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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.
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. 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. has made great improvements and we're hoping for someone to help him along the way even more. â¤ï¸ â¤ï¸
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 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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