Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 9.5 lb
Height: 10 in
Estimated Birthdate: 1/15/2015
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Mumford was originally picked up as a stray in January. He came to Carolina Poodle Rescue and was placed in a foster home.
Special Needs: Mumford is an epileptic. He takes 1/2 of a 15 mg phenobarbital twice per day. Since starting his medication 2/17/21, we're very happy to see Mumford seizure free. At 1800petmeds, this medication is $1.32 per day (about $40 per month). I found a coupon at GoodRx which reduces the price to about $15 for one month's supply. Phenobarbital is a controlled substance. You will need to purchase once per month.
What kind of home would be best for me: Mumford is a mature dog with an unknown past. He is calm, quiet, cuddly, and very loving. He LOVES his time with his people and needs to be close. He loves walks but can also spend the entire day napping. He has gotten along well with a visiting dog and ignores the cat in the foster home. However, he does not need dogs in his home and would be just as happy without them. He needs people. If there is a dog in his home, it needs to be one for whom co-existence is fine. He does not play. See other tips and tidbits for his reaction when bumped by another dog.
We do not recommend Mumford for homes with children under 10, first because of his night terrors (see other tips and tidbits). I am also concerned because he would not respond well to being grabbed or poked and children sometimes do that. Further, he currently has issues with taking treats nicely – it sometimes includes the finger – and that would not be good for children. Hopefully, with time and training, that will go away, but it is something that needs to be worked on.
To summarize - we believe Mumford's best home would be with a quiet person who lives a low key life. It is what he yearns for.
What is my personality like: Calm, quiet (almost all the time). So far we have not found any toy that Mumford likes to play with so appears maybe that was not part of his past. Likes to be close all the time. Cuddles in a lap, in bed, almost anywhere that he can get close. Happy to go anywhere whether on a walk or by car. No problem being picked up or held. He does not seem to know any commands at all. He will come most of the time when called, but then again he is usually so close that it is not necessary. He is starting to learn sit and come but we are not totally there yet.
Mumford has shown differing attitudes toward a crate. His first night in the foster home he was quiet. Since then he has shown that the crate is not where he wants to be. He will bite at the bars and push against the sides and front of the crate, sometimes doing it hard enough to actually move the crate across the tile floor. Outside of the crate he has been totally trust worthy as he does not chew nor has he been destructive in any way.
Mumford is taken out several times a day. At first he did not seem to know why but after a few days and praise for doing the right things outside, he seems to be catching on. However, he does not like getting his paws wet, wants someone with him all the time, so it usually takes a bit to get things done. He has never actually gone to the door or alerted in any way that he needed to go out. He had some accidents prior to coming to the foster home so he currently wears a belly band to ensure that he is not lifting his leg in the house. Not knowing his past, it is hard to say for sure whether he actually went outside before or maybe went on puppy pads. But he is learning. Just remember a dog house trained in a foster home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill based on your schedule. -
How do I act when I first meet new people: Mumford will usually stand quietly or maybe back up just a little bit. He is cautious but does not seem to be scared. Within a short time he will be following the new person around as well as those he knows.
Tips and Tidbits: Mumford's estimtaed birthdate is 1/15/2015. He is a beautiful poodle but my goodness, somebody cut his tail way short . He has no tail to speak of, just a tiny little nub at the base of his body. It's adorable. Mumford has no tolerance for pain. If another dog even looks at him wrong, he will let you know. Let them bump or touch him in a way he deems inappropriate and he screams like he's being tortured.
Mumford still occasionally has what I call "night terrors." This usually happens at the beginning of the night. He has just dropped off to sleep when suddenly he wakes up and begins barking and biting at his bed or blanket. It lasts less than 30 seconds. I think he finally wakes up and realizes there is nothing to be fearful of. These incidences are becoming less and less but they do still happen from time to time.
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.
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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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