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Labradoodle up for adoption gets makeover at Dogtique

Dudley before... Dudley before...
Dudley gives Rachel some love during his makeover. Dudley gives Rachel some love during his makeover.
... Dudley after ... Dudley after

By: Rachel Leigh

Update: Dudley was adopted!

Previously: There's never a shortage of animals in need of a home at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.  So I took Dudley, one of their dogs who is up for adoption, to receive a deluxe makeover at Dogtique!

And the first order of business was giving him a bath!

Carrie Kelley, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League,  says, "He's currently getting his first groom that we are aware of. And he's not too badly matted, so it should be a pretty easy groom for the great people here at Dogtique."

Rachel asks, "What kind of shampoo are you using on Dudley?"

Stephanie Martinez, owner of Dogtique, says, "We're using Dirty Dog from Nature's Choice. It's hypoallergenic, tearless; it's a good shampoo - all natural."

"Dudley is a 1 1/2-year-old Labradoodle that was brought to us as a stray by a Good Samaritan," informs Kelley.

Since Dudley is a Labradoodle, he's hypoallergenic making him an even better match for someone with allergies. "Labradoodles are a great pet, very hearty, [and] can be outside with you playing around in the yard. [He] would love the beach."

Oftentimes, people, looking for a new addition to their family, want a puppy; however, your shoes and carpet will thank you if you adopt a dog like Dudley since he's already past the puppy stages.

And any pet up for adoption at Peggy Adams has to past a test. "We go through a really rigorous behavior and temperament testing with every single pet that comes into our shelter."

This test is based on a lot of different things: How they are with kids, other pets, even the way they behave with their toys.

Debbie Hall, groomer at Dogtique, describes, "It seems like he's been taken care of. He seems to handle being groomed very well."

And the people at Dogtique are great with him. "We love what we do - it shows. We have great groomers here, great people that we work with and for," says Martinez.

And if you adopt Dudley, I'm sure he'd be a great date for the 7th annual Walk for the Animals. "We start off with a free pancake breakfast provided by I-HOP. Everybody gets a t-shirt and a doggie bandana, and then we do about a one mile walk. It's not a race," says Kelley.

All are invited, even if you don't have a pet. But if you don't, I'm sure there's a perfect match waiting for you at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

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