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Honey & Yeti

We wanted to give you a little snapshot of Honey and Yeti’s life with us in LA. We feel so lucky that they came to us, though of course some of that luck came from CA Doodle Rescue, who knew before we did that these two were the perfect pups for us. They were the 7th and 8th pups we fostered for CDR as we were
searching for our next dog. 

They’re doing great! They got rave reviews (and clean bills of health) from both the groomer and the vet, where the whole staff cooed over them them the whole time I had them there. We love these pups so much, and the way their big personalities balance each other out. It’s clear they came from a super loving home and were so well cared for and so well trained.

Bozzy

We just wanted to let you know how head over heels in love we are with sweet Bozzy. He has been the biggest gift to our entire family. We can’t remember our life without him. He comes everywhere with us and is just a total joy filled with so much love. Thank you for helping us find him.

Walter

Just writing to say how incredibly grateful we are to have precious Walter in our lives. He has brought so much joy and love into our lives. We are more in love with him every day. We took him to the groomer today for the first time. Doesn’t he look dapper? Lady went too to help him feel comfortable. They are good buddies 

Wyatt

After two miserable dogless years, we finally welcomed to our family this perfect, 4-yo baby boy. Wyatt - now Wiley, was described to us as a shy boy, who probably wouldn’t come close to us for the first couple of days, won’t enjoy the car ride and will probably be easily triggered in the leash. We were determined to give him all the space and time he needed.

Now, a day later, we suspect that there was a mixup and we got a wrong dog . 

Wiley nervously panted in the car for the first few minutes, then curiously looked around and quickly relaxed into his bed. We had to make couple of stops on the way home when he played with our friends’ dogs, meandered through a crowd into a quiet area where he chilled in my lap.

When we took the exit off of the freeway towards our street, Wiley jumped up and started sniffing the air excitedly. By the time we pulled into the driveway, he was wagging his tail and pacing, impatient to jump out. How did he know?

 Later he had a lovely evening, gobbling up his dinner, playing in the backyard and enjoying the fire with his new pack of humans. 

He picked our bed as his new sleeping arrangement and this morning followed me into the shower, where we both got clean and fresh. I tested how far I could gently take this and quickly found out that cutting the mats out with scissors is ok, but the buzzing clippers are a hard no. Respect.

We are now cuddling on the sofa, writing this update and being completely in love.

Pepper

I wanted to give an update on how “Pepper” now called Willow is doing. She is the sweetest and smartest puppy. She has settled in with her brothers fabulously. She loves her labradoodle brother Oliver the most. Many adventures with hiking and trips to the beach. She just graduated from her puppy obedience class. She was a superstar  I’m soo grateful for her and want to say thank you for choosing me to be her Mom. Here are some pictures of her adventures and growth.

Zsa Zsa

I just wanted to update you on our little baby dog, Babybel (formerly Zsa Zsa). She is the puppiest of puppies and the loviest of loves. We’re working on potty training and bite inhibition and are doing well with our sleep crate so far. It has an open top and is right next to the bed so we can pet her until she settles back to sleep between potty breaks in the middle of the night. Baby loves hopping and running back and forth in our home or out front with me and desperately wants to be out in the world. We’re keeping her safe and not introducing her to any pups we know and trust until her second vaccination and are keeping her out of public areas, including my dog friendly treatment facility (I’m a therapist and work with young adults) until her 16 week vaccination. We love her SO MUCH!

Ziggy

I was lucky to foster Ziggy. My goal was to show him love, unlimited amounts of affection from my family, especially my toddler (who is amazing with dogs), socialize him with all kinds of people (thank you Pacsin), and my rockstar male coworkers. (he didn't trust specific types of men) After spending so much time with him, he felt like a big puzzle piece to our family and I wanted to keep him. I felt Ziggy needed us and we needed him.
When it was time to meet his adopters, I was sure I wasn't going to like them. (c'mon they were possibly taking one of my greatest pride and joys) I was wrong. They were amazing. They doted over him and freaking Ziggy LOVED them. (feeling a little betrayed right now dude) He loved them so much when it was time for him to go he jumped in their arms with 100% trust. I thought I would be devastated he would leave our home. It was  actually the opposite. I'm so happy for him and teared when he overcame whatever hurdles he had and now will experience a home filled with love and kindness. Because he deserves a spoiled life

Chloe

I just wanted to give you on update on Chloe. My parents are totally in love with her! Chloe is so happy! She is the center of their life and getting LOTS of attention. My dad has introduced her to going on the golf cart and going to the dog park. She’s loving chasing the ball and then coming home to take a quiet nap in the sunshine. She is so content!! My parents just got her groomed, and had their first check-up vet appointment… the vet couldn’t get over how old Chloe is and what wonderful shape she is in. We are in love with her and we are so blessed we found you and made a connection. 

Max

I am elated with the adoption of the newest member of our family! Max is a four year old doodle...that has simply become king of our hearts. He is all love and sweetness. He's so very smart and a real people pleaser. He is calm and gentle and already knew how to shake with each paw when we brought him home in February. Since, he has learned down, home, belly rub, and high 5. We love walks, the dog park, and just being together. He makes my husband and I smile all the time and we have bonded big time.  As our story began he wasn't what we had imagined... he was not a puppy (72 lbs), lived with other house rules, had a few minor health issues. Suzanne, at the Doodle rescue was an angel in supporting us, caring deeply about Max's welfare and our family's as well. She was patient and genuine; real friend. What we found was that by opening our hearts, caring for Max, and using positive reinforcement, we gained something that is priceless...his love. He is perfect... and just the best furbaby we have ever had. I would encourage anyone to consider bringing home a rescue; they will fill your heart.

Foo Fighter
 

I was told he was scared and hungry, living on the streets. It took the animal control officer 3 days to corral him and get him to the safety of the LA County shelter in Van Nuys. California Doodle Rescue was his next home and I said I’d foster him if he got along with our dogs and cats. I called him FOO FIGHTER. The dogs all got along.  FOO was afraid of the cats and also bicycles and motorcycles and barked, loudly, to keep them away. I worked with a behaviorist. Small strides at first but he was definitely a smart dog that WANTED to be a part of a family. He will play and cuddle all day. Not too long  ago he barked at a motorcycle. The rider, not afraid, saluted him. He still sometimes barks at the cats but they are not afraid of him either. Small steps over 2 months and Foo is relaxed, happy and fatter. Ready to be adopted. So we adopted him. No, it was NOT my original goal. I am now ready to foster again. The cats said I CANNOT keep the next one.

Frankie

 We are in love with our pup, Frankie! We could not thank California Doodle Rescue enough for connecting us with the love of our lives. Suzanne and The California Doodle Rescue-- was responsive, communicative and wonderful to work with. We hope everyone can find their new family member through this wonderful organization!

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