Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (medium coat)
Weight: 23 lb (he could stand to slim down a bit)
Height: about 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/1/2007
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Riley was surrendered to an animal shelter after his owner passed away and no one could care for him. CPR pulled him from the animal shelter.
Special Needs: Riley has a cataract in one eye. It does not seem to slow him down a bit. He also had a prescription for diazepam/valium since, in his previous home, he was frightened of thunderstorms. We have not given him any diazepam/valium since he's arrived at the farm, and he seems to be doing fine during thunderstorms without it.
What kind of home would be best for me: Riley is a happy go lucky kind of guy and we're hoping the luck o' the Irish are with him to find a home. Riley has been perfectly happy as long as he's got a spot on the floor. He loves to sleep peacefully next to my desk when I work.
What is my personality like: Sweet, happy, affectionate, silly an all around good kind of guy.
Are you looking for a smart boy who likes to "talk"? If so, Riley may be the perfect poodle for you. He's not afraid to "speak his mind" and lets us know when he: is hungry, wants to go outside, wants to come inside, wants to say hello or just wants attention. Riley is one of the first dogs to greet us when we arrive to our offices in the morning, and he won't stop "saying hello" until you kindly acknowledge his doggy greetings. Riley has a most unique way of "talking." It sounds a bit like a donkey! He actually seems to bray (althoug at a pleasant tone, not too loud).
When he's not "talking" to us, Riley likes to lounge in between our desks, eat treats, and never miss a meal. Hence, he could benefit from a diet and exercise since he's a little bit on the chunky side. (Don't tell him we said that!)
How do I act when I first meet new people? Friendly and do you have a cookie for me:
Tips and Tidbits: Riley is a chunky little monkey. He’s pretty low energy, and does well with most dogs, though he will sometimes growl if they get too close when he’s grumpy. He’s fine with cats, and clearly very food motivated. He loves people, and he will snuggle for as long as you let him, at least until he thinks someone else is eating something. He would likely do well in a low to very low energy home, possibly with other dogs, though it would be highly recommended to bring any dogs you have with you to see how they feel about each other.
Riley was much loved in his first home. Death has separated him from his owner and we are hoping to find another loving person to take over his care. His cheery personality and excellent medical care speaks volumes of his previous care. We have Riley's medical records going back to 08/15/07 when he was just a wee little pup. He's been loved. Please help us find someone to love him again.
House trained: Riley lets us know when he wants to go outside to do his business.
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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