About Me

Name: Izzy
Gender: Female
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 2/12/2008
Height: 14" at shoulder
Weight: 9 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes
Must have fenced in yard: Yes


Izzy's previous owner surrendered her to a shelter when the couple got a divorce and changed situations. Izzy was quickly adopted into what we believed was a loving home. 15 months later a good citizen found an emaciated dog in their back yard, wearing a Carolina Poodle Rescue tag, and called. It was Izzy. We cannot imagine the adventures this girl had been through but she was VERY happy to be back in a safe, warm place. 

Izzy is quiet and serene and fits herself in and around whatever environment she finds herself in.  She is a go with the flow kind of girl. She is the kind of dog you simply enjoy meeting and know you want to get to know. She is one of those gems - a truly nice dog who loves everyone and asks for only a warm spot in the house and food she won't throw up. She is an easy keeper in terms of personality.    

Izzy is independent. She loves people, but it not a lap pet. She won't sleep in the bed, and she really doesn't want to be held. She prefers to be in the room where you are and will come ask for love when she wants it. Our favorite thing is that when she is really happy she purrs.. Izzy is good with dogs of all sizes. She absolutely LOVES cats, almost to the point of annoyance for the feline. 

To figure out why Izzy's previous owner fed her baby food, our local vet did a barium swallow to make sure there was nothing structurally wrong with Izzy's throat.  There is not.  The next step would be a painful biopsy of the stomach lining and other expensive tests that would most likely bring us to the same conclusion - she's got a sensitive stomach and needs special food. So we went straight to the special food and did not do the biopsy.  She couldn't be happier with her special diet. 



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I love my Virtual Adopters! BILL & LISA G, JENNIFER & MIKE R