Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 20 lbs and growing - we expect Chocolate will be 60-70 pounds when full grown
Height: 12 in and growing - we expect Chocolate will be 20+ inches when full grown
Estimated Birthdate: 3/16/2022
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Foster home in Pacolet, SC
Reason for being in rescue: Chocolate was born into rescue
Special Needs: Chocolate is a young puppy. He is up to date on vaccines for his age. Chocolate is not neutered. He will be adopted on a spay/neuter contract which requires you to neuter him at your cost and provide proof within 12 months. Chocolate's mom is a German Shepherd mix that was found as a stray by a caregiver. We have absolutely no idea who the dad is and no history. He is not hypoallergenic and does shed.
What kind of home would be best for me: Chocolate is a young puppy looking for an active home. He requires a home with another active dog for socialization and play. He requires a home where someone is either home during the day (work from home, home school, etc.) or can provide breaks throughout the day. He is a baby and needs breaks and frequent, consistent potty times.
Thank you for carefully considering the addition of a puppy to your family. Puppies can be a joyous experience, but they can also be a tremendous amount of work. Since our goal is to place each of our dogs in forever homes, we are especially cautious with puppies. We like to stress 3 major things when considering a puppy vs. an adult dog: 1) many adult dogs are well bred, well trained dogs who find themselves in rescue through no fault of their own, 2) adult dogs are eager to share their love and bond with their new family, and 3) puppies will always require far more time, energy, and training than an adult dog.
Our ideal puppy adopters are:
-experienced dog owners with a solid record of excellent vet care of their previous pets
-scheduled away from home for no more than 4 hours per day OR have another canine companion already in the home
-stay at home type of people (work at home, home schoolers, retired, etc)
What is my personality like: Chocolate has heart stopping good looks, accented by his floppy ears. One day, after a long walk, he told us he was ready for a snuggle session by jumping up on the couch. Then he pawed the remote control and turned on the TV! We're not sure it was an accident. We think he wanted to watch some Netflix. If walks and Game of Thrones marathons are your thing, apply for Chocolate.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Chocolate's birthday is 03/16/2022
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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