Meet An Adoptable Dog


About Me

Name: Derek Mar 24
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 47 lbs and growing - We expect Derek will be 50-55 lbs when full grown
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/15/2023
Fence Needed: Yes, Derek requires a physically fenced yard with fencing 4 feet or taller.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$599

My Story

Date into Rescue: 3/6/2024

Reason for being in rescue: owner release

Special Needs: Derek is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative.

What kind of home would be best for me: Derek is a beautiful but under socialized 10-month-old pup who's currently cautious of everything. He is nervous and wary of everything but slowly gaining confidence. Derek is learning and gaining confidence from the other dogs here. He will need to go to an adopter who already has a confident dog that Derek can take his cues from, as woo as learn how to be a dog and a wonderful pet. We will not place Derek in home with senior dogs. The companion dog MUST be eight (8) years old or younger. A home with an experienced dog owner and someone who is home more than they're away would be ideal for Derek. He will need multiple potty breaks throughout the day and night. Derek is a baby and needs play breaks and frequent potty times to aid in potty training. He would also do well with a couple or single adopter if they are home most of the time. Derek is going to be a project, but he is young and eager and we know in the right home will blossom into a confident young man.

What is my personality like: Derek is cautious, maybe shy would be a better word. However, he is learning to be more confident from being around the other dogs here. He is energetic and playful with them, but he's laid back when inside. We have seen him play with toys if another dog brings them to him but otherwise he doesn't seem interested in them. We do not know how he acts with cats.

His former owner says it best about Derek, stating he is "sweet, not aggressive, but he lacks education." Derek walks on a leash but will need leash training. He is a puppy and does not know his basic commands. He will need to be taught sit, stay, down come, and the like 

His adopters need to understand Derek needs to take his time, get comfortable with them and his new surroundings, and he'll develop into a wonderful dog. Derek longs to find a loving forever home with adopters that will be train him and be patient with him as he grows into being a loving member of your family. He hopes they come for him soon.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Derek is curious and friendly yet still cautious of people. He is learning to be comfortable around people. In the short time he's been with us he has gone from running from people to approaching for sniffs, and he has begun to let his caregiver pet him. Derek's caregiver believes in time he will develop into a dog that will want to be with his human constantly. 

Tips and Tidbits: Derek's birthday is 7/15/2023

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule if 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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