I am a 53 year old mother of two beautiful daughters, ages 22 and 25. I am a kindergarten teach in a rural school in the foothills of Virginia. I will be retiring in May after 30 years of teaching.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs in the past? Any other pets?
I grew up with dogs and we always had dogs when our girls were growing up. Our dogs were part of the family and always lived inside. We had two chocolate labs when the girls were small and more recently, two Australian Shepherds, Heidi and Gracie. Heidi died in 2013 and her sister Gracie, we lost to liver cancer in December of 2017.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I have a few friends that have Labradoodles and have researched and read about both Labradoodles and Goldendoidles. I love the way they look... and their easy-going personality. Besides...look like they are always smiling!!
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes, I am aware of that. Two of my “grand-dogs” (an English Bulldog and a Yorkie-poo) have allergies. I understand that these require extra care and expense.
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 am currently not involved in Rescue.
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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.