Pippa has a cheeky side

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 25 April 2012 | 3 Comments


I just wanted to give you an update on one of your adopted friends! Pippa, or Peppa has she was known in the short time spent with you all at Shenton Park, has settled into her new life wonderfully!


Miss Pippa is a loving addition to my home, she is fun, cheeky, full of life and incredibly intelligent (when she wants to be!) and has brought so much to her family I don’t know how we lived without her! When she first came to me she was a quiet little girl who was funny with her food and very skinny. I don’t know where this dog has gone, but we now have a happy, healthy, noisy little girl

She has had some challenges settling in, she has been taught some strange habits with her previous owner, and has been let to get away with some silly behaviours. I have managed to nearly completely stop her incessant jumping up at us when we get home, or at new visitors. When she first arrived I was concerned as she was very rough when she got excited, she would jump, bite and become out of control with excitement. However with some attention and training these behaviours have nearly disappeared (she tries so very hard to be good, but sometimes the excitement is just too much!). We are currently working on sitting and waiting, but I cant use the command “stay” as this command appears to have been previously used to get her to jump, the reasons for which baffle me!


After 6 months Pippa and I have developed an excellent relationship, she appears to trust that I will come home to her (when she first arrived she would howl, cry and become overcome with desperation to follow me as I went out the door....i’m not sure was more traumatised about this!). She also follows instructions really well and is slowly learning that her new family will not hurt her. Most of all she is absolute pleasure to have around, she is the best of company and slots into my life seamlessly.

Not long after I adopted her, I invited a good friend of mine over to meet her, my friend is in an electric wheelchair and I was worried that Pip would get too excited and knock my friend around too much. I was wrong! She was most gentle with her and seemed to know that she needed to be extra careful, which was a pleasant surprise!

Pippa loves her new family, she lives with me, and goes to visit her grandparents regularly if I am going out for long periods. She LOVES going there, she gets spoilt rotten and is the favourite “grand-puppy”! Not long after Pippa came to join me, my brother also adopted a small shitzu“Buddy” from safe Perth. Pippa and Buddy get on like a house on fire, and it has been great for them both to socialise with one another as this was an area where they both needed some lessons!


As you can see from the attached pictures, Pippa has many interests and loves life! She LOVES the beach, even though she is petrified of the waves, she runs happily along the beach off her lead. This is the only place I am willing to let her go, she is a little bit flighty for open parks, and once she starts to run, she goes so very fast, I have never seen a dog move so quickly, it is something else alltogether! She enjoys bushwalking and chasing cats in our neighbourhood. Her favourite place to nap is at the front door where she can keep a check on everything that is going on in the neighbourhood!

Anyway I could talk for hours about Miss Pippa, she has been a wonderful addition to our family. I would just like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication in helping animals like Pippa to find a new life.


Emily and Pippa J

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  • Pippa has everyting she could ever wish for!

    Posted by Jackie, 07/05/2012 6:25pm (6 years ago)

  • Looks like you have the world at your feet Pippa. Great story.

    Posted by Beinda, 02/05/2012 7:50am (6 years ago)

  • Thanks for giving gorgeous Pippa a beautiful warm and loving home. She is one lucky girl!

    Posted by Jodie, 28/04/2012 11:20am (6 years ago)

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