Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Wheaten Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 36 lbs
Height: 15 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 10/28/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Bentley was abandoned, in his crate, at the door of a North Carolina shelter.
Special Needs: Bentley will be adopted on a neuter contract. Bentley appears to be neutered - there are no testicles showing but since we have no actual proof of the surgery. We're erring on the side of caution and letting you know that no documentation from a vet exists. About 10% of dogs are cryptochoid (only one testicle descends). A much smaller portion that that are double-cryptorchoid (neither testicle descends). But it does happen. In over 4,000 male dogs, we have had 2 instances of documented double cryptorchoid dogs.
What kind of home would be best for me: Fenced in yard is a must and long, long walks would be ideal. Bentley is looking for an adult person to spend his time and days with. No children under 10. He's a strong willed dog and loud noises (think children at play) would escalate him higher than he needs to go. For instance, when other dogs in his play group are running the fence, he'll snap at the other dog "get out of my face." With respectful, happy and playful dogs he's great.
He needs a dog friend - he is fearful when meeting new people without one but his dog friend will ultimately let Bentley be the boss. Sex does not matter to Bentley. What matters is the other dog is even tempered. If you want Bentley as an only dog, be prepared to be here several hours to allow him time to learn to trust you.
What is my personality like: Hyper, playful and headstrong. Bentley's terrier personality is one that is delightful to the experienced terrier person but somewhat intimidating if you don’t know the breed. Bentley’s inner dog says I am sassy and outgoing but his experiences have said don’t trust humans.
Bentley was badly matted when he was first found and it took several weeks to allow grooming. His caregiver that he trusts stayed with the groomer and he was found as long as his comfort person was nearby and allowed shaving. Shave downs like this one hurt. Bentley's new person will recognize that hygiene has not been done as needed and will have him in regularly (I suggest every two weeks) for several months to insure that Bentley ends up loving, not fearing, the grooming process.
When introduced to cats, he was totally indifferent. He walks fairly well on a leash but needs some skills in that area. He does not know basics such as sit although we are working on those with him.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Bentley is very friendly and happy upon meeting a new person if there are other dogs around. If there are no other dogs around, he is timid at first, unsure of what is expected. He can be bribed with treats and with one of his main caregivers.
Tips and Tidbits: Bentley's estimated birthday is 10/28/2018
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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