Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 46 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/25/2012
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: breeder retiring
Special Needs: Cooper is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. On 6/9/22 Cooper had a dental polishing and had his ears professionally cleaned while under sedation.
What kind of home would be best for me: Cooper is a high energy dude who never slows down. He needs an owner who is just as active that can keep up with his shenanigans. He also requires obedience and potty training, so patience and consistency are key. A fenced in yard is a must for this zoomie prone boy. A calm, confident dog already in the home to tumble around with and show him the ropes on how to be a dog is an added bonus.
What is my personality like: Cooper is about to celebrate his 10th birthday, and we are all in shock! We think he received some of Peter Pan's magic to never age because he doesn't act, or look, a day over 1! Cooper is a non-stop boy who needs a lot of adventures, play-dates, and stimulating exercises to keep his mind sharp and healthy. Once he has acclimated to his new home and family, he would love to take frequent visits to the dog park or attend doggy daycare to continue his socialization. He plays hard and loves even harder. He may also think he's the size of a toy poodle, so don't be surprised when he tries to climb in your lap for snuggle time. He may be big and a tad goofy, but he is sure to melt your heart!
Cooper came to the rescue as a breeder surrender, so he has never had the opportunity to learn proper manners, or how to be a regular dog. He is an expert counter surfer that will have eaten all the food before you can even process what just happened to the glorious Thanksgiving meal you spent all day preparing. Cooper also gets a little caught up in the excitement when playing and will lightly nip at your clothes, sometimes body parts, to get your attention. Obviously, obedience training will be a must for this eager fella. Coop will love the challenge of training because of his eagerness to please and curious nature. Treat rewards are a sure fire way to ingrain his training, as he is the poster child for "food motivated."
How do I act when I first meet new people: Brace yourself, because Cooper loves people and wants to bear hug everyone he meets. If you don't have your feet firmly planted, you run the risk of toppling over and subjecting yourself to more hugs and guaranteed smooches!
Tips and Tidbits: Cooper is crate trained, but does not enjoy a second of being in it. He has too much spunk to be cooped up in a confined space, so it should be left to an as needed basis. He prefers to be a free range pup. Cooper needs a lot of stimulation to keep him from getting bored. His inquisitive nature gets him in trouble when he is bored because he can't help but to go through anything he can get his paws on. Cooper is estimated at almost 10 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 8/25/2012.
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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