Sex: Female

ID Number: 6487

Breed: Poodle (Miniature) (long coat)

Age: 8 Years 11 Months (Birthdate: 10/19/2013)

Size: 12.2 lbs. (Small)

Other: Spayed, Vaccinations current, Microchip

Housetrained: Yes

Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

New People: Friendly

Adoption Fee: $250

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Name: Clementine
Size: ~Small range: Up to 25 lbs 
Adoption Donation:  $250 (applicable sales tax included).  Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check.  
Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older/considerate children only

**  Clementine qualifies for our  Seniors for Seniors Program. This program places senior dogs (age 8 or older) with senior citizens (age 65 or older) at a reduced adoption fee of $65.00. If you qualify and are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application online and type "SENIOR" after your name. 

** Clementine has been diagnosed with a grade 2 luxating patella of both knees. This means it is possible for the kneecaps to move in and out of place. This is a common orthopedic issue in small breed dogs. At this time it is not painful and does not cause any lameness. Some dogs will live with a low grade medial patellar luxation their entire life with no problems, however in some dogs it can be progressive and surgical intervention may become necessary.


Clementine is a smart, playful lady looking for her forever family to give her lots of attention!


Foster Home Feedback 

** Older/considerate children

9/18/2022 Temporary Care Feedback: We have had the pleasure of babysitting Clementine while her foster is out of town. This is a new experience for Clementine because we have two dogs of our own (both smaller than she is) and one foster (the foster is fifty-two pounds, more than four times Clementine's weight.) Clementine gets along great with our small dogs. Our foster is less than a year old and wants to play with Clementine and that makes Clementine uneasy. When our foster is running, play bowing and barking at her, Clementine hides under a chair or a table. When all the dogs are fairly calm, she is comfortable mingling with them. 
She would be happiest in a home where there are no other dogs or where the dogs are easygoing and calmer. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed having Clementine in our home. She's very easy to have around as long as you are cognizant of her quirks. She loves to collect the chew toys and nap next to them, probably to ensure none of the other dogs can enjoy them! She is quite the character!

9/5/2022 Foster Feedback: I’ve had Clementine for a little over a week, and let me tell you, this old girl still has plenty of spunk! As soon as we got home and unpacked her toys, she whipped one into the air and zoomed all around the living room. I do not have any other dogs or cats in my house, but we did have one run-in with an off-leash puppy and she didn’t have any problems; she was taken off guard at first, but after that she was mainly curious. We have also seen many dogs on our walks, but she forgets about them pretty quickly once you start moving. She loves every adult stranger she meets, but I haven’t seen how she interacts with kids. 

Clementine occasionally gets the zoomies while we’re at home, but most of the time she prefers to hang out next to you or by your feet. She’s a bit obsessed with licking feet and hands, but this stops as soon as you pull them away or cover them up. She’s a great alarm system, as she will bark at any people she sees outside, but she stops pretty quickly once you redirect her. We were told she is crate trained, but I haven’t figured out the word she knows that cues her to go into her kennel. However, once you put her in, she makes herself comfy. If you are still moving around the house when she first goes in, she will sassily grunt at you to let you know that she demands freedom. However, once you settle down or leave, she does not have any issues. If she is not willing to settle down in her kennel after about ten minutes, that’s usually her way of telling you she has go potty. Car rides are also no problem for this gal!

Clementine is EXTREMELY intelligent, sometimes a little too much for her own good. She loves to steal things. All trash cans must be covered, hidden away, or too tall for her to reach, as she will find something out of them the minute you take your eyes off of her. She will also dig through any laundry she can access until she finds something small enough to carry, especially socks. She will grab the occasional item from outside, so it would be best to pull her away if you see her smelling something she could potentially ingest (especially tissues, she LOVES tissues). She doesn’t actually try to ingest the clothing she steals; she just lays down with them and stares at you. This may also be the case for trash, but I do not want to chance her ingesting it to find out. The main issue with her thievery is that she becomes highly defensive of them once they are in her possession. Trading for treats is not an immediate fix, as she has figured out that going for the food means losing her treasure. I’ve found that the best tactic is to put her leash on, wait for her to drop it, pull her away from the item, and then reward her. I will also note that she becomes even more defensive of her items if she gets them into her kennel. She only resource-guards the items that she steals, though, and could care less if you touch her food.

Due to her issues with thievery and resource guarding, the best home for her would be one with either no kids or older ones that understand aggressive body language. If you do have kids, any small toys would need to be put up high or in a room she cannot access to be extra safe. Other than this, she is one of the easiest dogs you could ever own!

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