Welcome Karena and Zoe!
Zoe is a beauty! ...I must say...I don't see any Poodle in her, but she is a gorgeous pup! I love her sweet face and it looks like she adores you already! (And that the feeling is mutual...) What a wonderful thing you did, rescuing her.
Here is a good article, even though Zoe is home and you are not in the process of "preparing to bring her home" I think that the article covers most things you need. Some you won't have to worry about, obviously...but some of this might help. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Conten ... C=0&A=2343
And check the archives of this forum...lots of good info!
I don't see the ears or fur of a poodle, but Zoe seems slimmer and more delicate than the labs I know. Maybe the muzzle is more poodle-like? She's a lovely beastie, though, for sure! And lucky to have found such a great home!
Congrats and Welcome
She is beautiful!!!
Denver's half brother Lokie looks like her coat wise
but he is chocolate. I would be very surprised at anyone who
looks at Lokie and says Labradoodle, but we know his breeding.
Zoe is beautiful !! I love seeing all the different "looks" of doodles. She looks so sweet, and really has that doodle attitude in the way she holds herself. From the little I can see of her feet--they look like poodle feet ! Our doodles really have feet that remind us of more poodle then lab. Doodles are all so unique---I just love that about them ! Welcome to the forum--will be looking forward to hearing more from you !! Kathy, Lizzie and Louie
She currently has a close shave, so it should be interesting to see what her full coat is like. :lol: The family that surrendered her is very genuine, but they made a wrong choice. They didn't have the time for an active dog, let alone an active puppy. Her old mom was kind enough to send me Zoe's puppy pictures.
I already have many collars, several leashes, bowls for food and water, dog bed, treats, toys and dog food (Canidae.) Plus I plan on picking up some bitter apple spray and Natures Miracle. She is coming with a crate.
I know I need to pick up shampoo and possibly, conditioner but I want to wait to see what her coat is like throughout the week and go from there.
I think you covered most things - except a hairbrush (for combing her out) when her hair gets longer.
Good food choice w/Canidae!
We found that Dexter loves Nylabones so that's tops on my list of things to recommend. We ordered them from dog.com (Petsmart is really expensive). The chicken and bacon flavored ones keep him very occupied!!
Zoe is gorgeous!!!! Look at those beautiful eyes!!! I would get her some new toys to keep her occupied and some to run off her energy. They LOVE NEW toys! A kong is good, and Bella loves these velcro pull apart toys...she acts like she is tearing a vicious enemy to pieces and is so proud when she gets them apart! Oh and she really loved her honking goose, till she destuffed it and found the honker inside :lol:
I'll assume you want a walking Harness not a cargo pulling Harness! In that case we found the "Easy Walk" harness by Gentle Leader to be a great training tool. After working with the Easy Walk for about 2 weeks Chewbacca became a champ at loose leash, well controlled (for a doodle at least!) walking.