About This Project


Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

Age: 8 years

Donation: £350


  • Dolly MUST go to a home with other dogs.
  • Dolly can live with children 5+
  • Dolly  is not cat tested


Background – Dolly arrived in our care when she was no longer wanted by her breeder. We can only imagine what life was like for her before, but she went into foster care and has already made great progress.


Character – Dolly is a very nervous girl, but is very sweet and really is being very brave. Dolly is quite a funny character and does a hilarious spinning dance in the kitchen waiting for her breakfast, and loves to prance around in the garden too. Dolly really likes being close by and will hop up on the sofa next to me and welcomes gentle strokes but still cowers when you walk past her quickly.


Type of home – Dolly absolutely needs to be around other loving dogs, she really wouldn’t cope on her own due to her background and disposition. Dolly is absolutely no trouble at all (she is probably the easiest foster dog so far) but will need lots of patience in a nice calm home with people who will not force their affections on her before she is ready. As an ex-breeding dog, the outside world is totally new to Dolly and her new family will need to understand that she will not be a ‘normal’ dog straight away and everything will need to be done with great care and patience. Dolly is not up for anything like going out for walks yet, but does travel very well in the car.


Health – Dolly is physically in fairly good shape but will need to build up her fitness as she wouldn’t have been walked or exercised before. Dolly is due to be spayed and have what is likely to be the majority of her teeth removed at the end of the month. Dolly is currently raw fed and also has a few added supplements to aid her recovery – she is a great eater and food is the way to win her over for sure!


Adoption – Dolly is in foster care in the BS16 area of Bristol/South Gloucestershire and applicants must be willing to meet her in her adoptive home a couple of time. As Dolly is sponsored by Schnauzerfest we can be a little more flexible about the catchment area (usually Bristol, Somerset, Bath and nearby), however applicants should still be within a reasonable distance. Dolly will not be ready to go to her adoptive home until she is recovered from her procedures, and it is anticipated that this will be early in March so applicants must be ready from this time but understanding that this could change.