Age: 7 1/2 y/o | Size: 22 lb  | Male Poodle-mix

Motas, a 7 1/2 year old, 22 lb. Poodle-Bichon mix is a love– smart, playful, and endlessly affectionate. He loves to chase a tennis ball, wrestle with a squeaky toy and round up his canine foster sibling to play outside. He is extremely smart and wants to be challenged. He’s smart! (Get it??)

Due to a recent lifestyle change, Motas and his Mom ended up living with family and Motas did not enjoy sharing a home with a curious toddler. His entire family was devastated to let him go but wanted him to be in an environment where he could be happy and thrive. Motas is house-trained, follows basic commands and is crate trained but also enjoys the run of the house.

Motas does have resource guarding so he must go to a very savvy dog home. His new family should understand that while Motas is cute and charming, he also wants to be the boss. Motas will require an adult ONLY family dedicated to continuing his training which involves setting clear guidelines by using ONLY positive reinforcement to encourage him to succeed. This will require patience and understanding of dog behavior. Motas will not go to a first time dog owner and potential adopters must commit to training classes before his adoption will be complete.

Motas’s dream family and environment will include:

  • An active, adult-only, VERY dog savvy home with previous dog history
  • A home where someone is around for most of the day
  • A securely fenced-in yard (not electric) for playing and running

Prior to finalizing Motas’s adoption, proof of enrolled training classes (private or group) must be shown.

If you are interested in Motas AND meet ALL his requirements, please complete an online application below. His adoption donation is $450.

Poodle Rescue of New England adopts within New England (MA, NH, VT, ME, RI, CT) and Upstate NY within 1/2 hour of Albany.  We do not adopt outside this area and we do not ship dogs.