At the Jefferson County SPCA a young Labradoodle, black in color and loveable by nature, sits kenneled, still waiting for his new “parents” to find him and take him home.
Since June 15, 2012 Tom the Labradoodle has worn his best doggie smile, eagerly awaiting the daily parade of people searching the kennels at the SPCA for just the right pair of eyes to look up and meet their own. He has watched many other dogs leave the shelter, adopted by new families. So, Tom waits and watches, getting excited every time the door opens, wondering if the people entering just might be his new family. But so far, he has been met with disappointment each time.
If Tom could talk he would tell you the Eskimo pair went home. Of course, the cute little long-haired dachshund went home as well, followed by the Cairn terrier named Todo. The Pomeranian left homeless by the fire now has another home. Even Paintball the Beagle went home at long last after a false start or two. Tom is probably wondering, “When will I go home? Why hasn’t my special family found me yet?” Maybe they haven’t looked in the right place. Or maybe they were delayed.
Why, we might ask, is such a smart young dog still peering out of his kennel watching the exodus of other pooches while he still waits? Like so many other animals in the care of the SPCA, he has a special requirement. Tom needs a home without other dogs. Alas, that is the reason Tom found himself at the SPCA in the first place. He and the other dog in the house where he lived were not the best of friends. So this sweet-faced guy found himself on the doorstep of a very friendly organization that gave him a warm place to sleep and regular meals. The SPCA is a nice place but it is not the same as having a home of one’s own.
Tom is a good boy. He has been temperament tested, a requirement at the SPCA, and is considered entirely adoptable. True, he is a little “green” meaning he could use some additional training, but that is nothing unusual. He is energetic and may pull at his leash a little, or jump up. As with any dog proper training and socialization are key elements for a well-behaved dog.
The staff also recommends Tom not be adopted by a family with small children under the age of eight. He is neutered, housebroken and responds to several commands including sit, shake,down and speak. His birthday is June 7, 2009, which makes him just three years old. Like all SPCA animals, Tom has been micro-chipped and is up to date on his shots.
What exactly is a Labradoodle? There are several different classes of them and all are hypoallergenic due to their poodle hair. This makes them ideal for an allergy sufferer. Labradoodles are a cross mix of a Labrador retriever and a standard poodle. They are considered highly intelligent and an extremely devoted companion. They are also energetic and require regular exercise and mental stimulation.
Your mind is not yet made up? Visit the ALAA website for even more answers to your questions about the amazing and popular Labradoodle.
The SPCA of Jefferson County invites you to stop by and visit Tom or any of the other animals in their care. The JCSPCA is located at:
25056 Water Street, Watertown, N. Y. 13601
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