About Me

Name: Berber
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 26.40 lbs
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/23/2010
Fence Needed: Absolutely YES
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 7/23/20

Reason for being in rescue: Berber was surrendered from a local feral colony for rehabilitation and a forever home.

Special Needs: Berber has been spayed, is up to date on all vaccines, and is heartworm negative. She is ready for her forever home.

What kind of home would be best for me: Berber needs an experienced owner who has worked with dogs from puppy mills or hoarding situations. She has never lived in a house and needs a family that understands this. Berber will benefit from another confident dog in the home to show her the ropes. She is just fine with cats, and is living with 2 cats in her cottage at our rescue.

Berber would love quiet retirees with lots of time to spend with her. She will not be adopted to first time dog owners or a home with children. Calm, quiet energy is a must for Berber. This beautiful girl with the soulful eyes has so much potential!

What is my personality like: Berber was surrendered to Carolina Poodle Rescue as one of many dogs living in a feral colony. She's had very little to no human interaction up until the day she arrived at rescue. She was terrified, cowering if anyone approached her. But dogs are resilient, and sweet Berber has surely allowed her resilient spirit to shine through!

Over the past months, Berber has slowly learned to appreciate a routine, human interaction, and most importantly compassionate care. She is a quiet girl who waits patiently for her food. She is clean in her crate and knows to potty outside. She enjoys playing with the small dogs living in her cottage area. And slowly, with routine, she is seeking attention from humans and appreciating her caregivers that pet her daily and tell her how beautiful and loved she is.

Berber does not trust all humans, but calm and patient humans are okay by her. Too much energy or sudden movements or noises make her very nervous. Given this, she will not be placed in a home with children. Berber enjoys getting pets and treats, but will bark if she is unsure of someone or something. She will thrive in a home with another young, confident and playful dog. She is not fond of larger dogs.

Berber loves soft beds and lounges in the sun. She has learned that toys are fun and loves to share her toys with her friends. Berber must have a very secure fence. She can never be left outside alone. If there is a hole in your fence, she will find her way out and run. She requires a harness and leash and will be sent home wearing a trailing leash. Berber does well on walks and keeps pace with her person. 

Berber has a gentle, loving spirit that is going to make her forever family so lucky. She needs lots of experience and patience!

How do I act when I first meet new people: A little shy, but curious. Remain calm and let Berber come to you. Sudden movements and too much energy terrify her.

Tips and Tidbits: Berber's estimated birthday is 7/23/2010 

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.

Potential Adopters

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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