Doodle Dandy Rescue

A nonprofit organization

$2,935 raised by 26 donors

10% complete

$30,000 Goal

Doodle Dandy Rescue is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to rescue Doodle Dogs in crisis. While we are based in the DFW area, we have satellite groups in Austin, Houston and SanAntonio, allowing us to rescue doodle dogs all over this great state.  Over 1000 active volunteers including fosters,volunteers, trainers and veterinary service teams provide a lifeline for abandoned and abused Doodles in Texas.  Our loyal corps of volunteers monitors shelter admissions and responds quickly when notified about Doodles in need of rescue. They secure release from the shelter, many of which are high kill, and provide temporary care until the dog can be placed with foster families.  Once in foster care, dogs receive medical assessment and treatment, grooming and behavioral training as they transition from traumatized to secure.

Our rehoming program provides support and assistance to families who have life changes that require them to re-home their dog.  DDR is the bridge of care for these families and the dogs they must leave behind.  In just over five  years, Doodle Dandy Rescue has provided a lifeline for over 750 Doodles.  Many of the dogs that we rescue come in with behavioral issues.  Often, these dogs are overlooked or passed up due to the time commitment and financial investment that is required to support these dogs and get them ready for adoption.  Because we have great professional trainers we work with as well as knowledgeable volunteers, we have been successful in finding most of these dogs forever homes.  We do have a few dogs whose issues are more complex, and they continue to work with our trainers in resident programs to desensitize them to the traumas they have endured.  Doodle Dandy does not give up!  Through July of 2023we have already tripled our expense for dog training over all of 2022.  These dogs need and deserve our help!

Our Needs

We are one of the few rescues who truly rehab our dogs with in-house trainers and board and train options. Training is a huge expense for our rescue , and we are hoping that the funds from NTGD will allow us to take in more dogs with behavioral issues so they can be rescued from euthanasia, rehabbed and adopted into forever homes.

Giving Activity


The mission of Doodle Dandy Rescue is to help doodle dogs in crisis so that they are adoptable into safe and loving homes. We strive to be a rescue leader in Texas by implementing best practices in the treatment of dogs in our care.

Our vision is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Doodle Dogs. In achieving our vision, DDR is committed to providing training in addition to veterinary care to ensure the doodles we rescue have the ultimate opportunity not only to survive trauma but thrive in their new life.

We are driven by our love of dogs and our values. Be Kind! Work Hard! Save Doodles!


Our goal for North Texas Giving Day is to raise funds to expand our training program to include on-line, video training modules to aid our fosters and our adopters in learning basic obedience and behavioral methods for working with the unique personality of the Doodle rescue dog. We know that the more trained our fosters and adopters are in the behavioral issues of rescue dogs, the more successful we will be in placing those dogs in their forever homes. We hope to expand our adoption follow up program to support our dogs and their owners throughout the lifetime of the dog. Funds contributed through NTGD 23 will enable us to continue to raise the bar of excellence for Doodle Dandy Rescue. We appreciate your support!

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

Foster homes for Doodle Dandy Rescue

DFW, Austin, Houston, San Antonio

Ongoing opportunity

Online Volunteering

Volunteer for Doodle Dandy Rescue

On line in the Doodle Dandy Workspace on Slack

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Doodle Dandy Rescue

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Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other


501 W Jones
McKinney, TX 75069



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