"Thank you so much for all the wonderful information and the warm welcome to the group! I just completed and submitted my application and am praying that somewhere there is a doodle for which I could provide a safe, loving, forever home. God bless…"
My husband and I are both age 66 and retired. We love animals, especially dogs, and have always had more than one dog at a time because we feel they're happier if they have a canine buddy. We recently lost our sweet dog Hannah at the age of 16, and we and our dog Diamond are really feeling the emptiness in our house. We would love to give a small adult dog (25 lbs. or under, around age 5) a secure, loving, forever home.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
Yes, we have owned dogs in the past. We currently have Diamond, a 9-yr. old, 23 lb. spayed female poodle-terrier-dachshund mix that we rescued from the Amtrak train yard; White Cat, a 7-yr. old, 15 lb. cat that was a stray needing medical attention; and Zena, a 2-yr. old, 10 lb. cat that was also a stray.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I love their sweet scruffiness and bright intelligent eyes, and like both poodles and retrievers. I know they're high energy and require lots of time and money, but we're retired and although I don't know if we could keep up with a puppy, we're looking to adopt an adult dog that we would walk every day, would spend lots of time with, could let run in our fully fenced back yard and who would hopefully play with our dog Diamond.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
We are not currently involved in Rescue, but it's something we will definitely think about.
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Welcome to the DRC website. Here is a ‘must read’ article with information you should know before you apply to adopt a doodle: http://doodlerescue.org/forum/topics/information-for-anyone-interested-in-adopting-a-doodle. Here is a link to our adoption guidelines which include that you must have owned a dog before and also supply a vet reference. Please read the guidelines before filling out an application to make sure that you meet them. http://doodlerescueinc.ning.com/notes/DRC_ADOPTION_POLICIES_AND_PROCEDURES. The application itself is at the top of any page, but here is a link: http://doodlerescue.org/page/adoption-application-2. The application doesn’t obligate you in any way but it opens the lines of communication with the adoption coordinator. Quite often, a new dog who comes into the program is adopted before he/she is ever listed, because our adoption coordinator is aware of a good approved applicant who would be a good match for that dog. However once you have an approved application on file, if you see a dog under the DRC’s care (either on the DRC Facebook page, doodlekisses.com home page or on our home page) that you feel would be a good fit for your family, an e-mail can be sent to: email@example.com stating that there is an application on file and you would like to be considered for (name of dog).
When looking at the adoptable dogs here, Petfinder, or our FaceBook page, notice the two letters in front of the dog’s name mean the state they are being fostered in. While the DRC allows out of state applicants, they cannot transport the rescues and will not let them fly, so adopters need to be within driving distance to pick the dog up. We also have a FaceBook page where our fosters often post before the doodles are listed on PetFinder.