Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 33 lbs - estimated no more than 40 when full grown
Height: 20 in at the shoulder -may get another inch
Estimated Birthdate: 10/21/2021
Fence Needed: Yes - without exception. Jerri needs the security of a fenced in yard and even then we are going to recommend a long line be on her for the first several months.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Surrendered by breeder
Special Needs: Jerri is up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative and microchipped. Jerri is spayed and had a hernia repaired at the time of her surgery.
What kind of home would be best for me: Jerri needs a calm environment where she can gently and slowly acclimate to her home. She MUST HAVE another dog to play with and to also lean on to know what to do in her daily routine. She is good with dogs of all sizes. Jerri relies on other dogs to know what to do in her day to day task. They help her feel more comfortable and it is very important that she have another dog in her home. With people she can be more reserved and will take time to warm up to. Jerri has been good with our resident cat and would be more than happy to share her home with one.
What is my personality like: Jerri is playful and sweet but she gives that affection to other dogs more quickly than she does people. It takes time for her to understand that people are good and safe and after that she will happily let you pet on her and play with her. She leans heavily on other dogs to help her learn what to do when she is feeling nervous. They help her figure out when it's time to eat, go outside, etc... It is also important to know that she is more likely to open up to her person when another dog is interacting with the person.
Jerri does not have much, if any, experience on a leash other than what she has had here at the rescue. When a leash goes on her she shuts down. She will let you carry her, however, if needed. She will learn how to walk on a leash in time. This is a new skill for her and will take a little getting used to. Other basic behaviors will also need time and patience to learn.
Everything for Jerri is new. She has lived her entire life with a breeder, far out in the country and has never been a suburban pet. You and your other dog(s) will teach her everything she knows. This can be challenging but Jerri is also a blank slate - she has never been abused or neglected. She has been one of many dogs and has not had the environment to blossom and shine. You can give that to her. She has a calm and gentle demeanor, but it also very new to rescue and new to learning what being a companion means. Our experience with these dogs is that they typically take 6-12 months to learn what being a pet means, but the investment is absolutely worth it.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Hesitant. It will more than likely take time in the home for Jerri to open up to her people. She is still learning that humans are good!
Tips and Tidbits: Jerri's birthday is 10/21/2021.
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.
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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