About Me

Name: Ida
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Golden Retriever / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 79.2 lb
Height: 30 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/11/2015
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$499

My Story

Date into Rescue: 9/4/2020

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs: Ida is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. She had her ears cleaned and a dental polishing on 9/15/20. Please note that Ida does shed lightly. She is not hypoallergenic. Ida requires a home with at least 2 acres of land, where the home is set back far away from the road. She will not be adopted to a first time dog owner.

What kind of home would be best for me: Ida needs a home in a rural area where there are not dogs walking by every day. She has tried living in suburbia and it just didn't work for her. Ida's forever home must be on a minimum of 2 acres of private land, with the home set back away from the road on the property.

Ida would love to live with another large dog or dogs that will be active companions. Ida will not be placed in a home with children under 15. She will not be placed in a home with small dogs or cats. She will not be placed with first time dog owners.

What is my personality like: Ida is a bit of a tale of two dogs. On one side, Ida is an anxious dog. She was surrendered to Carolina Poodle Rescue due to her inability to live in an urban area. Ida has always barked at dogs living in the neighborhood. She has gone to training, but still barks and growls at strange dogs when on a leash in public settings. The last straw was when she got out of her home and attacked a neighbor's dog that was out for a walk. On the other side, at home Ida, is a different dog. She has lived happily in a home with other dogs. She attended doggie daycare and enjoyed the other dogs and was a good companion. 

Ida is a fun happy girl, she loves to run and play fetch! As big as she is, she tires out fairly fast and is ready to snuggle up with her human! She absolutely ADORES being pet, getting belly rubs and being the center of attention!

Ida is a big girl with a big personality! She is very strong on the leash and has proven many time to be leash reactive. We have also seen that she is easily redirected from being reactive on the leash with lots of treat and verbal distractions. Ida was previously halter trained in her original home, this may be useful to continue in her forever home as she continues to learn to redirect herself from reactivity on the leash.

Ida has met several dogs while living at the farm, she does really well with dogs the first few days of knowing them. About a week in, she gets way too worked up and does end up having to be taken away from the dogs she met. 

Ida is almost always clean in her crate and would benefit from having a crate in her home, to keep her toys, a place to eat, and a place to hang out in when she gets overwhelmed. She bonds strongly to her person, she loves them with all her heart! Food is the golden ticket with Ida.

What Ida really needs is land.... lots of fenced land to run and walk and hike. Urban community living is not for this girl. Ida needs continued training on manners, especially on jumping up when she meets people and reactivity when she is on a leash. She has a generally nervous demeanor so a home with less foot traffic will be better for this girl.

Ida may have her quirks but she is certainly a love bug, she’ll wiggle right into your heart if you give her the chance!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly

Tips and Tidbits: Ida's birthday is 2/11/2015 

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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