About Me

Name: Simba Aug 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Maltese / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/5/2018
Fence Needed: Yes without exception.  Simba does not like leash walks if they involve the folderol with putting a harness on. He just want to get out there and romp. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$349

My Story

Date into Rescue: 8/5/2022 - adopted but returned shortly after and has been in foster care figuring him out

Reason for being in rescue: owner release

Special Needs: Simba is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Simba has a bite history and will only be adopted to an adult only home that is experienced in positive motivation, positive reinforcement and has a ton of patience.  He must have a fenced in yard.

What kind of home would be best for me: Simba  - what a guy.  Simba's perfect home will understand that small, short and long haired does not mean he's not a dog.  He looks like a stuffed animal, that's the problem.  We want to pick him up and squeeze him. But Simba does not want squeezed, or fluffed up or any of that. He wants a home that will respect his space.  Let him sit in the lap when he wants to sit but not be fussed over.  He prefers a short, neat haircut.  He does not want to be fussed over so keep it simple.  He came to the rescue badly matted, so he had to be shaved. We included his intake photo, last in the series, to give you an idea of what he looks like once it grows back.

Simba is fine with other dogs.  He would do well as either a single dog or with another dog in the home. He requires someone who will be patient and takes time to work on his obedience training. Simba does not enjoy being around children, unfortunately, so he needs an adult only home. More than anything Simba, wants a fenced in yard, lots of freedom and to not be fussed over.  He is looking for an adult only home that will let him be a great companion and not push him to be anything but himself. 

What is my personality like:

In the right hands, Simba has shown just what an amazing dog he can be - but he must be in loving and dog experienced hands. He is going to fall fast and hard for someone (he bonded to Donna in just under 3 hours). With lots of love and a little bit of routine and structure, Simba is going to go on to be amazing.

Simba is an independent, sometimes head-strong, little guy. He tends to want to do what he wants, when he wants. When he gets frustrated he can get nippy, and will show his teeth as a warning to back off. If you give him his space for a few minutes, he will be back to his regular happy go lucky self. He will need obedience training to break his stubborn ways, so patience will be a virtue. Simba loves food, so positive reinforcements plus treats will be key to ingraining his training. 

Simba is a fun-loving, high energy pup. He gets a case of the zoomies every few minutes, and spinning is his favorite way of getting them out. He loves to play with his humans, but seems to think they are giant chew toys at times. Again, obedience training will go a long way with this fella. When he finally manages to get all that energy out, he will curl up in your lap for snuggle time. 

Simba loathes his crate. He will yell and dig in protest of being "locked away" from his people. Simba has been on walks and may learn to enjoy them.  Just not sure yet.  He gets distracted easily because he wants to know what everyone/thing around him is doing. Leash training, combined with treats, should help keep his attention focused. Please warn your veterinarian that Simba is terrified of needles. He will growl and show his teeth as a warning, and then will attempt to bite if the needle keeps approaching him. 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Simba is naturally curious and wants to check out new people and environments. He loves being the center attention, so don't be surprised if he jumps in your lap for pets.

Tips and Tidbits: We do not know Simba's exact birthday, so we gave him an estimated birthday of 8/5/2018.

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.

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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