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A note to those looking at CPR. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. Our job is to find those someone's. Our most successful adopters come to CPR not because they want a dog. They come to us because they want to give a dog a home. 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.
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the CPR Adoption team
Date into Rescue: 06/13/2015
Reason for being in rescue: Buster was released to CPR in 2016 when his very busy family (4 kids) realized there was too much human activity in their home. He was rehomed to a couple who thought they wanted a service dog but after several months, the partner who was disabled realized he did not want a service dog. In that 8 months Buster received a lot of training and it made him a much better dog. You can run him through his cues- he knows a lot!
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? Lots and lots and lots of energy, needs experienced owner who understands and will stay on top of his behavior. BUSTER'S PREFERENCE IS FOR A STRONG MALE LEADER IN HIS HOME. HE LOVES MEN.
Buster is reactive to new dogs and to all new people. He can be bought with treats but it will be a long time before he can go walking in the neighborhood without reactivity to other dogs and to people.
Weight: est 55 lbs - needs to be 65 he's a long and lanky kind of guy
Height: est 27" at the shoulder
Adoption Fee: $499
Fence needed? Yes at least 4' tall. Buster easily jumps a 3' baby gate
What kind of home would be best for me? An experience standard poodle owner, preferrably a man or a couple. Buster needs a strong, committed calm assertive leader who understands this boy needs shaping and molding. Buster is very, very bright and needs to be constantly challenged to learn new things and find new outlets for his energy. I see this slowing down when he's about 14 years old but not before.
What is my personality like? Wide open. Completely and totally at about twice the rate of a normal standard poodle. He's always the first at the door, he's always the first up if you move, he's always first. Tail wagging, tongue hanging out he's ready for action. Buster is a live wire who takes life in big bites. He will resource guard and misbehave if his owner is not totally confident in his abilities to be Buster's leader. With the right owner Buster will lay his heart at your feet and follow you to the ends of the earth.
Buster currently lives with many other dogs in a large foster home. He has gotten along well with his siblings although at times of high excitement (when mom or dad comes home, when going outside to romp) he can be what appears to be aggressive but is not. His current favorite running mate is another wide open no holds barred kind of guy - who happens to be a chihuahua. To the unobservant it looks like Buster is being too rough but a lot of it is simply because he's so much bigger. The chihuahua is right back at him and they off they go. Buster may not need a 5 lb playmate in his home but with an active happy sibling more his own size he would do okay. He'd be okay as an only dog also if you give him the attention he must have.
No crating - he gets far too anxious in a crate. He's not destructive at all, does not tear up the house so we hope that is not an issue for too many people. Buster currently sleeps at the bottom of his foster dad's bed, curled up neatly and occasionally reaching out to make sure Dad is there, happy to be near his human guy.
No kids - Buster's first home had 4 and in Buster's opinion, he needs to be the big kid in the family.
How I act when I first meet new people: He's a bit tentative but we've found out the secret. Buster can be bought and he's cheap. Come bearing soft, chewy or smelly treats and he's eating out of your hands in under 30 seconds. Hot dogs are big favorites. Pupperoni is right up there also.
House trained? Buster is doing much better in this area - at first he had some marking issues when going from being an only dog to a busy household with multiple dogs . He needs schedule and once on schedule he is very good in the house.
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: birthdate 06/13/2015
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. Most of our dogs are at our farm in Pacolet, South Carolina.
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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