Austin Dog Rescue is a volunteer rescue that sometimes has Labradoodles available; no rescues in Austin, Texas, specialize in rescuing Labradoodles. To adopt a dog from this rescue, first fill out an application, wait for approval of your application, and then pay an adoption fee.
Learn more about the breed before adopting. The Labradoodle is hybrid between a Labrador retriever and a poodle. Since it is a hybrid poodle, the Labradoodle has a nonshedding coat, making it ideal for people who suffer from allergies.
Depending on the size of poodle used when crossbreeding, Labradoodles weigh between 22 and 88 pounds and stand between 13 and 26 inches tall at the shoulders. Being a crossbreed, a Labradoodle may have a wide variety characteristics, with some inherited from each parent.
Labradoodles are friendly and loyal, and they get along well with other pets and children, so keep this in mind before adopting one. Because they are affectionate with strangers, they do not make good watchdogs. The Labradoodle can become mischievous if not kept in line by the owner.
The Labradoodle needs a monthly brushing in order to keep its coat tangle free.. Dogs with curly coats need even more frequent grooming. They require a moderate amount of exercise such as daily walks or outdoor play time, which is another factor to consider when adopting a Labradoodle.