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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: It includes a…"
Apr 20
Meridith Rietman is now a member of Doodle Rescue Collective Inc.
Apr 19

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Where are you located?
Beecher, IL
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
I am currently considering adding a second dog to my family.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
I have a 3 year old goldendoodle.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
I love thee mix. They are smart, funny, loving, loyal, and when they have curly coats they do not shed.
Have you read our adoption policies?
Not yet, since I have not been able to see them on the site.
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
I am. There are several different hair types associated with this breed. They range from straight light a golden retriever to very curly like a poodle.
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Sure. Not a problem. I do not have children.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?

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At 12:12am on April 20, 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: 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: 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: 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:
2. This is an article on what a doodle really is:
3. Here is a helpful article on how to find a doodle on Petfinder and in shelters:
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.
NCC spring 2017

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