Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 18 lbs - Our best guess is Dahlia will be 35-40 pounds when she is full grown. This is totally a guess. We have no idea what her parents are.
Height: 16 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/20/2020
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: owner release
Special Needs: Dahlia is a young dog. She is too small to be spayed prior to adoption. She will be adopted on a spay/neuter contract requiring you to spay her at your expense within the first 6 months. Dahlia does shed. DAHLIA WILL NOT BE ADOPTED TO A HOME WITHOUT ANOTHER DOG IN IT.
What kind of home would be best for me? Thank you for carefully considering the addition of a puppy to your family. Puppies can be a joyous experience, but they can also be a tremendous amount of work. Since our goal is to place each of our dogs in forever homes, we are especially cautious with puppies. We like to stress 3 major things when considering a puppy vs. an adult dog: 1) many adult dogs are well bred, well trained dogs who find themselves in rescue through no fault of their own, 2) adult dogs are eager to share their love and bond with their new family, and 3) puppies will always require far more time, energy, and training than an adult dog.
Our ideal puppy adopters are experienced dog owners with a solid record of excellent vet care of their previous pets, scheduled away from home for no more than 4 hours per day OR have another canine companion already in the home, stay at home type of people (work at home, home schoolers, retired, etc). Adrian will not be adopted to a home without another dog in it.
Dahlia is not good with cats. She will not be placed in a home with cats.
What is my personality like: Dahlia came to us from a place where there are far too many dogs and not enough people or resources to care for the pups responsibly. We don't know her heritage (reportedly her mother died when she was 8 weeks old and they don't have any pictures) but our best guess is flat coat retriever mixed with a little lab or hound. We think she is 14-16 weeks old. Sadly, no one can even tell us her actual birthday but she is still a puppy with tiny baby teeth and a huge desire to please and be loved.
Dahlia would be best in a home with another confident sibling to follow around and learn from. She loves playing with other dogs and with her caregivers. She is great with kids and would welcome a home with children over 5. Dahlia is doing well with the basics of crate and leash training. She can be protective of her food if other dogs are near and must be fed in a separate space from other dogs.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Dahlia's estimated birthday is 8/20/2020
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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