"Arianna. You sounded like you had done your homework but I always try to make sure adopters with allergies truly understand it’s dog by dog. We have so many doodles rehomed because they cause allergic reactions, shed, or display…"
"Hi, thank you for making sure I'm aware of the allergy friendly reality for doodles. Done a lot of research and educating. Doodles in general have not bothered my allergies the way say a Husky does. My vet has taught me some…"
"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:…"
I'm a single mother of 2 - 20 and 17. I work primarily from home and focus on my family. I used to do animal rescue and rehabilitation with a shelter years ago that closed down. I've done foster homing as well as rehab behavioral dogs needing special training. I've also done service animal training for PTSD work dogs. My family and I are ready to get back into the dog world!
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 do not currently own any animals. I grew up on a farm, I've owned 2 dogs of my own - 1 for 13 years that was a Spitz that lived to 17 and was a service and therapy work dog and the other was a bichon frise that I had for 6 years. After Angel, the 17year old was laid to rest, I took a long break from animals in my home - foster, training or ownership. That was 4 years ago and we are ready to start again.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I have found I've become sensitive to dog hair and doodles tend not to bother me (obviously some do, but even those are much less - though I have no problem going back to daily allergy meds :-). They are smart, well tempered, friendly, energetic, playful, loving... TYPICALLY of course, each dog is their own personality and history.
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?
No, but I'll help in any way I can. :-)
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Arianna. You sounded like you had done your homework but I always try to make sure adopters with allergies truly understand it’s dog by dog. We have so many doodles rehomed because they cause allergic reactions, shed, or display their very lively behavior.
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.