I'm looking for a rescue labradoodle for my teenage daughter who is recovering from a long term illness and needs a companion to go on walks with. She is used to these dogs, as good friends have two. We have a fenced in back yard with 8ft high brick walls and grass.She is our only child at home currently as our older son is away at university.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
We have two cats at home - both from rescue shelters.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I'm specifically looking for a doodle as I have mild allergies to labradors and my daughter is most familiar with this breed. We would like a calm dog, who will enjoy going out on walks.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
The shedding doesn't worry me, allergies, I'll get used to if it's an issue.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
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Hi Miriam, Allergies can be tricky.If allergies are a concern, you need to be aware that there is truly not a hypoallergenic dog breed, however 'non-shedding' dogs tend to be more allergy friendly. Here is a link to the most allergy friendly breeds: http://www.justdogbreeds.com/low-shedding-dog-breeds.html
The problem is that as mixed breed dogs, every Goldendoodle or Labradoodle is different, so the fact that one does or doesn't affect allergies doesn't mean that another one will affect in the same way. The protein that causes dog allergies is called KNF1, and it's present in varying amounts in individual dogs. With mixed breeds, even within the same litter, you can have wide variations, and there is no way to know that until the dog has his adult coat. http://doodlerescue.org/forum/topics/the-truth-about-dog-allergies-and-doodles
Here is an article about determining allergy levels with a particular doodle. http://www.doodletrust.com/education/doodle-alergy-myth No one should make a guarantee that a doodle is or will be hypoallergenic - this is marketing hype. If you are still interested in adopting a doodle (that may or may not be allergy friendly) be sure to read our DRC ADOPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. http://doodlerescue.org/notes/DRC_ADOPTION_POLICIES_AND_PROCEDURES NOTE: You MUST have had a dog as an ADULT with VET RECORDS for that dog in YOUR own name.