About Me

Name: Emerson of Gaffney
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: No
Breed: Hound / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 6.2 lbs and growing. We expect Emerson will be between 35-45 pounds when full grown.
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/30/2021
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 9/1/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Emerson was born to a feral mom who abandoned him at 2 days old. He has been raised by one of our caregivers.

Special Needs: Emerson is a young dog. He is up to date on all vaccines for his age. Due to his size and age, he will not be neutered prior to adoption. Adopting Emerson will require you to sign a contract committed to neutering him at your cost within 6 months. Emerson requires a home with another dog. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Emerson is a young dog looking for an experienced home. He requires another dog in the home to learn from. He is good with dogs of all sizes and cats. He must be continuously socialized and will need formal, positive reinforcement training as he grows to be the best version of himself. Emerson would be happy with children over 8. If you are not home during the day, you will need a plan to ensure he gets potty breaks every 2-3 hours. 

What is my personality like: Emerson was born to a feral colony. He was only two days old when his mom decided to abandon her family, she was so ridden with fear that she couldn't take care of her babies. Luckily enough Carolina Poodle Rescue was able to take the remaining pups and bottle feed them. Emerson fought so very hard to make it till now and is growing stronger every day.

Emerson is very confident for his feral background. He needs a home to ensure he is always well socialized with both people and other animals. We have learned that coming from a feral background often affects the puppies later on in life as well unless they are continually well socialized and experience many new experiences over the course of their lifetime.

Emerson needs a home where someone is home often enough to provide sufficient potty breaks to ensure house training is a fast and easy process. It is recommended that he gets a chance to go outside every 2 hours at this age. 

Emerson needs a home that has another dog to learn from. Preferably a dog no larger than 50 pounds as we expect Emerson to be about 35-45 pounds. He currently lives in a foster home with large dogs and does amazing with them. He has also done well with small dogs and cats.

Ensuring that Emerson continues to grow up well with small dogs and cats would mean his home provides a stable environment for him and his new companions. 

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

Tips and Tidbits: Emerson's birthday is 07/30/2021

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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