About Me

Name: Groot of Hope Mills
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/19/2018
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 8/19/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs: Groot is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Groot is a young dog who's had few life experiences. He isn't for a first time dog owner and really needs training, experience and patience to be the best version of himself. Groot needs a home that can take it slow and show him things are okay. He needs a family that can provide the attention and care he needs to open up out of his shell (which might not take long in his case... it seems to be a matter of winning over his trust). Food can be your best friend with Groot (he needs to decompress enough to be comfortable taking treats from someone). Groot is not well suited to a home with children. He would benefit from another confident dog in the home, but could be the only dog.

What is my personality like: Groot needs a slow introduction when first meeting new people. He can be unsure and timid. In his fear we believe he could nip as a warning (although we have never pushed him to find out of course). After you start petting him he’ll know that things are alright and that you are actually the good guy. At that point he’s a total sweetheart and will come to you for comfort and to get away from stressful situations.

Groot likes to play with other dogs and we would recommend that there be another dog in the home. He picks up on routine fairly easily and the process goes much more smoothly if he sees another dog do something first. Groot is clean in his crate and it would be recommended he have one as his ‘safe place’ in the home. He also does okay on leash but he does much better once he gets comfortable with the person.

Overall Groot is a really sweet dog who is just shy and hesitant right now... he is looking for a home that will overcome his fears!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly

Tips and Tidbits: Groot's owners stated he is 3 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 8/19/2018 

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.

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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