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the CPR Adoption team
Date into Rescue:3/19/16
Reason for being in rescue: owner release
Foster location: close to Waxhaw, NC
Special Needs: no
Weight: 15 pounds
Height: 12 inches at the shoulder
Adoption Fee: $129
Fence needed? no
What kind of home would be best for me? A quiet home, with older considerate children. Romeo would be a great companion to a couple who would like a pet that did not require a lot of exercise.
What is my personality like? Romeo is very affectionate, very loving, seeks attention. He does like his space, and can be bossy to other pets that get into that space. But for the most part, he is a live and let live kind of guy.
How I act when I first meet new people: reserved, cautious but if feels comfortable, will seek attention.
Oh....the well known tragic story of Romeo and Juliet came to be at a local shelter in the spring of 2016 with a few twist that only could happen to two precious pets. You see, Romeo and Juliet were surrendered at a local shelter and were running out of options. A plea went out for help for these two. Donna, her fabulous staff and supporters jumped into action to raise the funds to save these two from a tragic end.
The shelter did not have any information on the pair, but it was obvious Romeo had cataracts and poor Juliet was expecting puppies and plus had an injured back leg. Estimated to be 10 years old, they needed help. We have had Romeo evaluated for cataracts and while one cataract is beyond surgery, we were very happy to know he still has 80% sight in his other eye. Romeo has had a total ear ablation, an expensive surgery to close an ear canal due to reoccurring ear infections...which means Romeo received excellent care at some time in his life.
Romeo is a very affectionate and loving pet. The minute you pick him up, he will turn his body so he can place his paw around your neck and will snuggle his face against your neck. He will lay for hours while you rub and hold him. Romeo has the beauty of a miniature standard poodle, long legs and a beautiful "poodle" stride. And while grooming is not his favorite thing, he tolerates it well and has a beautiful coat. Romeo can be a little bossy and enjoys his space. Since he is older, he enjoys going outside for a bit, but after a little exercise, he is ready to cuddle. He would make someone an excellent companion who wanted a pet that did not require a lot of exercise. Romeo does get excited and will bark to show his excitement. While Romeo's foster mom works, Romeo stays in a confined area of the home and will use pee pads.
In his foster home, Romeo continues to enjoy spending time with Juliet, but Juliet has also been through several changes over the past several months. The puppies she was carrying when she came to Carolina Poodle Rescue did not live and once her injured leg was evaluated, it was decided it needed to be amputated. At the time time Juliet was spayed, she had several mammary tumors removed. Both surgeries were necessary, but were hard for this sweet girl. Juliet has fully recovered from the surgeries, but she has learned she likes her space and sometimes does not enjoy the companionship of Romeo. If you could open your home and heart to two precious pets, they would be a wonderful loving pair, but they do not have to be adopted together. There will be times Juliet will let Romeo know she was her space!!
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: est birthdate 3/19/2006
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.
You can also read our adoption tips page for hints and helps on adopting a rescued dog. http://www.carolinapoodlerescue.org/AdoptionTips.shtml or for general information on Carolina Poodle Rescue, please visit our FAQs - http://www.carolinapoodlerescue.org/FAQGeneral.shtml
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