About Me

Name: Smudge
Gender: Male
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 1/31/2010
Height: 6 in.
Weight: 10.10 lbs
Good with dogs: yes
Good with men/women: yes
House trained: working on it
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: N/A
Must have fenced in yard: no


Smudge was surrendered by owners who could no longer afford to take care of him. Smudge suffered from a blood clot in the past which left him with his back legs paralyzed. He is happy scooting along the floor, and has done well when tested with a wheelchair. He can stand and waddle to get where he needs to be. What he lacks in hind leg strength he makes up for with determination!

Smudge is also mildly epileptic. He does have seizures and requires medication 3 times/day in order to manage his epilepsy. Due to his paralysis, Smudge cannot control his kidney or bowel function. If he is outside, he knows to use the bathroom outside.

Smudge is a 21st century Casanova. He loves the lady dogs around Dreamweaver Farms, especially Valerie. Outside of female dogs, Smudge can be selective about what dogs he likes. He will snap if a male dog gets too close to him or too close to one of his ladies. He is absolutely indifferent to cats. 

Smudge loves to go on an adventure. Put this cutie in a car and he will stretch his little body and neck as far out the window as you will allow him to. Smudge is a sweet guy and will make a great companion for the right home that understands his disabilities.


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more!  If I have medical challenges I need even more! The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters:  NINA M,  AMBER P-B, KRISTINE R, JEFF & TARA S