Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 56 lb
Estimated Birthdate: 5/4/2015
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: owner release
Special Needs: Daisy Mae is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. She arrived in rescue on Trazadone for her nervous behavior. We have taken her off this medicine and she has adjusted beautifully. Daisy Mae is looking for a female-only home where she will be the only dog.
What kind of home would be best for me: Daisy Mae has had some challenges in life, and needs a home with an experienced dog owner where patience and compassion are abundant! She does not enjoy the company of men, so an all female home is her wish. She is frightened by noises and some sudden movements. She barks when the computer printer is used, she hides when a fork drops. She is very reactive when mopping and sweeping is happening and needs to be out of sight of those activities. However, when she's comfortable in her new home and feels safe, she is playful and energetic! She is a great companion who needs a special home where she can blossom and relax and know she's safe. She would love a home where someone is home during the day; she does wait patiently and calmly when occasional errands interrupt her time with her person. Daisy Mae will not be adopted to a home with children. She will not be adopted to a home with small dogs or cats. She is looking for a female-only, low traffic home where someone is home during the day.
What is my personality like: Daisy Mae has had a lot of change in her life over the past 6 months. She was purchased as a puppy to be bred, and rehomed when the owners decided not to breed her. For the next 5+ years it was just her and her mom living a pretty quiet life. Life changed for mom and a new man and a child entered the picture. For a dog used to her female-only home and quiet, the change was not appreciated. Add in that Daisy Mae chewed through a power cable for a box fan as a young dog and was shocked. While we cannot confirm that this causes long-term issues, Daisy Mae definitely has quirks which may or may not be attributed to this.
Daisy Mae is curious - you can tell by her constant head tilts when you chat with her. She's engaging, loves to be petted, loves going outside in her fenced yard and walking with you. She can be stressed and overwhelmed with new situations, new people, loud noises. In a new environment it may take her some time to adjust, but her resilience will show through - as she gets to know her new home and new person she will gain confidence and her long, beautiful tail will wag.
Daisy is dog reactive, so we are seeking a home where she will be an only dog. She does have energy once she's settled and comfortable and will be a great walking partner! She will need to be securely leashed/harnessed as she may be a flight risk due to her nervousness. When needed, she respects a baby gate across a doorway as a place for her to not enter, however, she has not gotten into anything or caused any mischief in her foster home. She has wonderful manners.
When Daisy Mae is comfortable in an environment, she runs zoomies and plays with toys. She walks nicely on a leash and enjoys car rises. She is housetrained in her foster home. She does know sit and can easily learn new commands. Daisy Mae seeks affection and is happy to be with her person.
Daisy Mae is looking for her female-only home where she can return to the life of camping, hiking and being a loyal, beloved friend that she so treasures!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Daisy Mae is slow to warm up to new friends. Calmness and consistency and maybe a few treats will help.
Tips and Tidbits: Daisy Mae's estimated birthday is 5/4/2015
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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