Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

The most common questions are answered below. Please review our FAQs before contacting us.

Still have questions after reading the FAQ?

  • I live outside of the 350mi DFW radius. Can I still adopt?

    We are unable to adopt outside of 350 miles of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. We require a thorough home visit as part of our application process and we also need our dogs close enough to transport back to us, should an emergency ever arise. Given that we are volunteer-run and donation-funded, this radius is what is manageable for us and best for the well-being of our dogs. Please check your local rescues and shelters – there are thousands of poodle mixes all over the country in need of loving homes. Thank you for understanding!

  • Is (dog name) available?

    Dogs in our Foster Program are listed on the Upcoming Dogs page and not yet available for adoption. Once available, they will be moved to the Available Dogs page and we’ll begin accepting applications. If we have enough applications for a particular dog, we’ll remove his/her name from the Adoption Application drop-down. Once the adoption process is complete, he/she will be moved to the Alumni page. Please check these pages for availability questions.

  • When will (dog name) be available?

    We do not have have predetermined dates for availability of upcoming dogs. Every dog in our Foster Program has medical and behavioral goals they must meet before they are approved for adoption. Once approved, they will be listed on the available dogs page and we’ll begin accepting applications.

  • Will you notify me when a dog becomes available for adoption?

    Please check our Available Dogs page on the website for the most current list. Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent updates on available dogs. We are unable to notify you individually.

  • Can I apply for an upcoming dog?

    No, we only accept applications for dogs that are available for adoption. This allows our potential adopters to understand the dog’s needs before applying.

  • How much is your adoption fee?

    The adoption fee ranges from $150 – $650 and depends on age, size, and breed. Exact fee will be shared with the selected applicant.

  • Why is an available dog not an option on the Adoption Application?

    If the Adoption Team has enough applications for a dog, they will close new application submissions. This allows our volunteer team a chance to thoroughly review all for fit. Once the screening process is complete, and the dog is placed, that dog will be moved to the Alumni page.

  • Why did an upcoming dog never become available for adoption?

    In certain circumstances, dogs find their forever home prior to becoming “available.” If a foster has fostered 3 or more times, they do have the option to apply to adopt their foster dog. Many other situations come up, such as finding the original owners of a lost dog. Our #1 goal is to find the perfect forever home for each dog and sometimes that happens unexpectedly as every situation is different.

  • Will I be notified if my Adoption Application isn’t selected?

    Yes, everyone will receive an automatic response if not selected. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to personalize each response. Please allow up to 3 weeks.

  • I have small children. I live in an apartment. Will I be selected?

    Every dog is different. All of our dogs stay in our foster program for a minimum of 2 weeks, some as long as 6+ months if they require extensive medical care or behavioral modification. This allows our team to get to know the dog and find the best possible home for him/her. Your application will not be rejected because of young children and/or living in an apartment, however, it may not be the right environment for every dog. Please read the adoption bio in detail before applying.

  • Why was I not selected to adopt?

    Our adoption selection process is driven by each dog’s unique medical, behavioral, and physical needs. Please make sure you thoroughly read the adoption bio and only apply if your home/family meets the outlined requirements. We also often receive an overwhelming # of applications. It is up to our Adoption Teamʼs discretion to find the perfect fit. It may not mean something was “wrong” with your application, but that we found an absolute perfect fit for that dog’s needs. Thank you for your interest in our rescue doodles, and we appreciate your continued patience and support!

  • Can I meet one of your dogs?

    If your adoption application is selected, our Adoption Team will arrange a time for you to meet the dog you have applied for.

  • Can I adopt a dog I foster?

    Fosters can apply to adopt their third foster dog (and beyond), however, are required to go through our standard adoption screening process. Some dogs are foster-to-adopt options, and this is made clear when we are seeking a foster. If your foster is an option to foster-to-adopt, you must be screened and approved by our Adoption Team.

  • I have or know a doodle in need. What should I do?

    We’re here to help you rehome your doodle or help another doodle in need. Please fill out the Rehome page or contact us if you have any questions.

  • What is a Valley Dog?

    Valley Dogs are rescues from shelters in the South Texas Valley region near the Mexico border. These shelters generally have high kill rates due to overpopulation and low budgets. Valley Dogs require a 21-day quarantine in a dog-free foster home to ensure they are healthy for adoption. You are allowed to foster-to-adopt a Valley Dog, pending application approval.

  • What if the dog I adopt doesn't end up being a good fit?

    Once the dog is placed, the first 2 weeks are considered the trial period. If for any reason the dog is not a fit for your family, we will fully refund your adoption fee and that dog goes back into our foster program. No refunds after 2 weeks.

  • I’d like to donate dog-related supplies. Who do I contact?

    We are always looking for wire/collapsible crates, unopened food, and other dog-related items. We cannot accept hard plastic crates, used dog beds, towels, blankets, or sheets. Please email us at: donation@doodlerockrescue.org

  • What is your EIN for donations or gift matching?

    DRR’s EIN is 81-5169762