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Looking to adopt/rescue a non-shedding dog
We are a young retired couple with grown children in college and are looking to adopt/rescue a non-shedding dog, since allergies are an issue. We would prefer a dog that was NOT all white, since we have a cottage and spend a lot of time there. It also must like kids, because I am sure grandchildren are in the future!
tlsmith
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You should speak to your allergist about this. It is my understanding that most animal allergies aren’t triggered by hair as much as by dander.

I know that many years ago when my sister and her VERY allergic husband were looking for a dog, they ended up considering schnauzers and poodles because of their hypoallergenic, non-shedding tendencies. Both breeds come in a variety of sizes from miniature to large in various colors.

If you adopt from a breed rescue, the dogs will have been evaluated in a foster home environment and probably provided with any necessary training. That’s a wonderful way to find out about a dog’s temperament, to learn about the dog’s behavior with children, etc.

Best of luck,

Tempest
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Thanks for your reply! I have been researching and tibetan terriers, havanese are also options.
tlsmith
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Look for malteses, or yorkies, they dont shed.
Cappy
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go to petfinders.com they have many to choose from or your locol humane society I just got one from ours that is 8m old my grandaughter totes him all over the house he adores her. i found mine at lchumanesociety.com they work out delivery arrangements in many cases and will also put your name on a waiting list if they don’t have just what your looking for.
debra_hayes
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Thanks! I live in Ontario, Canada though! Thanks for your interest….
tlsmith
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