Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Golden Retriever / Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 80 lbs
Height: 30 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/1/2014
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Owner release due to aggression
Special Needs: none noted
What kind of home would be best for me: Gracie is seeking a home with a patient, experienced dog owner with a quiet, structured and consistent home.
What is my personality like: There are two sides to Gracie. One side is her aggressive and fearful behavior. She will bite you if she does not know you and you push her. The other side is a sweet girl that loves attention and loves to play just like any other dog. You must earn her trust before you can see the sweet side of her.
In the past, previous owners said that Gracie was abused before they took her in. They tried training but could no longer care for Gracie and her needs. Gracie is very sensitive around her head and it is one of her triggers. Some of the caregivers earned her trust by being patient with her and offering to take her on walks, which is her favorite thing to do! With the people she trusts she plays, paws at you for attention, and even rolls over on her back for belly rubs and will give them kisses! She walks great on a leash, knows basic commands and is crate trained. Gracie was tested with cats and ignored them. It is best for Gracie to go to a home with no children and little traffic from strangers.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Aggressive when meeting new people.
Tips and Tidbits: We believe Gracie is adoptable to the right home! It has to be just the right home and expect to have to come to the farm on multiple occasions to earn her trust before she can leave with you.
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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