Hello! I’m a wife and mother of 2 kids ages 15 and 16. Our family is ready after 14 months of being with out a dog as part of our family. We lost our Emma 12/12/2019. She was everything to us and made our family complete. She was a labradoodle, 60-65lbs. She had an amazing life with us the past 4 years. We adopted her into our family when a very nice lady couldn’t care for her anymore and she was loved from the second we met her. I thought about adopting since rescuing would help save a dog and help with saving a couple thousand dollars. Please don’t judge me for bringing up cost, but with Covid and money these days spending $2-3 thousand just seems a bit much. Plus we aren’t looking for perfect. I am willing to buy from a breeder, but thought I would see if I could try to find a doodle that needs a home. I have tried researching in my area and find none. I wasn’t looking for Emma when we got her because we had just lost our 13 year old lab named Emma due to cancer. But when the women was speaking about having to find a home I didn’t put much thought into it because we weren’t looking until she told me her me was Emma!!! ....and that to me was a sign as some say. So hear I am.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs as an adult, with vet records in your own name (not parents' names)?
Yes, we have owned 2 Emma’s as described above...and yes, vet records can be made available.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
My daughter has allergies to dogs, but not severe. Emma #1 she was much more than Emma#2. I realize they are not totally hypoallergenic. She’s 16 and takes care of a 8 year old boy after school and they have a golden retriever and since then her allergies have gotten better after being around the dog a lot. I will say she’s responsible and knows to wash her hands after playing and doesn’t need medication anymore. It helps also that our dogs have always been groomed very well to help with dander and hair.
We loved Emma #2 and the allergies weren’t all that effected so this is they type we want to have again.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
No, but I intend to after this. I don’t want to try now for fear of loss of my answers.
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?
No none of us are. My husband travels and I work part time. Kids are busy with school and sports, but my daughter wants to work at a rescue for her hours forNational honor society. She currently walks dogs from time to time when needed by neighbors and friends.
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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.