I am a theatre artist-educator in Little Rock, mom of a sweet little boy, and owner of two adorable Labradoodles. I want to be a part of this group because: 1) to share my passion for Labradoodles, 2) to discuss Labradoodles as therapy dogs, 3) to save Labradoodles in shelters, and 4) to foster Labradoodles.
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)?
I have two amazing Labradoodles:
1) Mabel is an apricot Labradoodle we bought from Lake County Labradoodles--a very responsible breeder in Sulphur Springs, TX. She is 2 1/2 and has passed Delta Society training to be a therapy dog. We regularly visit the Arkansas Children's Hospital. She is super sweet, well-behaved, and motivated girl with an affinity towards 80's music.
2) Boone is a white Labradoodle we adopted through the DRC from Austin, TX. Boone is 1 and has completed basic obedience. We intend to continue his training so that he can be registered with the Delta Society as well. Boone is a super-patient, laid-back, and happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys classic country-Western music.
3) We just fostered a DRC Labradoodle for the first time--Daisy. Daisy was adorable and sweet and quickly adopted by a local Little Rock family. I hope Daisy is the first of many fosters, so #3 is for all our future fosters.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
We chose the Labradoodle after five years of research. We looked into several breeds and eventually came across the Doodle. We loved the low-shedding, beautiful coat and sweet personalities Doodles are known for. While living in Austin, TX, we stopped at Lake Country to visit the Doodles and see if a Doodle was truly the dog for us. I fell in love with a redhead named Midge and told the breeder I wanted one of her pups. She had her first littler over a year later, and that's when we bought Mabel. I've loved every minute of raising Mabel and Boone and only wish I could have more. I love most dogs, but I have come to believe that the Labradoodle is an exceptional dog.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
I foster dogs with the DRC and regularly scout potential DRC dogs in the MidSouth.