9 years old
Good with dogs, cats and chickens!
Housetrained - he barks when he needs to go outside.
* Special Needs *
Completely blind and deaf.
He needs daily eye drops for chronic dry eye.
NOAH is the sweetest little lover boy who is The World's Greatest Cuddler! He's extremely affectionate and, like Velcro, prefers to be touching his humans at all times. This helps him feel safe.
Because of his lack of sight and hearing, he has severe separation anxiety. This manifests in barking and licking his feet. He barks when left alone or not being held/physically touching his humans. He is understandably scared and doesn’t know who to trust yet. Until he can learn to trust his new owner and becomes comfortable and familiar with his forever home, he almost needs to be treated like an infant.
His only way to communicate is to bark. When he barks, you need to check to see if he has to go to the bathroom, if he’s thirsty or hungry. If not, then he’s just scared or unsure where he is and wants you to pick him up.
He sleeps fine through the night. But if he has to go to the bathroom and there’s no one around to take him, he will use the bathroom wherever he is at the moment. He will likely need a belly band if left home alone.
Although he was not super thrilled to go for walks initially, he is now enjoying short leisurely strolls where he can sniff and smell everything but he still prefers to be indoors with his human. He will gain trust and confidence over time as he gets used to his environment both inside and out.
Overtime, he will bond and learn to trust his new owner. It did take about a month for him to start trusting his foster mom. With even more time and trust, his separation anxiety will diminish when he becomes confident that you are coming home and he learns his way around the house. It’s just going to take him a little extra time then a dog without any challenges.
NOAH is very non-reactive so gets along great with all dogs, cats and even chickens!
NOAH'S ideal home would be in a one level house, unless you are comfortable carrying him up and down the stairs. He must have his humans at home most of the time and he would benefit from having a calm dog or cat buddy to curl up with and show him around. He needs somebody who is aware of his needs and has the patience and time to win his trust and teach him how to get around confidently.
If you are interested in adopting this darling little lamb, please go to our website www.somersetcottagepoodlerescue.org and click on ADOPT! to download the application or below on ADOPT ME!
NOAH'S adoption donation is $595 to help with his very expensive veterinary care.