IDOG Rescue, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) national foster-based rescue dedicated to the protection of Doodles, Standard Poodles and Poodle mixes. IDOG has multiple loving foster homes throughout the U.S.
Since our creation in 2006, IDOG has successfully and compassionately helped place over 3,500 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. In addition, a home visit will 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 U.S. foster-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization 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, Standard Poodles and Poodle mixes since 2006. We have helped over 3,000 Doodles and Poodles to date.
IDOG Rescue was the first 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. 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.
All of our IDOGs have an adoption fee that is non-negotiable and non-refundable. OUR ADOPTION FEES RANGE FROM $100 - $750 depending on the dog. We will require the adoption fee be paid prior to or when we transfer the IDOG to its new family. The adoption fee helps IDOG with the expenses related to the care of all of the dogs in our program and is not directly tied to the expenses incurred for that particular dog. Adoption fees allow IDOG to continue doing our life-saving work as we are 100% dependent upon adoption fees and donations to cover the costs of the dogs in our care.
Each dog is assessed individually to determine the adoption fee. It currently costs IDOG an average of over $400 for basic vet, grooming, and foster care on each dog; that does not allow for the ones who get sick, need surgery, have special needs, or are heartworm positive. Adoption fee covers the cost of spay/neuter, core vaccines, fecal test/dewormer, heartworm testing, heartworm/flea/tick prevention and microchipping. All IDOGS are evaluated by a licensed veterinarian prior to adoption.
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/POODLE
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.