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Facts about me

Breed
Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)
Color
Age
4 years old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 51 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID
D18-313

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

***All animals listed on our website are in private foster homes. To arrange a meet and greet with a dog, you MUST fill out the adoption application so that it can be sent to the foster parent for review to determine if your home is a match for the dog. If a dog receives multiple applications, we operate on a best-fit basis, not first come first served.***

**Must have a back yard**Must have another dog**Must foster before adopting due to special needs** My name is Clark! My foster mom tells me I am a very handsome boy. I have eyes that will enchant you with just one glance! But it's very important to know that you can't look into my puppy eyes for too long, or it will scare me. I was feral when I was trapped in a rural county, and I am still a special boy in need of a very understanding, patient, and loving home. If you stare at me too long I will bark at you, to let you know that you are making me nervous. That is because I am brand new to living with a family and I do not trust humans. The good news is, I LOVE OTHER DOGS, so I would be a great companion dog for another dog. Dogs who are new to living in family homes require very special owners. My foster mom says that my forever home will have an owner who is patient. She says that means they will have to let me decide things on my own and try not to force me into too many situations too fast. Owning me as a puppy will not be like owning a regular puppy. You won't be able to show me off to all of your family and friends right away and you especially won't be able to cuddle me right away. It can be hard to resist but I will need a confident owner who puts up boundaries around human interaction until it is clear I am comfortable. I have been in foster care for months, and I have made progress, but I am still a long ways away from being a normal house pet. I may NEVER be a normal house pet, but I hope that someone will love me for who I am. My foster mom also says my new owner will be understanding and attentive. They will need to work hard to understand my triggers for fear and find new approaches to situations. For example, since I am going to be scared of you when you take me home, it will be essential for you to already have a room set up for me that is close to the family but not in a high traffic area. You will need to start gradually exposing me to your presence and building trust that when you come into the room, you aren't going to try and catch me. My foster mom thinks my new owner should be someone who has a routine and is consistent. The key to earning my trust will be building my confidence that you are going to feed me and open the door for me to go outside at around the same time everyday. I will come to depend on you for this, and that will help me come out of shell. Consistency will also help me know early on what is expected of me so I can start to grow into a dog who has confidence in himself. Speaking of potty-ing! You will need a yard for me with a fence that has no gaps in it! Right now I am not able to walk on a leash. That will take extensive work from my new owner if I am ever going to be expected to walk on a leash! That means I have to have a yard in order to explore, get exercise, and learn. This is not a forever issue, but it will not be an easy road to get me on the leash. My foster mom also strongly recommends that the home I go to does not have young children. I do seem to trust kids more than adults, but if a child were to push a boundary the last thing foster mom would want is for me to bite a kid out of fear. To be clear, I have never bitten anyone, but it is better to be cautious and upfront from the get go. It is also beneficial that my new home be more laid back, with few visitors. At least until I am in a better spot. I do love other dogs. It could speed up the trust and learning process if my new home has a well trained dog leader in it. I am likely to follow them on the routine and look to them to understand if I can trust you and the situation. The more I watch a human pet, play, and talk to my dog sibling the more I get interested in getting to know that human. The other dog gives me a sense of safety. I know I sound like a lot of work, and in some ways I am. However, if I find my forever home with an owner who works hard to make us teammates it will be a bond unlike any other. I am neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and current on my monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventatives. Since I am special needs, my adoption fee is reduced. If you are interested in learning more about me, please email the Dog Program Manager at laura@secondchancenc.org. If you are interested in our foster to adopt option (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RATHER THAN OUTRIGHT ADOPTION), please fill out an adoption application using this link: https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/dog-adoption-application/?src=sidebar.
***All animals listed on our website are in private foster homes. To arrange a meet and greet with a dog, you MUST fill out the adoption application so that it can be sent to the foster parent for review to determine if your home is a match for the dog. If a dog receives multiple applications, we operate on a best-fit basis, not first come first served.***

**Must have a back yard**Must have another dog**Must foster before adopting due to special needs** My name is Clark! My foster mom tells me I am a very handsome boy. I have eyes that will enchant you with just one glance! But it's very important to know that you can't look into my puppy eyes for too long, or it will scare me. I was feral when I was trapped in a rural county, and I am still a special boy in need of a very understanding, patient, and loving home. If you stare at me too long I will bark at you, to let you know that you are making me nervous. That is because I am brand new to living with a family and I do not trust humans. The good news is, I LOVE OTHER DOGS, so I would be a great companion dog for another dog. Dogs who are new to living in family homes require very special owners. My foster mom says that my forever home will have an owner who is patient. She says that means they will have to let me decide things on my own and try not to force me into too many situations too fast. Owning me as a puppy will not be like owning a regular puppy. You won't be able to show me off to all of your family and friends right away and you especially won't be able to cuddle me right away. It can be hard to resist but I will need a confident owner who puts up boundaries around human interaction until it is clear I am comfortable. I have been in foster care for months, and I have made progress, but I am still a long ways away from being a normal house pet. I may NEVER be a normal house pet, but I hope that someone will love me for who I am. My foster mom also says my new owner will be understanding and attentive. They will need to work hard to understand my triggers for fear and find new approaches to situations. For example, since I am going to be scared of you when you take me home, it will be essential for you to already have a room set up for me that is close to the family but not in a high traffic area. You will need to start gradually exposing me to your presence and building trust that when you come into the room, you aren't going to try and catch me. My foster mom thinks my new owner should be someone who has a routine and is consistent. The key to earning my trust will be building my confidence that you are going to feed me and open the door for me to go outside at around the same time everyday. I will come to depend on you for this, and that will help me come out of shell. Consistency will also help me know early on what is expected of me so I can start to grow into a dog who has confidence in himself. Speaking of potty-ing! You will need a yard for me with a fence that has no gaps in it! Right now I am not able to walk on a leash. That will take extensive work from my new owner if I am ever going to be expected to walk on a leash! That means I have to have a yard in order to explore, get exercise, and learn. This is not a forever issue, but it will not be an easy road to get me on the leash. My foster mom also strongly recommends that the home I go to does not have young children. I do seem to trust kids more than adults, but if a child were to push a boundary the last thing foster mom would want is for me to bite a kid out of fear. To be clear, I have never bitten anyone, but it is better to be cautious and upfront from the get go. It is also beneficial that my new home be more laid back, with few visitors. At least until I am in a better spot. I do love other dogs. It could speed up the trust and learning process if my new home has a well trained dog leader in it. I am likely to follow them on the routine and look to them to understand if I can trust you and the situation. The more I watch a human pet, play, and talk to my dog sibling the more I get interested in getting to know that human. The other dog gives me a sense of safety. I know I sound like a lot of work, and in some ways I am. However, if I find my forever home with an owner who works hard to make us teammates it will be a bond unlike any other. I am neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and current on my monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventatives. Since I am special needs, my adoption fee is reduced. If you are interested in learning more about me, please email the Dog Program Manager at laura@secondchancenc.org. If you are interested in our foster to adopt option (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RATHER THAN OUTRIGHT ADOPTION), please fill out an adoption application using this link: https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/dog-adoption-application/?src=sidebar.
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Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Contact info
Pet ID
D18-313
Contact
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Address
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Additional adoption info

Dog Adoption Fee = $325 Puppy Adoption Fee = $350 Cat Adoption Fees = $100 Pair of cats = $180 Pair of kittens = $220 Application & Contract Required Microchip registration included.
Dog Adoption Fee = $325 Puppy Adoption Fee = $350 Cat Adoption Fees = $100 Pair of cats = $180 Pair of kittens = $220 Application & Contract Required Microchip registration included.

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Second Chance Adoption Center 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 125 Raleigh, NC 27607 Monday-Friday: 11-5 Saturdays: 12-4 www.SecondChanceNC.org
Second Chance Adoption Center 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 125 Raleigh, NC 27607 Monday-Friday: 11-5 Saturdays: 12-4 www.SecondChanceNC.org

More about this rescue

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has served homeless cats and dogs of the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has served homeless cats and dogs of the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987.