Meet Serena! – Adopted - DRR Alumni

Serena is searching for a forever home!

Breed: Poodle Mix
Sex: Female
Weight: 18 lbs
Age: Young (1-3 yrs)
Shedding: None

Serena‘s Story

❤️Serena is Available❤️

Please READ the bio and adoption requirements first to make sure you are a perfect fit BEFORE APPLYING.

Hello! My name is Serena and my foster parents say my heart is as big as my heart shaped spot on my side. I am a 1 year old female poodle mix and on my last vet visit I weighed 18lbs.

I love toys and my foster parents say I am a collector. There are spots all over the house where I stash my collectibles – from sticks I found during walks, to bones I might finish chewing on later. However, I can be a little mischievous if I find something that looks like a toy, so my forever parents will have to make sure I have plenty of dog toys to entertain myself with. Patience is key with me, once you tell me no, I do understand and am great at dropping things I’m not supposed to have. Sometimes I am really good at chewing on things without my foster parents noticing, so you will have to be vigilant. Because I lived in a cage for all my life before DRR, I need a home where I don’t have to be in my crate unless it’s bedtime or it’s absolutely necessary.

Because I love playing so much, having a fur sibling around my same size would be ideal for me. I love to run around the house chasing my foster sister around. We play fetch, wrestle, and run around some more. It’s so fun, and after we tire ourselves out, we nap and cuddle together. It’s a cycle for us, we play, cuddle, go outside, and repeat.

I love people even more than I love toys, but I might get a little nervous when there’s a new person. I bark for a bit, but if they get close to my level, I sniff them out and I will almost always give them my belly to rub. Did I mention I love belly rubs? You might be walking around the house minding your own business and plop; I’ll be in front of you ready for my belly to be rubbed. I love cuddling with humans too! If you are watching TV or laying in bed, I will love nothing more than to lay down next to you.

I am mostly potty trained but if I am left without supervision, I might still have an accident inside the house, but as long as I’m taken out regularly, I’m good! Even though I sleep in my crate sometimes my foster parents let me sleep on the bed with them. My foster dad works from home, and he lets me sleep in until 7 when he takes me out with my foster sister. After we do our business, we come back inside to start our day of playing, cuddling, and napping.

At my foster house, my foster sister uses a bell to let my foster parents know that she needs to go outside, and even thought I still don’t know how to use it myself, I do know that the bell means we are going outside, and that it means we are coming back inside. My foster sister has also taught me to be a graze eater. My foster parents leave my food out during the day, and I eat as I get hungry. I will always finish my food by the end of the day. If I’m really good, my foster parents give me treats, which I love, especially if it's chicken. I’ll even sit for you and am working on rolling over. Even though I don’t overeat my kibble when it’s left out, I am very drawn to human food and will be very close to you if you are eating something that smells good. It’s the one time you will have to tell me no multiple times.

My foster parents say I am the best walker they’ve ever met. I don’t pull on my leash, I walk right next to you, and I listen well. However, I do bark if see people or dogs outside. It’s been so hot that we can only go on walks at night, but I love them and get excited when I see my leash and hear the word “walk”.

Overall, I just want a home where I can love on you and be loved on ❤️

- Must have another dog sibling
- Calm Household
- Fenced in Yard
- Work From Home Parent
- Patience for continued Training

If you meet all of the requirements and live within 500 miles of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, please apply at

Serena is fully vaccinated, HW-, sterilized and microchipped.

Click Here To Apply For Adoption


Good With Kids? Yes
Good With Dogs? Yes, All dogs
Good With Cats? Unknown
Energy Level: Average Energy
Separation Anxiety: Some


Potty Trained: Needs Work
Crate Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Yes
Basic Commands: Needs Work