My husband and I are retired elementary school teachers in Southern California. We enjoy being empty nesters, but lucky enough to have our children and grandchildren living near enough that we see them often.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
Our cream, apricot doodles were born on Saint Patrick's Day, 2008. One is a large mini apricot Australian Labradoodle that we named Ned, and the other is a medium apricot/cream doodle named Clancy. Our youngest doodle, Charlie, is our chocolate/white parti boy. He was born in November of 2012.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
We had two dogs and weren't looking for another, but we met a small Labradoodle when we were camping and fell in love. We immediately went on the internet and learned as much as we could about doodles and ended up with a smaller sized Australian Labradoodle that we picked because he just charmed us with his personality and antics.
Clancy had been rescued from a kill shelter where he was labeled dog-aggressive.I am so grateful that someone recognized that Clancy was afraid, not aggressive. Ned and I met him at a shelter fund raiser where he was being nicely walked around (this so called aggressive boy around a a bunch of kids and other dogs), and I was in love again.
Charlie is our youngest boy. He was a re-home through the DRC. He had been in two homes where no one cared enough about him to recognize and appreciate how wonderful he is and work with his challenges. He is a sweetheart who needed the right furever family and that is ours! We are so lucky to have our boys.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
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?
I could help with clerical or telephone tasks, and my husband and I could transport.
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Hi - Thanks so much for your note. You raise a point I hadn't thought about. We have only a very mild allergy problem with our cockapoo (one child gets itchy eyes if she rubs the dog and then rubs her face), and I was thinking that golden and labradoodles would most likely be the same. If golden and labradors are bigger shedders than spaniels, does that raise the likelihood that there will be greater allergies? Thanks.
Thanks so much for the welcome and information! I've actually already read the Before You Foster article and submitted an application about a week ago. When should I expect to hear whether or not I've been approved?
Thank you for your comment! I am fully aware that many doodles shed but also that some don't. Since we are looking at an adult adoption where it is known if the dog sheds or not, and since we would really like to have a doodle, we are hoping to still go via this rescue for a successful adoption. We are aware that our choices are much more limited though.
I was hoping you could let me known how long it takes to find out any information on the progress of an adoption ? I filled out my application for one of your little boys that you have for and I am just so anxious and excited to get him if I qualify
Thanks so much for your response back and information on the allergies, we are aware that every dog is different and no dog is 100% allergy proof. Our interest in the doodles is because they shed less than most and I just love them to pieces. Plus I know people that have them and they have made great family pets. Which is our primary concern, we have grown kids and loads of family around all the time so it is most important they are people friendly.
Happy to discuss and thanks again for the information.
Thanks for the comments! I understand everything you said and would love to adopt a doodle! I have volunteered at a rescue for the past 3 years and have seen/heard the bad stories as well as the good. I am a firm believer of "Adopt - don't shop" and making a lifelong commitment to a rescued dog.