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Can you give affectionate Poppy a loving home?

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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 Justine Seraphin

Published on the 21/05/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:28


Poppy is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Shar Pei mix waiting for her forever family at Battersea’s London centre.

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!


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Training Poppy

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.

Do you think Poppy could be the one for you? Apply to rehome online or contact Battersea on 0800 001 4444.