About Me

Name: Zachary Jul 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 56 lb
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/20/2014
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$499

My Story

Date into Rescue: 7/22/2022

Reason for being in rescue: found as a stray in middle Tennessee

Special Needs: None noted.  Zachary has been neutered, is heartworm negative, up to date on routine vaccinations and microchipped. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Zachary would do well in a calm, low traffic, patient home. He is crate trained and uses his crate as his safe space when he becomes anxious from visitors. He gets along well with other dogs, and does not mind sharing the attention. Another confident dog in the home may actually benefit him. He would do well with children, but as a senior he would prefer children who are generally calm and know how to respect a dog's boundaries.

What is my personality like: At first glance you might think, "He's too prim and proper for me." Don't judge a book by his cover. Although he comes off as timid and shy at first, given the time and patience to adjust to his surroundings he becomes an undeniable love bug. Demanding pets, belly rubs, and the occasional game of fetch, although he never brings the ball back, this handsome fella will make anyone the perfect companion. He also will make a great watch dog, as he typically only barks and howls if he sees something, or someone, around "his property" that he doesn't think belongs.

Zachary loves going for walks, and does great on his leash. He doesn't let other animals and humans distract him, but smells are his kryptonite. When he smells something he likes, you better hold on because he's going after it and taking you along, whether you want to or not. A simple no, sit or stay typically works well to get his attention refocused. After his walk, Zachary enjoys cuddling up and relaxing with his favorite human(s).

How do I act when I first meet new people: Zachary has a touch of social anxiety when introduced to new people and environments. He is timid and stand-offish at first, but eventually will become a social butterfly once he has had time to observe and process the situation. Patience is a virtue with Zachary. He always thanks the people who give him the time to process with lots of love and affection.

Tips and Tidbits: Zachary will drink water non-stop if left out, so either picking up the water bowl or frequent potty breaks are a must with him.  Because he was a stray, we have had to estimate his age.  We've given him a birthday of 7/20/2014 based on physical condition and behavior.  He is obviously a mature dog, not a puppy but not a senior either. 

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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