Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Golden Retriever / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 24 lbs
Height: 21 in
Estimated Birthdate: 10/26/2015
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Foster home in Spartanburg, SC
Reason for being in rescue: Bea has a number of behavior problems including excessive resource guarding. She is NOT for a first time owner or owner without extensive behavior modification experience.
Special Needs: Bea has a known history of resource guarding. Her foster home has found her behavior is easily redirected and managed. She needs an experienced owner who understands this behavior and is comfortable managing it. You MUST have dog training experience and a proven track record of working with behavior modifications in a dog.
What kind of home would be best for me: If you are a first time dog owner, have a social lifestyle and want your dog involved and / or have children under 18 years old in your life PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. Bea is not your girl.
Bea is a beautiful, young dog who needs very experienced owners. She has lived her entire life as an only dog. While she is coexisting peacefully with the other dogs in her foster home, it is only because her foster mom has a decade of experience managing dogs like Bea and she is constantly vigilent. Bea would be better as, and she really wants to be, the only dog. She is fine with cats. Bea cannot live in a home with children. She would do best in a quiet home where she gets plenty of exercise and has clear boundaries.
What is my personality like: Bea is best described as misunderstood. She was purchased as a puppy by owners who had no experience with dogs and she lived a fairly sheltered life for her first 3 years. She's had minimal exposure to other dogs and has been allowed to really run her home. When her owners could no longer manage her behavior they surrendered her to Carolina Poodle Rescue. Had we not said yes, Bea would have been euthanized for her behavior.
Bea is living in a foster home with an experienced owner. She is doing fine with the small dogs in the home and is learning to play with the large dogs. She is completely indifferent to cats, though she will occasionally bark if they startle her.
Bea is definitely a doodle with an attitude. She is accustomed to getting what she wants and this needs to be managed tightly. She enjoys toys, but at times these become prizes that she will protect with her teeth - this is called resource guarding. When this happens her foster home redirects her focus, removes the toy, and she has to earn that privilege back. She will also "claim" a piece of furniture as hers. Again, her focus has to be redirected and her ability to sit on a piece of furniture revoked until she earns the privilege back.
Bea is fully house and crate trained. She loves her crate and that is a safe place for her. She doesn't want any dogs getting close to her crate and will bark and let them know quickly. Foster mom will come sit beside her crate and talk calmly to assure her shes OK. Outside the house, Bee absolutely LOVES to run and play. She could play frisbee for hours and enjoys long walks and runs. Exercise is good for her physical and mental stimulation and she needs a home committed to a daily play and exercise routine.
How do I act when I first meet new people: It depends on the environment. In uncertain situations, Bea is fearful and uncertain, looking to her foster mom for guidance. In quiet environments where she can approach people on her terms, she is curious.
Tips and Tidbits: Bea has a lot of personality and is an incredibly affectionate dog to her one person. She needs boundaries and a firm owner who is comfortable managing her attitude.
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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