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Facts about me

Poodle (Miniature)
Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Available for adoption through Bright Hope Animal Rescue. PLEASE SHARE!!❗️❗️SPECIAL NEEDS❗️

•10 pounds
•age-old, just old. Maybe 12ish 🤷‍♀️
•good with other dogs
•can cat test if needed-I’m sure he would be fine
•housetrained-doing really well on training

Hank is new to us and is AMAZING!!! He came to us so matted that his little face couldn’t be found. One he was shaved down, it was dicoveres that he has Microphthalmia, or what we call micro eyes. He has tiny little underdeveloped eyes. He is blind. He was born this way and he doesn’t even know anything is wrong with him. Hank has two foster siblings with micro eyes and they all live full and happy lives. Hank gets around BEAUTIFULLY. He knows his way around. And is just a brave little guy. He does have somewhat of a deformed shoulder. Our vet concluded that this was from an old spinal injury that was never treated and healed improperly. He doesn’t seem like it bothers him at all. I do have to clean his eyes every day and give him eye drops. He’s super afraid wants to be held ALL the time 🤣🤣 He stays in my office with me while I work and comes over and taps me to pick him up. He’s still got plenty of spunk and plenty of miles left on his tires. He’s happy, and fun, and totally inspiring to watch him bop around as happy as can be with no good eyes and a deformed shoulder.

Some things to keep in mind when considering adopting from us. We aren’t the easiest to adopt from, but some of our babies are fragile and we do everything in our power to set them up for success 🤗🤗 There is a lot of behind the scenes care behind their adorable little pictures.
•email for an application. You will receive an auto reply with a link to our online application
•if we feel that it could potentially be a good fit for both the family and the dog, you will hear from us within 72 hours. If you don’t hear from us, it doesn’t mean that we don’t like the application, it’s just simply not a good fit for that particular dog. If you note that you are open to other dogs, we will keep your application on file and contact you if we have any other dogs now or in the future that may be a better match.
•we do adoptions in the DC, NY, and New England areas. We have support systems in these areas, so all of our dogs need to go within a reasonable distance to these areas. Sorry, no MA adoptions. We don’t hold the appropriate license to place there. We will transport them to you.
•all of our dogs are fostered in East TN. We DO NOT do local adoptions. The shelters here are full of little dogs just like the ones we have. Our dogs are safe with us until they find a home. The ones in the shelter ARE NOT safe. We refer anyone local to a local shelter to adopt.
•we don’t have cookie cutter perfect little dogs. They all carry a little of their past with them in some way. We are BRUTALLY honest about their issues. Both medical and behavioral. We know our dogs inside and out. And we have to be 1000% confident with the adoption. We want this to be a happy time for both the family and the dog. If we don’t get the warm and fuzzies with the adoption, we don’t do it.
-I’m not great at monitoring comments, so please email the address above if you are interested in adopting.
~Thank you for your understanding with our process. It’s what we have always done and it works for us and we are GREAT matchmakers 😍😍

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Why adoption is a great option

Hank-BLIND, a Long Island Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Long Island, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Long Island.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Long Island already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Long Island breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Long Island paves the way for another one to be saved.