Am in my late 50s, suddenly living alone, and am seeking a pet for a companion. Have had dogs off and during my life, but not for several years. That said, both my adult kids have dogs (2 each) and I've spent many fun hours with them. My son, for example, has a Cavapoo puppy that he acquired through your service/Petfinder. My daughter has had great experiences with adoption via Wayside Waifs here in Kansas City. I'm in a large, single-family home. I'm self-employed and work from my home, and am never gone for more than 3-4 hours at a time. I also would have the opportunity to take the dog with me on my "rounds," as I own four retail shops in the nearby area.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
No current dogs, as noted above, but not a "new" dog owner, either. Have also raised fresh-water cyclids in a large aquarium.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
Many years ago I owned what I believe was a Bearded Collie mix, and she was a wonderful pet and companion (passed away of old age). As noted above, my son recently adopted a Cavapoo, and I've done considerable research on Poodle mixes and think one would be ideal for me. Looking for a medium sized, probably young adult dog. I'm
Have you read our adoption policies?
Not yet, but that's next on the list.
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?
Not involved, but would like to learn more about it.
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You should have received an auto response that your application was received - if you didn't, look in your spam. Your application will be reviewed in general to make sure that you meet the guidelines. If you see a dog on our site or on our facebook page that you think would be a good fit, you can e-mail the adoption coordinator asking to be considered. Your app is forwarded to a volunteer in your area if a dog is available that might be a match. Once it is decided that you might be a match for one of our rescues, your references will be contacted and you will have a phone interview - if things seem right - on your side and the interviewer, a meet-and-greet will be set up where you and the dog meet. (several people may have meet-and-greets at separate appointments). If you seem to be the best match for the dog, you will be contacted again. At that time you can choose the dog or not. There is no time frame because we aren't like a store with stocked shelves. :-} Does this help?
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. It includes a link to our adoption guidelines. Please read them before filling out an application to make sure that you meet them. 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 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 OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section, 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.