My name is Gizmo!

Tibetan Spaniel/Pekingese Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Gizmo
Photo 1 - Tibetan Spaniel/Pekingese Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Gizmo
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Gizmo

  • Breed: Tibetan Spaniel/Pekingese Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 7324437-Adoption Fee $125
Gizmo is looking for a female to be his best friend and his 'human'.

Meet Gizmo!

Breed: Tibetan/peke mix   Gender:   Male      Adoption Fee: $125.00

Date into Rescue: 7/21/14
Reason for being in rescue: Owner Release, moving, can't care for
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs?  Needs a female only home
Weight:19.6 lbs
Height: 10.5 inches

What is my personality like?
  Gizmo has come a long way since he first came to us. He was a "touch-me-not" but is now a love bug with the people that he knows. He is seeking a female only home as he does not trust men. 

It will take Gizmo at least a week to start trusting someone, but that is a risk someone will have to take if they want a great dog out of him. He is wonderful once he gets to know you! Gizmo is up for anything and loves to go everywhere with you. 

He gets along great with other dogs, and should be adopted by someone with another pet. He ignores cats so could go to a home with a cat. He will follow their lead and realize that you are not going to hurt him! I do not think he will budge for a male owner, however. 

Caregiver update 2/21/2017-

" Gizmo has a wonderful personality.
I didn't see any bad behavior issues,
other that he occasionally wanted to tug
on the leash. He just wanted to see and smell
a whole lot of newness. 
From our time together, I found Gizmo to be an intelligent boy. He has a plan. When he wanted
a cookie, he found a way to get to his goal.
It didn't involve begging, whining or jumping 
up on the " source" of the cookie.
While in Jessies office, he developed
a plan:couch to table to Jessies desktop
brought him closer to his goal.
He is not a whiner. He is resourceful.
He wasn't into a cat or too much socializing
with admin office dogs. He wasn't rude to 
the feline and the canine friends, but he had his own agenda.
Can I tell you what will make his forever home?
No, but I can say he's a guy with an upbeat
attitude. He's curious, smart and loving.
When we visited the car, he got in my lap.
I reclined the seat and he seemed to feel
this was a great time to lay himself across
myself. Hmm...I think somewhere in his past,
he was a great cuddle baby. 
I have often considered him self reliant.
He is.
But I loved doting on Gizmo. I think he loved
it too.
PS. He is very photogenic."

Who I am seeking: Gizmo is seeking a female-only home, and this is not debatable. Absolutely no children.   He loves to go for walks and follow you around step for step.

Age: birthday 1/13/2013

Please understand that these are rescued dogs, and sometimes their ages are only a guess. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture, and not to discriminate against older dogs. You never know which dog will steal your heart when you meet them!

How I act when I first meet new people: Friendly

Please note - we do not ship dogs.  If you are interested in adopting, please take a look at the distance between the foster home location and your location and make sure you are willing to make that trip.

To apply, please visit our webpage at and visit the tab on the left that directions you to the online application.

Please note that 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, color, age, etc.  Others here may be a better fit for you.  It is very difficult to get to know a living animal from a picture and a short description.  Since we are constantly getting in new dogs, this may be a  dog not in our listings yet.  We want you to be very happy with your new companion and will make suggestions based on what you tell us about you.

You can also read our adoption tips page for hints and helps on adopting a rescued dog. or for general information on Carolina Poodle Rescue, please visit our FAQs -

About Carolina Poodle Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a no-kill/limited entry private rescue group; we believe and support the No More Homeless Pets and spay/neuter initiatives. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Our ein is: 20-3192287

All animals adopted from Carolina Poodle are spayed or neutered before being placed. We provide sanctuary and rehabilitation and, when the right home comes along, rehome poodles and other needy small dogs. We maintain a waiting list of homes and most of our animals are placed from this list.

Our efforts are funded solely through adoption fees and donations.

Our Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate, offer permanent sanctuary and, when appropriate, rehome needy poodles and small dogs.

To encourage the human-animal bond by promoting activities that serve to bring animals and their people closer together

To support the efforts of those in the animal rescue community seeking to end euthanasia as a means of population control.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption FAQ (read before applying):

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