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Golden Retriever / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male  : :  Baby  : :  Medium

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About Dave *Special Needs Pup*/**NO NEW APPS, PLS!**

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D220035
  • General Color: Golden/Chestnut
  • Current Age: 4 Months 25 Days (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: No

Dave is an adorable 16-week-old mini Golden-Doodle who is looking for a family to call his own.

Likes: Dave likes toys, other dogs to play with, bones, treats, and food.

Dislikes: None yet!

Personality: Dave is snuggly, sweet, friendly, and playful.

Temperament: No issues observed.

Energy level:  It’s hard to tell since he’s been on restrictions after his heart surgery, but he will definitely be a playful puppy.

Favorite activities: Playing with toys, napping, chewing on his peanut butter stuffed bones, and eating.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?:  Yes!

Not good with: (Cats? Dogs? Strangers? Men? Kids?) Dave seems to be good with animals and humans alike.

Housetrained?: Dave is a puppy…it’s a work in progress…

Crate trained: He sleeps through the night, but still has an occasional accident during the day (partially due to his medications).

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)?  Yes - physical fence.

Walks well on a leash? Working on it! He will need to continue to learn this skill in his forever home.

Challenges: Please note: Doodles mat easily and will develop sores if they are not groomed every 6 weeks. Dave is HIGH MAINTENANCE!

Any Medical issues? Dave’s heart condition required surgery at the end of May 2022, but he is expected to make a full recovery! The cardiologist said he will need to be seen 3-4 months post-op, and then he will need to see a cardiologist every year for his whole life. He has a device in his heart that needs to be monitored and he might have to be on a heart medication for the foreseeable future.

What would be the best kind of home? An active home with a fenced yard and patience (since he’s still a puppy). Dave loves his people & other dogs! He is super sweet & snuggly. Eats well & can self-entertain. 


Puppy Adoption Policy:

To ensure proper house training and socialization, puppies will only be adopted to homes where an adult will not be away more than an hour per day, per month of age of the puppy, up to 6 months.

Certain large-breed dogs should not be sterilized prior to 12 - 18 months of age. If you adopt an intact puppy, you will sign an adoption contract agreeing to have the dog sterilized at your expense at the time your veterinarian recommends. Proof of sterilization must be provided to Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue as soon as the procedure is completed. If the puppy is not sterilized as required, Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to claim legal ownership of the dog.

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

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