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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: Here is a link to…"
Oct 15
Melissa Espy is now a member of Doodle Rescue Collective Inc.
Oct 9

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Where are you located?
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I am married with two teenage girls. We have an adult dog currently-a schnauzer. My 11 year old labradoodle, Dolce, just died a few months ago. He was my baby and I miss him. He had a seizure disorder for about the last 5 years and the seizures stopped with pills twice per day. He suddenly got sick for a week and died. He had an enlarged heart. We had a lot of tests done at the vet and we knew about it and he was taking preventative medicine. He died at home and we had him cremated.
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)?
Dolce was my first and only dog. I got him when I got divorced and the girls were 3and 6. My husband now has an adult dog and the dogs liked each other.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I know how to have them groomed, I brush and bathed him, took for walks and long hikes. I love the energy and temperament of a doodle.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
I think so, but I will again.
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes, when I brushed Dolce, I got a brush full of hair. No one here is allergic.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
My girls are 14,17. They help with the dogs.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
Not currently. Perhaps when I retire in 4 years from teaching high school.

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At 12:06am on October 15, 2021, 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: 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. 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 (either on the DRC Facebook page or PetFinder) 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 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. Our FaceBook page often has photos of the dogs being fostered before the doodles are listed on PetFinder.

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.


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