Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) / Golden Retriever / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 48 lbs
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/1/2021
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: owner release
Special Needs: Aspen is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. She had a dental polishing in May 2022. Since arriving in rescue, Aspen has been diagnosed with renal dysplasia. Full medical records will be provided. Aspen is allergic to chicken and currently eats a renal diet. Our vet recommends monitoring her SDMA levels every 3 months. Aspen drinks a lot of water and urinates frequently. She is not a good candidate for extended periods at home alone without a potty break.
What kind of home would be best for me: Aspen is young and VERY high energy. She is great with dogs of all sizes and indifferent to cats. She has a lot of energy that can be a lot for some dogs. She'd be thrilled with another high energy dog for play, but would also be happy as the active companion to an active couple. She is a great candidate for agility, barn hunts, etc. Aspen is rarely still if she is awake and needs a home that can handle this much energy and activity. Given her renal challenges, Aspen needs a home where someone is either home during the day or can come home frequently to allow for potty breaks. She drinks a lot of water and has to urinate frequently.
What is my personality like: Aspen is a story of a good deed, gone sideways. The owners that surrendered her rescued her from a very neglectful situation. They have tried to give her what she needs, but they also have time and financial resource issues. Aspen's family knew they couldn't give her what she needed medically and reached out to rescue for help.
Aspen is described as neurotic, spastic and can’t seem to catch the hang of crate training. Her owners were dog trainers (service dogs). She is good with other dogs, having lived with dogs. She is good with children, frequently interacting with children ages 5 and older in her previous home.
Aspen is a VERY high energy dog and must go to a home that understands how to both physically and mentally wear her out. She will need play time, walks, lots of toys, food games (lick mats, slow feeders, kongs). She will need her own back yard to help her get some energy out and for frequent potty breaks, this girl drinks ALOT of water and pees just as much. Aspen is very strong and would benefit from a no pull harness. She is just still very much puppy but nonetheless sweet as can be. She isn't a picky eater, but she is allergic to chicken. She's very food motivated so this will help with obedience training.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Aspen is estimated at 1 year old. We celebrate her birthday as 3/1/2021.
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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