It can be hard to adapt to shelter life when you’ve been a pet before, and that’s what Poppy, who's been with Battersea since January, is experiencing now.
By, 21 May 2020
Poppy’s ideal environment
Poppy would prefer a home in the suburbs or the country. Though she is sociable around dogs, she would prefer to be the only pet in the house. Due to her sometimes aloof Shar Pei side, she would do better in a home with teenage children rather than youngsters.
Caring for Poppy
Though she is 8 years old, Poppy is still full of energy and loves to chase after her tennis balls, and even go jogging with her foster carer! She’s likely to have another 5-6 years ahead of her, so take that into account before making your decision. Her short coat will be a breeze to keep clean, and she is a good choice for owners who want a light shedder!
There’s not much training needed when it comes to Poppy – she’s generally well-behaved with people and other dogs. You’ll just need to be understanding of her personality. She can be wary of strangers, a little independent, and is also very vocal – especially when she wants food!
A Poppy for you
Once she gets to know you, Poppy has a super affectionate side and will love to sit by you on the couch and lick your face clean.