My name is Tanner (HW+)!

Golden Retriever/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Tanner (HW+)
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Tanner (HW+)

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Collie Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10069511-$200
Tanner is a sweetheart but does have a very high energy level and needs a home that is prepared for that.

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: 6/1/16
Reason for being in rescue: Found as a stray in rural central NC
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs?  heartworms - Tanner is on the "slow kill" heartworm treatment.  He will be adopted with one year of heartworm preventative to his adopter.
Weight: about 55 lbs needs to be 65
Height: about 25" at the shoulder

Adoption Fee: $200

Fence needed? Yes, or a very good exercise plan that takes his heartworms into consideration and a plan to stimuate his brain regularly. Tanner is a smart quick learner, and a regular training program would be a great way to positively channel his energy without overexerting his heart.  He already knows the sit and down command!

What kind of home would be best for me?   Tanner is all dog and isn't afraid to show it!  He is a very people oriented dog and wants your full attention!  Tanner would love a home on a farm with room to roam and explore, chase a few chickens, and bark at some cows.  He is an active dog that likes to be entertained.  He likes a good game of chase and its funny to watch his lanky self run goofily around the yard. He loves hard chews like cow hooves or bones, and they keep him busy for hours. Tanner is funny when it comes to other dogs, he prefers female friends. He is a smart boy and very treat motivated so training him would be fairly easy. He already knows how to sit, lay down, and he loves to do it for tasty treats! Tanner has a very high energy level, but with a lot of play time he does calm down to rest.

What is my personality like?   Wide open and happy

How I act when I first meet new people:  Friendly and affectionate

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:  estimated 2 years, birthdate 6/1/2014

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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