I am looking for a male Doodle. I have read many articles on how people where under the impression that they were and are the “perfect” dog. Then returned or abandoned a family member. YIKES! I am a retired teacher and now have the time and energy to add another family member. I know I can offer a wonderful home for this addition.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
Yes I have Sadie who is wonderful. She is 3 years old and is now trained, but always an on going process. She is a German Shepherd and a great girl and companion.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I have read how many people thought of them as a “perfect pet”. I am not sure what that means. I just know there are many dog that need a quality home. I have also read that people got them and have abandoned them. Due to their perception. I did some soul searching about food, grooming, vet bills, training. The only difference I see from a shepherd is the hair cut. So after great consideration I have all the means to give a dog a healthy home. Plus I am now a retired teacher and have the proper time to devote to two dogs.
Have you read our adoption policies?
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?
Well Sadie volunteers so children can read to her once a month. Is that considered working dog? She never judges a child if they make an error.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
No I am not involved in rescue. To be honest with you it would depend on location and if I could bring my dogs. I realize you cannot bring them everywhere. Also what opportunities “jobs” you need.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.