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Where are you located?
Dublin, CA
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
We live in a 5 bedroom house with a nice yard, 2 blocks from a dog park. Our housefold consists of my parents, myself and husband and our 2 kids. We have a great neighborhood of dog/animal lovers. The house is rarely empty for more than a couple hours a day. Both my parents are retired and my husband and I work in jobs with flexible hours.
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 have a toy poodle. Really she and my father own eachother. She is 15 years old and at the end of her life with congestive heart failure but is doing fine on medication. We have also had another dog. My brothers dog retired with us. She was a large malamute / husky mix who couldn't handle the snow anymore. She lived with us until she wasn't able to walk much anymore, took a last camping trip with my brother and passed on.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
My husband and I want a labrador, we love their tempermant. My mother is allergic to dander. However she has done fine with poodles and poodle mixes. So we hoped that a labordoodle would be a good fit.
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 am aware that this may be the case. We would hope for a low shedding doodle.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
I seemed that you said not children under 10 with particular circumstances. Ie, fencing and first time pet owners. Neither of these are problems in our home.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?

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At 5:54pm on March 27, 2014, Ned, Clancy, Charlie, Jinkxy said…

Hi Jennifer,
If you are looking for a dog and allergies are a concern, you should know 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:
While doodles are great dogs, not all of them are non-shedding or allergy friendly and there is a coat change from pup to adult that can cause a change in your allergic reactions to them. Here is an article about determining your allergy level with a particular doodle. 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. The DRC is pretty firm about the age 10 rule. If your youngest is almost (like a couple of months) 10, an exception might be made.
Here are some other ideas for finding a rescue doodle:
1. Here is an article on what a doodle really is:
2. Click on the REGIONAL LISTINGS section which lists poodles and mixes from other organizations and shelters around the country -- click "Follow" right below where it says "Replies Are Closed For This Discussion" and you will get email notifications when new listings are added;
3. Here is a helpful article on how to find a doodle on Petfinder and in shelters:
4. PETFINDER (putting in all zip codes within your driving distance) as well as possible dog breeds that could be doodles starting with poodle which will include poodle mixes; Sometimes doodles are listed as terrier mixes;
5. GOOGLE in shelters and humane societies within your driving range. Check their sites often.
happy spring


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