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Potter, Dog of the Month —
√ Small, Adult, Male
√ Primary color: White or Cream
√ Up-to-date with routine shots
√ Pet ID: 5784
Potter is an 8-lb Miniature Poodle with a shy and timid nature. He was transferred to ACS from a high-kill shelter in Eastern KY. The rescue that pulled Potter showed us the little dog’s picture before they got him groomed and it was heartbreaking to see the horrible condition he was in. His hair was so long and matted that you could have covered two other dogs easily with the hair they cut off of him. We’re not sure if Potter had been privately owned or if he came from one of the area’s puppy mills but it’s obvious he wasn’t raised in a loving atmosphere. He cowers when you pick him up as if he’s expecting to be hit and he’s far more comfortable around other dogs than he is with people. Potter has shown no fear-aggressive behavior at all, however. His light-hearted and playful side comes out when he’s with another dog so we think Potter definitely needs a home that has another canine-friendly dog or two.
Potter is semi crate-trained but we have no way of knowing if he is house trained. Poodles are so highly intelligent, however, that he would probably catch on quickly to whatever you expect of him. Estimated to be around two-three years old, Potter is still plenty young enough to move beyond his unhappy past and become a loving, trusting pet provided his new home is with someone who has a lot of love, patience, and the time to allow Potter to adjust to his new world at a pace that is comfortable for him. The person who gains Potter’s trust and earns his love will be a very lucky person! To find out if Potter would be a good fit for you and your family, just stop by the shelter and ask to meet him.