My name is Lisa!

Maltese/Toy Poodle Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Lisa
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Lisa

  • Breed: Maltese/Toy Poodle Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11242888-17-0176
I just need a little help to blossom out of my shell!

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: 4/3/2017
Reason for being in rescue: Breeder Release
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? None noted
Weight: 8 lbs
Height: Estimated 8" at the shoulder.

Adoption Fee: $299

Fence needed? A fence would be helpful since Lisa is not familiar with leash walking.

What kind of home would be best for me? 

 The previous breeder/owner's health had become poor and so had the health of her husband.  After a back surgery really sidelined her, animal control was called in by her neighbors.  While all the legalities were in order this time, she realized that something had to change.  Kindly neighbors directed her to CPR and gratefully, she asked us to take over and find homes for her babies.     Our 34 dogs have now been with us for 3 weeks.  They know some things about living in a home but not others .They are, for the most part, a bit shy and take some time to come around but once they are with you for a while, they become more social.  It will take time and introducing them to new sights and sounds but we believe all will become pampered house pets very quickly. We are crate training them now and that is the beginnings of house training. A committed owner can take them the rest of the way.     Our best home for these babies is one with another gregarious, happy small dog that will show the new dog how to live in a home.  The home will be an experienced dog owner who understands and is willing to give a new dog time to settle in.  We have not tested them with children yet and for most, they are so small that homes with children under 7 will not be good fits.  If you can offer patience, stability and a confident canine friend to one of these dogs, please consider applying to give them their second, and forever, home.

What is my personality like?    Notes from caregiver- "She is good with other small dogs, but hasn't been tested around bigger dogs. She seemed very frightened when I was holding her and walking to the front with choo choo & the other field dogs at my heels. 
She does not know basic commands, I tried with sit, lay down, and come. 
She seemed to be scared of cars.
She does not know to walk with a leash. She'll let you put the leash on her, but will just sit there.
Overall!! She's very timid, but will slowly warm up to you. She's very sweet & excited to see you, but will back away when you go to pet her. She will let you pick her up and hold her with no problem. So, so sweet!"

How I act when I first meet new people: Cautious but sweet.

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 4/4/2015

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):

Current Adoptable Dogs:

Adoption Application: