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At 3:29pm on June 11, 2018, Karen & Jackdoodle said…

DRC always has dogs available, but website administrators do not have information on the specific dogs or locations. We are nationwide, and our dogs are in foster homes throughout the country, so availability will also depend on location of both dogs and adopters.
The very first step if you are interested in adopting a DRC doodle is to carefully read our adoption policies to be sure that you qualify. We have several adoption restrictions including a minimum age of 10 for children, and 16 if they have not lived with a dog before, you MUST have owned a dog AS AN ADULT and have vet records in your own name, (not parents' names), you must have a fenced yard, and these are only a few of our requirements. If after reading them, you do meet our requirements, submit an application. The demand for doodles in rescue is far greater than the number available, and it is not at all unusual for us to receive as many as 200 applications for a single dog, especially the smaller, younger ones. Therefore, we always have approved adopters waiting, and many of our dogs are adopted before they are ever even listed as available.
Here is a link to our adoption policies on our website, where you will also find our adoption application:

At 2:43pm on June 11, 2018, Karen & Jackdoodle said…

Hi Patrick,
Riley was adopted several months ago. The blog you commented on was from Oct. '17. 

At 1:59pm on June 11, 2018, 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, 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: 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.

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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