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Date into Rescue: 11/12/2015
Reason for being in rescue: found as a stray
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? Carlton is a bit of a touch me not at this point, human hands make him nervous but since he moves around very nicely on his own, we're using cues to direct him without having to have those scary hands lift him.
Carlton has an occasional episode that resembles a seizure - every few months. It is not enough to make him have to go on medication. In fact, remarkably, dramamine will often draw him out. We're puzzled at the cause but it does not affect his quality of life.
Weight: about 10 lbs
Height: about 9 inches at the shoulder
Adoption Fee: $169
Fence needed? No
What kind of home would be best for me? A quiet home where everyone takes their time and is kind and gentle. Carlton is a quiet, kind and gentle kind of guy.
What is my personality like? Sweet, a bit shy and a little afraid things might hurt him. As he has gotten more comfortable and confident, he's doing better with timidity. He will never be a social butterfly but he has the potential to make a quiet person an excellent pet.
Carlton is an omega dog - dogs that are the least bit dominant pick on Carlton and while he will defend himself, that just makes it worse and often times instead of defending, he screams and that makes more dominant dogs even more determined to get at him. He is doing very well in his play group with laid back, non dominant dogs. He would most likely do best as an only dog or with a very laid back, happy dog friend who will share and share alike.
We have had Carlton for several months trying to figure out his behavior. Carlton has had 3 seizures in 5 months. They are well spaced out and are not full blown seizures. So far there is not the need for medication. He may never have another one - but we want everyone interested to know.
Carlton loves food! It makes him leap for joy - literally. Watching this little guy jump 2 feet in the air for a cookie and get so excited and happy is a real treat.
How I act when I first meet new people: A little timid but he warms up.
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.
My age: Shelter records all say 2 but we believe Carlton is about 8 years old, estimated birthdate 11/12/2007
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 www.carolinapoodlerescue.org 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.
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