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Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We lost our beloved 14 year old Griffon last spring and we were left with holes in our hearts. In early December, it felt like the time had come to fill those holes. I knew that as older adopters, we didn't want a puppy. We wanted a sort of scruffy terrier looking dog. I started searching online, and a photo came up of a dog at Carolina Poodle Rescue. First, let me say that the information they list online is very honest! They tell you the absolute truth about every dog...temperament, special needs, anything you might need to know. In our case, they clearly stated that the dog we were interested in was shy with strangers.
And they also caution every potential adopter NOT to fall in love with a picture posted online.

Others have described the adoption process, which is extensive, proving that these folks truly care about the dogs and will not let them go to just anyone. Once we cleared the interview process, it was later in the evening on a Friday night. Our adoption counselor knew how very interested I was in this particular dog, and she somehow managed to arrange for us to meet him at 9:00 am the next morning!

As "advertised", he was indeed very shy. We were allowed as long as we wanted to decide whether or not to take him home. After nearly two hours, we did feel that he could learn to love and trust. Then, we went outside with him. There he saw people he knew....he had been with them for five months, since he was only 4-6 months old when CPR rescued him. He had been found as a stray in NC, and happily for us, made it to the farm. The joy he showed upon seeing "his" people made us realize that we had made the right decision.

This dog has brought new love and life Iife into our family!!! He is now perfectly trusting and extraordinarily loving with us. Over the holidays, we discovered that he also likes to play with children as well...4 of our grandchildren ranging from 4.5 to 16 years old. Did it take him a while to warm up to them, yes. It took about a week for him to really feel comfortable in our home. Was it worth it? Oh my, yes indeed! He has come so far because CPR took the time to teach him love and trust. We can't thank everyone there enough!

Not only did they keep him for 5 months, that time gave him the chance to mature so that he came to us crate trained and housebroken. And time to get past that destructive puppy stage. He is exactly the dog we were looking for, there just aren't enough superlatives to describe what a wonderful, caring place CPR is!

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