Since we're new here, I thought I'd give a little background on Vito and his adoption. We lost two of our three dogs inside of a matter of weeks. One went in for some dental work and was found to have severe bone cancer, and the other, my 11 year old Great Dane, had become totally incontinent and was having severe arthritic issues. As you can imagine, our household was depressed and somber, and our little poodle, Jasper was especially upset. I found Vito online through a rescue group. They thought he was a Golden/Irish Wolfhound mix, and he'd been found wandering alone on the streets of East Cleveland. He was just over a year old (June of 2010), and had been in at least 3 homes that we know of before he reached the rescue group, and landed in a foster home with a wonderful family. I fell in love with him at first sight... it took hubby a little longer, because he was less ready than I to get a new dog, but he soon fell hard, as did my Mother in Law, who lives with us. I brought him home on Friday before July 4th. We had a lot of issues to deal with in the beginning. Vito was understandably insecure and suffered pretty severe separation anxiety, along with flares of temper if he got something he shouldn't have and you tried to get him to give it back. With time, patience, consistency, and professional training from Sit Means Sit, he's grown to be a very obedient and well behaved boy. We've recently stopped crating him, and he's not making any messes while we're gone. He is a very special dog... I am amazed on a daily basis with how much personality he has and how expressive he is. He's very affectionate and loves to play. I recently figured out that he was indeed a Goldendoodle and am thrilled to have this site available to share stories, pictures, videos, and advice with other Doodle owners. Thank you Blue!