Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Shepherd / Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 60 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/22/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Seamus was lovingly surrendered by owners to CPR to find a better home. He was adopted quickly, but returned in summer 2022 when life changed for this family.
Special Needs: Seamus is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. Seamus has separation anxiety. He has been on Fluoxetine (40mg) daily since December 2019. He also takes Trazodone (100mg) for thunderstorms and other stressful situations. He has always lived in a home where someone is home and needs a new home that offers the same.
What kind of home would be best for me: Seamus is a beautiful, young dog who needs the right home. He is accustomed to being home with someone all day and has separation anxiety when left. He is a loving boy but has shown some light aggression toward strangers. The best situation for Seamus would be a home with adults only and another dog companion with few visitors and no children. He thrives on routines, so someone who can generally do the same things with him pretty much everyday would be ideal. He does not respond well to changes in the routine or the home.
What is my personality like: Sweet Seamus is a beautiful boy. His dark chocolate coloring and lighter eyes captivate everyone he meets. He is big and goofy and classically doodle by all appearances.
Seamus has been a constant companion for three years. He has enjoyed being in a home with one adult and another dog home all the time. He has issues with separation anxiety, strangers coming to the house, and children. He has been on Fluoxetine (40mg) daily since December 2019. He also takes Trazodone (100mg) for thunderstorms and other stressful situations.
Seamus enjoys soft, plush toys like stuffed animals. He also really likes to sit in the sun outside when it's warm out, so a home with a nice patio or deck in the fenced in yard would be ideal. Seamus likes to go for walks and will run up to three miles at a leisurely pace, but he will react to other dogs when he's on his leash. He enjoyed going to a doggie daycare once a week and became very attached to one of the workers there, so we know that he is capable of bonding with people who aren't his owners.
Seamus will cuddle with adults, but it takes him a long time to warm up to anyone new. Visitors to the house should be given instructions about how to interact with him (no eye contact, let him come to you, etc.) because he has snapped at guests to the home in the past. He will tolerate being in a separate room for short periods of time, but he has broken several different types of gates, so keep in mind that those don't work.
Overall, Seamus' disposition is incredibly sweet. More than anything, he just wants to love and be loved. He is happiest when he is with his people. Aside from his anxiety and his occasional, infrequent snapping, he is the most wonderful pet.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Cautious.
Tips and Tidbits: Seamus is estimated at 4 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 5/22/2018.
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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