About Me

Name: BJ of Burlington
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Toy) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 8 lb
Height: About 9 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 11/4/2012
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$299

My Story

Date into rescue: 11/11/2017

Reason for being in rescue? Pulled from a NC shelter, originally found as a stray.

Special Needs?BJ was very hurt when she came to us - based on her injuries, we assume a larger dog (or some sort of animal) attacked her and grabbed her by the muzzle with their mouth, biting down and puncturing the bones in her face around the nasal area.  She ended up having a major dental to remove broken bones and teeth and still has a fistula (a hole where a tooth was removed) that is slowly but surely closing as it heals.  It may require full surgical closing eventually if it does not close on its own.  CPR does not plan to close the fistula since it is healing well and it will be several months before we will know if the fistula will not close.  Dogs lives are short and BJ is ready for a home of her own.  She has already been waiting a while.  Further surgery for this condition would be the responsibility of the adopter. 

What kind of home would be best for me? BJ gets along well with other dogs considering what happened to her but she would be fine as an only dog also.

What is my personality like? BJ is a happy and active girl who loves to run and romp in the yard and enjoys barking at the big dogs on the other side of her fenced in yard. 

How do I act when I meet new people? Friendly and inquisitive.  

Tips and Tidbits: This tiny tot is a lot of personality in a small body. She is a mix - her hair is wavy rather than staight but what she is mixed with is anybody's guess.  Her coloring suggests schnauzer but her dimunitive size could also be yorkshire terrier.  She's got the spunk and attitude of either of those terrier breeds. I could see her facing down her attacker and trying hard not to let that much larger animal get the best of her.  In the home she is happy and friendly and a joy to be around. 

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.

Potential Adopters

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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