Karen & Jackdoodle's Blog (6)


Do-it-yourself rehoming is not in the best interests of any dog. DRC sees many doodles who have been passed from home to home as a result of having been "rehomed" via Craig's List and similar ad sites, as well as through Facebook "yard sale" type groups. In all of these cases, there is no safety net for the dog if the adoption doesn't work out. In most cases, the dogs are not properly evaluated to determine what type of environment would be best for the individual dog, references are not…


Added by Karen & Jackdoodle on November 4, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Eight Years Together

Eight years ago this week, the person who bought JD from a pet store as a puppy left him at a shelter and never came back.

The reasons he was relinquished were vague. Something about a job change, I was told. 

I was also told that the man carried JD (who was 14 months old and weighed 69…


Added by Karen & Jackdoodle on January 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 22 Comments

It's My Gotcha Day! By Jackdoodle

Six years ago tonight, my mom adopted me! She came to the shelter where I was staying and took me home with her, and I've been here ever since!

It took her three days to decide to adopt me. The first day she met me, she wasn't sure she…


Added by Karen & Jackdoodle on January 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 23 Comments

Off My Chest

I don't get it.

We have some wonderful, adorable dogs who have been with us in foster care for weeks, and nobody is applying for them or even inquiring about them. Sweet, adorable adult dogs who are already housebroken and are past the chewing, nipping, sock-eating crazy puppy stage. (You know that stage between 6 and 12 months when the people who got puppies without having a clue what that entails in terms of time, work, commitment, etc. give them up to rescues?)

Day after…


Added by Karen & Jackdoodle on May 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — 28 Comments

Do You Know About PIJAC?

Here's a group that everybody involved in rescue and the fight against puppy mills needs to be familiar with: PIJAC : "Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council"


These are the guys who lobby on behalf of the brokers and pet stores, and fight all the laws we'd like to see passed. You will particularly love their horror at the legislation animal rights groups are trying to get passed, like a mandate that pet store & puppy… Continue

Added by Karen & Jackdoodle on June 28, 2010 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

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