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Geraniumsunset Sun 22-Jul-18 13:37:42

Advice please on how best to re-home my beautiful labradoodle. She is superb but unhappy. I experienced a massive change in my personal circumstances and she is being affected by it.

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BiteyShark Sun 22-Jul-18 13:48:27

Have you approached any rescue centers?

I wouldn't rehome privately as you have no idea what they are like or ability to vet them and thus you could be rehoming her to a life of misery.

BiteyShark Sun 22-Jul-18 13:50:44

Also what is the change in circumstances and how is it affecting her as someone might be able to suggest things to try which won't mean you rehome her.

fivedogstofeed Sun 22-Jul-18 14:11:52

The Doodle Trust may be able to help you, either with advice or rehoming.

drearydeardre Sun 22-Jul-18 14:21:13

If you know someone personally or through friends who is looking for your type of dog - rehoming privately can be perfectly fine - you will know where they are going because you will visit and talk to the prospective owners shock
this private rehoming is SO BAD gets wheeled out every time your situation arises - it is worth a try before you go to the rescue centres

BiteyShark Sun 22-Jul-18 14:24:16

drearydeardre to be fair if OP knew someone like a family member that would take the dog then I wouldn't have thought they would be on here asking how to rehome.

NoSquirrels Sun 22-Jul-18 14:30:30

Please go via a rescue. Many will help find a new owner and do Home-to-Home, rather than taking the dog into kennels.

Geraniumsunset Sun 22-Jul-18 14:36:27

Thanks for the advice about Doodle Trust and Dog Trust. Would be reassuring if she could go home to home.

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ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Sun 22-Jul-18 14:38:38

I was coming in to say Doodle Trust. They seem to give feedback too about the dogs new home, which must be reassuring for the previous owner. Sorry you are having to give up your girl flowers

elastamum Sun 22-Jul-18 14:53:22

Whereabouts are you? I have just lost my beloved labradoodle (thread in doghouse) and am just starting to look for another adult dog. I have had 3 labradoodles over the last 10 years and know what to expect. Feel free to PM me if you want.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sun 22-Jul-18 19:35:37

Private rehoming is fine when you already know the new owner well, have known them for a good period of time, and trust them - ie good friends and family. It's how I got my dog, and if mine had to be rehomed he would go to DF, who adores him.

Private rehoming is a very, very, very bad idea when you do not already know the person well. Typically such rehomings involve Gumtree, Pets4Homes, Facebook or other online adverts. Most people who are willing to take a dog from such sites are either clueless, would be turned down by rescue charities (who don't turn people down for fun) or have bad intentions (breeding from unspayed bitches, dog fighting etc).

However, if I had to rehome my dog and he couldn't go to DF, my first choice would be Dogs Trust. A healthy labradoodle with no significant behavioural problems will not stay in kennels for long.

agedknees Sun 22-Jul-18 20:47:46

Labradoodle will get snatched up in no time at dogs trust. We got our little terrier cross there, they where very thorough, home visit etc.

georgedawes Sun 22-Jul-18 20:57:52

Will the breeder not take her back?

CocoaGin70 Sun 22-Jul-18 20:59:08

Through a breed specific rescue. That way, you know they're going to a well checked home and to someone experienced with the breed.

olivetor7 Sun 22-Jul-18 22:09:17

If you got her from a breeder that cares for their pups welfare then they will definitely take your dog back. I know many lab/poodle crosses are from disreputable sources, but it is worth contacting the breeder as they many be one of the few caring ones. Good luck, and I hope life gets easier for you.

Memom Sun 22-Jul-18 22:16:21

Have a look at Doodles for rehoming uk Facebook group, they seem to do amazing work

Geraniumsunset Mon 23-Jul-18 12:55:24

Thank you all for your advice. My labradoodle is 11 years old. I’m going to speak to Dogs Trust this afternoon for advice.

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missbattenburg Mon 23-Jul-18 12:58:12

If you got her from a breeder that cares for their pups welfare then they will definitely take your dog back.

This is one of the most overlooked benefits of choosing a breeder wisely. If your circumstances change you know there is someone out there that has your dog's best welfare at heart, knows the dog's history and will help find a good home.

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