Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Toy) (long coat)
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Height: 10 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/5/2016
Fence Needed: No, but he'd sure love one to play in!
Location: Dreamweaver Farms Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Surrendered by owners
Special Needs: Lots of attitude and spunk in one little body
What kind of home would be best for me: Coco is a young boy looking for an active adult only family that understands him and has plenty of time with him. He loves other dogs. Coco needs plenty of daily exercise and a strong, loving but firm hand to teach him how to be a wonderful dog. He may look like a cute stuffed animal but in reality he is a living, breathing real dog!
Coco has now been returned twice for being too much dog. Our goal is the third time is a charm. Patience, discipline and routine are needed. While in a temporary foster home, his foster mom started working on that basic cue - "sit." He looked at her like he could not believe he actually had to work for a treat. What! What's up with that! Welcome to the real world Coco - you're about to have to get a job. And it'll be good for you.
Coco is not a dog for a first time dog owner. He is not a dog for a home with children. He is not a dog for a home that has a soft personality and wants an easy dog. Coco is adorable and full of personality, but that personality easily dominates people and must be managed.
What is my personality like: Coco's owners loved him very much. His mom worked incredibly long hours and knew this wasn't fair to a young, happy boy. She made the selfless decision to surrender Coco so that he could find an active family with plenty of time to devote to a happy, bouncy boy.
Talk about personality! Coco is a loving, funny boy who also talks to you. He has a silly, whimsical demeanor and is so full of life. Coco is looking for a home with a big toy basket, a lap to snuggle in and a human pet partner. This boy is the ultimate snuggler! Coco is great with other dogs and completely indifferent to cats. He is crate trained. However, he's also been spoiled beyond all imagination and someone needs to correct that. He has some trust issues (but he's had no stability) and he does not like to be thwarted when he is pursuing an object of his desire (human food, dirty laundry, etc). He will growl. At the same time, he's very attentive and he's is well crated trained and enjoys being in his private space for eating and for sleeping. Coco should NOT sleep in the bed, not for a while, not until he learns a lot.
What Coco needs most is structure and routine. He and his new owner must go to training to learn how best to manage this boy. As cute as he is, he will rule the house if you allow him to. He must earn everything, and his new owner must be committed to this.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Very friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Coco's birthday is 5/5/2016.
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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