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Becca-TX Standard Poodle & Labrador Retriever Mix Highland Village, TX

  • Puppy
  • Female
  • Large
  • Brown / Chocolate


Playful, Active, Sweet
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

Meet Becca-TX

Becca is with her foster family in Highland Village near Dallas, TX.
Please read all the information on Becca’s listing before applying for her.

If you would like to be considered as a potential adopter for Becca, please complete our adoption application at (copy/paste the link into your browser). If you have completed an application in the last 3 months, you can email us at and let us know you are interested in being considered for Becca.

We will review your application and let you know if you made our short list of applicants. We base our adoption decisions on what is in the best interest of our dogs. We are all volunteers and have jobs, families, pets of our own to care for - we do the best that we can to get back to you in a timely manner. Please realize that turning in an application today will not mean that you adopt a dog tomorrow. We believe in taking time to go through our thorough process to try to match the dog with the best fit for that dog. Our adoption process may take 2-4 weeks. You must be approved to adopt before we will schedule a meet and greet. Our adoption process involves vet and personal reference checks, phone interviews and a home visit.

AGE: 8 month old puppy (born March 2019)

WEIGHT: 43 lbs. and will grow more

COAT TYPE: Low shedding, curly coat that will need brushing and grooming on a regular basis. Her new family should be prepared for the expense of having her groomed approximately every 6-8 weeks (approximately $100).

ENERGY LEVEL: high; she is a typical high energy puppy that must get daily exercise.

FENCE REQUIREMENT: A physical fence is required. No e-fences will be considered.

DOGS: Becca loves dogs and would do very well with a calm, patient playful dog to show her proper doggy behavior/teach her boundaries.

CATS: unknown; she has had no exposure in her foster home.

KIDS: Becca is boisterous and mouthy and jumps at people when she first meets them. We feel a home where the children are at least 12 years old would set Becca up for success.

LEASH: she pulls when on leash; a head halter would likely be very successful in walking her.

CAR: Becca loves riding in the car!

CRATE: she goes in the crate very well and sleeps in there all night. She would not do well crated all day.

Meet Beautiful Becca-TX!

Becca is a beautiful 8 month old Labradoodle puppy who was surrendered to IDOG by her family. Their work hours were long and Becca was crated all day and they felt it wasn’t fair to her. Her family wasn’t able to work with her on typical puppy behaviors when she was younger and didn’t set boundaries at an early age. As a result, Becca will need continued training in her new home. On occasion, Becca acts like a 4 month old puppy in an 8 month old body.

Becca takes a while to transition to her new home. When she first arrived in her foster home, she was mouthy and jumped on everyone and wouldn’t listen. It took her a few days to calm down and we expect this to happen when she transitions to her new forever home. Her new family should be prepared for the transition time and to be patient and ready to go to training with Becca soon after adoption. We are going to hold a refundable training deposit to encourage her new family to go through training with her. This deposit will be refunded upon proof of training class(es).

Becca would not do well crated all day and would do best in an active home where she gets consistent daily exercise, continued training and a home with another dog that is calm, patient and playful who can show her proper behavior.

She is a sweet, friendly and fun girl with normal puppy energy. She loves to play with other dogs or run to her heart’s content at the dog park. She is good with all the dogs at the park and is sometimes submissive, when needed. She has been living with a very gentle, patient, older dog who has put up with Becca's playfulness and her stealing away bones, etc. She probably would benefit from a dog who can teach her acceptable doggy behavior and put her is her place now and again.

Becca is a bit over enthusiastic in the presence of children and has yet to learn that they are not a fellow play thing. She will not go to a home with children under the age of around 12 due to her puppy mouthing and boisterous jumping. She is a typical young but big puppy who doesn’t always understand boundaries and she will make a beeline for kids’ faces as she views them as playmates. She will also jump up at them and nip at them. Her foster mom keeps a leash on her when new people come in the home until Becca calms down.

Becca is ready for some formal training to get her to be the perfect companion she is destined to be. She needs some leash training as she pulls; a head halter/Gentle leader would likely be ideal for Becca. She is very treat oriented so training should be very successful.

Having spent a lot of her short life in a crate she is suspicious when you call her and she is very hesitant to come to you. Hopefully she will soon realize that responding does not result in crate time. She will come when called most of the time at the dog park.

She has come a long way in her time in her foster home and will sit for a treat. She has almost mastered “down” and we are working hard on the “off” and “stay” commands. She will jump on people but again there is improvement and she knows it is wrong. Sometimes she just can't help herself especially during 'the zoomies" that happen a couple of times during the day. During this time she will become mouthy and act like a puppy trying to find anything she can chew. Being tall she can be quite a successful counter surfer but again there has been a lot of improvement in this area. She needs to continue to learn some boundaries and acceptable behaviors. Other times she is content to sleep the day away and she loves to be right beside you and snuggle.

She is crate trained and actually will retreat to her crate by choice for bedtime. Her crate is in our bedroom and she settles down immediately and sleeps through the night. She is house trained although may need a bit of guidance the first few days in her new home.

Becca is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, crate and pretty much house trained. She had a few accidents in the beginning until her foster family learned her potty cues and hasn't had an accident since then. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm/flea and tick preventives.

ADOPTION FEE: $450 + $200 refundable training deposit

OUR ADOPTION FEES RANGE FROM $100 - $750 depending on the dog. The following is a general guide, but each dog is assessed individually. It currently costs IDOG an average of over $400 for basic vet, grooming and foster care on each dog; that does not allow for the ones who get sick, need surgery, have special needs or are heartworm positive.

Under 6 months $550 and up
6 months to 2 years $450 and up
2 years - 4 years $350 and up
4 years + $100 and up
Special Needs fee/donation assessed on individual basis

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