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the CPR Adoption team
Date into Rescue: 3/7/16
Reason for being in rescue: owner surrender
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? yes, Walker has tested positive for heartworms. When adopted, Walker will be sent home with a one year supply of heartworm preventative.
Weight: est 12 lbs
Height: est 12" at the shoulder
Adoption fee: $229
Fence needed? no
What kind of home would be best for me? Walker would thrive best in a home with an experienced owner that can continue to work and train with him on his socialization skills. Walker would greatly benefit from an adopter that will continue to expose him to new experiences and positive interactions with the world.
What is my personality like? Walker was a strange bird when he first came to us here at CPR. He was very tense and jumpy and sometimes hard to get a read on. However, Walker has since made many strides since his first days with us. At first, he was rotated outside by himself, but now he lives in a cottage with about fifteen other dogs. He seems much more comfortable with human touch and all of our caregivers are able to handle and pick him up. The biggest issue with Walker is that if he doesn't want to do something and you try to make him he is going to throw a temper tantrum, which now mainly seems to be grooming. He does not like to be groomed and is currently sedation groomed. However, we feel once he is in a home with one person that person could train with him and desensitize him to the process of grooming. Walker is a very energetic boy and can go all day. He loves to run, jump, and play outside. He also likes to play with toys and tennis balls. Walker gets along well with most dogs, but his high energy level irritates some dogs.
Care giver update 2/16/2017:
Walker is a cute little fellow and has an adorable smile.
He pulled a little on the leash at first and wasn't used to wearing a collar, but soon adjusted and did just fine.
He was okay with the admin dogs until he got a little pesky with Bo.
He can be an annoyance to other dogs, barking in their faces, so I think he'd do best in a home where he's the only dog.
How I act when I first meet new people: Walker is a little shy with new people, but comes around quickly.
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: 5 years
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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