About Me

Name: Cherokee of Blacksburg
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Hound / Shepherd (short coat)
Weight: 25 lbs
Height: 15 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/6/2020
Fence Needed: Yes - she's been stray once, let's please make sure that does not happen again
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 10/22/20

Reason for being in rescue: Found as a stray by one of our staff

Special Needs: Cherokee was spayed on 11/5/2020. She has been vaccinated and is now ready for her forever home.

What kind of home would be best for me: Cherokee is an active girl looking for an active home. Her history is completely unknown as she was found as a stray. Cherokee will not be adopted to a first time dog owner. She requires a home with an experienced owner that can teach her how to be a pet. She needs training on leash manners, house manners, and general obedience. She is very food motivated. 

Cherokee requires a fence but is a flight risk. She climbs fences very quickly. She can NEVER be left outside alone in a fenced yard. Her forever family understands this and is committed to this.

What is my personality like: Cherokee is a wonderful girl. She is FULL of energy and personality, but clearly hasn't lived as a companion. Cherokee loves to play and meets new people with the most enthusiastic energy. Like the hound in her, she loves to sniff and is super curious. She is good with cats and with other dogs.

Cherokee needs training. She is VERY skiddish about leashes. She will let you leash her, but she shuts down when it's on her. We suspect she's never been on one. Teaching Cherokee that a leash is safe is going to be an ongoing opportunity for her new family. Cherokee can climb fences. She is not a dog that you will ever be able to put in the back yard and leave her outside - she will be gone! 

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

Tips and Tidbits: Cherokee was found as a stray by one of our caregivers. We have absolutely no history on her. Based on her overall condition we have estimated her birthday as 4/6/2020. This is an educated guess. 

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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