I'm looking for a loving companion for myself and my fur baby Pooh which is a poodle that I rescued last October. He was in very bad shape when I adopted him but had his yearly checkup and the vet was very pleased with his appearance and especially his weight gain. He does have a very sensitive stomach and is on special food and doing much better. (Blue buffalo
Salmon) they thought they would have to dental work on him at first but he has come a long way and yea no dental work. My husband and I live in our own home on the end of a quite street. I am at home except for dr appts. And he will be retiring maybe in July of 2015. Pooh goes with us most everywhere including drs appts if my husband can sit in the car with him. We don't like leaving him at home alone no more than we have to. We don't travel very often but if we do we have a daughter who sometimes fosters dogs and has always had dogs who looks after Pooh. Actually her daughter is who Pooh likes the best and he sleeps with her. Pooh loves our grandchildren and enjoys visiting or their visits.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
I guess I covered that in the question before. Pooh is estimated to be around five years old and weighs 13 pounds now. He only weighed about 7 1/2 pounds when I got him. He is my dog as in he had rather be with me but he loves his daddy too and if it means he can sleep he will gladly climb into bed with him. He has to be in the middle of any kissing going on in the home. He's house trained and crate trained but not trained as to who gets the biggest share of the bed. We have a great vet clinic where we take him and he lives to go even though he has had to have fluid twice since we got him because of stomach problems. He is doing so much better now that we have him on the new food and make sure he doesn't get any wrong treats given to him. One time of that was enough. He has cost us a small fortune in the year we've had him but he has given more love and companion ship than money could ever buy. I had gone eight years without having a dog in my life when I had always had one. We had lost four dogs within about a two year period from old age and one from sudden illness and it took us a little while to decide which kind of dog we wanted and then to find the one who needed us as much as we needed it. Pooh was our answer and now we are looking for another dog soulmate.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I like both breeds that go into a doodle. We had another poodle who lived to be 17 years old and he was wonderful as is Pooh. My daughter has had two labs since getting married and I've loved both of them. The first one passed away of cancer when she was nine and she's had Cooper for 3 years now. Both were rescue dogs and have made wonderful family dogs. Cooper knows who Gamagee is(that's what the grandchildren call me) and that I bring the treats. He and Pooh now get along fine since Cooper stayed with me while my daughters family was moving.
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?
I've heard that
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?
Only that I've not bought a dog from a breeder in over 30 years. I always look to shelters or rescue groups
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All of the posts here are not "outdated". There are several current foster blogs, and there are also the Petfinder listings.
There are also many doodles in the program who are still being evaluated and are not listed yet.
Doodles in rescue are in much greater demand than the number available, and it is not at all unusual for us to receive more than 50 good applications for a single dog. Therefore, dogs are often adopted without ever even being listed, as there are always approved applications waiting for a dog. In order to adopt, it is important to submit an application and be pre-approved before you see a dog in whom you are interested. If you wait, you will be too late. Submitting an application does not obligate you in any way, it just gets you in place to act quickly when the opportunity arises.
To find doodles near your home who are with other rescue groups, Nancy has given you some good advice below. Your best bet is to search Petfinder at least twice a week (doodles are adopted quickly) using your zip code and Standard Poodle as the breed.
Check the OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section. When looking at the pictures, notice that the two letters in front of the dog’s name mean the state they are being fostered in. While the DRC allows out of state applicants, they cannot transport the rescues and will not let them fly, so adopters need to be within driving distance of the foster. If there is an application on file and you see a dog under the DRC’s care, an e-mail can be sent to: email@example.com stating that there is an application on file and would like to be considered for (name of dog).