Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 22 lbs
Height: 14 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 12/10/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Ted was found as a stray. He was microchipped but sadly, the chip was never registered.
Special Needs: Ted was neutered and had a dental on 12/29/20. He is up to date on all vaccines and heartworm negative.
What kind of home would be best for me: Ted is a young dog that needs positive reinforcement training. He is not for an inexperienced owner and will not be adopted to first time dog owners. Ted thinks he is alpha - over humans and other dogs. This results in behavior such as humping, refusal to follow basic commands, and snarling if pushed. Ted requires a very experienced owner, committed to positive reinforcement training. He requires a home that is active - Ted needs lots of physical and mental stimulation every day.
Ted's ideal home is as the only dog with an active family that has experience with rescue and a strong commitment to training. Ted will not be placed in a home with children. He will not be placed in a home with cats or other dogs.
What is my personality like: If dogs could talk we can only imagine the stories that Ted would tell. A member of our community watched in their neighborhood as a car slowed down and a dog was let out. As the car pulled away, the dog remained. This dog was Ted, watching as his owners drove away. Thankfully the individual watching this happen scooped him up and got him to rescue. Ted was microchipped, but it was never registered. So after much effort and a stray hold, Ted is ready to start a new life!
Ted is a young dog with a big attitude. We have no history on his past, but Ted clearly ran the show. He can get snappy quickly if you stop him from doing something he is happy with or doesn't want to stop doing. He is a very smart dog who is savvy and accustomed to being the alpha. He humps to express his dominance - including other dogs and people. He loves food, but could care less about treats if he doesn't want to do something.
Ted is the type of dog that doesn’t like to be put in a crate unless he goes in himself. He can be put on a leash but doesn’t quite know how to walk on one just yet. He does have a lot of puppy energy and never wants to stay still. He has so much energy and life to share, but needs redirection and training to channel his energy in positive ways.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: We've estimated Ted's birthdate at 12/10/18. Ted was found as a stray so this is purely a guess based on his overall health and physical condition.
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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