Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Labrador Retriever / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 46 lb
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/30/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: breeder release/puppy who did not sell
Special Needs: David came from a breeder, a puppy who did not sell. He was kennel raised and will need time and patience to learn how to be a pet. David must go to a home with an experienced dog owner. He is not for the first time dog owner. He has behavior quirks that need an experienced dog owner to correct.
What kind of home would be best for me: David needs an experienced dog owner and someone who is knowledgeable with training, David has some nipping issues. Its only happening when he gets really excited. He requires another calm dog in the home. David needs a home with high exercise and lots of activities to keep him busy. No children under the age of 18 is a must for him at this time. David needs a lot of structure and routine in his life. He needs training and behavior modification. He gets very stressed and will bark until he is comfortable again.
What is my personality like: David lead a very mundane life before coming to rescue, born and raised in a breeding facility. He was simply a puppy that didn't get picked early on and in return received little socializing. By the time David ended up in rescue, he was already 2 years old and the quirks had set in. Luckily for David he found a stable pack of dogs he could trust and learned to trust his caregivers.
When overexcited David may nip at you, this is his way of trying to play with humans. He is so unsure of how humans work and this can be startling to us. Due to this David needs to go to an experienced home. Once David has grown to trust you, you will often find him following you, walking between your legs, and keeping a watchful eye over you. The key word to David is trust, give him time and he will love you endlessly.
David is curious of things and watches life at the farm with a thoughtful eye. There's no telling what he thinks but the way he process things is much like a professor. He watches to watch for awhile then try those things he's watched. David is nervous once you get a harness on him and won't walk, he totally shuts down. We have be able to use a simple slip lead and David walks beautifully on it. With more work David can learn to walk on a harness.
There are a lot of things David still needs to learn and he very much requires having another calm dog in his home. He will eventually play with other dogs once he's warmed up to them, he love watching his buddies play in the field and eventually joins in!
David is a project but he is a well deserved project!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid and shy, takes time to warm up
Tips and Tidbits: Birthdate 8/30/2018
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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