Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (medium coat)
Weight: 10.9 lbs est
Height: 12 in est
Estimated Birthdate: 2/2/2013
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Biggy was found as a stray in rural NC and landed at the animal shelter. CPR pulled him from the local shelter.
Special Needs: He can be quirky and he can resource guard. He would prefer to be an only dog
What kind of home would be best for me: Biggy would do best with a relatively quiet home and an owner that is experienced in dealing with resource guarding. He resource guards his people, which can be corrected with training. Biggy also has his "moods" where he does not feel comfortable with being picked up. He will growl and give you a warning when he is uncomfortable.
What is my personality like: Biggy is a sweet, yet somewhat independent young boy. He occasionally comes over to walk on you, and give the occasional kiss, but for the most part, likes to do his own thing. He will sit on your lap and hang out once he is acclimated. He does mark, so a belly band would be sent home with him, as well as explaining how they work (he has just been neutered). Biggy ignores other dogs unless they try to take his spotlight, then he growls to let them know to back off. He does like a good back scratch and does have the potential to be a wonderful companion. Biggy just needs a special someone to work with him and his quirks!
How do I act when I first meet new people: He started off a little standoffish, but will warm up and enjoy your attention. He would prefer to be an only dog.
Tips and Tidbits: Watch our for the beginnings of people resource guarding, like growling when someone approaches if in your lap. If he does that, tell him “No”, and get up, leaving him on the couch.
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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