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Breed: Poodle/ Shih Tzu Gender: Male Adoption Fee: $75
Date into Rescue: 11/3/2014
Reason for being in rescue: Timon was turned into a local shelter by his previous owner who no longer wanted him.
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? Strong personality
Weight: Est 25 lbs
Height: Est 15"
What is my personality like? Timon has now been in our care for a year and a half. We have watched this fella grow like a wildflower. When he first came into our rescue, he was untouchable. He was grouchy, grumpy and flat out mean! Of course, who could blame him... he was dumped at a high kill facility by his family because they "didn't want him." Over the months we have given him a lot of space, and he has been very obedient and learned our routine well.
Just recently we took him out of his comfort zone and let him live in our of our offices, which is a lot quieter with more one on one attention. He is really a GREAT boy once he gets to know you. He has established a light bond with one of our employees and he is just fine with her. Given some time, Timon is going to be a wonderful companion dog for someone.
He is house trained, does great with other animals of all sizes, and is crate trained. He walks great on a leash and loves to go for a car ride. Timon does have to be sedation groomed, however if the right, patient groomer would try him...we think he could make progress with that. He is okay being groomed everywhere except his face.
Timon loves toys and he really, really loves treats. He is food motivated, he is calm and well mannered. He needs someone with experience, and an adult only home because he is known to snap if he gets aggravated.
Who I am seeking: Timon is seeking a couple without children who is willing to work though some of his behavioral problems. Someone who will help teach him that most people are kind and can be his buddy.
Age: est 10 years old
Please understand that these are rescued dogs, and sometimes their ages are only a guess. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture, and not to discriminate against older dogs. You never know which dog will steal your heart when you meet them!
How I act when I first meet new people: Cautious, he either likes someone or doesn't.
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