About Me

Name: Riker Feb 23
Sex: Female
Breed: Poodle (Standard)
Height: Right now they are about 12" at the shoulder. When full grown we anticipate 24" to 26" at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 11/11/2022
Fence Needed: Yes without exception for every puppy - these pups are big and will need exercise and a safe place to head out to in the am.  Leash walking is not enough.  We are seeking homes with a physically fenced in yard and a minimum space of 40 x 60 yard or larger. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$599

My Story

Date into Rescue:  02/13/23

Reason for being in rescue:  All together, 11 standard poodle puppies born to a breeder whose life has had a significant change came to CPR.She loves her dogs and knows she must make changes.  She is a long time friend of our director so reached out for help. 10 have found homes.  Now we've saved the best for last - Riker! 

Special Needs:  All puppies -with all that entails.  Love, affection, nurturing and training will be the order of the day. 

What kind of home would be best for me:  Puppies are special and we are very careful in placing these youngsters. We are looking for homes experienced with the breed.  First requirement is the fence.  Second is an adult standard poodle or doodle, under 8 years old, as a mentor and guide to the new pup.  Third requirement is someone home at least half the day or, at a minimum able to come home in the middle of the day for a mid day potty break but we prefer work at home or stay at home people.  We also will only adopt to homes with exemplary veterenarian references and a history of spay/neuter of previous pets.  Poodles are gregarious and happy dogs and they need their people.  We are seeking homes where the dogs sleep in the bedroom with you, are allowed everywhere in the home and are 100% part of the family.  This breeder breeds dogs for family pets in every way - stable temperaments and a real desire to be with their people.  

Please note, we will not place two puppies together.  Look up litter mate syndrome. 

What is my personality like: He’s a fat lazy boy! He is forward and brave. He loves to jump off and down. I think he’d make a fun doc diving dog! Idk if he likes water yet but the way he jumps out of the car or off the porch is so comical. He gets along well with anyone and everyone. Learning leash skills but is a follower. Crate trained and rides great in the car. He’s a little more mischievous and likes to find things to put in his mouth. Socks beware. Becoming more house trained as the days go. He’s going to be a big boy! He’s got huge feet and he’s the biggest of all the pups

Here is the current list of available pups as of 2/13/23: 

All apricot in color.  Girl is Bridget.  Boy is Riker -  Mom is Daisy (white) x Dad is Rufus (red) - birthdate is 1/6/22.

How do I act when I first meet new people: They are shy for about 10 minutes.  Find a squeaky toy and they open up and then you get friendly and happy.  The breeder has spent a significant amount of time with these babies and they love people.  Be prepared to be jumped on, kissed and hugged. 

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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)

House trained:  Our puppies have been doggie door trained since 8 weeks old.  They, for the most part, prefer to do their business outside thank you.  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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