Poppy the Staffy – Shar Pei mix tragically returns to shelter for second time
Poppy's Shar Pei side gives her an aloofness and wariness that other dogs may not have. But that doesn’t warrant the difficult few months she’s been through.
Published on the 18/07/2020, 21:00
Poor Poppy came into Battersea’s care early in 2020. She wasn’t adjusting well to kennel life, so she was sent to live with a foster family, where she started doing better.
She was adopted in the Spring. But things soon took an unfortunate turn, and Poppy was returned to the shelter.
Though reasons as to why she was returned are unclear, Battersea would like to remind potential adopters that Poppy will need an owner with experience of these types of breeds. The perfect adopter profile is someone who is willing to devote a lot of time to training, someone who doesn’t own any other pets, who has a secure garden, and above all, someone who is patient.
Faith for a better future
The positive thing about getting a dog returned to them is that now, Battersea staff gets extra feedback on Poppy’s personality, and can continue to cater training to her needs.
It will be hard for Poppy to trust again after everything she’s been through. But at 9 years of age, all she’s looking for is a quiet place to live out her golden years happily. And once she knows you, she’ll give you all the affection in the world. Could you be the one for her?