about fostering

Jenna was one of the first doodle to find a new home through Doodle Dandy Rescue.

Jenna was one of the first doodle to find a new home through Doodle Dandy Rescue.

Doodle Dandy Rescue doesn't have a shelter; we completely rely on wonderful fosters in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to provide loving homes for our dogs until they're adopted.

If you might be interested in opening your home to a sweet doodle, please fill out our foster application.

Please read "What to know about fostering" below, which is still being compiled, but will give you an overview about what to expect when you decide to foster with us.

Yes! We Foster to Adopt!

If you fall in love with your foster dog, we will allow you to adopt as long as your family and home are a good long-term fit for him/her. You will still be required to pay the entire adoption feE, submit to a home and vet check, and sign the adoption agreement.

Please understand that if you want to foster to adopt but do not want to adopt you current foster, you are still expected to foster that dog through to its adoption.

what to know about fostering

  • All types of homes and families can be fosters. Single people or couples with no children, families with children of all ages; homes with or without pets already; stay-at-home, work-from-home and work-outside-the-home; houses, farms and apartments (with landlord's permission, of course).

  • Fosters should not expect to have any out-of-pocket expenses other than gas for transporting the dog to the vet, meet-and-greets, etc., if needed. Necessities such as a crate, food, toy, collar and leash will be provided will be provided by Doodle Dandy Rescue. All veterinary care is covered, as are medications and treatments.

  • Fosters will have a whole network of support, including, but not limited to, a foster coordinator and a foster communicator/mentor to answer all of your questions along the way.

  • In addition to providing a kind and loving home for your foster dog, you will be asked to help evaluate the dog's personality, work on basic training and socialization, make sure he gets excercise and - on occasion - transport the dog to the vet or other appointments.

  • When a dog comes to Doodle Dandy Rescue, he or she will - whenever possible - see a vet and get a bath/groom before going to a foster home.

  • We will do our best to evaluate the dog's health, temperament and overall needs prior to placement with a foster so everyone knows what to expect. You will know everything we know about the dog before being placed in your home.

  • Foster dogs come in all sizes, ages health conditions and needs. We will work to find the right foster for each dog based both on the dog's needs and the foster's ability to care for that dog.

  • On average, a foster will be with you for about one month, but this time varies from a couple of days to a few months depending on the dog's medical needs.

  • These are just the highlights. Doodle Dandy Rescue will post its full Foster Policies as soon as they are completed.