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Bama (Owner Surrender) - Poodle (Miniature) (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Poodle (Miniature) Dog For Adoption in Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-35915
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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 14 days from now

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Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
Gender: Male Male
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Bama (Owner Surrender)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Gray or Silver
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA 36101
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Tags: Poodle (Miniature) Dog For Adoption in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (medium coat). Please contact os@blinddogrescue.com or call 1-877-254-6301, extension 4, for more information about this pet. Name: Bama Age: Unknown Sex: Male (neutered confirmed) Breed: Poodle Location: Montgomery, AL area Vet/Medical Info: He received a one-year rabies vaccine on October 3, 2015. He had bloodwork done shortly after that, and all looks good! Bama is heartworm negative. Bama weighs about 11 pounds. Owner Info: Bama is an adorable and sweet fellow who was taken off the road by a good samaritan before he was hit by cars. She tells us he appeared to not have been taken care of within the last eight to twelve months, and an owner was not found. His good samaritan has taken him to the vet and cleaned him up, and is now contacting rescues to try to find him a wonderful home! Bama is an indoor dog with run of the house, he is housebroken and they gave us more details: "He is kept indoors and crated at night or when we are gone from the house for more than 5 hrs." Bama is not leash trained. He appears to be completely blind. Bama is good with men, women, and children, and other dogs and cats. He currently lives with three other dogs and three cats. His good samaritan told us that he can be possessive of food, but only when he thinks someone around him is trying to get his food. "Tends to be possessive with food but only when he thinks someone is around him trying to get his food, yes has growled/jumped up at my two big dogs like he was startled. Skin was not broken I believe he was startled has happened twice almost like he was sleeping relaxed and my other two like to play a lot and I think they startled him." Bama has made progress with his good samaritan and is now eating well. "Was unable to eat dry food when we brought him home but we have mixed it in with the can food and he is eating better with having it mixed and now he gets more dry mixed in with can is doing much better." His good samaritan writes that he has adapted well, but they have an active house, and it may be too much for him. "I think he has adapted well but with such an active household of 6 other pets and two children we may be too much for him and that is why we are reaching out....We only want the best for him and if our home wasn't so active we would probably keep him but it is evident that he is struggling with all the activity that we have." Update 2/18/16: Bama's owner also answered a few questions about Bama and told us he's made great progress and is no longer possessive over food! She also told us that Bama has missing teeth and showed signs of gum disease, and that may be why he first had issues with eating. "He is better and I think its because he knows he will not miss a meal. We feed him dry food in the morning and a mixture of wet and dry at night. He seems a lot happier now then when he got here, when he goes outside he plays with the other dogs and loves to roll around in the grass on a warm day." ~ Owner *Owner Surrender Disclaimer: OS dogs are blind and visually impaired dogs that are NOT with Blind Dog Rescue Alliance but whose owners have contacted BDRA because they can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantee regarding the information posted.

Poodle (Miniature)

Overview: The Poodle is a favorite family pet. The breed is very intelligent, trains easily, and is devoted to his family. They are quite playful, yet wary of strangers.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): 12-18
Height (in): over 10 up to 15
Colors: Any solid color.
Coat: Curly: of naturally harsh texture, dense throughout. Corded: hanging in tight, even cords of varying length.
Character: Poodles are sensitive, intelligent, and playful. Eager to learn, these dogs bond closely with their family.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. Visitors will be announced, but this breed is usually friendly toward welcomed guests.
Care: The Poodle usually requires a professional groomer as his coat requires a good deal of care.
Training: This breed is very intelligent, so training can be very easy. They seem to learn quickly what is expected of them.
Activity: The Poodle needs a good deal of exercise, including long walks and other outdoor activities. The Toy and Miniature Poodles can live in an apartment, but they still need a lot of exercise.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed may have many genetic disorders, including cataracts and other eye problems, allergies, and skin conditions.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Poodle (Miniature) Breed
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