Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Cockapoo (long coat)
Weight: 15 lbs
Height: about 12 inches at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 10/14/2014
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Charlie was surrendered to Carolina Poodle Rescue in 2015. He was adopted, but recently returned due to aggression.
Special Needs: None
What kind of home would be best for me: Charlie needs a home with a very experienced owner who can manage his behavior. He does not do well with children. He does not like to be picked up. Charlie needs an adults-only home with strong, confident owners.
What is my personality like: Our first encounter with Charlie was in 2015, but he never actually made it to the farm. He was a, what we call; "transport fail". This means he was on his way to the farm, but the people transporting him decided to adopt him then. His previous home has mentioned that Charlie had no issues until he had 2 dogs turn on him in the home and then he started to bite and snip at his owners. He was returned to us 9/20/2017. We've been watching him ever since.
Charlie has not actually bitten anyone here but he does growl when he starts to feel uncomfortable and DOES NOT like to be picked up or pushed into things he is not comfortable with. You can only pet him on his terms. We hope this is something that can be worked on with the right experienced home. Charlie is actually very smart and can open his crate by himself so he has to be in a crate with double latches. He walks great on a leash and knows how to sit. Charlie is okay with other dogs for the most part but there has been times with certain dogs he has gotten into fusses with. We believe he is dog selective. Despite his issues, he is just like any other young dog that loves to go on walks and his tennis balls!
How do I act when I first meet new people: He is friendly but don't reach down. Ignore him and make him come to you.
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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