My name is Smitty!

Poodle (Miniature) Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Smitty
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Smitty

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10638435-16-0176
Smitty needs someone with patience and that's willing to earn his trust.

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:  10/3/2016
Reason for being in rescue:  Found as stray then turned into Greenville County.
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? None known.
Height: Est. 16" from shoulder.

Adoption Fee: $269

Fence needed?  No.

What kind of home would be best for me? Smitty needs a experienced dog owner that can work with his trust issues.

What is my personality like?  

2/7/2017 Notes from caregiver:

He keeps to himself and stays in his own space.  Tues. evening, Smitty and I spent some time together. At first, he was scared. Scared of moving out of his safe space, scared of strange  dogs and loud noises. Although I carried him from cat cottage to the field gate, he was apprehensive of the dogs in the field. He was especially fearful of the sound of opening the gate. He initially was slightly aggressive.  He growled and turned as if he wanted to nip  at my hands, but that didn't last long.  Once we were on the other side of the field  gate, he was quite good on the lease and behaved like a little gentleman. Granted, he  wanted to make his presence known. He  definitely marked his path.  He did well in the car. He definitely is comfortable with a car ride.  We went to the office. He definitely is familiar  with furniture. He made himself right at home  in the chair.(no encouragement needed.)  He also knew that doors were meant for humans to open.  Smitty isn't overly affectionate. He's his own dog, but after a slow start, he became a good companion.

Smitty  has had a rough start in his life but has came such a long way since he first arrived at the rescue. He was terrified of everything which made him a biter..  but now He struts  with confidence and his tail is always wagging. Smitty still is unsure about some things and people he is not familliar with and will give you a fair warning by growling.   Smitty walks great on a leash and enjoys every minute of it.   Although he is laid back he would enjoy walks around the block.  Due to Smitty's temperament we feel he would do best in a home with children over the age of 12. He gets along just fine with other dogs and enjoys being around them.  He loves to give and receive kisses as long as you have earned his trust. He loves treats and already knows how to sit.  Smitty  has made great improvements and we're hoping for someone to help him along the way even more.   ❤️ ❤️ 

How I act when I first meet new people: Smitty is cautious of new people. He is not one to jump in your lap in one visit with him.

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 birth date 9/9/2012

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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Adoption Application: