IDOG Rescue, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) national foster-based rescue dedicated to the protection of Labradoodles, Goldendoodles and Standard Poodle and Poodle mixes. IDOG has many loving foster homes throughout the U.S.
Since our creation in 2006, IDOG has successfully and compassionately helped place over 2,600 doodles into their loving forever homes.
If you need our rehoming assistance with your doodle, we would be honored to see if we can help - please visit this link: http://www.idogrescue.com/rehome
Our available dogs can always be found at: http://www.idogrescue.com/adopt or www.doodles.petfinder.com. We always have more dogs in foster homes than those listed for adoption so please keep your eyes on our pages to see newly listed dogs. You can set an alert on www.doodles.petfinder.com to be notified when we list new dogs.
To be considered for adoption please complete our adoption application once you see a dog that interests you: http://www.idogrescue.com/adoption_application
Interested in joining our awesome foster team? Apply here: http://www.idogrescue.com/foster_application
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Please consider all aspects before applying to adopt a dog. Rescue dogs usually come with a few issues and we prefer applicants that have realistic expectations and dog experience. We prefer a physical fence in most cases but will consider this on a case by case basis.
Please read through all the information on our website before completing the application. To adopt one of our dogs you MUST first complete our online application. We do require an interview (sometimes we do this by phone). In addition, a home visit may be required. We only adopt dogs to families who will keep them as inside pets. If you are not willing to work with your new rescue dog and let them get to know you at their own pace, please don't apply for one of our dogs. Returning a dog within 24-48 hours of picking it up is hard on the dog. Rescuing a dog is a lifetime commitment and if you give your all, you will get a great friend in return. They need time and patience.
WHO WE ARE
IDOG Rescue is a national foster-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity group and has remained in good standing with the IRS since 2006 when IDOG was created. IDOG has been offering rescue and rehome services to doodles, specifically Labradoodles and Goldendoodles, since 2006. We have helped over 1,500 doodles to date. IDOG Rescue was the first breed-specific rescue for Labradoodles and Goldendoodles and is endorsed by both the Australian Labradoodle Association of America and the Goldendoodle Association of America. IDOG is an approved Rescue Partner in hundreds of shelters across the country and has an outstanding reputation for helping doodles in need, no matter what color, age or health status.
LOCATION OF DOGS
IDOG has dogs in foster homes all over the U.S. and parts of Canada. Please see the location listed in the dog's name (for example, Toby-TX is located in a foster home in TX). In most instances, you will be required to live within driving distance of where the dog is located and to visit the dog in person. IDOG does not ship or transport dogs unless this option is stated in the listing. Shipping is stressful on the dog, and stressful for the volunteer who has to spend many hours preparing the dog and the paperwork, transporting and waiting at airports. It is not simply a matter of paying the shipping charge. We will only ship a dog if we cannot find it a home near where it is being fostered. The hardest dogs to place are black males. We never have trouble placing blonde fluffy doodles, or puppies.
Our adoption fees range from $100 - $750 depending on the dog. It currently costs IDOG an average of $400 for basic vetting, grooming and foster care on each dog; that does not allow for the dogs who get sick, need surgery, have special needs or are heartworm positive.
The following is a general guide, but each dog is assessed individually. Under 6 months: $550 and up, 6 months to 2 years: $450 and up, 2 years - 4 years: $350 and up, 4 years plus $100 and up. Special Needs: fee/donation assessed on individual basis.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for any of our dogs, please complete the application on our website: http://www.idogrescue.com/adoption_application
REHOMING ASSISTANCE - FOR FAMILIES WHO NEED TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR THEIR DOODLE
IDOG Rescue also provides assistance and support for people who need to find a new home for their family pet - our motivation is to get these dogs into homes that understand the temperaments and needs of these energetic, playful & loving dogs. Please read our rehome FAQs here http://www.idogrescue.com/rehome_faqs and complete our rehome form here http://www.idogrescue.com/rehome_form if you’d like our assistance in rehoming your doodle.