My husband and I are looking for a doodle who needs a loving home. We have no kids at home (children are grown), and very active and would love a dog that we can enjoy life with. We like to hike, camp and just discover new neighborhoods throughout LA. Over the years (decades), we've had 4 pets who lived to ripe old ages (19, 19, 16, 14yo). We now have 1 cat who was part of an unplanned litter and needed a home. We've had Pepper for almost a year and he's now 1.5yrs old.
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)?
We currently don't have a dog (our last one, Maggie, passed earlier this year). Our first family dog was Nana Banana, who we bought from from a family back in the early 2000s and was our kids' childhood dog. She lived to 16yr and died of a brain aneurysm a few years back. Petey was my husband's cat before we were married. He lived until 19 and died if kidney disease. Piccolo was a sweetheart of a cat we got from the SPCA in about 1999. He died peacefully at home after 19yrs. As I mentioned, Maggie was the latest. She is a dog my husband found wondering the streets in really bad shape. We got her vet care and nursed her back to health. We eventually found her previous owners but after learning they created the bad condition she was found in (she was left outside all her life, when she was younger, she was hit by a car which broke her jaw and leg and she had very little vet care - all of which her previous family told us), we asked them if they'd let us keep her and give her the medical care she would continue to need, to which they agreed. She lived with us for 3 more yrs, to 14yro, and died earlier this year of cancer.
Our most recent vet who we've been seeing for years is Dr. Henstra at Alhambra Vet Hospital, Alhambra, CA. She is retiring so we found a new vet closer for our 1.5yro cat, Pepper. Pasadena Pets, Pasadena, CA.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
My husband's family has doodles and are smitten. We love their bubbly personalities and disposition (not always the case, but the ones we've met are goofier than poodles and smarter than golden retrievers, lol).
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, and we know they need regular grooming. In addition to getting regular professional groomings, my husband is a great daily groomer for our previous dogs and cats.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
yes - not a problem here
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
No, not currently involved with a rescue but I'd be willing to help with your website or newsletters if needed.
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