations. 
 
She is vaccinated including for kennel cough. 
 
Health issues: 
Poppy has had a full health check including a blood test and all has come back as normal. 
 
She does appear to have a mild allergy, we think possibly to pollen, it doesn’t affect her at all, just her skin appears a little red. She‘s had a couple of medicated baths which has helped her skin. 
 
Poppy has a small soft lump on the underside of her tail, the vets feel this is a fatty lump and doesn’t need any medical intervention. 
 
She isn’t on any meds. 
 
Dogs: 
Poppy hasn’t been introduced to other dogs, but she is happy to walk in the company of another calm dog. 
 
Out walking she is generally happy to walk past dogs in gardens or being walked. 
 
If they are bouncy and barking, she does show interest in them, but will walk on when asked to do so. 
 
She doesn’t appear to be too interested in other dogs when she is passing them in kennels, however we have not tested her. 
 
Ideal home: 
• Poppy is looking for a home where is she is the only dog. She hasn’t shown much interest in other dogs whilst out walking, but her previous owner advised she is good with some dogs, but not so good with others. 
• Children would need to be aged 14 years +, because Poppy has shown some toy guarding on a couple of occasions. 
• We are told Poppy can get a little anxious and does suffer from separation anxiety, so she would need a family where is isn’t left home alone for long periods of time.. 
 
Standard information: 
Poppy is microchipped and had her first vaccinations. Her 2nd jab is due in 3 weeks time. She is spayed. 
 
She is currently in kennels in Worcester but she can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her at least twice where he is at the moment. 
 
There is an adoption donation of £120 for Poppy and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care. 
 
If you think you could be a match for Poppy, please click the panel under to complete an application form. 
 
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