This is a very sophisticated web site and I think there is just a lot to learn about the way the system works plus DRC is dealing with people/orgs in many states. Also, if you have any questions, when you are dealing with anyone (fosters/orgs), I would recommend emailing Adrianne and/or Jacquie for answers.
I'm about 25 miles west of Winston-Salem and NC doesn't have a lot in the way of Doodle Rescue yet but I believe that is changing. It is very easy to get discouraged but just hang in there. Sometimes you are dealing with other organizations which can be confusing. I filled out an application thru a VA org for a dog that was fostered in KY but was denied b/c they are small and couldn't make a home visit. Also, I want a non-aggressive dog that has the potential to get along with other animals and that isn't true of many Doodles.
It looks as if the # of Doodles available will just keep growing larger. Some people buy dogs like a new accessory and if it doesn't work, they sort of throw them away.
Hi Judy -
I am new to this, too and also having a hard time getting around the website. I am trying very hard to adopt a doodle, but having no luck as the ones I inquire about are already pending or adopted. If you have any advice for me to navigate efficiently, please let me know. By the way, what state are you from? Is it very difficult to adopt from another region? I am from southeastern Virginia.
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