Ruff Ruff! My name is Poppy
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Rescue Group: Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue
|Breed:||Papillon Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Poppy. 2-3 yo Tricolor Papillon.
Poppy was found in a shelter in the Central Valley. She had been seized from the home of a hoarder with quite a few other dogs. She had been bred at least once but we bet it was more than that. She was thin and so frightened that we weren't sure she would survive, let alone be a good adoption candidate. But since we'd agreed to take her prior to our visit we decided we should take her into foster care. On the way home the other two friendly dogs from the shelter sat in our laps but we put Poppy in a carrier for the ride home because she was so scared. About
1/2 way home one of us turned around and noticed that she was pressed up against the front of the carrier in order to get as close as she possibly could to any human available. We expected to crate Poppy at night but the first night she popped up on the bed, dug her way under the covers and slept right next to her foster mom until morning. That's where she slept ever since.
This is one "human identified dog". We believe at one time she was a beloved and well trained pet. How she ended up in a hoarder home, we'll never know. Possibly her owner died and she was given away on Craig's List or some other "free to good home" venue. Regardless, we're happy to have saved her and find her one of the most precious dogs we've ever met. She is a constant lap dog, and gets along with the other dogs in the house as well as the neighbor dog when he comes over to visit.
Poppy has a mischievous side so she has to be kept on a leash when she goes for walks. This 10 lb pup went for a walk in the Country one day.
She saw a herd of Black Angus cattle and decided they would be fun to chase. She had the entire herd running around for a few minutes.
Fortunately she came to our call just about the time the cows realized they were bigger than she. From then on Poppy has always stayed on the leash for her walks.
When we first got Poppy she could barely even walk 1/4 mile. Then she'd limp along, and sit down and cry and we'd have to carry her back with us. Now she's able to go for miles as long as it's not too hot outside.
And she loves her walks. As soon as she sees her foster mother put her walking shoes on or if she hears the sound of the leash clicking, she will go bonkers. She can walk a couple of miles with no problem as long as it's not too hot outside. We are making her sit and be quiet before she gets put on the leash so she doesn't become too obnoxious, though.
Poppy, along with her best buddy Max, was adopted by an older woman who later realized her health wasn't going to allow her to keep the dogs.
Now she is back with her foster family who is going to even more careful to find her the exact perfect home this next time through. Poppy needs to be in an adult home, no small children, with a securely fenced yard.
She needs to be an indoor only dog even though she does enjoy the occasional romp in the out of doors. Daily walks are a must, and ideally she would be one of those spoiled rotten dogs that goes absolutely everywhere with her human parents.
Poppy has a slight limp in one of her front legs. We think it was probably an old injury from when she was a puppy. Although it doesn't stop her from going on long walks or chasing 30 bulls around their corral, she will use this to her advantage. If she wants to go with you and not be put in her bedroom while we leave she will sit with her ears down and lift the one paw up as if to say "How can you treat a poor crippled little dog like this?". Occasionally after a very long walk or run in the Country she'll limp about a bit.
Ideally Poppy would be adopted with Max, another young Papillon that was purchased to be her playmate. They are great buddies and provide tons of fun and entertainment for each other and their family. Poppy's adoption fee is $200.00 Please email : Ellen@purebredsplus.org for more info and how to adopt Poppy.