Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 49 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/28/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Gary was surrendered to a NC shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Gary is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Gary's owners surrendered him stating that he's had 4 seizures in the past 18 months. Since Gary arrived, he has had one grand mal seizure. He is not currently on any medicine. The usual process with seizures this spaced out is to keep a diary of when they occur and work with your to find the best solution. Right now we are opting for conservative, medication free approach and trying to identify any possible triggers. Gary had a full medical workup. He had significant debris in his ears (mostly in the right) and an infection. It is resolving but our vet wants his new home to know that this may reoccur and may ultimately result in surgery if it does. He will be prone to ear infections.
What kind of home would be best for me: Gary is a people-oriented dog. First and foremost he's looking for a home that understands his uncertain medical past and is prepared to manage whatever may come up with this boy as he ages. Seizures can be unpredictable - we do not know if he will simply have one or two a year or will never have another or will develop full brown epilepsy. If he does develop frequent seizures, they are generally manageable with medicine.
Gary's ideal home has someone home during the day (active retirees, work from home, stay at home parent, etc.). He is good with other large dogs and would be happy with a large canine companion or as the only pet. Gary has not been tested with small dogs or cats.
What is my personality like: With virtually no history, Gary was surrendered by his owners to a shelter in Western NC. They told the shelter that he's had 4 seizures in the past 18 months, but provided no medical records and he is not on any medicine. So sadly we have no true history on what the past 18 months of Gary's life has been. What we do know, however, is that he is a wonderful dog.
We are unsure if Gary is a purebred standard poodle or a doodle. If he is a doodle, we don't know what kind. He has the poodle non-shedding coat, but is a bit stockier on the hips than we are used to seeing on poodles.
Gary is sweet, happy and easy going. He has a lot of energy and would love frequent play dates and lots of walks and hikes. He is eager to learn and would enjoy classes to take all that intelligence and help it grow. Gary is very people oriented and gets along well with other dogs his own size. We have not tested him with cats or smaller dogs.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Gary's owners stated he is 3 years old. We do not have any paperwork confirming this. We celebrate his birthday as 7/28/2018.
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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