About Me

Name: Bourgie of Cumberland
Gender: Male
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 6/9/2001
Height: est 12 inches
Weight: about 13 lbs
Good with dogs: yes
Good with men/women: yes
House trained: working on it
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: yes
Must have fenced in yard: no


Bourgie of Cumberland was surrendered to a NC animal shelter by his owners after he had a seizure. At more than 15 years old, Bourgie is disoriented and can be snippy in unfamiliar territory. Bourgie is happy with his life at the farm.

Bourgie doesn’t like being picked up because he had a really bad back. He will get along with other dogs as long as they don’t get in his face. He doesn’t see very well. He is great with cats. Bourgie is a grumpy old man but can be very loving when he wants to be. He will sometimes forget he’s an older guy and will run and jump like a baby calf. He is a funny little dude and just tolerates people in his world most of the time. He loves fuzzy beds and quiet places.

He loves to eat. He knows when it's feeding time! He does love his crate and bedding as well and treats.



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: BARBARA H, DENISE H, STACY L, MARY N