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How do I find adoptable dogs?
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I can't seem to get to that page, if there is one. Thank you!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Nov 25, 2017.

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Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie replied to Joyce's discussion How do I find adoptable dogs?
"Joyce, I posted how our rescue works as well as suggestions for finding an adoptable dog on your page.  :-}"
Nov 25, 2017
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How do I find adoptable dogs?

I can't seem to get to that page, if there is one. Thank you!
Nov 25, 2017
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OUR ADOPTABLE DOODLES

DRC LABRADOODLE & GOLDENDOODLE DOGS  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NOT ALL OF THE DOGS IN OUR PROGRAM ARE LISTED HERE, THERE ARE ALWAYS DOGS STILL BEING EVALUATED PRIOR TO LISTING.PLEASE NOTE: THE STATE ABBREVIATION IN FRONT OF EACH DOG'S NAME INDICATES WHERE HE OR SHE IS LOCATED! See More
Nov 25, 2017
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie left a comment for Joyce
"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…"
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Where are you located?
Chicago - northwest suburbs
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I'm a psychotherapist/ mental health counselor. I have had, and loved, 2 labs and a Lhasa. I lost my sweet chocolate Lab Hershey to cancer last month. Being single, it's really lonely around here and I've got a lot of love to give. I am allowing myself to grieve but feel I'll be ready for a new family member in the next couple of months. I've always loved Doodles and wanted to explore further. I hope to train my next dog as a therapy dog. I love the gentleness, fun nature and intelligence I've seen in Doodles. I hope to learn more, and possibly adopt!!
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
I currently have no pets
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
Due to their temperament, gentleness, sense of fun in those I've been exposed to and what other owners have told me, along with research I've done. I think they'd make a great companion and possibly a therapy dog for my clients struggling with mental illness.
Have you read our adoption policies?
I'm in the process of reading all the info but having some difficulty finding everything. Now that I've signed in, it may be easier!
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
Not a problem! I am aware.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Ok
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
I'm not involved in a rescue but may be able to help! I am a volunteer with a trauma and disaster team but have flexibility.

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At 7:39pm on November 25, 2017, 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: 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: adoption@doodlerescuecollectiveinc.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.

Here is some additional information:
1. This is an interesting article that points out dog breed differences genetically, especially mixed breed dogs like doodles: http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org/pages/Multimedia-Infographics
2. This is an article on what a doodle really is: http://doodlerescue.org/group/isadoodleforyou/forum/topics/what-is-a-doodle
3. Here is a helpful article on how to find a doodle on Petfinder and in shelters: http://doodlerescue.org/group/isadoodleforyou/forum/topics/looks-like-a-doodle-to
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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