About Me

Name: Princeton of Deland
Gender: Male
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Estimated Birthdate: 9/2/2013
Height: 10" at shoulder
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Good with dogs: Sometimes
Good with men: no
Good with women: Sometimes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: no
Must have fenced in yard: no


Princeton was abused by his male owner who was ready to euthanize Princeton. Fortunately, Princeton's groomer convinced his owner to release the dog to her and reached out to CPR for help. Princeton arrived at the rescue in June 2021, we are still learning and working with his challenges.

Princeton is on Prozac twice a day due to his behavior issues. Princeton will bite and growl his caregivers when touched incorrectly around his neck or due to sudden movements. It is easy to see when it's time for his next round of medicine because he will become grumpy and want to hide. Also, Princeton will approach his caregivers if he needs something or would like attention. Sometimes attention for Princeton is a quick sniff of a leg or just stand next to you. We do not approach Princeton, we let him approach us.

Princeton enjoys dogs his own size. He does act like a loner and doesn't seem eager to play with other dogs. Princeton is happy to do his thing. He will often lounge in the sun, hide under his blankets when it's noisy or he's frightened. Princeton does like to resource guard anything with a door - the fridge, cabinets, his crate. Doors are a source of challenge and control for Princeton. We hope this young man will begin to trust people again.

Princeton is available for adoption to the right home. He comes with a bite history, but only when he is afraid or sudden movements. Only applicants with experience rescuing dogs with a bite history will be considered. He will not be placed in a home where there are children or small dogs or cats. For many dogs like Princeton, the sanctuary is the only safe option after a bite history. We are thankful that Dreamweaver Farms and our community offers this. 

Princeton is in permanent sanctuary with Carolina Poodle Rescue. He is not available for adoption.




Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog!  I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more!  The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I LOVE MY Virtual Adopters!  KAREN W