My name is Average Joe!

Posted over 2 years ago

Adoption process

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My basic info

Labrador Retriever
Black - with White
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID
10030339-$200 Adoption Fee

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Thank you for your interest in dog who needs a new home.  Adoption can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in your life and especially in the life of your new canine companion.

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. 

Our descriptions contain all that we know about this dog today.  We'll update as more information is known. 

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: Average Joe was born into rescue in 3/2016. He returned to rescue in 2018 .
Reason for being in rescue: Average Joe was born into rescue. He returned to rescue in 2018 due to medical and behavioral issues.
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet, SC
Special Needs? Joe is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. In February 2022, Joe was treated by UGA's orthopedic practice for a rupture of his right cranial cruciate ligament with the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy procedure. Full medical records will be provided. Joe is a different dog post-surgery. It is amazing the physical and behavioral difference when a dog is not living in chronic pain! Joe is taking cbd oil daily to help with separation anxiety - he simply wants to be with his people all the time!
Weight:  64 lbs
Height:  20 in
Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Adoption Fee: $200

Fence needed? No, but he would enjoy one. He could go with or without a fence and be just happy!

What kind of home would be best for me?  Joe is looking for a home that has a family home more than they are away or a home that can take him everywhere they go. Joe does have some separation anxiety but does well in a crate when it’s time for his humans to leave. He can be loud in the crate when another dog passes, he’s simply overwhelmed easy. Due to this Joe would not be appropriate for an apartment. Joe is good with dogs of all sizes, as any person, Joe does on occasion have a dog or two he doesn’t like and that’s just fine. Joe met our cat with no issues. Joe would do fine in a home with older mannered kids. Joe is ideal for retirees looking for a dog to take on strolls and enjoy the loyalty of a lab mix for all of his days.

What is my personality like? Average Joe is not very average. He loves his person with his entire heart, his person makes the world go around. Joe is clingy and sticks with his person, he does understand boundaries when they are needed! Joe knows how to walk on a leash, he knows sit and he knows down. That is the extent of his training but it’s plenty enough for such a well mannered dog. Joe will sit by his person off leash and be just content.

Joe really hates to he left alone, it stresses him to no end. His person will always have to go outside with him and be present with him. Joe does well with daily cbd oil to help calm his anxiety. There aren’t enough words to describe how proud Joe has made his caregivers in the last year. Dogs living in chronic pain are similar to humans - they don't engage much, they can be selective about who they want to be with and when, and they are not as active as one that feels well. With medical care to address his chronic pain, Joe has improved with his dog skills, done phenomenal with crate training, and just overall became a more confident dog.

Joe is phenomenal and he is definitely worth meeting in person!

How do I act when I first meet new people? Friendly and happy!!

Other tips and tidbits: Average Joe's birthday is 04/05/2016

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.


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 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.

Thank you for considering CPR.

July 23, 2024, 4:46 pm
Carolina Poodle Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
10030339-$200 Adoption Fee
Spartanburg, NC 29372

Their adoption process


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Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

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More about this rescue

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.

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