Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.

Beckett is a gorgeous red Moyen (Medium) Poodle weighing 30lb.  Beckett’s forever home will need a female presence and experience with timid dogs.  He requires his people to have patience and the right environment for a dog that might take time to fully come out of his shell.  Beckett is a beautiful, happy and sweet boy, and you may look at his picture and want to help, but please be honest if he is the right dog for you.  Adopting a puppy mill dog takes a very special person.  It will be challenging at times but also very rewarding.  Beckett still sometimes flinches when touched and does not always love cuddle time with you.  He is a brave little survivor who continues to grow every day.

Beckett is a 3-year-old puppy mill discard who was living in filthy conditions, with minimal nutrition and was under weight.  Beckett had limited human interaction and what he did have must have been a negative experience.  He came to us as a very shut down and scared little man.  Beckett is a very sensitive boy and his time being kept in a kennel with no socialization, positive human contact, exercise, or affection has really impacted his young life.  

Beckett has been with us in foster care for just over 4 months now.  He has been making some big significant breakthroughs in the last couple weeks.  Although shy and timid, Beckett is starting to lay on the couch with his head resting in my lap.  He has occasionally given sweet little kisses and he now looks for affection as well.  He is still a bit unsure how to “ask” for some affection, but he walks closer and closer until I slowly scratch him under his chin and chest.  Those are his favourite spots!  When I stop, he will move closer again and I will continue to give him more scratches.  He has finally learned that human hands are also good.  What a HUGE breakthrough!!

Beckett determined early on that females are somewhat safe and has accepted his foster mom into his space.  Beckett has gradually made some progress with men, but for him to be comfortable, he must have a female presence in his home.

Beckett loves his humans and will literally follow you everywhere.  No matter where I go, Beckett is right behind me, so close he even steps on my heels.  He bounces around excited with his tail up when I get home, offer a treat or even mention going outside.  When really excited he likes to prance and spin in circles.  He really loves his people; and he is now getting used to be touched regularly.

Each small change has been celebrated as a victory and definite steps forward from his beginning.  Beckett has worked hard at becoming a member of his foster family.  In his early days with us he would not come inside, sat by himself outside of the room we were sitting in, and generally hid in his crate.  Today he is the first dog in the house, he leads the pack into the house like he owns it.  He loves sitting on the couch with all the humans and foster dogs.  He took over my spot on the couch and will sleep all propped up on the pillows.  He now lives a life of luxury compared to his early years in a crate, in a barn living in sawdust.  What a difference a few months make!  Sometimes it was hard not to feel frustration when a dog you so want to help freezes in fear.  But this is the reality of a dog who has never learned that people are kind. Beckett is a dog that needs his people to be super patient, and who knows that he is a dog that will be a long-term project, but makes regular strides forward and let me tell you, they are SO rewarding!

Beckett absolutely loves the outdoors and enjoys his daily walks, twice per day.  He is walked with a martingale collar and is still learning proper etiquette.  He will walk out front, but occasionally will still fall into bad habits and start to walk behind us.  With some encouragement he will quickly correct himself.  He just lacks the confidence some days and is still working on proper walking.  He is a quiet walker who does not even acknowledge any dogs that are barking in the area.  He just quietly keeps on going!  Beckett loves treats, so the way to his heart is through his stomach.  This acceptance of food from our hands is a result from months of tossing treats to him from across the room.  Patience is key!  

Beckett’s favourite spot is outside.  The very first day we let Beckett into the yard with his foster sisters he ran and played for hours.  I think this was his first time running and playing and he sure loved being free!   Rain, snow or sun, Beckett loves to be outside.  He feels completely free outdoors and turns into a goofy and playful pup.  He loves to run, chase and wrestle with his foster dog sisters.  He is being fostered with 2 young standard poodles and is always the first to start play time and the last to stop playing.  He is a very energetic and lively pup.  He is truly himself in the outdoors, so Beckett’s forever family will need to love the outside as much as he does and have a large, fenced yard for him to play in.  

Beckett now spends most of his time outside his crate.  He no longer uses it as his safe spot to hide.  He is comfortable in his surroundings and only goes into the crate when left alone.   He is typically only crated now for 3-4 hours at most during the day.  At night he has opted to sleep on a dog bed next to or with his foster sisters.  He is house trained and will go a full 8 hours at night without any issue.  In the morning, this seems to be the one time that he always lets his guard down.  He will hop onto my bed with the other dogs and will allow lots of rubs and scratches.  He always looks for affection in the morning and does not start his day until we all have had some cuddle time.  But after that, he is ready to move!  He is so excited to start each new day.

Beckett is still learning how to be a dog and gains most of his knowledge and confidence from his pack.  He has learned how to interact with people and other dogs and his confidence continues to grow from this.  Beckett needs to live with a young, energetic, and confident dog.  He needs a playmate that can keep up with his energy levels and show him how to navigate through our scary world.  

Beckett is a Moyen Poodle and has a beautiful red coat.  He is considered hypoallergenic as he is a hair breed dog.  With this comes regular brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and grooming.  Beckett has handled all his baths and grooming well.  I have done quick grooms on him and kept it to under an hour and he went through this process without issue.  I have kept his coat short so that he does not have to go through regular full brushes.  We are still getting him used to being touched so a long brushing does not work for him.  Keep his coat short and tidy and you should be able to keep any matting from occurring.  

Beckett’s ideal home will be one with direct access to a safe fenced, large yard in a quiet rural setting or very quiet neighborhood.  He can get overwhelmed by a lot of traffic noises and will not enjoy busy areas with a lot of people around him.  Beckett is only crated for 3-4 hours at a time so he would need someone home more than away.  Beckett requires an adult only home or a home with older teenage children.  Beckett has been fantastic with every dog in our home and bonds quickly with his pack.  He needs another dog in the home as he loves to play and follow them around the house.   He will make a fantastic playmate for any young energetic dog.  However, what Beckett needs most is a person or people who are kind, and patient.  He has made huge strides in his foster home and is ready to move on to the next stage of his life in a loving forever home.  Beckett is such a sweet and happy boy.  He will grow to trust his forever family; he will just move at a different and slower pace than other dogs.  Beckett is a wonderful and unique boy who will be counting on his forever family to help him overcome his unpleasant start to life.  Are you the family for Beckett?