Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
Weight: 12 lb
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/18/2011
Fence Needed: Preferred but will consider on a case by case basis
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: owner release/wife died and husband can not care for the poodles
Special Needs: Ginny has cataracts and has had a major dental done. Regular dentals are critical for the future
What kind of home would be best for me: She would do well with other dogs or by herself, and she would be able to make do with just a few short walks. Gaining her trust is slow going but once you are able to get some one-on-one time, you will be able to start the process. At first meeting, all she will do is sit there and shake, wishing she were somewhere else. After a few treats, and a little rest, she will begin to open up. After a few minutes of quiet observation, she will decide to ask for attention. She really is a sweet girl, she just needs someone who will be patient with her and love on her at her pace.
What is my personality like: She’s good with other dogs, but doesn’t seem to have a best friend. She’s relaxed in her crate, and doesn’t seem to care who walks by it. She has escaped from her area before, but she doesn’t dart out the gate all the time.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Ginny is a very timid soul, not social with strangers, uncomfortable and cautious with everyone. She is not the type of dog to coming running up to you for attention. You will need to go slow and earn her trust. Once you do, we believe she will be loving. Her whole world got turned upside down by coming here, and she is scared.
Tips and Tidbits: Ginny's estimated birth date is 03/18/2011 per the previous owner but we are not sure if that is correct. She could be a bit older or a bit younger. There was no information provided at all when we picked her up. Life the last few years has been tough and it's hard to tell an age. She is for sure an old soul.
She eats at a comfortable pace, and is very cautious with treats. She didn’t seem to show a particular preference for any treats, but she wouldn’t take it from our caregivers hand. She loved the white cheddar cheese crackers we gave her, but when she accidentally got excited enough to grab it before I put it down, she refused to even look at me when I was setting them down after that. She will run to avoid being picked up and doesn't like to be reached for quickly.
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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