Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/14/2014
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Sheba was found as a stray and landed at the animal shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled her from a small shelter.
Special Needs: Sheba is spayed and up to date on all vaccines. Sheba has heartworms and was treated on 2/24/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Our follow ups are scheduled for the first week of April. Our plan is for Sheba to be able to go her new home on or about 4/8/2021.
What kind of home would be best for me: Sheba is a high energy dog looking for a home that can keep up with her boucy self. She'd be happy as the only dog or with another high energy dog to romp and play with. She is too active for most senior dogs. When she lived in our senior center, she was so full of energy compared to our older babies that it caused problems.
Sheba definitely needs a home committed to training. Everything is new for her and she is very intelligent. She is highly food motivated so learning basic commands and improving leash manners can be easily rewarded.
What is my personality like: Sheba was found as a stray. Our intake coordinator took one look at the timid dog trembling in the back of a run and said yes to her. The dog that was so shut down and terrified in a shelter environment has really come to life in rescue.
Sheba is a happy-go-lucky girl. She loves, loves, loves food and gobbles down every meal as though it will be her last. We don't know where her food came from in the past, but it was clearly limited. Given her love for food, Sheba is highly food motivated. She does not know any cues yet, but loves treats and loves the idea of being rewarded. We think she will enjoy basic obedience very much.
Sheba has a ton of energy. She has been known to gum/nip people to get attention. She is good with large and small dogs, but does best with dogs with a similar energy. If you have another dog that is low key, Sheba will likely irritate them. She doesn't know much about leashes, nor does she care for them. Sheba really just wants to run and play and come back for love!
Note that Sheba was clean in her crate and well on the way to learning house training when she went in for heartworm treatment. The dog's freedoms are severely curtailed during treatment and Sheba has been having crate accidents. We think this is because she is so active and being still is hard for her. Once she is free to roam and romp again, we think this will resolve.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly.
Tips and Tidbits: Sheba was in very bad shape when she arrived at the poodle farm. At the time, we estimated her to be 9 to 10 years old. Now that she is healthy, bouncy and bubbly we think she is closer to 6 or so years old. We've estimated her birthdate at 2014 now.
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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