May 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Day three with Barley

Yesterday turned into a fun day playing rough and tumble games with new (and bigger) buddy down the street. So far we haven't met any dogs (or people) that Barley doesn't like. We are working on "no biting" when playing with Ginger, and have had a couple of time outs. It seems to help when I get Gin to lie down, he will lie down next to her (sometimes).

Our little boy is still having digestive issues, and now that the holiday weekend is over, I took him to the vet. Our first car ride…


Added by Susan Harms on May 31, 2011 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

What a rescue can accomplish...

Both our boys, Clifford and Cloud, are rescues.  Clifford came to us 13 months ago at the age of 10 months, he was found abandoned by Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit and was naturally afraid of cars as I’m sure he spent time dodging them before being rescued.  Cloud found his way to our home and hearts 6 months ago at the age of 2 years, after being found as a stray by animal control.  Cloud was afraid of anything we carried yet after some practice he fearlessly walked up to a person… Continue

Added by Kim and the doodle boys on May 31, 2011 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

Chance and His Forever Family

Yesterday was a red letter day in Chance's life.  He was Adopted!!!  The Luten family in Elkmont, Alabama met Chance and made him theirs.  The Lutens have a chocolate Chesapeake Bay Retreiver named Max who is as big as Chance but heavier.  They had applied for Chance back in Januarywhen he was first with the DRC, but didn't get him.  This was their "Second Chance" for…


Added by Deborah and Lettie on May 30, 2011 at 8:20am — 7 Comments

Catching up with Augie...I mean Fozzie :-)

Today we got to meet up at the dog park with Augie Fozzie and his family. Our doods had a blast! I am soooo happy that Fozzie and the Deleeuw family found each other. Thank you SO much for taking such great care of this guy he is truly blessed!




Added by Rachel on May 29, 2011 at 4:59pm — 4 Comments

Day two with Barley

Last night didn't go quite as smoothly. Barley has had diarrhea, and unfortunately he awoke very early, like 5 a.m. and ran into my room for help, but not in time to meet his urgent need to go outside. After a visit outside and an unpleasant cleanup job inside (and lots of air freshener), everyone was able to settle in again for a little more sleep.

Ginger is increasingly impatient with his…


Added by Susan Harms on May 29, 2011 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

Day one with Barley

Barley is a bouncy 6 month old boy, he seems to be adjusting fine to his new space, very curious and happy. Ginger, my 4 year old princess pictured at left, may not be adjusting quite as well to this newcomer. Since Barley is a very high energy dog, he always wants to play and hasn't figured out that she doesn't. When she gets tired, she will give a little growl to back off, but he takes it as play, and bounces more, often on top of her (yes, he…

Added by Susan Harms on May 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A doodle romp

See my two doodles romping and playing!  In trying to identify the perfect forever family for Chloe my foster doodle, I wanted to ensure that she have a new brother or sister who will play with her. This is what 2 doodles look like who live, love and play together!

Added by Diane Marra on May 27, 2011 at 8:34am — 8 Comments

I don't get it either.....

Today, I went to look at 7 year old doodle at the open door shelter. ( That sounds great, but you know what's that mean....) When I read the intake paper work, they ( Owner ) had whole a lot of wonderful things to say about him.

1) House broken

2) Knows some commands like sit, down, come, etc...

3) lived with 4 elementary age children and great with kids

4) Ignores cats, which is good

5) Plays with neighbor's dog, freinds' dogs, etc...

6) Invisible…


Added by Kyoko on May 25, 2011 at 10:46pm — 11 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 and Jackdoodle on May 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — 28 Comments





Al-Hanna has a new name De jvu and a new big brother "Kramer" and a new cat Nasah


She fits right in with the family. Well behaved and learning fast. Has already gained 6 pounds.




Added by michael h pitts on May 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Update on Chelsea's New Family

Chelsea is traveling to Washington with Susan and Howard to meet her big brother Gauge.  They were greeted at the front door this morning by Chelsea her tail was wagging in all directions.  Even though it was the first time they met, you could see how much they already loved Chelsea.  After visiting a while and doing paperwork it was time for Chelsea to start her new journey in life.  I thought it would be sad to see her leave.  But when Chelsea and Susan walked out the front door they both…


Added by Tina on May 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

I hope Maya goes home...

I check everyday on this little one, hoping she finds a home. I think her and Myla could be twins except Myla is a goldendoodle the teeth are even similar! I keep telling my husband that If I'm not home, I drove to Texas to get Maya! She looks so sweet. So at least she is PENDING now and I hope she can go to a good family… Continue

Added by Jennifer Ryder on May 12, 2011 at 10:16am — 4 Comments

The Importance of a Single Word

So Yankee Doodle has been with his new family about 10 days now. Yankee's new mom, Wanda, and I are friends on facebook and I've greatly enjoyed reading her posts about Yankee, seeing the pictures, and emailing back and forth about various things (I love keeping up with my fosters like that!). This morning Wanda posted a statement that has just stayed with me all day, and who but my beloved DRC family could understand why this resonated so strongly with me!



Added by Frannie on May 11, 2011 at 5:50pm — 6 Comments

Meet Elmo's New Family!

Tom and Carol Horner along with their two beautiful babies, Auggie and Oliver welcomed Elmo into their home recently.  Carol has been kind enough to send me several emails along with photos to keep me informed on Elmo's progress.  I am happy to report that Elmo is doing wonderfully and is charming everyone!!  He has settled in nicely and gets along well with his new brothers, Ollie and Auggie.  At his first visit to their Vet's office Carol wrote that Elmo charmed everyone there...clients…


Added by Ann Kendig on May 11, 2011 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

Bart, the new doodle rescue

I got the message a few days ago that there was a doodle that needed rescuing from a shelter close to me, so of course, my only answer could be when, where? Oh the emotions running through my mind with this being my first rescue and foster!  What joy! What fun! Than I went to the petfinder sight and the only thing they said about him was he does not like windshield wipers! What did I get myself in for! We arrived at the shelter, got the paper work done and am still wondering about this 77…


Added by Jackie Busch on May 11, 2011 at 8:14am — 23 Comments

Sweet Sonny the Goldendoodle...looking for his forever family!

Having lost our beloved Wheaten, Duffy, recently to PLE, a horrible disease, our family was feeling a big void. I'd always fostered while we had Duffy, so we figured - why not continue to do so until we are ready again for another forever doggie addition!  So, on Mother's Day my gift was fostering sweet Sonny, the beautiful, graceful (he prances- literally!) 11 month old 'puppy' from a life in which he seemingly spent 24/7 in a crate. He didn't seem to know how to 'play', didn't know…


Added by Susan Hmelovsky on May 10, 2011 at 10:05pm — 9 Comments

Adopting Doodle

Hello- I am a member of Doodle Rescue and have a black doodle, whom we rescued 2 years ago.....very best dog we have ever owned!

My daughter/son-in-law are looking for a doodle to adopt and we all live in Dallas TX. They really like the apricot color as well as the larger(standard) size, but would open to other doodles in need of a home.

Please contact me with any help in this regards!

Thanks so much,

Lisa Rab…


Added by Lisa Rab on May 8, 2011 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Rudy Adopted and moving to his new Kingdom

Today Rudy met his new family, Ruth and her daughter Kat drove 8 hours yesterday, spent the night in a motel near me and arrived with a beautiful collar, leash and name tag! 

Rudy showered them with his special kisses and even did some kangadoodling to show off.  He is now on his way back to GA to meet his new brother Theo.  Theo and Rudy,  how perfect- just like the Cosby Show.…


Added by Diane Marra on May 5, 2011 at 11:44am — 12 Comments

Yankee Doodle joined his forever family!!!

On Sunday, Yankee Doodle was adopted by a lovely couple in Villa Rica, GA. Wanda and Don lost their beloved pug, Dixie, a little over a year ago and decided they were ready to take the "plunge" and get another dog. They were drawn to Yankee for several reasons...their son has a labradoodle and they liked the breed, Wanda is a "Yankee" herself, Yankee doodle is on the small side, and they wanted a scruffy (more wiry) coated dog. On my part, I liked that they were experienced dog owners (and…


Added by Frannie on May 2, 2011 at 10:18am — 6 Comments

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