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The Best Doodle Rescue to Find a Doodle-Type Dog

Dana Nicole Sheepadoodle 17 Comments

Last updated on February 12th, 2021
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Doodle type dogs, such as the Labradoodle and Goldendoodle, are a favorite because of their reputation as being hypoallergenic and great family dogs.

While getting a Doodle from a breeder is an option, there are still many Doodle breed dogs out there that are looking to be rescued and rehomed through specific Doodle rescue agencies. Rescuing a Doodle can be great because often, you are skipping the puppy-stage and while puppies are cute, they are tons of work.

To help you find a Doodle rescue near you, I’ve compiled a list of rescues so you can possibly find a new four-legged member for your family.

Is a Doodle Right for You and Your Family?

Before adopting a Doodle, it’s essential to try and decide whether a Doodle is right for your family.

Doodles have reputations of being great family dogs, but the amount of work that goes into owning one is often not discussed (which is why so many doods end up in rescues).

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We have compiled information on many different popular Doodle dogs so you can research and pick the right one for your family:

Also, are a few general Doodle-dog facts to get you up to speed:

  • Doodles require lots of brushing and grooming (30 minutes – 45 minutes of brushing per day for a large dog if you want to keep their coat long, otherwise they will need to go to the groomer for a shave every six weeks. A groom costs us anywhere from $100-$150).
  • Doodles are generally high-energy dogs that require lots of exercises, or they can get destructive and bored (I suspect this is why a lot of dogs end up in rescues, not just Doodles). Ours receives around 2 hours of mental and physical exercise a day.

Keep in mind; the above figures are for a large Doodle dog. Ours is 70 pounds. You could easily cut those costs down by rescuing a mini-sized Doodle. However, smaller doesn’t mean they don’t require work. You will still need to brush, groom, exercise and train.

If you think a Doodle is the right dog for you, take a look below at some of the Doodle rescues!

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Doodle Rescues in America

Doodle Rescues in Canada

Doodle Rescues in the UK

How Do I Find a Doodle Rescue Near Me?

After looking at the above list, you may realize that there are a lack of Doodle rescues near your town/city. In some cases, you may have to drive to or transport the dog you wish to adopt! It’s worth reaching out to the Doodle rescue to see how they work with out-of-town applicants.

You can also check Doodle breeders. Many breeders take back dogs in situations where their homes can no longer take care of them and then adopt them out. We put together a directory of Doodle breeders divided up by Doodle dog and location:

Also, keep in mind that Doodle dogs don’t always go to a specific “Doodle rescue” and they may end up at your local animal shelter or adoption agency, and you should look to dog shelters as well to see if they have any Doodle-dogs available.

If you’re open to other breeds to potentially rescue, take a look at some of our other breed-specific rescue lists:

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      Just a reminder that we are not a rescue organization. Please use the list above and reach out to the organizations listed.

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      Just a reminder that we are not a rescue organization. Please use the list above and reach out to the organizations listed.

      1. I sadly 5 weeks ago had to put my Woodle Wheaton/poodle to sleep. He was 12 yrs old. My companion my life my everything. I am desperately looking for a Woodle or a doodle due to allergies. They do not have to be a puppy. Please contact me if one you know needs a home.

  1. I am looking for a medium sized intelligent dog that does not shed. I want a dog under 3, but not a newbie. Suggestions? Ps. I live in the high country in Arizona. Hot summers but cold temps and lots of snow in the winter. I want a real dog not just a puff ball

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      Just a reminder that we are not a rescue organization. Please use the list above and reach out to the organizations listed.

  2. Hello

    I am looking for an adult poodle mix, i.e. maltipoo, bichonpoo, shihpoo, havapoo. A medium size poodle would also be great. I am not certain how this works so if someone can get back to be to explain the process.

    Thank you.

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      Hello Tina! I recommend using the list above to find a Doodle rescue in your area. I’ve linked to their websites, so you can click on their website and reach out to them for more information. We are not a rescue organization, this is just a directory of different places you can reach out to. Best of luck in your search!

  3. I am looking for a doodle puppy for myself. I am fully aware of the work with a puppy. I used to HAVE 7 GREAT DANES that I showed at akc dog shows. I have Parkinsons disease and I am looking for a service dog as a companion. I have a little money to pay for one but I am on a fixed income. I am also awareof how much a dog eats Trust me. hahahaah

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  4. Wow! This comment section cracks me up. Even if you don’t read the site maybe all of the responses in the comments section are a clue? Thanks for the information! FYI, the first link to the poo-mix site doesn’t go anywhere.

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  5. I am 74 years old and I am looking for a small poodle mix. Not a puppy. But not an old dog either, and I need him/her to be potty trained.
    I live in Pacheco, Ca. It’s near Martinez. Please help me find a rescue. He/she would be my everything.

    Thank You

  6. March 2020 put down our 15 yr. old SCWTerrier “Sherman”. Looking for a “Whoodle”. Previously owned a Miniature Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer and our Wheaten Sherman. 2, 3 or older. Want to train as service dog for children’s library, special needs persons etc. we have a big heart for a “Whoodle”. Thank you

  7. My name is Ann Miller and I live in Aspen, Colorado. I am looking for a cavapoo who is 15-20 lbs. I would love a cavapoo who is potty trained. I know this is a pretty tall order but I am desperately looking .

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