Sweet Noel is guessed to be about 10 years old. She weighs a little over 10 pounds. Noel’s breed mix may be a miniature poodle with bichon; no one knows for sure but she sure is a cutie!

Noel spent most of her life with one person whom she was very attached to. When that person passed away, a loving family member took her in and Noel attached herself to him as well. Unfortunately his going back to work away from home has made it very hard on Noel and she has anxiety over being left without him. The hope is Noel can find a home with someone who is retired or works from home. As a sensitive girl, Noel needs a lifelong commitment so that she won’t have to endure another rehoming.

Noel has not lived with another dog; she is used to being the center of attention. Noel would love to continue this lifestyle but she will be OK with friendly dogs who won’t stop her from receiving attention from the humans in the house. She is great with cats! No one has observed Noel around children but the belief is, with older, gentle children, she would be fine.

Here’s what we were told about Noel: “She is an absolute sweetheart and loves everyone, including any cat she’s ever met. She loves to snuggle with you. Noel is great on leash and loves her walks. She is not a barky dog. Noel seems to enjoy wearing coats and hoodies. Her favorite thing in the world is to be with her people and would be very happy to snuggle with you at night if you allow it. Noel will let you know when it’s time to eat or when she needs to go out to relieve herself.” Doesn’t Noel sound like a really neat little dog?

We are told Noel has had some trouble with her skin and chewing on herself. This could be in part caused by her anxiety over her person leaving the house but her breed (mixes) are prone to sensitive skin. It would be to her benefit if her adopter would look into treatment for Noel so that she can be as comfortable as possible. She has had some issues with pottying in the house when she’s not given the opportunity to go out as she needs. Her person thinks some of this is related to her anxiety too. Ideally, once Noel settles in, her anxiety will no longer be a problem in a home where she doesn’t have to be kenneled (as she’s not a fan) or she has her person around more often.

Noel is located in Port Orchard, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.