Ummmm.... how did I get a two year old Golden Doodle? Dude (short for Doodle) actually comes to us from Collie and Sheltie Rescue. Seriously.
I got an SOS call from CSRSEVA. A former adopter, volunteer, and all around great guy found himself in a very regretable position. He unfortunately is sick and was given a diagnosis and treatment option that would put him in a position to no longer work, let alone care for his four dogs. He goes to the hospital almost immediately and the great people at the rescue took in his three shelties of course, but what about that Doodle?
Who could say no to that face? Turns out I couldn't. They were in a pinch and I really can't turn away a good dog. I am not going to lie though, I was more than a little apprehensive when I got the call. I heard things around the dog park, this mix is not for the faint at heart. I was mentally preparing myself for a wild child, and what did I get?
I got a very sweet boy. He hasn't run a muck in the house (though he does let loose some in the yard), he is quiet and gentle with my little boy and I was thrilled to see that he was courteous at meal time with Relay. Dude does counter surf and requires a gentle leader to be able to walk, but he sits command and responds to his name when I call. I know that the rescue wants to ensure that Dude gets to obedience classes, but this love has great promise to becoming a wonderful dog.