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My name is Doodle!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 5 months ago

I'm being cared for by
Noah's Bark Dog Rescue
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Facts about me

Australian Shepherd
Brown/Chocolate - with Black
7 years 11 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 35 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Meet Doodle! Doodle is a 7-year-old mini-Australian shepherd. He is a super smart, funny and loving dog but he is not for the first-time dog owner. True to his breed, he has a very high herding instinct and is protective of his home. He is also very obedient, knows all his commands, is potty-trained, crate trained, and absolutely can't get enough attention from his person. He requires a lot of exercise (just a walk isn't enough), so he'll need an active owner who will run with him, hike with him, and take him on adventures. Doodle would do great in agility or herding activities.
He can be reactive with larger dogs so we are looking for a home without a resident dog over 20 lbs. but he does get along well with small dogs and cats (although he does like to herd them when he gets excited). In his foster home, Doodle lives with four other dogs and two cats. He does really well with the established boundaries in his foster home and flourishes when he knows the rules and what's expected of him. In addition to regular exercise, his foster mom gives him puzzles, interactive toys and lick mats that help to keep him mentally stimulated. He is a great guard dog and very protective so he can be reactive to visitors in his home.
Doodle is also selective with who he likes and tends to favor women over men so introductions to new people must be done slowly and with care. Doodle is a medium size dog, weighing in at 35 lbs., is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. He is an amazing guy and we know his perfect home is out there. Doodle is looking for a quite home with no children where he would prefer to be the only dog. He needs an owner who has owned a herding breed before and is up for the challenge of owning a high energy, intelligent dog. Is it you?

Noah's Bark Dog Rescue

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Shelly Gomez
1601 N Speulveda Blvd. #518, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Noah's Bark restricts pet adoptions to residences within a 30 mile radius of the South Bay area of Los Angeles. We do not ship animals nor do we do any type of long distance adoptions. We do not adopt to persons under 21 years of age. We require prospective adopters to meet both us and the animal, fill out an application and be interviewed. Adoptions are not done a first come first serve basis. Generally, applications are accepted online, approved applications are scheduled for a private meet and greet, and applicants are selected based upon the best match of the particular pet's temperament and needs. A meet and greet does not guarantee a dog will be placed with you. If an application is approved we usually will require home check so we can ensure the animals safety. These pets are not for sale and the decision of where to place them is solely at the discretion of Noah's Bark. We reserve the right to refuse placement of our pets to any individual who does not meet our criteria. We also reserve the right to keep our reasons for refusal confidential within our organization. The welfare of our rescue animals is our top priority.

There is a required tax-deductible adoption fee for each dog. The adoption fee is $300 - $400 for dogs and $500 for puppies (note some purebreds and smaller dogs may be adopted at a higher fee. Seniors and special needs pets may be adopted at a reduced fee). The adoption fee must be paid via cash, Venmo, or PayPal. A spay/neuter deposit by check is required for puppy adoptions. The adoption fee is used to help offset some of the cost needed to operate our rescue organization. All of our animals are spayed/neutered, vet checked, vaccinated and dewormed prior to placement.

We have an adoption contract which requires you to return the animal to Noah's Bark if at anytime you should no longer be able to keep your pet. Pets adopted through Noah's Bark can not be sold, traded, given away or disposed of in any way. Although all of our animals are thoroughly evaluated, we cannot guarantee their health or temperament.

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We do not hold a weekly adoption event. We arrange private meet and greets with the adoptable pet and approved adoption applications. If you are interested in one of our pups, please complete and return an adoption application and if we feel it is a fit, will contact you to arrange a meet and greet with the dog.

More about this rescue

Noah's Bark is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit local pet rescue organization based in the Los Angeles South Bay area. We are committed to finding permanent and happy homes for unwanted and homeless pets in our community. The organization was founded by Lila Hemenway in 1997. We rescue and rehome approximately 300 pets each year. Our organization does not have a shelter, volunteers provide foster care for animals while they await placement. Pets come to us as strays, owner turn ins and from LA area shelters. We get dogs of all sizes and ages, purebreds and mixes alike. Although we primarily rescue dogs and puppies, we also occasionally have cats and kittens for adoption.