Chewy Looks & SEES Out the Window! 

10/30:  Another successful cataract surgery by Dr. Fife!  Chewy's cataracts are gone! He can see for the first time in years!

Sheba, The Good Witch!

In preparation for Halloween, Sheba tried sooooo hard to put on her spookiest face. This pretty pup donned her witches hat and even tried to give a little scowl, but in the end, she just can't do that whole scary thing. That's Ok, Sheba will be the good witch!  Good Witch Sheba hopes all the little goblins come trick or treating at her foster home!  She has a basket full of goodies to pass out and will seal each treat with a puppy kiss! Learn more about Sheba and her oh so tricky friends on the Adoptable Dogs Page of this website.  But beware, they will steal your heart!

Tuffy Lives Up to His Name 

Tuffy Today

When PPR volunteers met Tuffy, we were afraid that no matter how hard we tried, a dog so neglected and malnourished wouldn't survive. He was literally wasting away at the "shelter" that housed him. Once in our care, he got intensive medical treatment from our vets and more love from his foster family than he'd had in his entire life. Over time, Tuffy began to feel better physically and his spirit blossomed. He enjoyed car rides, running with the other pups, and eating yummy, tasty treats. From near death, Tuffy sprung to life, with a new sparkle in his eyes and a hop in his step!  Now today, he is forever home with Steve and Erica and best doggie pal Kitsy.  Instead of life passing him by, Tuffy is living every moment to the fullest!!

Tuffy just one day out of the shelter

A Halloween Message

Ariel wants everyone to have fun this Halloween!!

And her best pal Ally reminds you to stay safe!!

___ Even Higher Hopes for Hero! ___ 

10/22:  Hero is in his foster home recovering with foster mom Michelle.  Thank you Dr. Zern and the veterinary technicians at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital! Hero will be galloping like a pony soon!

10/18: Have you ever seen softer eyes or a more trusting expression? Now this handsome one-year-old Labradoodle, aptly named Hero, is putting his trust in us and in you. He needs surgery on his left hind leg. Born with a congenital defect known as medial patella luxation (the knee is unstable, shifting in and out of place with each move), Hero lives in discomfort and does his best to maneuver on 3 legs. Only surgery, complicated but successful, and using the latest techniques, can repair the damage and restore the full use of that leg. Dr. Zern will perform the surgery after which there will be 3 months of rehabilitation, stretching exercises, and short leash walks. At the end of those 3 months, Hero will not only be walking, but running, free from pain for the first time in his life, for the rest of his life.  Please watch the video below of Hero before surgery.

Ally & Ariel
Ready for a Night on the Town!

Ally and Ariel look absolutely FETCHING!  These beauties are ready for a night on the town, but what they really want is to cuddle on the couch with their new family!  If you are interested in learning more about this dynamic duo, visit them on the Adoptable Dogs page!

A Round of A-Paws for Erica!

From fostering to transporting to ensuring that our events rock, foster mom Erica is one of our busiest volunteers!  This dynamo, along with her husband Alex, help make the PPR booth the place to be at adoption events!  Erica is tireless in her efforts to ensure that our amazing dogs are given all the attention they deserve at these events, and that all their needs are met. Events are often held on hot, rainy, muggy days, but no worries, Erica and her co-chair Shannon see to it that all bases are covered, rain or shine!  We are so lucky to have Erica on the PPR team. With 1 or 2, or even 3 foster pups in her house at any given time, she and Alex are super important to lots of little dogs too!  Thank you for a job well done and paws up for your generous volunteer spirit! 

Official DDAF Grantee

Welcome to Poodle and Pooch Rescue

Poodle and Pooch Rescue is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that saves dogs that truly need help.  We rescue the "leftovers" from animal control, the dogs nobody wants because they're older or suffer from neglect, abuse or a medical need.  Their "last" day becomes the first day of their new life.  We provide the veterinary care they need, a foster family they love and when they're ready, we adopt them to a family who cherishes them.  We are all volunteers, 100% of your tax-deductible donation saves dogs.

And We Have a Winner......... 

Lots of our previous adopters have sent in photos of their dogs all decked out for Halloween.  We love seeing them all!  But Cooper has to be the winner of the most hilarious, and humiliating costume and the most embarassed expression! Cooper's face suggests that he knows exactly how he looks. This one even made the PPR dogs laugh!

Happy Halloween!!

From Hairy Pupper and her Favorite Dragon!

(AKA Ariel and Ally!)

Clark's Mean Feet! 

Feisty and funny, friendly and fun loving, Clark the cutie keeps his three furry foster sibs on their paws. And that’s no mean feet! In fact, Play could easily be his middle name, since this happy honey simply loves to PLAY. To fuel his fun time, he’ll gladly sing and dance on tippy toes for his supper. When not performing or playing, Clark can be found either cuddling or napping, although this affectionate and amiable amigo will choose cuddling every time.

Ally & Ariel Countdown to Halloween! 
Ally and Ariel have selected their halloween baskets and they are ready to go!  They have a few more costumes to try on (stay tuned), then it's time to hit up the neighbors for treats!
Oh, the Humiliation...... 

Hello everyone! My name is Roscoe. While I'm waiting for a forever home, my foster family has decided to turn me into their personal dress up dog. Something about "trick or treating".  Anyhow, I feel positively ridiculous in this hat thingy, but since I'm such a good sport, I just go with the flow. After all, the humans sure seem to get a big kick out of making me look positively silly. Now, about those "treats"?  Meet Roscoe and his not so spooky pals on the Adoptable Dogs page of this site.

Quincy's First Foster Hug 

People often say, "I could never foster, I'd keep every dog", or "it would be too hard to let them go".  Yet for those who have tried fostering a dog, they would say "I had the opportunity to provide love and care for a homeless dog, and it felt awesome!".  Fostering is a gift you can give to a dog who otherwise has no where to go. And each foster mom or dad you ask will tell you, "it's one of the greatest joys in my life". Yes, there are adjustments to be made, but the hugs, snuggles, tail wags and doggie kisses make every obstacle seem minor in comparison to the love a dog gives back. Foster moms like Bree, pictured here, are heroes to homeless dogs like Quincy, but she'll tell you the pleasure is all hers!

Be Extraordinary. Be Their Hero. 

“You’re only as old as you feel”.  And so it is with our senior canine companions! Think puppy at heart without the puppy problems -- no baby teeth to gnaw on furniture, no yappy energy to wear you out. Opening your home to an older dog means opening your heart to an experience that will keep you coming back for another.  Adopting a senior is the most generous thing you can do and the most rewarding. A senior dog will fill your heart with love and your day with laughs!

Older dogs are house trained, loyal, loving companions, ready to walk politely by your side, run around at the dog park, or quietly watch a movie. They are content with their own company, then will lavish you with their adoration, because you are their hero. Seniors are easier to care for and make superlative companions. They were once someone’s cherished pet. One common misconception is that they are “problem dogs”.  They are not! They lost their homes, not because of their behavior or temperament, but because their original owner, who adored them, passed away.  Leaving them with nobody to love. Many seniors awaiting adoption, will wait a long time. They are overlooked for all the wrong reasons. Senior dogs know when they receive a second chance. And anyone wise and kind enough to adopt one, will be the lucky recipient of a love as unconditional as it is enduring.  Be a hero.  Adopt a Senior.

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You Can Help

You can help by adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating so we can save more dogs.  Please visit the How to Help page for more details.

To adopt, please fill out the Adoption Application and we'll call you to help find the right match for your family.  To foster, please also fill out the Adoption Application but write in that you'd like to foster.  We ask for a 2-3 week commitment and we supply everything you need.  All of our dogs are fully vetted and groomed before going into foster care.  You can also call or email us so we can answer your questions.  Our foster moms and dads are our heroes! 

To volunteer, email us and let us know what you'd like to do.  We need transporters, photographers, people that can sew and lots more!

To donate, please click on any of the paypal buttons on our website. With every donation you'll receive photos and updates of the dog(s) you've helped, including a photo of your dog with his new family when he's adopted! 


    Poodle and Pooch Rescue
    PO Box 781951
    Orlando, FL 32878
    Phone: 321-277-3089
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