We have been researching breeds and rescue organizations and discussing what would make a good match for our family as well as what changes in house and routines would need to happen for the dog to be safe and well cared for in our home.
Here are some of the characteristics we are looking for--
- good with children
- a good watchdog
- medium in size
- 2 to 5 years in age
- from a rescue or adoption agency
- standard poodle
- standard schnauzer
- labradoodle or other poodle blend
So, I've been researching the amount of care a standard poodle would take. I'm especially concerned with the grooming aspect. Understand, I'm not talking about maintaining a show cut on a poodle. Not only is that impractical, it also isn't the 'watchdog' look I'd be after. Check out these 'pet trims'...
We put in an application for Zoboo. We still have a lot to do in the house before he comes home, if our application is accepted. But look how wonderful he his and read his write up on Petfinder.