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 Post subject: Thinking of Rehoming your Doodle?
PostPosted: 10 Mar 2010, 14:23 
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Rehoming your Labradoodle is a difficult and emotional decision. The reasons for rehoming a doodle are varied; from being too big and bouncy, allergic reactions, financial difficulties, family splits and moving home.

The best way to rehome your dog is through a recognised rescue organisation such as the Labradoodle Trust. However, some owners prefer to rehome their pet themselves, believing they are able to control where their Labradoodle goes.

Unfortunately we are now seeing a rise in puppy farmers posing as 'pet homes' in order to buy bitches and dogs who are unneutered. The main focus is in acquiring unspayed bitches as this allows them to make the most money from breeding.

Once a puppy farmer takes ownership of your pet, you are unable to ask for the dog back.

For your Labradoodle this means a life of back to back breeding resulting in poor health, behavioural issues, a shorter lifespan and sometimes death.
While we do not want to scare you, we strongly advise that to ensure your doodle is rehomed to a 'pet home', that you spay or castrate your dog first.
For a dog, castration can be done from 4 months old as long as the testicles are both fully descended.
For a bitch, spaying is usually done between seasons but, as long as the genitalia is fully formed, they can be done as early as 6 months of age.
For both operations, your dog will recover after a couple of days, and the difficulty is actually trying to keep your happy, bouncy doodle calm!!!

At Labradoodle Trust we never rehome a dog without it being neutered. We want to see your Labradoodle go to the best home possible just as much as you do.

If you have any questions about the procedures, or you want rehoming advice please do contact us.

Labradoodle Trust.

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