Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Golden Retriever / Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 80 lbs
Height: 25 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/15/2015
Fence Needed: Without exception and it needs to be a solid, dependable fence and you need to plan to be in control of your dog.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: VA shelter- allowed to run at large and picked up one too many times
Special Needs: Dette was deemed a dangerous animal in the state of Virginia. Her previous owner would not keep her confined and she was allowed to roam at will. She is happy and gregarious and would run up to people and knock them down as a game. She's not shown any aggressive side to us at all but we all know how to tell her "GET OFF" and she's respecting that cue. She needs some training and someone with some common sense. Dette CAN NOT GO BACK TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. EVER.
What kind of home would be best for me: Dette's perfect owner will be someone with dog experience, who loves to take long, brisk walks and who would enjoy teaching, shaping and training their dog to be the excellent companion this dog has the potential to be. Dette is affectionate and friendly and longs for that companion that will be her partner, her friend and her guide through life instead of letting him run amuck.
What is my personality like: Dette is a wide open kind of girl with zero attention span right now because no one has asked anything of her. That needs to change. She is a highly intelligent dog and because she has been allowed to run and roam she got into trouble. She was part of a pack with her brother Dood and was allowed too much freedom and not enough structure and training.
One of our temperament programs is to take our dogs off site for adventures. Dette is a good girl in the car. She notices things but does not necessarily hyper focus on any one thing. She enjoyed the trip in the car just as she enjoyed the trip from Virginia to South Carolina.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Cautious at first and then she warms up.
Tips and Tidbits: Dette is a lot of dog with a lot of things going for her. She has been given a very bad rap and very nearly lost her life because her previous owner had no common sense. We are going to be extraordinarily picky about her next home to make sure it's her best home and her forever home.
Dood and Dette are brother and sister and that is a problem. They will not be placed together. They egg each other on. They need separate homes and to go live their own lives.
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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