Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 45 lb
Height: 18 in
Estimated Birthdate: 9/13/2016
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: from feral colony
Special Needs: Cody was neutered on 9/22/20. He is continuing to gain confidence and socialization and is ready for his forever home.
What kind of home would be best for me: Cody needs a very experienced owner that understands shy, undersocialized, or feral dogs. He is not for a first time dog owner and will not be adopted to a home without experience rescuing and helping rehabilitate dogs. Cody requires another confident dog in the home. It does not matter what size - he needs a confident canine buddy to follow, learn from, and model behaviors. Cody will not be placed in a home with children. Sudden movements and loud noises make him very nervous. He needs a quiet, consistent, patient environment.
Cody has never lived in a home. He is clean in his crate and now recognizes his crate as a safe place. Every experience will be new for this boy. If you haven't had experience helping a dog on this type of journey, Cody is not your dog.
What is my personality like: Cody has lived his entire life as part of a feral colony. He came to us as a group of dogs whose owners needed help. Their intentions were positive, but unaltered dogs breed easily and it quickly became more dogs than the family could manage, with no time to try and pet or socialize the dogs. Cody has likely never lived in a house. Everything is new!
Cody is skittish but curious about humans and how we work. So far he has learned that humans will give him a safe place to sleep where he doesn't constantly have to look over his shoulder. He's learned he won't go hungry as long as humans are near. Now it is time for Cody to learn to love. With caregivers that have been working with Cody for 6+ weeks, Cody will allow human touch. However, he does not come to you willingly and must be coaxed with treats and a gentle leash.
It should be no surprise that Cody is great with other dogs. Dogs are familiar and offer comfort. Cody needs to be with another dog and needs a dog that is confident that he can follow and learn from. He is okay with cats. He is learning to walk on a leash and doing well with it given he'd never even worn a collar 2 months ago. Cody has a gentle spirit and heart that has so much potential for love and trust. With confidence, time and patience he will make a wonderful pet.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Very shy and timid
Tips and Tidbits: Cody's estimated birthday is 9/13/2016
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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