Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Terrier / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 19 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/15/2015
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: found as stray
Special Needs: None noted, he does have some fear and can be a bit snappy when he meets new people A fenced yard is going to go a long way to making him happy.
What kind of home would be best for me: Pete is looking for a place to call his own, where he will be understood and loved. He talks a big game, but his body says fear. At this time, we are seeking an adult only home with a fenced in yard. Kids under 18 would move too fast and have too much going on to be good for Pete.
Pete needs a quiet home where he can decompress and learn to trust again. He needs a home that understands terriers and what they need. Pete is fearful and this translates into snappy when he meets new people.
What is my personality like: Pete likes to talk to you about all aspects of his day. He enjoys cuddling with his caregivers. At first meeting, Pete will not want anything to do with you. If you try to pick him up or force him to do something he doesn't want to do, he is very vocal in letting you know he is not happy. He WILL growl or snarl. We think this is just a response to fear, not true aggression.
Once you earn Pete's trust, you can pick him up and he enjoys the attention. He takes time to decide whether or not you are safe for him to love. He wants to love people, but is still figuring out how to. He will need a patient owner who understands how to help shy rescues.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Shy and timid.
Tips and Tidbits: Pete's estimated birthday is 5/15/15. Here are notes from Pete's week in a temporary foster home when he was first found: "Pete just really wants to be with people. He wants to be on your lap as much as possible. He seemed most happy when he had your undivided attention. He was a little skittish about new things. For example, he was very unhappy about being moved to the car or being crated, but would quickly settle. He seemed like he needed to explore things at his own pace. I feel like he would do best in a single dog home. He was pretty jealous when I gave other dogs attention. He needed his own space."
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.
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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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