Thank you for the welcome. I have read all the articles and links thank you. I am willing to travel for my next love. I had my lady for 12 1/2 years and love the breed. She was so smart and was the boss of my home with out a doubt. I have filled out the application and hope to find my next love.
In fact, overnight, I received an email from Kim Keeling. The only disconcerting thing is that she requested that I submit the application as a first step, which I completed last night. I sent her a note back asking for confirmation that it came through. I'm sure we'll get that sorted out.
The rest of the process makes perfect sense, so let's just see what happens!
hi there! thank you for the nice welcome! our F1 Bernedoodle Luna is begging us for a sibling, so we are looking to rescue another doodle. We understand they are not guaranteed hypoallergenic, its the fur that bothers my fiance. He actually grew up with english bulldogs that shed terribly and just lived with it for decades. Our doodle has definitely been a much easier breed to have in those terms. We're excited to find the perfect doodle to bring into our home! =)
Thank you so much for responses and all the valuable information. I just spent almost 2 hours filling out an application...when I went to hit the submist button, it all disappeared and went to your puppies page. I am sure it was my fault, but have now spent about 20-30 mins just going back and forth and to all pages to find it but suppose it was a file that cant be retrieved! Darn it...I do want to complete the process and will at my next 2 hour chance but please do know of my solid honest interest. Rescues are the only way!!:)
Hello, and thanks for the links. Yes, I had read most before, and am fairly well informed. At first I was completely against any Doodle, as I felt they were being bred to be fashionable, and not in the best interests of the dogs, and being bred purely to take advantage of economics. Having been owned by multiple Standard Poodles, I saw what happened when they had a sudden rise in popularity. Within moths we were surrounded with Standards with multiple health issues. We did manage to shut down a breeder in Upstate NY, who knowingly bred dogs with epilepsy !
Unfortunately, so many people followed the "trend" and did not realize that a puppy is a lifetime commitment, for better of worse, not a fashion statement!
By the way, did you know that the wonderful "pastoral" Amish are some of the worst offenders? Puppy Mill HELL. They breed like a crop, and the animals live in horrible conditions.
Since I have no children, my legacy will be to rescue the sick and abandoned. Last April I was financially fortunate enough to be able to save my 14 y/o Standard rescue. When he was discharged from the hospital I saw people in the waiting room having to make the choice of euthanasia because they could not afford the care. I always rescued the unwanted, and this touched me so deeply that I decided to dedicate my remaining years to help those in need, both canine and human.
I do not have a fully fenced yard. I currently have a 4 year old Golden Doodle and this has not been a problem. We have a dog park within walking distance and our dog walks without a lead in rural areas. We play ball with her in our yard as we live on a quiet street, especially in the summer. I was interested in Goldie also but the fence issue seems to big a problem. Truthfully I don't believe a dog should be left in the yard. Our dog is with us at all times when we are home. If the fence is an issue, then I think an application is a mute point. We also have a large screened lanai with a pool where we also play ball.
It has been almost three years since we last had contact; we were in the process of adopting Cooper at that time. After adopting Cooper, I kept a low profile, did not go back on Doodle kisses, as Cooper's previous owner had hinted that he might try to take him back. Thank goodness nothing developed with him. He was totally uncooperative in trying to get Cooper's health records, etc. would not even give us his age. Then two years ago I developed a significant health problem which has consumed a lot of my time, not allowing for me to post about Cooper. Fortunately, I have access to good medical care and my issues have finally ben stabilized.
Cooper will be with us three years on the 25th of this month. It took him six months to get completely comfortable with us, and even longer to get over some of his fears. Even now something will bring back a past memory and he goes into a few hours of insecurity. He is a wonderful dog and such a loyal companion for us; especially for me with my medical issues, he is always right there for me. The timing of his "finding" us was perfect as we were still struggling over the loss of Rusty; it was like Rusty sent Cooper to us to start a new chapter in our lives.
When were discussing adopting him we were told that he was 5 or 6 years old; when we received Cooper from the person who intervened with his owner, she had a rabies tag that indicated that he was born before 2007. He is now showing signs of aging and beginning to slow down; he has a lot of arthritis issues and we have him on daily medication along with monthly adequan injections. Our walks are shorter and slower, but he is still a very happy dog and enjoys seeing his "doggie" friends when we are out. Hopefully, we still have some quality time left with him.
The reason for my note, rather long, is that we have a friend, Toni Blaire (she has registered with the collective) who is like a 2nd mother for Cooper; she walks with us daily, takes care of him when we travel and during my surgeries. She lost her dog to cancer a few years ago and is now ready for another dog; she loves Cooper so much that she wants a "Doodle". I told her that I would put in a good word for her as she would be a wonderful mother to a rescue. She has been watching the listings on the website, but I told her that most dogs are adopted before they are listed. If you can help her connect with a Doodle in the SoCal area, I will be very appreciative.