"Here's how it works. Dogs are kept in foster homes throughout the country. We post on FB about our fosters, so you have a sneak peak and you could show an interest with an e-mail to the adoption coordinator. If we don't…"
Here's how it works. Dogs are kept in foster homes throughout the country. We post on FB about our fosters, so you have a sneak peak and you could show an interest with an e-mail to the adoption coordinator. If we don't already have approved applicants that might suit the dog, we post on PetFinder which is more public.
What you need to do is read the links below and get an application in so it will be considered for dogs in your area when we get them.
Feel free to ask me any more questions. I've been doing it so long I don't always cover all the questions in a clear and concise way. I happen to also be in Southern California. One of my dogs was straight from the shelter so when I advise you to get on shelter websites and troll them, I mean it.
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.