About Me

Name: Finn of Gastonia
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 50 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/15/2016
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farm Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$499

My Story

Date into Rescue: 9/15/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs: Finn is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Finn was picked up as a stray in 2017. He was infested with fleas and heartworms. He had been an outdoor dog and had zero house manners. He has been treated for both fleas and heartworms and learned how to be an inside dog. He will need to be on heartworm prevention for the rest of his life. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Could be a first time dog owner. Finn is a happy-go-lucky boy looking for an active home that loves doodles. He's come a long way since being found as a stray and now knows what being a loving companion means. Finn will be happy in most environments, as long as they are active. He is good with large and small dogs, okay with cats, and happy with children. He'd make a fantastic hiking and running partner. Finn would love a home where someone is home during the day (work from home, home school, etc.) but it isn't a requirement.

What is my personality like: Finn was picked up as a stray in 2017. He was infested with fleas and heartworms. He had been an outdoor dog and had zero house manners. He has been treated for both fleas and heartworms and learned how to be an inside dog. 

Finn is a happy go lucky guy. Although he is happy to have a long afternoon snooze, he loves playing with other dogs or people. He loves to fetch, play tug o war and is highly trainable due to his love of food. He would love to belong to someone who wants to spend some active time with him, whether it be long walks or some backyard agility training. Finn would do well as an only dog or as part of a pack. He has lived with young and old, small and large dogs with no problems. He even had some foster kittens in the home for a brief period, but would likely need a slow reintroduction to any potential feline companions. 

Finn loves to lay in the sun, regardless of how hot it is outside. He’s jumpy and excitable, so perhaps some firm boundaries and adding more commands to his repertoire could be beneficial. He has been around children of many ages, so any human brothers or sisters are fine by him. He’s used to having his humans at home all the time, and although it’s not a requirement that you work from home, he prefers not being left alone for long stretches of time.  

Finn is ALWAYS happy. Every walk, every meal, every human arrival is cause for celebration. He will wiggle his butt, bound and whimper as his tail goes around in circles that alternate in direction.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: When meeting new dog friends, he’s immediately ready to wrestle and run, which can overwhelm his potential playmates. Finn is just as friendly with humans, and believes that anyone who comes through the door is there exclusively to give him attention. 

Tips and Tidbits: (2/15/2016 est.)

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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