Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (long coat)
Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/1/2013
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Cassie was lovingly surrendered by her owners
Special Needs: Cassie is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Cassie is an epileptic. She takes medicine (phenobarbital) which manages her epilepsy well. Phenobarbital is a controlled substance and your vet must prescribe it. Most vets want to do at a minimum, annual phenobarbital levels (a blood test) to determine if the dose is correct. Phenobarbital is also a human drug and can be purchased at goodRx. Cassie's dose is 16.2 mg twice per day. For our area, we found the best price at Walgreens. $13.52 for 60 tablets (one month supply) or average or about .45 cents per day
What kind of home would be best for me: Not for a first time dog owner. Cassie is looking for a quiet home. She is happiest living with a single person, but will adjust to a 2-person home. Children are an absolute no for Cassie. She is epileptic and requires a home where someone is home during the day to ensure timely medicine dosage and monitoring for any seizure activity. She has had a lot of change and gets very stressed in new environments. Her new home will have to give her 2 weeks to adjust and warm up before they will see the loving, happy girl that Cassie is.
What is my personality like: Cassie was the beloved companion of a single woman. Sadly, life changed. A young child moved into the home and Cassie did not appreciate louder voices, quick movements or so much energy. She tried nipping at young hands (though did not bite). Her owner made the difficult decision to surrender her to rescue to help her find the quiet life she is accustomed to and prefers.
Cassie has taken her time to adjust to rescue life. At first Cassie was very afraid of us at the farm and would fear bite when reached for. It was a very stressful beginning for Cassie and change is hard, but weeks later we are now seeing Cassie's real personality! Now Cassie gets excited when her caregiver comes in for the day, she will jump up and paw at her legs to get her attention. She loves to sit in a lap, and she enjoys playing with another dog her size! She has all around became a very happy go lucky girl!
Cassie will take time to warm up to a new person and new environment. With time and patience Cassie will flourish in a home. She would prefer a retired home with few visitors, an enclosed sun porch to sunbathe in, a fenced in yard to play with another dog her size in (or a small dog dog park nearby), and plenty of comfy doggie beds! Cassie's previous home had small children in the home and that simply does not work for her.
Cassie is an epileptic controlled with Phenobarbital, she receives this twice a day, once in the morning at nine and once at night at nine. She needs a home that has an open schedule to make sure she gets her meds on time. As long as her meds are controlled and consistent she does not have seizures.
Cassie is a sweet girl looking for her quiet home. She needs time and patience to warm up, but the wait is absolutely worth it!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid, but warms up
Tips and Tidbits: Cassie is 8 years old. We celebrate her birthday as 7/1/2013
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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