Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 43 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 12/21/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: breeder release
Special Needs: Sam is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. On 6/22/22 Sam had a dental polishing.
What kind of home would be best for me: Sam would make a great dog for a patient, gentle, kind-hearted soul. He was a stud dog for a breeder until the day he moved to the rescue, so he lacks training and socialization. It takes Sam awhile to open up to people; he's still on the fence with trusting them completely. However, he will latch onto a routine instantly, so he needs someone who can stick to a schedule. A self-assured, well trained dog that would enjoy playing with Sam in a fenced in yard, and teaching him the ropes on how to "dog" would be ideal.
What is my personality like: Sam is unsure of people, and can be fearful and shy in the beginning. Underneath it all though, he is a gentle soul that just wants to find his perfect person to share all of life's little moments together. Sam enjoys people watching, and observing his surroundings, before inserting himself into the activities. Patience is the key to unlocking the mystery that is Sam. Letting him interact on his terms instead of pushing him into things will help build his trust with you, and allow him to feel safe in his new environment.
Training and socialization are a must for this sweet guy. Lucky for you, Sam loves food and will do almost anything to get just a nibble. Positive reinforcements, plus treats, will help move his training right along. Speaking of food, if it's something you don't want him to eat, put it away. This guy has made counter surfing his number one hobby, and he's almost advanced to expert level with how fast and sneaky he is! Sam is a quiet fella, but when he gets hungry, or is demanding snacks, he becomes quite the vocalist. Sam is young, but he is super laid-back. Instead of running, he prefers prancing through the yard, and is sure to prance right into your heart too!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Sam is timid, and would rather sit and observe until he is comfortable. Let him come to you in his own time.
Tips and Tidbits: A crate for Sam is an absolute must in his new home. He does great when crated, and uses it as his safe space when he is overwhelmed or stressed. Don't worry, he will always let you know when it's time for him to go to his crate to decompress. Sam is estimated at 3.5 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 12/21/2018.
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.
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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