Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Cattle Dog (medium coat)
Weight: 30.6 lbs
Height: 18 in
Estimated Birthdate: 10/12/2018
Fence Needed: No, but he would love one. Scout CANNOT be left outside alone in a yard. He will dig out and go on adventures.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Found as stray by a caregiver
Special Needs: Scout was neutered on 10/20/20. He is now ready for his forever home.
What kind of home would be best for me: Scout is a young, smart dog that needs an experienced owner. He does not like to share space or people. Scout wants to be the only dog and needs physical and mental stimulation. He will dig out of fences if he is bored or unhappy.
Scout has shown signs of resource guarding people and things around other dogs. Given this, we do not recommend him for a home with children or where younger children are regular visitors. Because of his strong personality, Scout requires someone experienced with dogs and will not be adopted to first time dog owners. He could live with another active dog as long as they jive with each other's energy. He does not like cats. Our ideal home for Scout is with an active, experienced cattle dog owner.
What is my personality like: We wish Scout could talk because we can only imagine the stories this wise boy would tell. He was most certainly someone's dog. But one day he dug out, walked up to an elementary school, found a teacher, and spent the day hanging out in the Principal's office until a rescue could be found. The rest, as they say, is history.
Scout is a smart dog looking for an experienced, knowledgeable owner. He is a cattle breed which means he is full of energy, incredibly curious, sometimes mischievous, and needs a job. Scout is ACTIVE. He needs lots of physical exercise and will benefit from training and consistent mental agility. He'd be an awesome hiking and cycling partner.
Scout has so many great quality. He is smart. Wicked smart. He is amazing in a car and loves to go on adventures. He is good on a leash. He absolutely loves toys. He is clean in a crate. He gets along okay with most dogs and needs either a play buddy or a super active owner. He wants to please.
But Scout also has some challenges. He can be food aggressive. At the rescue this means we feed him in his crate. If he is the only dog in a home there may be less issues with this, but you will need to work with him on redirecting behaviors so that you can pick up his bowl when he has finished dining. He does not like being in a crate. He does not like to share, including physical spaces, his people, and food. Scout has shown signs of resource guarding his things and people, including growling and nipping when he doesn't get his way. These behaviors can be redirected, but require an experienced, strong owner.
As you can imagine, we don't get many cattle dogs through Carolina Poodle Rescue. We're thoroughly enjoying getting to know Scout and his breed. He has so much love to share and so much potential for a family that knows his breed.
How do I act when I first meet new people:
Tips and Tidbits: Scout's estimated birthday is 10/12/2018. He was found as a stray so this age estimate is based on his overall condition. We do not have any other history on this boy.
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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