Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 14.2 lb
Height: 13 in
Estimated Birthdate: 9/21/2011
Fence Needed: Yes - leashes scare Marty "Care Bear" (our nickname for him is Care Bear. He would be happier with his own yard to romp and play in.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: In 2018, Marty Bear Doodle was left tied to the outside of an animal shelter in GA by his owners. CPR pulled him from the shelter. We placed him but he returned to us a year later when his two-person, socially active home realized he would be happier in a quieter environment.
Special Needs: Horrible ears - we've resolved the infection for now but he will need to be watched for life on his ears. He is on a bi-weekly ointment for his ears. Marty Bear Doodle also has extensive discospondylitis and lumbosacral disease. He sometimes need to have a medication called methacarbonal when his back goes out. Finally, Marty is HIGHLY flea allergic. A single flea will cause a major skin issue. He must be on regular monthly preventative.
What kind of home would be best for me: Not for a first time dog owner. Care Bear requires a special quiet home that would be willing to work around his quirks and help him become the dog he has the potential to be. He needs an experienced dog owner with the patience to earn his trust. A calm home with little distractions.
What is my personality like: Bear likes for things to be on his own terms and he is not afraid to get vocal about it! He likes having attention but he’s not fond of people invading his space continuously (he wants to be the one to initiate anything). He likes to think that he can be a knight in shining armor and currently likes to ‘protect’ his best friend Angie.
Care Bear needs a quiet home with very few changes or visitors. He is smart and sensitive to his environment. He will need patience communicating his needs to you. He was potty trained in his home and could go outside in a fenced yard with no leash. He will walk on a leash, but they scare him and he prefers to be home instead. He will bark at you if you do not give him time to adjust to the change (going outside/inside).
Bear could be an only dog with a patient human or he could have calm, stable doggie companions. The big thing for Bear is no change. Bear likes treats and responds well to treats before a change; transitions/change is difficult for him. The types of changes that are seem to be focused on someone coming in or out of the house. In his current foster home, change is constant and he's getting used to it. With the right understanding owner, he would be great. We know this boy deserves to have a special person to help him and we hope we can find the right person and home for him!
Bear is very food oriented and this is the way to his heart. So far he has gotten along with other dogs he has met but in his home he was not happy with other dogs - probably because they came in or out. When he is scared of another dog, he barks at them like he's never been around other dogs before.
Bear is a special boy whose past is a mystery and whose future needs patience and a firm and experienced handler. In the right home, Bear will be an amazing companion and best friend.
Important Note: Bear sheds slightly - less when he is kept short. He is not hypoallergenic. We think he is a mix of long haired jack russell and poodle.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Cautious and nervous at first. Come with treats. That makes all the difference.
Tips and Tidbits: Marty Bear's estimated birthday is 9/21/2011
House trained: Bear is crate trained and responding well to outside schedule. 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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