About Me

Name: Barkley Jan 23
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 49 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 11/27/2015
Fence Needed: Yes, Barkley requires a physically fenced yard 4 feet or higher
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$599

My Story

Date into Rescue: 1/8/2023

Reason for being in rescue: owner release

Special Needs: Barkley is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. On 1/17/23 Barkley had a dental polishing. He does have mature bilateral cataracts. Our vet has also noted some hair loss and crusting on his mid thighs.

What kind of home would be best for me: Barkley is a mature, calm gentleman. He would be happy with another calm dog in the home, or as the only dog. Barkley has never lived with cats or children. Under close supervision he could live with a cat. If you have children, they should be mature children that have grown up with dogs. Barkley's ideal home is with active retirees looking for a dog to be their constant companion. 

What is my personality like: Barkley landed at our pawsteps with his furfriend Axel. These two have survived together for their first half of their lives sheltered and forgotten about. They were loved deeply and were released because their owner knew she couldn't provide the care they deserved. Barkley knows to come and will sit for food when he's hungry. Barkley and Axel do love each other but they are not bonded. Both being with a companion for so long would assume they should have furfriends. Actually, these boys seem to be content with their people with or without other dogs. When Barkley was introduced to a cat, he was curious, but responded right away with voice redirection and positive reinforcement. With a dog savey cat this may not be an issue, but a cat who likes to run and if Barkley is left to make up his own mind, might think of the cat as a fast toy.

Barkley is currently being crate trained. He will go in one for feeding and stays clean overnight while sleeping. We would recommend he have a crate to help transition from us to you in his new home. A yard that is fenced in would be ideal for Barkley to enjoy nice days outside. He would also enjoy walks around his neighborhood and weekend fun trips. Barkley's calm demeanor lets us believe he would enjoy a home that has one or two adults and children who are mature and understand older dogs do not like to be climbed on or their hair pulled at. Barkley is super sweet and seeks affection by putting his head on your knee.

This guy is dreaming of a home he can call his and it has a bed in a warm spot in the living room for him to curl up in.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Barkley can be a bit shy at first. He may bark and slowly make his way up to say hello. Once he feels safe he will sit down next to you and beg for head pats. He is affectionate and seems to love people. 

Tips and Tidbits: Barkley's owners stated he is 7 years old, but did not provide an exact birthday. We celebrate his birthday as 11/27/2015.

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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