Maureen Groff
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Where are you located?
Punta Gorda , Fla.
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I am retired and very active. I have had the pleasure of being a dog owner for more than 20 years. I currently own a 4yr. old Golden Doodle whom I bought from a breeder. I usually adopt all my pets, but was unable to find an available adoption at that time. We have a loving home and I feel we could give love to a second dog who is in need of a forever home. I do not believe in putting a dog outside in a fenced yard. Our dog goes to a dog park, gets plenty of walks and play time with a ball in the yard. She has been well trained to stay with us and I live on a quiet street.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
My dog is the love of our life. She is 4 and goes most places with us. She gets lots of attention and days at the beach. We completed level one of dog training and didn't feel we needed to continue as she is so smart, she learns very quickly. She was our first puppy, so we all grew together.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I have had a Colie and a Cocker Spaniel, both breeds I would have replaced, but the decrease of hair has been a plus. I know there is some shedding to expect, and regular grooming. I love the intelligence of a Poodle and the sweet nature of a Golden.
Have you read our adoption policies?
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?
Yes, I don't think children necessarily go well with dogs.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
No. Where is your rescue? I am afraid I would want all the dogs!

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At 11:47pm on January 14, 2017, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Rescues need fences because they need to learn where they belong.  You as an adopter have made a lifetime commitment to the dog, but the dog doesn't know that, not yet.  It takes months for the dog to realize that YOU are its owners and to know that YOU will take care of it.  In that time, they don't know to stay in your yard or by your side.  That happens when they are trained (which I am sure you did with your current doodle) and when they feel secure in their environment.  I wish you luck in your search for your next dog family member.

At 5:48pm on January 12, 2017, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Have you seen Scotty?  He is in Florida and looking for his furever home.

At 5:47pm on January 12, 2017, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…
Welcome to the DRC website.
Here is a ‘must read’ article with information you should know before you apply to adopt a doodle: It includes a link to our adoption guidelines. Please read them before filling out an application to make sure that you meet them. The application itself is at the top of any page, but here is a link: 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 that you feel would be a good fit for your family, an e-mail can be sent to: 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.

Here is some additional information:
1. This is an interesting article that points out dog breed differences genetically, especially mixed breed dogs like doodles:
2. This is an article on what a doodle really is:
3. Here is a helpful article on how to find a doodle on Petfinder and in shelters:
4. GOOGLE shelters and humane societies within your driving range. Check their sites often.
5. There are not a lot of mini doodles in rescue so if you are looking only for a small doodle, please look at the shelters where there are often small poodle mix dogs. These dogs are often a mix of dogs that are low or non-shedding.
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