Meet Willie! – Adopted - DRR Alumni

Willie is searching for a forever home!

Breed: Standard Poodle
Sex: Male
Weight: 50 lbs
Age: Adult (3-8 yrs)
Shedding: None

Willie‘s Story

❤️Willie is Available❤️

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

Hello, my name is Willie! I'm a 3-year-old Standard Poodle male weighing in at 49 pounds with no shedding!

I'm the sweetest boy who is timid and slowly learning to trust humans. I'm ZERO percent aggressive, but am working on my fearfulness. I need a strong-willed and very patient person who is willing to put in the work, and if you do, I PROMISE you I'll reward you with so much love! I want to trust, I just need time and lots of patience to get there. I did it with my foster family and I can do it again with you!

I practice social distancing (literally I keep my 6ft distance) until I am sure you are in the safe zone. I love the company of dog friends and chewing on bones & toys. I'm great on the leash and love going to the dog park and walks with my humans. I would make a perfect work buddy for someone who works from home as I’m so quiet you won't even know I'm there, although I will bark if startled. I sleep in my crate, or on a dog bed in a safe corner, without a peep all night. I need a very calm and quiet home and easy access to my crate - it is my safe space. I have also been left alone in the house and was a perfect gentleman!

I'm a VERY well-behaved boy and am still working on my timid nature. I am very nervous when visitors come in and out, so the ability to have a quiet place is a must. I am not a fan of children or strangers, so I prefer a dog sibling instead. My dog sibling must be somewhat calm and comfort me when I need it. I prefer a female-only household. I could eventually trust a man, but it will take some time and he would have to be around me very consistently. I'm potty trained, but don't really know yet how to tell you I need to go out and rely on being let out every few hours.

Here’s what I’m looking for:
- Female-only household preferred (or the male must be around consistently so I can learn to trust)
- A calm/laid back dog sibling
- No children
- Calm/quiet household
- An experienced rescue adopter a plus!

If you meet all of the requirements and live within 350 miles of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, please apply at

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

Click Here To Apply For Adoption


Good With Kids? No
Good With Dogs? Yes, All dogs
Good With Cats? No
Energy Level: Low Energy
Separation Anxiety: No


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