Violet Poodle with West Yorkshire Dog Rescue


  • Type: Miniature Poodle
  • Gender: Female
General Description

PLEASE NOTE: Violet will only be rehomed within a 50-mile radius from West Yorkshire
Violet in snowViolet with Betty

Hello, please could you help me find my forever human?

My name is Violet, I am 4 years old and I have been a mum my whole life.

When I came to West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, I didn’t know anything about humans and everything was very scary. So very scary, that I had to bark and growl at the world.

I saw my sisters enjoying cuddles with my Foster Mum and eventually decided I would give it a go… and I like them - But only from her.

I love, love, love my Foster Mum and won’t leave her side, I even sleep on her bed at night I am such a good girl.  But I’m not sure about everybody else, or loud noises, or busy places, or children, or being on my own. In fact, there is a lot of scary stuff out there

She says that one day, I will find a perfect human of my very own; who will help me with all the scary things and getting the hang of pooping out of doors. Can you help me find them?

Violet Poodle has come a very long way since she arrived, but she is still displaying signs of anxiety and may snap out of fear.. She is not yet fully house trained and new situations cause stress and fear responses.

All that said she is loyal and loving. She has become very strongly attached to her foster mum, so it is expected that in the right home, she will form a very strong bond with her new human. She is good on lead, off lead, and with dogs but is nervous of strangers.  She can be clipped, is good to bath, will wear a coat and harness.  Violet’s foster is a professional dog walker, and Violet goes on all the walks with a dozen dogs each day, travelling in the land cruiser to collect dogs and be taken on the moors for walks off lead with them all.  She used to be travel sick but is not used to travel.  Because she copies other dogs, Violet has learned to play and fetch a ball thrown for fun and she is so much happier now.  Violet gets 3-4 miles walks each day, she needs a lot of exercise to remove the excess weight she put on when she was breeding. 

She would suit an active retired person, or someone who will be home with her all day; who has the time and patience to give her confidence and reassurance in new situations; and someone who has experience of ex breeding bitches and their particular needs.

All applicants must consider:

[1] Holidays, as Violet will not cope in a ‘kennels’ environment while you were away.

[2] Affordability, as poodles require regular grooming in addition to the usual insurance, food, vets costs etc.

[3] Accidents in the house. Violet is doing a lot better, but is not yet fully house trained.

[4] A 12 year plan, as she is around 4 years old so will hopefully live for another 12 years or more.

[5] Dedication to ongoing training. Remember, she has come from a confined environment with no prior experience of the real world so experienced, patient dog people only please.

[6] Children in the home, or frequently visiting the home under the age of 12 is strongly discouraged.

We are looking for a home that meets the following criteria

  • COUNTRYSIDE LOCATION where this dog can get a lot of walking away from roads and the noise of heavy traffic
  • No young children - please don't apply as this dog has no experience of children
  • Someone around most of the time who can give Violet a lot of love and attention
  • Patient owners, someone with the ability to cope who has the time and patience for this dog
  • A lot of exercise as this reduces her stress levels
  • Another neutered dog for company
  • A securely fenced garden
  • Lifestyle & Financial Security

Neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped.  Violet will only be rehomed within a 100 mile radius from West Yorkshire

Click here for a video of Violet


violet in seavioley jumping stream

Violet has been on her holiday with her foster this week, the happiest little dog in the world. From breeding shed to proper freedom thanks to our brilliant poodle foster Stacie.

Violet is fostered with cats and curls up under the table with them.
Violet with cat

Kathy Trout, West Yorkshire Dog Rescue
07711 617148

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