born ~February 2023

18 lbs.

Nearly Crate Trained!

Learning House Training!

“Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils.” – Michaela DePrince

Introducing Poppy! 

This spunky pup recently came to us from the local shelter. She weighs 18 pounds at 6 months old and is still growing! 

She’s likely to top out around 40 pounds, but that’s just an estimate so it could be slightly more or slightly less than that. 

Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands

Like most puppies, Poppy is still learning all about house and crate training! 

She’s doing a great job so far, and sleeps through the night in her kennel while keeping it clean! She knows that going potty outside is what she needs to do, and because she doesn’t signal yet, getting taken out on a schedule has been really helpful. 

Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids

While she’s never met cats, she lives in a foster home with dogs and a preteen. 

She’s done well in her foster home, albeit a little fearful before she warms up to her new friends. Once she’s comfortable, she’s very friendly and affectionate.

She especially loves playing with her canine foster siblings and is learning about following their cues. She will likely do best in a home with a confident dog sibling who can show her the ropes. 

Behavior around People

Once she’s comfortable in her new environment, Poppy is an extremely affectionate girl! She loves a good belly rub and to sit in someone’s lap in order to give kisses.  

Exercise Needs

Like most puppies, Poppy has bursts of energy! She loves to play and to chew on her toys. She’s learning fetch! Give her 20 minute play sessions 2-3 times a day and your girl is set. 

Play, Nap, Kisses…. Play, Nap, Kisses… Repeat! 

Poppy is our newest sweet flower. Interested in meeting her? Contact us today!

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Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604