A gorgeous and sweet 3 year old chocolate Labradoodle who was picked up as a stray in New York City and ended up at the New York City Animal Care and Control Shelter. When Yankee's owners were finally located and contacted, they told the shelter to "keep him." They also could not provide any veterinary records for Yankee as they had never bothered to neuter him, vaccinate him or take him to a vet for any routine vetting at all since buying him at a pet store at 10 weeks of age.

Through no fault of his own, Yankee ended up being bitten by another dog while at the shelter. This dog also had no vaccine records. Because there was no proof that either dog had any vaccines New York State law demanded that Yankee either be held in rabies quarantine for 6 months or be euthanized!

Fortunately, a wonderful animal advocate and rescuer saw Yankee at the shelter and she immediately reached out to DRC for help. Knowing that New Jersey Rabies Quarantine laws are much more lenient than New York State we made arrangements for Yankee to be released to us and boarded with our wonderful vet Dr. John at Willowbrook Animal Hospital in New Jersey.

Yankee arrived on Friday after being in the shelter for nearly 7 weeks. He was filthy, matted covered in feces and fleas! In spite of all he's been through, Yankee is the biggest, goofiest, happiest, most well-mannered doodle pup in the world! 


We were shocked quite frankly that he arrived in the state that he was in as we were promised he would receive all basic veterinary care before leaving ACC including HW testing, treatment for parasites and a DHLPP vaccine shot. He was supposed to have received all of the above before leaving their custody and their facility.

Sadly, Yankee received  none of this care while at NYACC and now in addition to his quarantine, he needs to be completely vetted.

Yankee will have to be held in quarantine with our vet for 30 days at a cost of approximately $1200. He is scheduled to be neutered, vaccinated and treated for various parasites and skin and ear infections this week.

Because so many wonderful people came forward on Facebook offering assistance for Yankee's expenses, we have set up a "Chip In" specifically for Yankee to cover the costs of his extended stay and his vet care.

All funds raised will be utilized to cover all of sweet Yankee's expenses including his quarantine boarding, food, neuter, and any and all all veterinary needs.

Here are a few new photos of Yankee!

Thank you all so very much for helping DRC provide Yankee with everything he needs to prepare for his new home, family and wonderful new life!

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He really looks like a happy boy.  What a sweet heart.  I hope the goal is met soon.


Poor Yankee!  I'm sure DRC will have him healthy and much happier in no time.  I believe I 'chipped in', but after seeing my order summary, there wasn't a clear way to log out.  The only message I saw was "Cancel and return to Doodle Rescue Collective Inc"  I hope that my contribution wasn't cancelled.  Any way to confirm this?  Thanks.

Hey Bridget!.....Michele and I were just saying the other day that we wanted to call you and check in..... Hope that your move went smoothly...We want to hear all about your new digs and catch up! I am going to check the status of your Chip In now....Thank you so much for  donating! Is there a good time to call and say "hello?"


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