About Me

Name: Bailey - In Foster in Raleigh, NC
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (long coat)
Weight: 18 lbs
Height: 16 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/22/2011
Fence Needed: No
Location: Foster Home in Raleigh, NC
Adoption Fee:$1 - I am priceless

My Story

Date into Rescue: Bailey originally arrived in rescue in October of 2014. Life is changing for his family and Bailey needs a calmer environment. Bailey's

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs? Bailey is a complicated dog. He has a documented bite history and unpredictable behaviors which are described below. Bailey takes a host of medicines to manage his behavior, including: 

Trazadone 75mg twice per day, 

Fluoxetine 10mg twice per day and 

Hydroxyzine 25mg twice per day. Bailey will require sedation grooming.

What kind of home would be best for me:

Bailey needs a calm environment with no young children and experienced dog owners.  He does not do well with people he does not know, so ideally someone who doesn’t like to entertain and have guests over.  He is ok with other dogs, but he does not know how to play and can resource guard.  Bailey needs a single individual with minimal visitors.

Bailey needs a very experienced owner. He rarely gives body signals before he tries to bite. When visitors come over he must be muzzled and leashed. Bailey will not be adopted to a home with children or children that visit. He will not be adopted to a home with other dogs. He is looking for a very experienced single person. 

Meeting Bailey will happen over a series of meetings. He will be muzzled the first time you meet him. He must begin to trust you before you will be able to interact with him. You must be prepared to come at least 3 times to meet Bailey.

What is my personality like: Bailey had 8 homes in 3 years prior to his rescue by Carolina Poodle Rescue. Whatever life was when Bailey was young, it was not kind. Bailey arrived in rescue with a bite history, having been returned time and again to the shelter for biting. His current owner has invested heavily in positive reinforcement training, but Bailey is still a dog that will bite.

Bailey has lived with his current owner for 6 years. He is incredibly smart and food motivated. He is a runner. Bailey's owner keeps a "Whistle" GPS tracking device on him. He will come with a year of paid tracking services. Bailey does not do well on walks. Anything with wheels is a no go - bikes, cars, scooters, etc. He is also triggered by some dogs and not others. He shows this by lunging and biting.

If you want Bailey to move, you must ask him and use a treat. He does very well with praise and absolutely loves treats. You cannot take anything from Bailey - he will bite you. Alternatively, you must trade him for a treat. You cannot use your hand and pull Bailey by his collar. He is okay with being guided by a leash, but putting your hand on his collar is a trigger. Other known triggers include cowboy boots, raising your hand as though you may hit him, or any other type of negative reinforcement. 

At his heart, Bailey wants to please. If you tell him no and don't allow him up on the couch to snuggle with you, he recognizes that he has acted in a way that makes you unhappy.

Bailey's current human has done a lot of training together. It took him a lot of time to build trust with his owner, but now she can pet him when he is eating and take away his food.  She can take a toy from him and move him without asking and coxing.  It took quite a bit of time to build that trust, but once you’ve earned it, Bailey is yours forever.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: Bailey does 

not do well when meeting new people.  His current owner will use a muzzle when she has people over which is not very often.  He is ok with my owners parents and siblings when they come over because they've built a relationship.

Tips and Tidbits: Bailey's estimated birthday is 03/22/2011

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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