If you received an e-mail that Toby was adopted, I am sure that is more up to date than my response. If you are interested in adopting a doodle, you might want to put an application in. Once an approved application is on file, you only need to send an e-mail to the adoption coordinator if you see a dog you are interested in. There is never any obligation on your part.
Ali, Toby is located in North Carolina which is about 7 hours from you? Once you have an approved application, you certainly can apply for Toby - or put down on your initial one that you are interested in him. You must be able to travel to meet him and pick him up if selected to adopt him.
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. It includes a link to our adoption guidelines. Please read them 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: 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 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 OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES section, 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.