Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat)
Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 6/8/2020
Fence Needed: Yes, a 4ft or higher fence is required.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Found as a stray and taken to a local shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Benny Louie is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Benny Louie has heartworms and was treated on 10/11/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Benny just finished treatment on 10/24/22. He is cleared for adoption and will start regular heartworm prevention in November. He will need to be retested for heartworms in March of 2023
What kind of home would be best for me: Benny Louie is a young, active dog looking for a home that matches his energy level. His ideal home is one where he is treated like the king of the castle. Benny Louie tends to only get along with calm, somewhat submissive, female dogs. He does not typically get along with other male dogs, and absolutely abhors cats. He would prefer to be the only fur child, but for the right girl, with the proper first introduction, he may be ok with sharing his spotlight. Benny Louie would greatly benefit from positive reinforcement training, along with a great deal of physical and mental stimulation on a daily basis. This little guy is a far cry from a couch potato, and needs a home committed to keeping him engaged. Benny Louie is best suited for a home with an experienced owner.
What is my personality like: If you look up the definition of a high energy dog, you would probably find a picture of Benny Louie. When his energy is not focused in a productive way (ie. brain games, physical activities, etc) it can cause him to turn into a mischief fella. Benny Louie loves his food, and will do whatever it takes to convince you to give him a tasty morsel. Food is the key to helping him master his training. An experienced owner that understands how to focus his energy and smarts for good, and can see all the potential he has to be a good boy, will set him up for success in his new home.
Benny Louie loves his people more than life itself. Quality time is most definitely his love language, so an active owner/family that takes him on many adventures would be his perfect match. He has been working on his leash skills, and has made great strides. He must have a fenced in yard to run and play with his people in. Now that he is starting to master the leash, though, he might also enjoy going for a run, light hike, or even a stroll through the neighborhood with his person.
Benny Louie has the tendency to become a barker when he wants attention. Every day is a new day to learn new skills, and he is eager to learn. With no history, it is impossible to know what his life was like prior to arriving at the farm. From our experiences, most things are new to Benny, and his forever home will teach him so much on how to just be a good boy!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Benny Louie has so much passion for life, and is eager to share it with all that he meets.
Tips and Tidbits: Benny Louie was found as a stray. Based on his overall health and condition, he is estimated to be 2 years old. We celebrate his birthday 6/8/2020.
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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