Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Schnauzer / Terrier / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 29 lbs
Estimated Birthdate: 7/1/2017
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Found as a stray in Knoxville, TN
Special Needs: This dog is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only.
What kind of home would be best for me: Wild Mike needs owners with an active lifestyle where he can join in the fun. He loves to hike. He would love to be a companion on the trail and ride in the car. Wild Mike will need, without question, a strong owner familiar with terrier breeds. He will not be adopted to a first time dog owner. Wild Mike needs to be the only dog in the home, and would do best in adults only or a home with older children.
What is my personality like: Wild Mike is a WIDE open personality waiting to be shaped by a loyal owner. He does not understand what too much means for people. Wild Mike would like to keep the party going and take it to the next level with gusto! Any potential adopters must know, Wild Mike is STUBBORN. He will bite you if he is being pushed or forced into something he doesn't like. We think this behavior can be trained and redirected, but Mike needs someone willing to take a chance and work with him. Behind his "Wild", tough exterior, Mike is a young terrier just looking for a home with patience and understanding.
While his name is Wild Mike, he loves cuddling up next to you and sleeping like he's the little spoon. Wild Mike has no comprehension of boundaries and the word 'no'. He gets bored very easily so a home with plenty of toys will keep Mike from channeling his energy in negative ways. Mike can be creative when he's bored and his mind can wander into destroying/shredding items. Give Mike a soft toy and it becomes a shredded a pinata party! He does not ingest items so he is not a risk for blockages. Wild Mike has taken many hikes in his foster home, foster mom reports after an 8 mile hike, Wild Mike still had energy when they got home.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Wild Mike says hello with enthusiasm! He has never met a stranger. He has met children in public settings and was happy and enthusiastic.
Tips and Tidbits: Estimated birthday is 7/1/17.
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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