Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 96 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 12/27/2017
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners
Special Needs: Piper is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Piper arrived in rescue and we quickly noticed that she urinated frequently and had some blood in her urine. Testing and radiology confirmed an inverted vulva, which was surgically repaired in February of 2022. Piper recovered well from surgery, but continued to urinate frequently. Sonograms and additional testing revealed a need to remove part of her bladder and some small masses in her bladder. The masses were sent for histopathology and were determined to be urinary bladder polyps. Urinary bladder polyps are often attributed to chronic irritation from urinary tract infections or uroliths resulting in mucosal polypoid projections of the urothelium. These lesions are reported in many species but are most often seen in younger male dogs. Full medical records for Piper will be provided.
What kind of home would be best for me: Piper needs a home that wants a dog as a totally interactive part of their lives. She would thrive with a work from home person. She is a quiet girl and rarely barks. Instead she tells you with her body language and her constant attention to you that she loves you. If you're looking for a dog who will wait patiently at home for you to work all day, Piper is not your girl. She needs more in her life than a few hours at night.
Piper sleeps in the bedroom in her foster home with all of their dogs. She thrives on the closeness of knowing where her people are at night. She does not require a crate nor does she want to get in your bed. Her own big fluffy bed on the floor suits her just fine.
What is my personality like: Piper has been in foster with our Founder and Director since she arrived at the poodle farm in February. She is loyal, dependable, kind hearted and always ready for an adventure. Piper runs off leash with her foster mom and my dogs, a most happy member of a most happy pack. She loves to run, tearing around the yard at breakneck speed just for the sheer joy of feeling the wind in her ears. Her BFF currently is Honey, a Labrador retriever, and the two an often be found romping together playing grabby neck and then taking off to smell the roses or chase a squirrel. Piper likes other dogs especially big ones.
In the house, Piper is always somewhere close by. If you're going upstairs, she’s going upstairs. If you're going downstairs, she’s going downstairs. Wherever you are, is where Piper wants to be. She is a join in always by your side kind of girl. Loyalty is her best trait. She would make an amazing therapy dog, ready and wiling to offer her big, steady body as a refuge for someone who just needs to give a dog a hug.
We rarely say a dog is house trained but Piper is better than we usually see. Because of her small bladder, she needs to go out frequently but can hold herself all night. First thing in the am she needs to go right out and do her business.
Piper is a big girl. Big girls can sometimes be a bit clumsy. Because of this, while Piper. co exists happily at our Director's house with several small dogs, we think she would be much happier without small dogs underfoot. She simply does not always look where she puts those big feet. She would love a big, big romping dog buddy to play with but it is not absolutely required. She would be perfectly happy as long as her biggest buddy of all is you.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Piper is estimated at 4.5 years old. We celebrate her birthday as 12/27/2017.
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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