Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Cairn Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 11 lb
Height: 12 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 6/13/2015
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Owner release to NC shelter, no reason given
Special Needs: Zander is a sweet and silly tripod. He had a fractured elbow (front right) when we got him and we tried a lot of different fixes but none of them worked. Taking it off has been the best thing that has ever happened to him. He also had heartworms but has been treated and is clear. Note note Zander DOES shed.
What kind of home would be best for me: Zander has turned into a little lap dog with all of the caregivers here at the rescue. He loves attention and being baby talked and getting that bum leg off has made all the difference in the world to him. He is pain free and everything about him is now relaxed and happy. One of the biggest changes is Zander now loves other dogs. He is our player and we want a home for him with one other gregarious happy dog for him to romp with. Size does not matter to Zander. Big or small, he will play with them all.
What is my personality like: Zander has moved from an introvert to an extrovert. He loves affection and will snuggle on the couch with you all day long. Night time finds him under the covers and he is one warm little body next to you. Zander only has one bad habit. He does not like to get out from under the covers and will still growl at you if he's settled in and you move him. We just grab a towel and throw it over him and move him anyway. He grumbles and settles. But if you'll leave him there with you all night he'll sleep peacefully. He does drool a bit sometimes when he is sleeping soundly so I have found a small wet spot under the covers sometimes but it dries quickly.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly.
Tips and Tidbits: Zander is a poster child for "dogs are 3 legged with a spare." Losing his "spare" has not affected him at all. He's happy and silly and goofy.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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