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Name: Alaina OH Jan 24
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Bichon Frise (medium coat)
Weight: 10 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/2/2015
Fence Needed: Yes - Alaina should be considered a very high flight risk.  She will only be adopted to a home with a secure 3' or higher physical fence.  
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$329
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 1/5/2024

Reason for being in rescue: Amish breeder release/retiring

Special Needs: Alaina is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Alaina is extremely shy.

What kind of home would be best for me: Alaina is a beautiful nine-year-old Bichon Frise who is looking for her first forever home. She needs an adopter who can provide her with all the love and caring she has never received as she is a breeder release. Being a breeder release she has never known the caring touch of a loving human. She will need a special adopter who has an inexhaustible amount of time, patience, and love to allow Alaina to become a dog and the beloved pet we all know she can be. We do our best here to love on her, but she needs her own human to be home with her all, or nearly all day, providing her the love, affection and training she needs.

Alaina is an indoor dog only. A home with another dog is a must. Alaina needs another dog to follow and learn from.  Being by herself without a canine buddy would throw her into chaos.  With a confident buddy, she will not only learn from you but your dog as well on how to become a dog a loving life-long companion. Alaina is also considered a high flight risk. She will only be adopted to a home with a secure 3' or higher physical fence. 

What is my personality like: Alaina was born on a farm in Ohio. She has never lived in a home and would like to learn how to be a pet. When our site mentions breeder release, we want our adopters and supporters to know that this dog will require extra care transitioning to your home. Please know this is a rehabilitation process for the dog. It is a commitment to showing the dog how to be social, build trust, house training, and social anxiety. Many people use these phrases to describe the rehabilitation process as watching a dog 'blooming' or 'coming out of their shell'. It is a highly rewarding process for you and the dog. 

Alaina picks her people and she loves her current caregiver. For new people, when you spend time with her you can see that she is desperately trying to overcome her fears as she longs for a loving relationship. On first meeting she will shy away from you. After a few minutes there's a good chance she will approach but keep her distance. As she's doing this you can't help not noticing her tiny butt wiggling as her tail wags. 

For her main caregiver, she will go to her and be picked up.  She does not want to be chased and picked up but she comes to her caregiver to go into her crate at night time.  She loves playing with other dogs and will change the whole mood with other dogs with her happy go lucky demeanor.  She is clean in her crate and loves toy footballs.  A fenced in yard is a must along with a few other dogs.  she would be very happy as a member of a 4+ dog pack.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: Alaina is extremely afraid of everything as she never felt the loving touch of a human before coming to CPR.  She is not going to come to you or even remotely pay attention to you.  You're going to have to love Alaina before she loves you.  

Tips and Tidbits: Our vet estimates Alaina was born on 2/27/2015. 

Alaina has not met a cat.  We think she would be just fine with them.  

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule if a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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