About Me

Name: McGruff - Apr 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Maltese / Cocker Spaniel / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 17 lb
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/22/2021
Fence Needed: No although for the first few months I would consider him a flight risk.  A fence would be a nice safety net.  He also needs leash work. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$349

My Story

Date into Rescue: 4/22/2022

Reason for being in rescue: found as a stray in North Carolina and taken to animal control

Special Needs:  No special health needs

What kind of home would be best for me:  McGruff is looking for love and affection, a quiet owner with a gentle hand and a soft touch.  He needs someone who understands dogs and has patience with them.  He will become wonderful - but whatever he came from did not invite that to come out yet.  He needs you to shine. 

McGruff can be a bit of a touch me not but he is always at my feet, always near by his currently selected human.  He does not like to be grabbed (neither do I) and so you need to move slow and evenly and gently.  I think eventually this will translate to a lap pet once he fully trusts you. 

What is my personality like: McGruff was very shut down when he arrived at the poodle farm but over the last two weeks, he has blossomed. He really turned the corner when he was groomed. Amazing how looking good can make a boy feel good too. McGruff over the last week has shown us a quirky, happy go lucky side that loves the people he loves.  He is a quiet kind of guy and we rarely hear him bark. He is a bit mischievous - he loves to go diving in my purse for whatever tidbits he can find to carry off and examine. 

McGruff could co exist quite peacefully with about any type of dog and he pay no attention to cats at all.  He will shy away if you try to grab him . He does not like that but give him patience and time and he will happily let you pet him.  He

How do I act when I first meet new people: Sit on the floor and bring Pupperoni. He'll be your best friend.

Tips and Tidbits: Because McGruff was a stray we are guessing on his birthdate - we know he is young so have given him a birthdate as 4/22/2021. 

McGruff was very uncomfortable when invited to sit on the couch.  I have to wonder if "no dogs allowed on the furniture" was his life.  How sad for McGruff. McGruff also appears to be hypoallergenic.  His breed is just a guess (I can also see lhasa apso and schnauzer or terrier type in him - a DNA test on him would be fun) but whatever he is, he is very white when first groomed and is taking on a sweet cream color as his hair grows out.  He's quite beautiful.  I have left up our first photo of him so you can see he can grow hair.  He was a hot mess and it looks like someone took a pair of dull scissors and tried to trim off the mats. We started over again with a sassy short haircut.  It will grow - it already is growing. 

House trained: So far I have not seen McGruff want to list his leg.  He is sleeping in a crate at night and going outside quite often during the day. With the weather as beautiful, we're leaving the doors open and he has access to the outside.  I am not going to say he is house trained but he is a very good boy when inside and I think you could solidify this easily with a good schedule.  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.

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