Centreville (Northern Virginia - near Dulles Airport)
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I have had dogs living with me for over 40 years. My wife and I have had dogs with us before we had kids. The kids came and over the past couple of years, they have moved out of our home. About the same time, we had one or our two dogs pass away, Daisy. She was a Golden Retriever and 14 when she died. Our only dog now is a Labradoodle, Roxy. Roxy has been the sweetest dog we have ever had, but just turned 13 on May 4th. Since Daisy died, we take Roxy with us on our vacations and having to locate places to eat with outdoors facilities that allow dogs has been part of the challenge. We live in a fenced home that backs to a county park with miles of trails. Roxy's hip has been challenging her so our walks have been reduced in length for her sake. We have been giving her glucosamine and it has helped some, but walks longer than two miles seem to drain her too much, so we only do does about once a week. She really loves her daily walks no matter what the weather is.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
We have had only dogs except for a small turtle when our daughter was very young. As stated above, our only dog is Roxy, a 13 year old Labradoodle. We got her on a rebound, originally a gift for my mother-in-law, but she was too strong and energetic for her. My sister-in-law had several cats and a dog and did not want to take Roxy, so she came to live with us since she was about a year old.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
We chose a Labradoodle because of all the dogs we have had, she has been the one with the sweetest disposition. She was great with our kids as well as adults and other dogs we come across during our walks or trips. When we are home she is never far from one of us. When outside working on the yard, she enjoys being out with us as well. Never a problem when traveling by car.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes, our sheds all the time. So much for that trait.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Yes, to both.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
No and no. We would think it be hard not to get close with them while in our home only to see them go later.
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Here is a ‘must read’ article with information you should know before you apply to adopt a doodle: http://doodlerescue.org/forum/topics/information-for-anyone-interested-in-adopting-a-doodle. It includes a link to our adoption guidelines. Please read them before filling out an application to make sure that you meet them. The application itself is at the top of any page, but here is a link: http://doodlerescue.org/page/adoption-application-2. The application doesn’t obligate you in any way but it opens the lines of communication with the adoption coordinator. Quite often, a new dog who comes into the program is adopted before he/she is ever listed, because our adoption coordinator is aware of a good approved applicant who would be a good match for that dog. However once you have an approved application on file, if you see a dog under the DRC’s care that you feel would be a good fit for your family, an e-mail can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org stating that there is an application on file and you would like to be considered for (name of dog).
When looking at the OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section, the two letters in front of the dog’s name mean the state they are being fostered in. While the DRC allows out of state applicants, they cannot transport the rescues and will not let them fly, so adopters need to be within driving distance to pick the dog up.