I am a breeder of Australian labradoodle puppies. I am fully aware that in many instances breeders are considered to be of the 'dark side' by those with a heart for rescue. It is my dream to one day stand *together* on our common goals, which are many. Here at the Doodle Rescue Collective I have found many friends far more interested in the mission than condemnation of those who wish to join the journey. May we all never lose sight of what we wish to accomplish, for united the possibilities are infinite.
As a breeder, I feel my role is far beyond 'selling' our dogs. Graciously I have found myself here and it is far more important to me to help families to make informed and well matched selections than sell a dog ~ I want more for our dogs AND their potential families. I consider it a privilege to meet so many wonderful people and if I am unable to meet their needs I never close the door, I am happy to make referrals and even aid in the search whether it takes you in the direction of one of our dogs, a breeder friend's dog or a rescue/shelter dog. It is a large decision and not one to be taken lightly or acted upon emotionally. For this reason we try and assist in every possible way so that potential doodle families can make informed decisions that will result in optimal benefit for all involved. Somewhere out there exists the ideal doggy family member for everyone and aiding in the discovery is of far more importance to me than 'selling' a puppy.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs as an adult, with vet records in your own name (not parents' names)?
Our #1 pet dood is Malachi, an 85lb blue f1b doodle who inspired us to share with others. Please note that Malachi is not part of our breeding program because it is important to know that even though you may have an amazing doodle that you wish to share with the world not all are suitable for breeding.
Ella is our newly retired queen mum, a standard, cream f1b standard doodle. Those that will attempt to fill Ella's pawprints are Charity an Apricot mini Australian doodle and Ella's daughter Joy a lavender Australian labradoodle. Our boys, ahem, I mean men are Micah, a chocolate Australian dood and Janko, a red mini Australian dood. From time to time we have the pitter patter of many other paws down the halls in our home.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
Our doodles have arrived to our home from other breeders. We have chosen them likely for the same reasons you have which I could endlessly go on about.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
My involvement may not be typical but I sure hope it makes a difference. In every inquiry I receive about doodles I make it clear that I am not their only option, I also communicate a desire to assist them in their search including navigating rescue. I also provide a link to this site in a paragraph of my initial response for resources and have placed 'chip in' icons on the front page of my website for various DRC funds.
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