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Questions on adopting a labradoodle

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Hi everyone,

Me and my wife have been searching for a rescue to adopt in the last couple of weeks. I was able to speak a person who rescues animals and had a 4 year old male labradoodle available. She said the owner surrendered the labradoodle to her due to restrictions for dogs in a new apartment.

So she seems like she’s independent and not part of an organization. I searched her information and I saw that she has a lot of rescues. Apparently, the fire department in the city she lives in had referenced her when there were dogs displaced due to flooding.

However, she said that she didn’t have the information for shots for the labradoodle. I don't know if the owner had given it to her. However, she would give a 5 in 1 vaccine shot and she would chip him for me. She said I would need to go to the vet to get him neutered and get a rabies shot. Also, she said I should check to see what other shots the vet would recommend.

She’s also charging a $700 rehoming fee. She said it’s to help with expenses for the rescues she takes care of. I’m fine with that.

I wanted to ask if this is normal or does it seem like there’s red flags here? We’re going this weekend to see him so I wanted to ask if this seems normal and if there's anything I should look out for.
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A lot of jurisdictions don't require a rescue to be licensed or registered, especially if they don't have some central facility and depend on foster homes or if it's one person who takes in and keeps a few dogs at a time. That was the situation here in Colorado when I did it. Since then we have some sort of inspection of facilities required, but I don't think it's seriously enforced.

HOWEVER, you would not be paying "a little extra" for this dog but 2 or 3 times what decent rescues charge considering the cost of neuter surgery would still be on you. On top of that anyone who claims to be a rescue who lets a 4-year-old dog go to a home unneutered has a lousy idea of what rescue involves. I'm inclined to think any extra out of that $700 is going right into the woman's pocket to be spent on herself.
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