About Me

Name: Nessa of Gaffney
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 45 lbs
Height: 18 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/6/2012
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 3/30/21

Reason for being in rescue: Nessa was surrendered as part of a hoarding case that Carolina Poodle Rescue helped a local shelter with.

Special Needs: Nessa is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. On 10/05/2021 she had her ears professionally cleaned. Our vet also noted that Nessa has some broken and chipped teeth. These are not causing her pain or difficulty so they were not removed.

What kind of home would be best for me: Nessa has never lived as a pet. She is looking for an experienced owner with another confident dog that will teach her to be a companion. Nessa has a gentle demeanor and wants to trust. She is not overly active, but needs daily exercise. Nessa is not well suited for a home with younger children. Calm energy is more her speed. She would be fine in a home with cats.

What is my personality like: When you first meet Nessa you’ll encounter this more timid and shy girl who will take a little bit to warm up to you. After she gets comfortable there’s this completely other dog.

Nessa is usually a calmer girl who likes things to be a little laid back. She’s not extremely active but she would love to be able to go on walks or hiking eventually. She’s not completely comfortable with a leash yet. When you first leash her she reacts with a little bit of confusion and fear (very little leash experience) and may try and take it by grabbing at it with her paws, or even running away just to realize she’s connected to it. This behavior last for about 2 minutes until she realized it’s okay and then she’s ready for a walk. The interesting thing is that Nessa actually will walk with a loose leash. She won’t pull or really try and get in front of you. She’s stays by your side.

Nessa likes having other dogs around and another confident dog in the home would help her become more confident herself! She’s still learning how to be a pet after all! Nessa is all about peace! She will try and correct her friends if she thinks they are harassing one another (not in an aggressive way). She simply wants everyone to get along and for things to be calm. Nessa is clean in her crate, and isn’t picky about her food. Although when you first meet her it might take a little bit until she’s ready to accept treats from you. She is fine with cats.

Nessa is sweet, kind, and compassionate. She loves with all her heart and cares deeply for others. 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Very shy

Tips and Tidbits: Nessa's estimated birthday is 5/6/2012 

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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