We just put down our 13 y/o labradoodle last month. At some time I'd like to adopt another doodle. My son who is 23 lives with us and is sensitive to cat and dog fur. He did fine with our doodle, Pumpkin.
I miss her every day. She was my baby girl.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
None at this time
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
See note above. My son is attending college and lives at home. He was adopted from an orphanage and had a hard time adjusting to animals. Pumpkin was just perfect for him and me
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes. Pumpkin was not akc registered or from a breeder. She was purchased from
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?
If I can I will. I do private donations to a local shelter here in jasper county.
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No doodles are registered or akc -all are mutts, so your Pumpkin was in good company. :-} Because they are mutts, there is no sure bet for one that is low shed or doesn't aggravate allergies. Getting an adult is better than a puppy since doodles have a coat change which can change how they might affect people who have allergies to dogs. So rescue can be a good idea because after meeting a dog, your son would know if that particular dog bothered him or not. You might want to be open to a poodle also - they can be cut to look like a doodle if you want. They are non-shed and more likely to be allergy friendly.
Hi, 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.