"Thankyou Karen and Jackdoodle I was wondering the same things so you answered my questions too. I have my app on foile over a year and also check in regularly and wondered if perphaps I needed to do more? Thankyou you always seem to have the…"
"Hi Nina,Since the beginning of the Covid quarantines almost a year ago, people have been adopting dogs at a record number. Not just doodles, but all kinds of dogs. It seems that people have decided that as long as they are home anyway, this would be…"
Hi! I am a (relatively) new group member and just want to be certain that I am following the correct DRC protocol for adoption. I have submitted my application and do come back to this page frequently, but I'm not sure if news or availability are posted here, on on FB or IG? I wish to be as reliable and responsible as I can in pursuing this adoption, asit seems that many DRC members make the mistake of not checking in regularly. Could you share with me the best practices in terms of both…See More
We are a family of eight(if you include our two peets), with four older kids, an eleven-year-old Australian Labradoodle named Clementine and a four-year-old rescue cat named Maxine. We live in a private brownstone on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with a fenced-in backyard, half a block from Central Park,and we also have a country house in rural Northwestern CT. We bought Clementine from a terrific breeder (Manor Lake) and she has been an extraordinary dog, but we have, since welcoming her into our home, become acutely aware of the number of rescue dogs in need of loving homes, so decided to try to find a rescue this time rather than resorting again to a breeder. We found out about your remarkable organization and decided to appeal to you!
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)?
Yes; see above - we own a miniature Australian Labradoodle (Clementine, eleven, female,25lbs) and a rescue cat (Maxine, four, 12 lbs).
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
We own an Australian Labradoodle, and she has been an almost unimaginable blend of spunk and patience, sweetness and playfulness, intelligence and compliance. She is non-allergenic, which is essential for us as we deal with significant allergies. Clem has also been extremely healthy - not once has she been ill in eleven years. Plus, she is remarkably gentle and loving around people and other dogs, and not prone to barking. All of these breed-specific features incline us to seek another Doodle-mix!
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?
Yes. We sadly would need to focus on non-allergenic dogs.
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?
Not involved, just compelled by the Rescue philosophy.
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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: 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.