"I'm not. I've been wanting a doodle for several years and planned on getting one as our next dog. A year ago we had to put our dog down, when he developed a very aggressive and painful form of cancer. Nothing could be…"
"I understand about the allergies and shedding. Our Terrior shed and was not hypoallergenic. I'm just trying to avoid the massive amounts that Labs and Goldens shed, but it's not a huge issue, just a preference. …"
"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:…"
We are empty nesters, whose adult children come home in between semesters and for the summer. I've been wanting to get another dog and was planning on starting after our May vacation (didn't want to leave him/her for it), but that vacation was cancelled, so I'm starting now.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
I've had 3 other dogs. Our last dog had to be put down a year ago, when he developed a very severe, painful, and fast acting cancer. It broke our hearts. We lost our previous dog to a car accident. She was an angel. Our first dog also had to be put down, when he developed a tumor and other issues associated with age. Growing up, my husband and I both had cats, and I had a dog.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I want a dog that is cuddly and affectionate that is also active and likes to play fetch and doesn't shed as much as labs or retrievers and is more hypoallergenic. My oldest daughter has some allergies (doesn't live with us but does visit), but she still has her own dog that is not hyperallergenic. Our previous breeds included a poodle mix (mutt), Bishon Frise, and a Terrier mix. The Terrier caused more allergies than I would have likes, but we still loved him. I like the combination of the wonderful labrador breed and the poodle. They are both great breeds and the mix makes them even better.
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?
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?
I actually applied to be a foster parent with our local rescue, but haven't been matched with a dog yet. I was hoping to have a dog in our home while waiting for a permanent dog.
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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.