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Where are you located?
Burbank Ca
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I am interested in rescuing my next dog. My brother has a golden doodle who is the love of all of our lives
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)?
Painful story. My girl, Duffy, a Portuguese Water Dog, passed away on April 25, 2014 from hemangiosarcoma (we actually had a vet come to the house the night she was diagnosed before she bled out from her heart). This was after a year of: splenectomy and diagnosis of T Cell lymphoma; an adrenalectomy for a carcinoma that was blocking blood flow to her heart which metastasized to her liver, and the final blow almost one year after her first surgery which was hemangio. She had just turned 9. We have been left completely devastated as she was our child. Because of widespread illness in Portuguese Water Dogs, I will not have another one as I don't think we could watch our dog go through it again (nor could we go through that horror of a year again). I work from home so I would be able to spend time with the new dog. I've also worked with a behaviorist in the past as my PWD had some aggression issues as a pup, but we overcame them with a great deal of work, and she ended up being the sweetest most loving dog in the world
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
We love my brother's very big, very goofy and lovely girl.
I want to adopt a new loving family member who wants a for ever home. If the dog likes a certain activity, I would take him/her to agility or whatever the passion may be. If it turns out that he or she is a couch potato, that's fine with us!
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?
Don't care. We're dog people.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
No children
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
No, right now I am still reeling from the loss of my Duffy. I working with Pet Loss Partners to deal with the grief. My husband and I will take our overdue 25th anniversary trip in October/November as we wouldn't leave while Duffy was ill. I will likely be ready to adopt by December or January.

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At 12:37am on August 12, 2014, Ned, Clancy, Charlie, Jinkxy said…

Helen, here is the link to signing up to transport:  http://doodlerescue.org/group/thedoodletrain   Find your area and post where you can drive.

At 12:27am on August 12, 2014, Ned, Clancy, Charlie, Jinkxy said…

Helen,let me give your name and offer to one of our members who works more closely with volunteers.

At 3:06pm on August 5, 2014, Ned, Clancy, Charlie, Jinkxy said…

Duffy was beautiful! I think volunteering might help you work through the grief process by keeping you involved with dogs that are not Duffy.  You can go to our volunteer section (above) and sign up to  transport or perhaps even apply to foster or look for doodles on the web. I am not trying to overwhelm you just point out some volunteer things you might be interested in.  Southern California, which is where I am also, really could use more volunteers.  We also need people to look at shelter websites looking for possible doodles and letting our So. Cal director know about it.   I am in Riverside - about 50 miles inland from LA. 

At 8:24pm on August 3, 2014, Ned, Clancy, Charlie, Jinkxy said…
If you are interested in adoption be sure to read our DRC ADOPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. http://doodlerescue.org/notes/DRC_ADOPTION_POLICIES_AND_PROCEDURES. If you haven’t already filled out an application, be sure to get one on file. You can find the application at the top of any page.

Check the OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section.! When you are looking at the pictures, notice that 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 you need to be within driving distance of the foster. If you have an application on file and you see a dog under the DRC’s care, you can send an e-mail to: adoption@doodlerescuecollectiveinc.org stating that you have an application on file and would like to be considered for (name of dog).

Here are some additional information for you:
1. Here is an interesting article that points out dog breed differences genetically, especially mixed breed dogs like doodles: http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org/pages/Multimedia-Infographics
2. Here is an article on what a doodle really is: http://doodlerescue.org/group/isadoodleforyou/forum/topics/what-is-a-doodle
3. Here is a helpful article on how to find a doodle on Petfinder and in shelters: http://doodlerescue.org/group/isadoodleforyou/forum/topics/looks-like-a-doodle-to
4. GOOGLE in shelters and humane societies within your driving range. Check their sites often.
summer 2014

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