Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Shepherd / Hound / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 15 lb now..we think full grown he will be over 50 lbs
Height: we think full grown over 24" at the shoulder, he is going to be tall and built like a runner. his fur is long but so are his legs. Neat and sleek like the hound in his heritage
Estimated Birthdate: 4/4/2019
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Foster home in Blacksburg, SC
Reason for being in rescue: Surrendered by owners who could not afford their care
Special Needs: none noted
What kind of home would be best for me: Donnie is a good, all around dog who would do well in many different environments. He will adapt. He does need someone home with him to shape and mold him but he is easy to teach and eager to learn.
Our ideal puppy adopters are:
*experienced dog owners with a solid record of excellent vet care of their previous pets
*be scheduled away from home for no more than 4 hours per day
*and for those gone 4 hours per day have another canine companion in the home
*be stay at home type of people (work at home, home schoolers, retired, etc)
If you fit this critera, please apply for this puppy. If you do not fit this criteria, we strongly encourage you to look at our adoptable adult dogs.
The number one misconception that we hear routinely from new dog owners is that they want a puppy because they do not think they can handle correcting past bad behaviors or resolving baggage. Not every adoptable rescue dog carries such baggage. Many adult dogs are well bred, well trained dogs who have lost their families through no fault of their own.
The second misconception we hear is that adult dogs can not bond with a new family. This again is not a true statement. Adult dogs are ready and eager to give you their love. In return, you get a family pet that is a known quantity, known size and shape and color and ready to start on the new adventure, their life with you.
Lastly, training a puppy correctly is a tremendous commitment of time and energy. This is why we ask the puppy seeker have more time at home than the average working family. Puppies are gregarious and social creatures who crave attention and positive direction. You need the extra time to do it right.
What is my personality like: Donnie is playful, the leader of his small pack of himself and his sister and he's definitely smart as a whip. At just a few months old, he will already go to the door asking to go out. He already knows crate and he goes to his crate when it's time to lay down. He loves loves toys. Donnie does not share toys although he shares food easily. But toys - he wants All the Toys and while you are at it, all the bones, too. He believes in boundaries and personal space with other dogs. But people can have anything they want. He is respectful to humans and what is his can be yours, all you have to do is ask.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly, wiggly, giggly puppy. Donnie was an outside dog so he is learning the joys of being an inside dog and part of his family pack. Since he had his siblings at first, he did not mind but now he's enjoying living in a house.
Tips and Tidbits: Birthdate 4/4/19. Thank you for considering adding a puppy to your family. Puppies can be a joyous experience but they can also be a tremendous amount of work. You need to be prepared for that work. Because our goal is to place each of our dogs in forever homes, we are especially cautious where we put puppies.
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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