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
Date into rescue: 6/7/2017
Reason for being in rescue? Owner release to NC shelter, no reason given
Special Needs?Zander has heartworms. He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only. PLEASE NOTE our heartworm positive dogs MUST be kept on this method of treatment. Make sure to talk with you vet about this method before submitting an application. Also, Zander has had a fractured elbow. He has had some work done to it recently and is still healing. He may always limp and with a fracture he may develop some arthritis as he ages. This does not affect his overall personality and still hops around looking for attention.
What kind of home would be best for me? Zander has turned into the perfect little lap dog with all of the caregivers here at the rescue. He loves attention and being baby talked. He can get aggravated with other dogs and growls when they get too close or steal attention away from him but has never offered to attack. Part of this may be simply he knows he is a bit weaker and is protecting himself. While he does not have to be an only dog, he could do well with a laid back companion, but he'd probably be happier as the one and only. Zander will resource guard the person he really bonds with, but this is a behavior that can be managed.
What is my personality like? Zander likes a little attention here and there, but he is not overly affectionate. However, he is slowly becoming more and more loving the more we work with him. He can be quite the sweet boy. He is not a big fan of treats or toys yet, but once settled into a home that may change. He just needs someone to help him learn how to be someone's pet and not just a random yard dog.
How do I act when I meet new people? Friendly. He needs some space when he's first getting to know someone, but he does seek affection from them more and more.
Tips and Tidbits:
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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