Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 20 lbs
Height: 13 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/3/2010
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Transferred to CPR from a Tennessee shelter
Special Needs: Raggu is vision impaired - our vet does not feel his eyes can have the vision restored as there is scaring. He navigates his world perfectly well with his hearing and his sense of smell. He has limited vision. Raggu is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with 12 months of 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.
What kind of home would be best for me: Raggu is an easy going kind of guy who would be happy as an only dog in a working professional's home. He likes people very much. He can co-exist peacefully with other dogs but does not need them. He is even energy, not needing a lot of extensive, long walks to make him happy. He wants a bed under your computer desk and a spot at your feet when you watch tv. That is all it takes to make him happy.
What is my personality like: Easy going, laid back, interested without being pushy.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly, especially if you come bearing treats. Raggu has gained 3 lbs since coming to our farm in April. This boy loves his kibble.
Tips and Tidbits: Raggu is vision impaired due to some scaring in his eyes, origin unknown. He navigates his world very well with his nose and with his sense of smell and we believe he sees lights and shadows and has some peripheral vision. He can be a little growly if other dogs come near and he is sitting next to his person. We think it is because he is so lonely for a human to call his own and he can't see well what is coming at him. So to make sure his human of the moment stays his, he gives a low little warning and his housemates now respect that. For this reason, we would like Raggu to go to an adult home that does not have kids in their life. Kids move fast, talk fast and that could scare a guy like Raggu. He's perfectly fine on leash, walking in the neighborhood, because he has you to guide home. But at home if he's run over by kids he may growl at them.
Raggu is a beautiful spirit full of life and ready for a home of his own.
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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