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January 1, 2011 - Lynne Fowler Letter to a Poodle Breeder

Pure Bred Poodle Breeders can become highly defensive about their dogs and the craze of Designer Breeds like a "Doodle," which is basically a mixed-breed, mutt. READ MORE

November 20, 2010 - Lynne Fowler A Note on Independent Rescuers.

Independent Rescuers are working everyday across this country to save and transport homeless pets to a new life. There are thousands of us crossposting, pulling, fostering, socializing and saving as many as we can. I am an Independent Rescuer and so are many of my friends. I didn't start out this way and I have learned much in the almost two years I have been doing this. But the one constant is ... I have been saving as many as I can, one by one. READ MORE.

November 16, 2010 - Lynne Fowler Knowing when the Time is Right.

I often tell people who are searching for a dog, that they will "know when the time is right." I have always been amazed at how true those words become for so many people. READ MORE

November 6, 2010 - Dr. Judith LaVorgna What is the Answer? 

Why? I just don't get it. I see adverts all over the web for these unusual mixes and I know I will, as a rescuer, see them again in animal control and other rescue sites down the road. I will see them on euthanasia lists from local kill shelters. So, why? If a Poodle and a Labrador make a super cross, or a Poodle and a Golden Retriever...what makes us think that such a cross among such more "opposite" types and kinds of dogs will be 'good'? READ MORE

November 6, 2010 - Lynne Fowler Educate Yourself

Many times, even shelters don't know exactly what to look for in a doodle, so all sorts of breeds get labeled all sorts of labels but they can actually be a doodle. OR many Doodles get labeled all sorts of breed names because busy shelter volunteers don't know how to recognize a doodle. One shelter in California, calls every scruffy dog coming into their shelter a "Tibetan Terrier." So, if you perform a search in Petfinder for "Doodle," Poodle" or "Poodle-mix," a Tibetan Terrier will not show. READ MORE

August 17, 2010 - Lynne Fowler - Etiquette for Applying to and Dealing With Rescue and Shelter People It is very difficult to correspond with a rescue or shelter. “WHAT?” You might say, “If I don’t correspond with them how will I ask questions or inquire about a dog I am interested in?” The easy answer to this is…you can’t…or better yet, you shouldn't. READ MORE

July 15, 2010 - Lynne Fowler - Bringing your Rescued Dog Home 

If you have adopted a dog from a shelter, congratulations and Thank You for giving her a chance at life and love. There's some things to remember... READ MORE

July 15, 2010 - Lynne Fowler - So you are Ready to Adopt a Dog? 

Are you thinking of getting a dog? Choosing to bring a new dog into your life is a major decision and it should be treated as such. Bringing a dog into afamily should never be a snap decision and being sure you are ready for a dog before you start the process is important. READ MORE

June 21, 2010 (Originally Published March 16, 2009) - Lynne Fowler - What's the Difference Between a Shelter and a Rescue? 

There are two major differences between shelters and rescue groups. Shelters are usually run and funded by local government. Rescue groups are funded mainly by donations and most of the staff are volunteers. READ MORE

March 15, 2009 (Original Publication Date) - Lynne Fowler - What is a Doodle? 

What's a Doodle look like? There are many LOOKS to a doodle. It depends on what is in the mix. Let' dispel some of those myths. READ MORE

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