We originally started looking at purchasing a Goldendoodle / Labradoodle / Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier (SCWT) puppy from a reputable breeder.
We started shying away from Goldendoodle and Labradoodle puppies but because they were extremely popular (i.e. high demand, limited supply), we felt that a lot of breeders were being careless about breeding their dogs.
In contrast, we found many SCWT breeders to be deeply involved with the breed (i.e. breeding for show dogs, extensive health testings, etc.) so we switched gears to see if we can get a SCWT puppy.
Unfortunately, responsible breeding programs mean you most likely will have to wait a few months to get a puppy.
Having adopted a Golden Retriever from a shelter before, we always had a soft spot for shelter dogs so we started looking through PetFinder.com and AdoptAPet.com sites and found Katy!
According to Posh Pets Rescue’s Facebook page, she was among 50+ other dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. Katy has 3 sisters and couple of them are in foster homes, adjusting well to other animals. The only drawback is that they all have severe anxiety and at the moment, cannot be crate-trained (understandable considering what they went through).
We have a call scheduled with a foster parent today and meet-and-greet on Saturday so wish us luck!