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About Me

Name: Tony Apr 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Coton de Tulear (medium coat)
Weight: 20 lbs - Tony is overweight and needs to lose 3-5 pounds
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/19/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$399
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 4/19/2022

Reason for being in rescue: transfer from rescue

Special Needs: Tony is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative.

What kind of home would be best for me: Tony is a special boy that is looking for a special home that understands undersocialized dogs. He isn't suited for first time dog owners, and definitely not for a home with children. He could live with other dogs or be the only dog. He is indifferent to cats. Tony's ideal home is as the king of the castle for a single female. He needs a low traffic home with a fenced yard where he can be his best self. Tony will not love you right out of the gate. It will likely take months for him to fully trust you and show you his true, beautiful colors. He will likely always be independent and prefer life on his terms. For the quiet, patient home, he will be worth the effort!

What is my personality like: Tony is an interesting boy that is easily misunderstood. To understand why tony acts the way he does one must first know a little on his background. He ended up in rescue, along with his “sister” and “brother”, after his owner he's known all his life fell ill and could no longer keep the trio. They are not at all bonded but they definitely act like they all came from the same place. They are guarded, stand offish to strangers, don't enjoy being leashed, and need to lose a few pounds.

Tony has a very strong stranger danger detector, but that's only because he's used to being the man, the protector of the house all his life. He's looking for a nice quiet home, low traffic, with a loving mom he can protect again. He has a strong preference for women. He wants his own domain to be loved and to love again in. He can coexist with other dogs just fine, just don't expect him to play or interact much with them.

Tony is not a dog that you can pick up. Life is lived on his terms, and that includes sitting with you and approaching you. Whatever life held in the past, it did not involve kindness with being picked up and Tony will growl and snap if you attempt to pick him up.

Tony wants a fenced yard so that he can continue to work on his diet and exercise regime without leaving his domain. Food is obviously his love language and he will do just about anything you want for it. Tony is crate trained and easily enters and exits his crate when treats are the reward. As you can see in his profile photos, he knows the sit command. Tony walks okay on a leash. He will continue to work on not pulling on a leash in his forever home.

Tony will be a bit of a project as he won't love you when he first meets you, but to the special person that gives him his second chance will gain an excellent side kick and a loyal, loving companion!!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Standoffish, but his trust is earned with treats and patience.

Tips and Tidbits: Tony is estimated at 4 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 4/19/2018.

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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