Hey there! I'm Poppy

I'm a 5-year-old Shih Tzu from Southampton rehoming centre and I'm looking for my forever home. Please read my profile below to find out more.

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About me

Hi my name is Poppy,

My journey here at Blue Cross has taken a bit of time as I was very scared when I first arrived but my now friends took the time to build my trust and make me see they weren't as bad after all. Over time I gradually grew in confidence until I was brave enough to show my true colours, which is a fun loving dog who enjoys being around my friends and spending time with them. The team here are so proud of my progress and are very excited for me to start my new life so now it is just a patient wait to find the right people to offer me a new home.

I am on the lookout for understanding new owners who have the time and patience to let me grow in confidence and let me do this in my own time. I will need to make friends with my new owners here at the centre with a few visits so that it isn't too scary for me when I leave the centre. I can be nervous of unfamiliar people and unfamiliar dogs so I would be much happier walking in quieter areas. Although I would find living with another dog a little too much it would be great if I could make friends and walk with quiet gentle dogs that won't put any pressure on me.

If you are interested in knowing more about me then please do get in contact.

Lots of love

Poppy xxx


Looked after…

  • I've been vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and neutered as required
  • Examined by a vet and treated as required
  • Assessed by an experienced member of our team
  • Given an individual profile to help match me with my new owner
  • Rehomed with four weeks' free insurance from Petplan

How rehoming works

  1. Browse our pets, find your favourite

    Read the pet’s profile to make sure that they are suitable for your circumstances.

  2. Complete the online application form

    We want to be fair to everyone who applies for a pet so applications are dealt with in the order that we receive them.

  3. We process your application

    Please be patient while we process your application. If you are successful we will contact you to go through next steps.

Thanks for reading my story…

I'd like to say I have a lot to give to my new owner and that I think I deserve a warm and loving home. Can you help me out? I think Blue Cross would be much appreciative!