I’m a wife and a mother of three grown children ( only 17 year old daughter still at home). I’m also a nurse and work 3 days a week on the stroke unit of our local hospital. I am interested in adopting a doodle rescue.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
No dogs or other pets at home at the moment. We lost our 10 year old Rhodesian to degenerative myelopathy 2 months ago. Before that, we had a Labrador.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I love their soft coat and playfulness. I enjoy getting outside for walks and miss having a dog with me when I do. I chose to rescue because I understand too many doodles are returned or given up for shedding or not being 100% hypoallergenic. I don’t mind shedding and none of my family are allergic :-)
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?
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?
I’m not involved in Rescue, but would be interested in volunteering.
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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: email@example.com 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.