About Me

Name: Rachel Spice
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 13.6 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/14/2016
Fence Needed: Absolutely yes. Rachel is a flight risk and will need a fenced area to safely be in while she adjusts in the home. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 3/14/2022

Reason for being in rescue: owner release

Special Needs: Rachel is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and spayed. We have found with the dogs from this owner that the transition into a home frequently results in gastro stress. This translates into loose stools for several weeks. Our adopters have found that a protocol of mild food, probiotics, and regular deworming is key to the transition. While not guaranteed, we want adopters to be prepared that very loose stools for several weeks are a very real possibility with Rachel.

What kind of home would be best for me: Rachel needs a patient family that will allow her to decompress and open up. She is a skittish girl and can be quite scared of the world around her. She does adjust after some time though. She just needs some work in the confidence department. Rachel has never lived as a pet. Everything will be new to her. She requires a home experienced with rescue and that has another confident dog. Rachel is good with cats and dogs of all sizes. She is not well suited for a home with young children.

What is my personality like: Rachel can be a skittish girl but after consistent routine for a week or more she starts showing her true personality. At first she is nervous and afraid. She won’t want anyone to touch her but wants a family that will allow her to explore her surroundings on her own terms. After she determines everything is safe you see a whole other dog. Rachel becomes enthusiastic to see her people and she becomes very affectionate. She is food motivated but prefers soft moist treats. Rachel will need another dog in the home as she heavily leans on the other dog to navigate her surroundings. She is much more relaxed when she is able to play with another canine companion!

Rachel will go on a leash but leashes are still relatively new to her. They can cause her to be a little bit more reserved. When on leash she is more likely to become nervous around noises, people, ect… this is something that will just need consistently worked on in the home. We have noticed that background noise that stays consistent (like a fan) does seem to put her at ease a little. 

Rachel is one of many dogs that CPR has taken in from a local owner with too many dogs. We have found that these dogs are very sweet, though shy at first meeting. Their socialization has been limited. Everything you teach Rachel will be new. Her forever family will understand this and be committed to the training, socialization and time that Rachel needs to be her best self. 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Rachel is cautious when meeting new people. It takes her some time in the home to open up and accept new people. 

Tips and Tidbits: Rachel is estimated at 6 years old. We celebrate her birthday as 3/14/2016.

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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