Bonnie is a very loyal and loveable dog, she came into RSPCA care from an Inspector who had concerns for her welfare. Bonnie is looking for a special home, her previous experiences have made her quite timid and nervous and she lacks trust and confidence at first. Bonnie is looking for someone who understands her and her fears. She prefers female company at the moment and appears to be more scared of men or people she is not familiar with at first. Bonnie finds meeting new people quite scary and new situations scare her too. Bonnie is a very good mixer with other dogs and finds great comfort from this. Anyone interested in adopting Bonnie will realise from the start that she is a special dog, her new owner will need to understand her needs and also have the right skills and experiences to help rebuild Bonnie's confidence and be able manage this side of her character.
Since being at the centre Bonnie has made fantastic progress and has become very close to certain staff members. Once she feels safe in her environment she becomes more confident. Bonnie is very obedient and can, sit, stay, lie down, walk to heel, she has good recall too.
When Bonnie trusts you, that's it! You're her friend for life. Bonnie adores being a lap dog, she loves to sit on your knees and rest her head under your chin, and she loves belly rubs too. Bonnie is a lazy dog and we think that she would choose sofa time over a walk any day! Bonnie does not play with toys, she thinks that they are below her, she would rather sit beside you and have cuddles and afternoon naps. Bonnie cries with excitement when she sees her human friends and will greet you with a huge cuddle as she tries to jump into your arms.
Anyone wanting to meet Bonnie will need to understand that they will not have a hearts and flowers moment straight away as Bonnie is unsure of new people at first. However if you bring her some treats (Pedigree Schmackos are her favourite) and visit her regularly, she will become a loyal and loving companion for life. Bonnie can be re-homed with older children, over 15 years old, she is not suitable to live with cats or small animals but can be re-homed with dogs.