Last Updated: November 16, 2021

Date of Arrival: October 14, 2021

Age: Approx. 4 years old

Breed: Poodle X

Size: Approx. 22 lbs

Gender: Male

Adoption Status: Not ready for adoption.

Personality: Elliot is a handsome little guy. He has not learned to trust and has built some negative behaviours which he has used to get his needs met. He has been growling, snapping and has used his bite.

He moved to a very special foster home on November 9th. His new foster is very experienced in working and training dogs including reactive dogs. She has in 24 hours already established boundaries and is bringing out the best in Elliot!

We are excited to see Elliot learn to build trust and accept not only boundaries but love. He is a little guy that clearly wants to be loved and does enjoy cuddles and positive words and rewards. We look forward to seeing him as a happy healthy joy filled dog who no longer needs to use negative behaviours to manage his world.

House training/Pee Pad Training: Elliot is doing well with outdoor visits for his bathroom business

Walks/leash training: Elliot is changing from a harness to a collar and leash as he learns to follow not lead and trust his foster to keep him safe and be his lead. His walking habits and having his human be his lead has made a huge difference! He feels her calm confidence through the leash and collar and it makes a world of difference. He sits and waits to be invited to come, to exit his kennel, go out an open door... such a big difference for this little man!

Children: We will not consider a home with children for Elliot because of his bite history.

video: Elliot meeting the resident feline in his former foster home.

Dogs, Cats and Other Friends: Elliot did well with cats and dogs. He was abit amorous with female dogs who want nothing to do with his affections (he is not yet neutered) but we anticipate this will also improve with his neuter surgery at the end of November.

Best Home Environment: Elliot requires an adult home with experienced dog owners who are committed to participating in training as needed to continue to reinforce the success he is gaining.

Health: Elliot will be having his neuter surgery and will be fully vaccinated and complete his full health assessment at the end of November.

History: Elliot was a stray who found his way to Winnipeg Animal Services. He did not do well in the shelter environment and would bite on his leash when he had to come back inside after being out for a walk. He loved cuddles but only on his terms and for as long as he wanted and no longer. It was determined he would need the time in foster care to help him find his trust and confidence and grow his positive attributes. We thank Winnipeg Animal Services for entrusting Elliot to our care.

Adoption Fee: When Elliot is ready for adoption, his adoption fee will be $400.00

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Due to the high volume of interest in our cupcakes dogs, we regretfully cannot provide personalized responses to applicants at this time. We also are not maintaining any adoptions waitlists. Please visit our FB page where we will update everyone on how our dogs are doing as often as possible. Thank you for your understanding.