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the CPR Adoption team
Date into Rescue: 3/7/2016
Reason for being in rescue: owner surrender, hoarder
Foster location: close to Waxhaw, NC
Special Needs? no
Height: 8 inches at the shoulder
Adoption Fee: $125
Fence needed? no but Amelia does need exercise
What kind of home would be best for me? I lived in a hoarder home, so a home that will understand I need time to learn to be a pet. A quiet home without a lot of children. I would love to go on walks and to sit with someone. I really want to be a companion.
What is my personality like? Once Amelia gets to know you, she will be a shadow to you. Amelia is still learning to be held and loved.
Amelia is truly coming from rags to riches! In March, 2016 when Donna received the call about dogs who needed rescue from a hoarder situation, the Carolina Poodle Rescue van was loaded with empty crates and supplies .....ready to help in any way that was needed. One of the many dogs that came to Carolina Poodle Rescue from those horrible living conditions was our Amelia. As Amelia was receiving care, the vet confirmed that Amelia was expecting. Amelia gave birth to the cutest little male puppy on 3/25 and gave her little puppy excellent care. But that was the last puppy for Amelia! She is now on her way to learning to be a pet!!
Amelia has now been spayed, had a dental and all her vaccinations are updated! Unusual for pets from a hoarder, Amelia was overweight and she has been working HARD to get into shape!
Amelia is fidgety when you first pick her up and she makes the sweetest little grunting noises. However, if you give her time and speak quietly with her, she calms down and loves to be petted. She is learning to be cuddled. After being spayed, Amelia rested in bed with her foster mom and Amelia loved it. She would snuggle under the covers and curl into the cutest little ball. During those times Amelia made it very clear to the other dogs, she did not want to share the attention…this is something Amelia’s new owners will have to watch. Amelia is also very agile and can quickly jump into a chair and then to nearby tables. Amelia has never lived in a home, so she will beg for you to share your food and be very persistent. If there is a chair pulled out from the table where you are eating, little Amelia will not hesitate to try to get to your plate on the table. Amelia continues to be very food motivated and her new owners will have to watch her diet. Amelia is doing excellent on her housetraining and uses potty pads while her foster mom is at work. And Amelia loves her soft beds with fleece blankets. It is obvious she would learn to love cuddling on the couch. Amelia does not seem to be fond of the bigger dogs in her foster home (german shepherds) but she tolerates them. Amelia does love to go on walks with her foster mom around the fenced yard and to be outside and lay in the sun. We are still working on walking on a leash but Amelia is small, so she would probably prefer to be carried.
How I act when I first meet new people: Very timid, I usually want to leave the room and hide.
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.
My age: vets says between 3 and 5 years
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.
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.
You can also read our adoption tips page for hints and helps on adopting a rescued dog. http://www.carolinapoodlerescue.org/AdoptionTips.shtml or for general information on Carolina Poodle Rescue, please visit our FAQs - http://www.carolinapoodlerescue.org/FAQGeneral.shtml