My name is Dorothy!

Poodle (Standard) Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Dorothy
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Dorothy

  • Breed: Poodle (Standard)
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11126765-17-0116

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:2/28/2017

Reason for being in rescue:  Dorothy's breeder was downsizing and moving her kennel.  While working with her on several healthy adults, she told our director about this puppy.  We offered to take her in.  

Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC

Special Needs? Dorothy most likely has renal (kidney) dysplasia - her kidneys do not work right and are not formed correctly.  She will need constant medical monitoring and may only live for 2 to 5 years.  So far, she has had bloodwork and urinalysis and has been spayed.  Medical paperwork available upon request. 

Dorothy will be available for adoption through the month of April.  If she does not find a home we plan to look for sponsors to help us care for her for as long as she has through our SOS program.  We believe that life is precious and should be celebrated and nurtured for whatever days, long or short, an animal or human has.  For more information on SOS, please visit our webpage at

Weight: 42.3 lbs

Height:  about 24" at the shoulder

Adoption Fee: $299

Fence needed? It is much preferred as she is an active girl who loves to romp and play

What kind of home would be best for me?  Dorothy needs a home that will understand and be able to afford and actively manage her medical condition.  So far, she is happy and active. However, based on the tests we've done so far, this may change. A consult with a local teaching hospital suggested bloodwork and urinalysis every 3 months to monitor her kidney function. She will need a controlled diet and the recommendation is for fish oil supplements which we are starting.  , 

What is my personality like?   Sweet, open, affectionate, friendly, happy and very, very active. 

How I act when I first meet new people:  At home she is friendly.  In new settings she can be anxious. She has only lived with her breeder on a farm and with her rescue - also on a farm. The big world and all we take for granted - walks on a leash around the neighborhood, cars, vists to Petsmart, relatives coming over to visit or stay, obedience classes and all the other things that make up life with dogs will all be new to her.  She is smart and she will learn with patience and teaching on your part.  

House trained?  Dorothy is currently crate trained but she has only recently started living in a house.  She needs a lot of help and monitoring to become 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:  birth date 6/16/2016

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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