I am a Registered Nurse looking for a medium to large doodle. The only child we have left at home is my16 year old stepson. I am moderately allergic to dogs and have found no sensitivity to those breeds considered, "hypoallergenic." In researching, I find myself really desiring a lab, golden, irish, or other larger mix. As a rule, I don't support breeding due to the millions of pets seeking homes, but in the case of bringing a pet into a home with someone, like me, I'm torn: I can't just have any pet. So, I found you.
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)?
Pyper, is a Tibetan Terrior mix. She is 12-14 years old and I rescued her 10 years ago. She's smart and sweet and goofy. She is extremely healthy and high energy and does well with other dogs. She is moderately alpha, so a good natured housemate would be great.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
Allergies and research
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 I am and I understand we'd have to evaluate any candidates
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 and yes
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You are a member! My 'Welcome' is generic and I wanted to personally answer you so you understood about doodles and could decide whether you want to proceed with an application. My aunt had a Tibetan Terrier. She was a great little climber. When she visited we always found her on the kitchen table!
Here is my generic welcome. :-}
Here is a ‘must read’ article with information you should know before you apply to adopt a doodle: http://doodlerescue.org/forum/topics/information-for-anyone-interested-in-adopting-a-doodle. It includes a link to our adoption guidelines. Please read them before filling out an application to make sure that you meet them. The application itself is at the top of any page, but here is a link: http://doodlerescue.org/page/adoption-application-2. The application doesn’t obligate you in any way but it opens the lines of communication with the adoption coordinator. Quite often, a new dog who comes into the program is adopted before he/she is ever listed, because our adoption coordinator is aware of a good approved applicant who would be a good match for that dog. However once you have an approved application on file, if you see a dog under the DRC’s care that you feel would be a good fit for your family, an e-mail can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org stating that there is an application on file and you would like to be considered for (name of dog).
When looking at the OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section, the two letters in front of the dog’s name mean the state they are being fostered in. While the DRC allows out of state applicants, they cannot transport the rescues and will not let them fly, so adopters need to be within driving distance to pick the dog up.
Hi there... you haven't burst my bubble at all. I'm well aware that there is no guarantee that a doodle will be hypoallergenic and will need to be carefull to vet any potential adoptees. My daughter was volunteering at a rescue years ago when we found Pyper and it took a bit of time to conclude she shed minimally and that I had no problem with her. After all these years I have concluded my reaction is directly linked to shedding. That being said, should I move forward with the application process? I'be read the policy and meet the requirements. I'm a bit confused as to whether or not I am now a member, because you didn't say "welcome" in your reply to my original post.
Hi Leah, I hate to burst your bubble about doodles being universally hypoallergenic.'Non-shedding' dogs tend to be more allergy friendly, but doodles are not universally non-shedding. 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.