Colorado shelter nominates ‘doodles’ for first dog |

Colorado shelter nominates ‘doodles’ for first dog

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” A Colorado puppy shelter thinks a “golden doodle” would be dandy as the first dog. Maybe two golden doodles.

A golden doodle is a golden retriever-poodle mix, and the National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado Springs has two that it says meet the Obama family’s wishes for a White House pet: Shelter dogs that are easy on allergies.

The group says Stella and Susie are rambunctious 4-month-olds who were rescued from a Missouri puppy mill in December.

Shelter founder Theresa Strader says the pups were “sicker than sick” when they were rescued but are healthy and living with a foster family now.

The Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society is also promoting Stella and Susie for the White House.

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