I’m interested in adopting labradoodle, preferably young, though not required. I have a 6’ cedar fence with locked gates.
My home was built in 1907 in a historic area with several projects in process; the house & a 400’shop on 1/4 acre filled with flowers, bushes, fruit trees & a variety of shade trees.
I’m divorced (many years), have kids & grandkids in the area, none live with me. My profession is a counselor in private practice (25+ years). Typically, I schedule my sessions with an hour break every 3-4 hours to come home & let the dogs out & run. They are kennel friendly. They have free run of the house however they stay on my bed in my absence.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
Sunshine 7 yrs - goldendoodle, spayed - rescue 4 years ago (she had been used for breeding until breeder tired of her & stud; kenneled for a year. She had extensive health issues. Today, she’s a love. Very playful.
Bailey, 7 yrs, standard neutered poodle, rescued 5 years ago, his human family preferred other dog, didn’t want him. He is velcrowed to me, fear of being left, methinks.
I have cats and a shop where I free feed/water & they come & go. There is one , Diego, 7 yrs, rescued 5 years ago, sleeps with me & my dogs on my bed. They all get along good.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
Simon, a rescue, 6 week labradoodle, I had until he was almost 11. He had severe arthritis, did everything I could, he crossed over 2016. We went to training for me; he caught right on. Rather than hollering for him, I taught him to come when I clapped, he in turn, taught other temporary rescues. He was loyal, even tempered, loved to play frisbee, excellent around his food, little kids (my grandson & Simon grew up together) and cats.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes (my labradoodle really shed) though my goldendoodle is a fb1 & doesn’t
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 now and only to rescue a labradoodle to keep - a furever companion. I’m open to volunteering with DRC.
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 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. We also have a FaceBook page where our fosters often post before the doodles are listed on PetFinder.