About Me

Name: Samantha
Gender: Female
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 10/28/2012
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Good with dogs: unknown
Good with men/women: unknown
House trained: working on it
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: working on it
Must have fenced in yard: no


Samantha is new to our SOS program. She was surrendered by her owner to Carolina Poodle Rescue. Samantha is one quirky little girl.  According to the information I have received, Samantha was used as a chewy toy and bouncy ball by a toddler and a large dog in her very early days - and then the family wondered why she became aggressive. When she first arrived, we used bite gloves to handle her.

Samantha still does not like to be touched much but will allow us to pick her up now.  She is sensitive especially on her rear end.  She has to be groomed under sedation.  

Now that she has had time to decompress from her bad start, Samantha can be lovable and sweet on her terms. She adores her foster dad (Wayne a/k/a the Dogfather) and follows him around the yard when he is doing outside work.  She also likes to sit on the couch and watch TV with him.  She still crouches down when you tell her your going to pick her up but she no longer tries to attack the hands reaching for her.  

This is a damaged spirit who will never fully heal from the emotional damage inflicted on her in her puppy hood but thanks to all of you, we're giving her a good rest of her life.  



Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more!  If I have medical challenges I need even more! The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters: PEGGY B, CHRISTA C, BRENDA L