My name is Carlton!

Toy Poodle Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Carlton
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Carlton

  • Breed: Toy Poodle
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9360513-$169 adoption fee

Thank you for your interest in a rescued dog.  Our descriptions contain all that we know about this dog today.  We'll update as more information is known. 

We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture.  While we like to know what you like in looks, a dog is more than a pretty face.  Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home.  We want to create furever families. 

Are you looking to adopt within the next 30 days?  If so please visit our webpage at and complete the application.  You'll find it in the menu on the left hand side.  You'll also find a total listing of all our dogs available. 

Just browsing but interested in poodles and poodle mixes?  Please drop a note to with your name, address and phone # and email.  We'll add you to our mailing list.

the CPR Adoption team

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 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...

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