My wife and I lost our dear 9 year old labradoodle, Marty, earlier this summer to cancer. It's early yet, but we know that we cannot be without a canine companion for long. So we are considering adoption from an agency rather than a breeder this time around.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
Marty (now deceased) was our only pet. He was a nine year old, charcoal grey, F1B labradoodle. Smart, loving, energetic but well-behaved and very missed. We adopted him as a puppy from a Wisconsin breeder.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
In part because we love doodles! But also because I have allergies to many dog breeds. A non-shedding dog is helpful for us.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Yes, but this can be evaluated to some degree for any adult candidate dog.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
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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. There is a link to our adoption guidelines which include that you must have owned a dog before and supply a vet for reference. 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: email@example.com 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.