Does everyone remember Dixie? She was rescued from a horrific neglect situation in Alabama in 2010.

Well, her wonderful family posted their yearly "Dixie Update this morning with new pictures! take a look at our Dixie now!


My heart is sad tonight after seeing the pictures of a sweet 1 yr old black fleecy labradoodle I've been arranging to bring into our adoption program. She came from a "rescuer" in rural Alabama who has had Dixie for the past 5 months, the past 5 months Dixie has gone from a happy sweet doodle pup to a sad suffering doodle banned to living outdoors because the "rescuers" couldn't be bothered to teach her potty manners. These "rescuers" didn't get this girl vaccinated or heartworm treated and watched as she slowly scratched her painful skin and watched her beautiful fleecy locks fall out.

Our foster Kristen Fuhrman (who herself is a well respected doodle breeder) went to the home and found Dixie locked in a large 40x40' pen with 5 other dogs. Her skin is covered with sores and her hair is lost in large sheets. This sweet girl came readily to Kristen despite the pain I'm sure she feels as she moves. We sent her immediately to the vet hospital where our suspicions were confirmed, this sweet doodle girl is covered with Sarcoptic Mange. She is getting treatment for the next 2 weeks at the vet hospital until she will not be contagious to humans and other dogs.

I'm posting some pictures of her, they are difficult to look at. However we need to see this poor girl as she is today. We can only hope she recovers quickly and her sweet soul hasn't born the pain of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of a woman who has the audacity to call herself a "rescuer".
We have given Dixie a new name (she was Midnight in her prior setting) and we hope she will be a strong southern girl who will rise and overcome the abuse she has suffered at the hands of humans.

Dixie and Kristan

From this view you can't even determine whether this poor animal is a dog.

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Hooray!  I love the updates.

2014 Dixie update...

We're still so very grateful to the Doodle Rescue Collective and especially Kristen Fuhrmann for rescuing Dixie. We are so happy/lucky to have her and her brother Yogi as part of our family.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to you all! 

Miss Dixie's 2015 / 2016 update...

Dixie is doing great!  She is finally comfortable around other people!  I think she's realized that they just want to love on her.  She would watch Yogi getting all of the attention and decided he had the right idea.

Thank you DRC and Kristen Fuhrmann!

Happy New Year!

You can see the happy contentment in her eyes.  What a wonderful update.

So good to see how wonderful she's doing! Thank you for the update! 

Here is a January 2021 Dixie update. Dixie is now 11 years old and doing great!  Her buddy, Yogi, passed on 1/1/19.  Dixie missed him beyond words.  She was very dependent on him.  Her new buddy is the next door neighbor, Bear, a black lab.  They have a lot of playdates.  We adopted Dixie a little over 10 years ago.  She's come a long way. I'm attaching a photo of her and one with her buddy, Bear.  Thank you DRC!!!



Thanks for the update, Marcia. And thank you for giving Dixie the wonderful life she deserves. 
I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, sweet Yogi. 

Thank you so much for Dixie’s update. It makes my heart happy.

I’m so glad to see that this sweet girl is a healthy happy dog now

September 2022 update on Dixie Richardson. I'm attaching a photo of Dixie when Kristen Fuhrmann rescued her in 2010 and a recent photo of her. She is our wonderful little girl! Dixie will turn a young 13 years old in November. She would really like a younger, smaller brother to keep her company. Dixie is a happy and healthy Doodle. She takes her Dasuquin chews daily and still runs and jumps. She plays with her neighbor Bear, a Lab, but would like her own brother. We are looking for a mini Doodle companion for her. Thank you for any help you can give us. Love Marcia, Jim & Dixie

How wonderful she looks! It's so great to hear that she's doing so well in her senior years! Thank you for the update!
Our adoption director will not see this post, so if you are looking to adopt another doodle from DRC, your best bet is to submit a new application. 


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