Not available for interstate adoption
Lachie (AV1004) and Fleur (AV1005)
Small Male Papillion Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- SAFE Avon Valley Inc
- PetRescue ID:
- Western Australia
Oh, where to begin on these little sweethearts?
Lachie and Fleur are a delightful duo looking for a new family whose hearts they can steal. We know that you're all falling head over heels in love with these little charmers but they have some specific needs in their new home so please only apply if you think you can offer what they need (and are prepared for all their love in return!)
Quick run-down first:
- they're available to adopt together, to the same home. Will not be separated.
- they must be primarily indoor dogs
- although they're small, they still need exercise, socialisation and adventures (well, small ones).
- they need a diet! Lachie in particular is heading for an early grave if he doesn't slim down. You need to be prepared to persevere.
- a home with no kids, however visiting children are fine.
- they can live happily with cats and are social with other dogs
- regular grooming is a necessity
Okay, so you've gotten this far!
Lachie and Fleur (who don't respond to their names one bit!) have found themselves in need of a new home after their elderly owner went into residential care and had no one to take them on. They were left alone in the home for a few days with a neighbour popping in to feed them, which was an added trauma! They have always been very very loved, though their waistlines suggest that they might have been a bit TOO loved in the treat department.
They are not grouchy or snappy but they are used to a quiet house with regular routines. A busy home with children and people constantly coming and going could be too over-whelming. Though if you have grand children/friend's kids/nieces and nephews etc over to visit on occasion, that should be fine.
They aren't used to being walked a lot, but they would love to learn! Daily strolls would be wonderful, and help them lose some weight.
Lachie is the happiest boy on the planet. He is forever grinning his hilarious grin, with his hairy ears pricked as high as they can go. This guy just loves everyone and everything and he will keep you smiling day in day out. On his first night in temporary foster care he met an over-weight cat who he was desperate to play with, to the point he was play-bowing, running in circles and trying desperately to instigate a game. He's just a joy to be around and will settle in anywhere. He is Fleur's safety blanket and though he doesn't really need her, she certainly needs him.
Lachie is 6 years old and male.
Fleur is a sweet and gentle soul who has lots of love to give but needs time to trust. The loss of her human mum and the transition into foster care has been hard on her - if Lachie is as perky as his ears, she is almost droopy like her own. Fleur also gets along with cats and other dogs and she will complete your family - but she needs time, patience and understanding to transition into her new life happily. Without Lachie she is lost, although ideally you can help her learn to stand on her own four feet a bit more!
They have had a lot of trauma and moving around in recent weeks. Every adoption is on a trial basis and if things aren't working out we will of course take them back - however we would like to avoid this if at all possible so before enquiring, please make sure you are confident that these little guys are exactly what you're looking for.
Please give us as much information about yourself and your situation as possible in your initial contact.
Thank you for taking the time to view one of our lovely animals. We love them all and we hope you will too.
If you would like to know more about an animal please call Freedom on 0409 000 259. If it sounds like you and the furry creature are a suitable match then we will pass on the foster carer’s details to you so you can call and make a time to meet them.
Once you have met the animal and wish to go further then we may organise a yard check to ensure that your yard is safe and secure (dogs only). You can then take your new family member home on a 2 week trial and if you decide they are not suitable then you can return them.
If you are not sure how existing animals in your home might be affected, or you want a little extra time to get to know the nature of the animal, we may allow you to foster with a view to adopt.