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Name: Lucky May 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 49 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/14/2021
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$599
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 5/14/2022

Reason for being in rescue: Surrendered by groomer

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

What kind of home would be best for me: Lucky is a young, active dog that his caregivers describe as high energy. Lucky needs a home as an only dog to start out with, Lucky has been great with other large dogs but we have seen an obsessive behavior where he gets way too interested in a dog and will cling to the dog, for example hump the dog, constantly attempt to get the dog to play, or other behaviors that the other dog often finds irritating. When trying to remove lucky from the dog he is obsessive with, he will turn and try to lunge towards you. With careful and slow guidance, caregivers can leash lucky and take him away and put him in his crate for a calm down period. Lucky needs work on this behavior before living with another dog. He has shown zero aggression to other dogs during play, he simply just loves the other dogs too much.

Lucky is indifferent to cats. He is a dog that has clearly not had a lot of boundaries, and the boundaries that were set were not done so in a positive manner. Because of this, Lucky frequently thinks he is alpha. He has had a lot of change in his short life and will benefit from positive reinforcement training and is a great candidate for agility. 

What is my personality like: For a young dog, Lucky has had a lot of change. We know he's had at least 2 owners since arriving in rescue - a family that dropped him off at his groomers and didn't come back, and the groomer that surrendered him to rescue. We know that with the groomer, Lucky growled at a human when they corrected him by popping him with a leash while on a walk. This is not appropriate behavior for managing a dog on a leash and Lucky responded in a similarly negative tone. 

Lucky is a young boy with lots of energy for training classes and long hikes. The potential for this boy is limitless, he's sweet, smart, fun, and energetic. He's looking for a family who will understand and use his energy and wit to their advantage by harnessing it through training. Lucky is very food motivated and not picky about what he eats. He responds well to basic commands (sit and down and working on stay). He is okay on a leash. He will pull, but settles once he knows treats are involved and you're committed. Lucky is working on crate training - he does mark in his crate if left too long.

Lucky responds well to positive reinforcement. He can be stubborn and needs clear boundaries. Lucky needs consistency and routine and training to be the best version of himself. Lucky is eager to be your hiking companion and travel buddy!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Happy and friendly

Tips and Tidbits: Lucky is estimated at 1 year old. We celebrate his birthday as 5/14/2021.

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.

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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