Harper Lee


BREED: Standard Poodle

Age: estimate 4 yrs old

Weight: 50

Sex: Spayed Female

Color: Red/White

Gets along with: dogs, cats, kids, adults.

MEET Harper Lee. I am an amazing 50 lb female Standard Poodle. I love people, kids, dogs, and cats and my personality is a perfect 10! I am a cute Southern Belle, and I have exemplary manners. I have the ingenuity to make an excellent Therapy Dog due to my calm loving nature. At my field trip to a baseball game, I was a good greeter! When I meet new people, my entire hind end wags in eager anticipation of making yet another friend that will adore me! Harpers former owner said she is 4 years old. Harper would be a great dog if you work from home, or can take your dog to work.

MORE ABOUT HARPER: I am a happy content very sweet girl, and I am a velcro-dog. I make leash walking enjoyable, and will follow your lead and not stray from you. I would love to accompany you when you go places and take rides in your car. I am content being a couch potato looking longingly into your eyes. My foster mom says I am the perfect houseguest; Harper is housetrained, and knows many commands including Sit, Come, and NO! She readily tolerates bathing and grooming. Harper would be happy to sleep in your bed, however, if that is not allowed you just need to tell her, and she will gladly lay next to you in her bed. Noises and thunder don’t ruffle her feathers, which is another great trait! Her foster Mom leaves a crate with an open door for her to come and go as she pleases in the home. Harper prefers to go with you when you leave, and has been known to voice some dissatisfaction. As with any Standard Poodle, Harper does not like to be left alone. However, we have found that if she has company with another dog, she does much better. It is a matter of getting her into a routine, setting an expectation, and she will be respectful.

HISTORY: Harper’s former owner gave her to VIP Rescue in March as her skin on her upper torso was very itchy and infected with hair loss. They were unable to expend the resources needed for her care and they lived in a preserve with no water or electricity. Since coming into rescue, Harper has overcome the skin infection with oil rubs and baths, supplements, and a quality diet – she is now happy and healthy. VIP Rescue tested Harpers skin, and she was diagnosed with Sebaceous Adentitis (SA) which is common in Standard Poodles. It appears it is in remission at this time. Hair has since filled in where there was hair loss.

MEDICAL: Harper is up to date on her vaccines, has been spayed, is heartworm negative, up to date on preventatives, and microchipped. Harper has been allergy tested and we are aware what foods she is sensitive to avoid in her diet. She loves to be cooked for, and is also eating some raw and kibble. She loves sardines! She takes several supplements as a preventative for SA and has special shampoo.

MEETING HARPER: She is fostered in Osteen, Florida 32764, and will be adopted to a home within a reasonable distance. You will need to travel to OSTEEN to meet Harper Lee if your adoption application is approved. You will need to bring all your family members and pets for the introduction meeting. She has been fostered in a home with two Standard Poodle males.

The STANDARD POODLE BREED: Standard Poodles are eager to learn, they are athletic, agile, wickedly smart, and are very versatile velcro dogs. They want to be an active participant in your daily life. High quality food is essential and not cheap. Standard Poodles require monthly grooming, frequent brushing, and Harper is no exception. Grooming ranges from $100-$200. They love being around people and are able to form bonds with each member of the family, as opposed to bonding with just one person. They also make superb watchdogs barking zealously when strangers approach the home. Poodles may look dainty and demur, but in truth, these are high-stamina dogs with a stellar range of skills.

VIP RESCUE ADOPTION APPLICATIONS: VIP Rescue reserves the right to approve or disapprove adoption applications submitted based on each dogs’ specific needs. If your adoption application is approved, you will be required to travel to the dogs foster home to meet the dog. A home visit by VIP Rescue at your home is a pre-requisite in the adoption process. Our Volunteers will be in touch with those that meet the criteria for adopting Harper Lee.

SUBMIT an ADOPTION Application: Please goto https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt/ to fill out an adoption application at VIP Rescue and see the many other wonderful pets in our Rescue waiting for their “fur”ever home. All of our staff at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, so please be kind and patient. All information provided in the Adoption Application will remain confidential and not be shared outside of designated VIP Rescue Volunteers. We do contact your veterinarian, references, and verify other information based on the information provided in your application. We receive many applications for our rescue dogs and for that we are grateful. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the most-timely adoption application. Thank you for thinking rescue!