My name is Charles Tappy!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Charles Tappy
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Charles Tappy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9860657-$229 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:  04/11/2016
Reason for being in rescue:  owner release/can't care for
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs?  Charles has dry eye syndrome but he hates hates hates eye drops.  About 30 days ago, we changed CT to oral cyclosporine.  It's doing very well.  

Charles is on 25 mg cyclosporin oral once - every other day.  Here is a link to a 800petmeds on the drugs he needs.  $47.77 for 30 capsules or about $25 per month

Weight:  est 11 lbs
Height:  est 11 inches at the shoulder

Adoption Fee: $ 229

Fence needed?  no

What kind of home would be best for me?  Charles would thrive best in a relaxed and calm home without a lot of activity.  Charles Tappy gets along well with pretty much everyone except cats so its best that he go to a home with no cats.  

What is my personality like?   Charles Tappy is very laid back and easy going.  He has more of a catlike personality rather than that of a dog.  He enjoys some petting, but isn't overly demanding for it.  Charles does like to have his back scratched and arches his rear up just like a cat!  Charles isn't very active and while he does get along well with other dogs, he doesn't play or interact with them.  He spends most of his days napping in his dog bed or in his crate.  He would love to spend his days snuggled up beside you on the couch!  Charles does have one pet peeve-- he doesn't like anyone to mess with his ears or his eyes.  He is ok with everyday petting on his head, just as long as they aren't touching or pulling on his ears.  He especially hates grooming around his eyes, and it is best to keep the hair around his eyes short because of the dry eye. 

Putting in his eye drops is a two person job most of the time.  We're seeing, as his eyes get better and feel better with regular medication, this is getting easier and easier.

UPDATE9/16/2016: Charles tappy is still his laid back, independent self. He likes attention but he doesn't absolutely have to have it. He's the perfect dog for anyone looking for a cuddle companion as well as someone to be lazy with.

How I act when I first meet new people:  Charles Tappy is more of a wallflower than a social butterfly, but he is nice to new people.  In his own home and now that his eyes don't hurt as much, we think he'll be much more open. 

My age:  Est birthdate 4/2/2011

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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