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My name is Tyler!
I'm being cared for by
Canine Crusaders of Atlanta

Facts about me

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Poodle (Miniature)
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

 Local Adopters Only
- Metro Atlanta Only - No Exceptions

Please read carefully and only inquire if you meet the requirements below. We cannot make exceptions.

- Tyler must have an experienced dog owner, no first time dog owners.

- Tyler must be the only pet in the home.

- Tyler needs a tall wood 6ft privacy fence, no fences 4 ft tall

- No children in the home, if kids visit it must not be often as Tyler is not used to kids and was previously abused and has trust issues.

Tyler is a beautiful dog, but PLEASE don’t inquire because he’s handsome.

- Tyler does best with women and has only lived with women. He’s only met 2 men ever in his life that he trusted. He canot be adopted to a home with a single man, there must be a woman in the home.

- Age range for adopter is 50-60’s. No older, no younger please. He’s still an active dog but also does best with a calm, homebody type. We are doing our best to match his energy level with the right person.

Tyler is a darling boy but a very special dog with specific needs. Please read his description and only inquire if you meet the requirements below and are serious about helping a dog with special needs and behavior issues.

Tyler is an 8 year old, male, Terrier/Poodle mix, and weighs around 30 lbs. He's a gorgeous boy and is very loving once he gets to know and trust you. Tyler needs extra time to get used to new people and will do best after a few introductions. He was extremely fear aggressive and very scared when we first got him and he didn't trust anyone. A trainer said he was previously abused which makes sense why it takes time for him to become comfortable with new people.

He loves our volunteers, who he knows and trusts. He needs a calm, loving person and home, and someone with a lot of dog experience. He doesn't like strangers coming up to him until he gets to know them well. He must have the right adopter and right home for this to work out. He will do best in a very calm, quiet home with someone who will be patient until he comes out of his shell. An apartment will not work. Not a home with much company or out of town visitors either. Preferably a one or two person home with no children or grandchildren. Tyler is not used to small kids at all.
If someone will give him a chance, they will be very happy they did. He’s one of the most loving dogs ever and even likes to give hugs around your neck!
Tyler loves to play with toys and to go for walks and especially likes to hang out on the sofa. He rides great in the car also. He must be the only pet in the home. Other animals who get too close really seems to bother him. He has never been around children and given that he's nervous with new people at first, kids will not be suitable for him. The most important thing is a calm, quiet home with one or two people, preferably someone a little older and more settled. Young adults, out of college, engaged or who will have children in the future won't be the right match for Tyler. He’s still very active so we’d like someone in the 40-60 year old age range.

In order for Tyler to get used to someone new, it will take several introductions.
We've had dogs like Tyler in the past and when we take things slow, they work out beautifully for the dog and for the adopter.

Only local adopters/Metro Atlanta only - No Exceptions

September 16, 2022, 12:05 am

Canine Crusaders of Atlanta

Contact info
Pet ID
Atlanta, GA 30315

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We adopt in the metro Atlanta, Ga area only. We do not allow any out of state adoptions. If you see a pet you would like to adopt, please email for an application. Once we have your application and it's approved as a match for a particular dog, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog. Our adoption fee of $250 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test, de-worming and microchip. All dogs are current on flea and heartworm prevention. If you have any questions, they can be answered by e-mailing us at

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More about this rescue

Canine Crusaders of Atlanta is a non-profit, no-kill organization. We are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned, abused and neglected dogs. Our focus is to find responsible, loving and permanent homes for every dog that enters our program. We believe we have a lifelong obligation to every animal that comes to us, which is why we try to make the best possible placement, matching each dog to the right person.