East Orlando Animal Hospital!! 

When PPR was contacted to confiscate 20 dogs from a backyard breeder, our first call was to our veterinary partners at East Orlando Animal Hospital.  They jumped on board, and with the intake occurring on a Sunday, they added extra staff to receive the pups, triage for level of care, then make each dog comfortable until fully examined. While this might sound simple enough, in reality it was a huge undertaking, requiring all hands on deck!  Kim and Sara, pictured here, were key in keeping everything in order for 20 dogs who literally never had vet care or grooming. These 2 gals have worked tirelessly this week, along with the technicians, and the groomers, among others. Everyone worked together to see that every pup, including #10, #3, and #5, shown here, are now clean and shaven, on necessary medications, and prepped for the surgeries they need. Whew, it's been crazy! And while Kim and Sara admit they are worn out, they'll quickly add how rewarding it is to see each tiny dog on his or her way to a life unimaginable just a week ago!!  We are so grateful to Dr. Glenn, Dr. Peters and every single employee of East Orlando Animal Hospital for supporting our efforts to save these 20.  You were there for us when the need was greatest and 20 little lives have been changed forever.


This afternoon we agreed to save 20 backyard breeder dogs from their life of neglect and abuse. This breeder was caught throwing one of her live elderly Poodles into a public dumpster.  The witness confronted the breeder, got the dog out of the dumpster and called us.  We acted immediately so these dogs wouldn’t have to spend even one more day in their breeding cages and all 20 dogs are safe in our care right now.  These poor dogs are exactly what we expected—matted, filthy and terrified. They have no idea that they are safe now. Tomorrow all of the dogs will go to East Orlando Animal Hospital where Dr. Glenn and Dr. Peters will start them on their journey to a new life.  We really need help.  We need foster homes of all experience levels from brand new to very experienced.  And we need funds to undo the years of abuse and neglect these dogs have suffered.  Please, now that they are in our care we are asking for you to help us.  We can’t do this without you. 

PLEASE click above to make a donation. We'll email you with photos and updates so you can see the difference you have made.

A Lifetime of Love For One Sweet Cookie 

Sometimes people ask us, "What happens when you get a dog that you can't cure?"  Once a dog is in PPR's care, our goal is to make that dog healthy and happy for the rest of his life.  But we can't cure everything. Cookie has a bad heart. She arrived with a terrible cough from her enlarged heart. We can't perform a heart transplant, but we can make her feel great and pack a lifetime of happiness into whatever time she has left. So that's what we're doing. We started Cookie on heart medications, the same type of medications humans take.  Within 3 days her cough was GONE and her energy is back! A week ago, this little Beagle Dachshund couldn't walk without coughing and now she tracks squirrels, chases balls and swims. Cookie is happy and feels great. Her foster family cares for like she is part of their family. Because she is! Cookie is our newest Permanent Resident.  She will live with her PPR foster family for the rest of her life.  So what happens when we can't cure a dog?  We give her the time of her life for the rest of her life!

_____ Super Woman! _____ 

Poodle and Pooch is all about the dogs, but no dogs can be saved without a network of incredibly dedicated volunteers making everything click.  There are so many amazing people who make the day to day operations run smoothly, and those are the ones who work silently behind the scenes. One of those VIP's is Marg, our Applications Team Guru!  Miss Marg has been volunteering for PPR for years, handling many administrative tasks that keep us organized and on top of our game!  Marg gives of her time in many helpful ways, and it's all because she loves being part of the process of saving dogs. Marg is a gal on the go, but she always makes time for PPR! Thank you Marg from all your PPR pals and the grateful pups you help save!

Be the First to Adopt a Schnabradoodle! 

Life just keeps getting better and better for Ruby!  Why, it's so bright we might we need to get her some shades!  She's happy, healthy and feeling like a million bucks these days. And just like her name implies, she's a jewel of a dog and will make you proud to show her off. Ruby's such a unique looking girl. At 51 lbs, we think she is part Giant Schnauzer or maybe a Labradoodle mix. She's a Schnabradoodle!! When this gentle giant's hair grows in, she is going to be the talk of the town and with her polite manners she'll be ready for lunch at your favorite outdoor cafe! Apply for this rare gem today by clicking here: Adoption Application.

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  And if you're a dad to a four-legged kid, may you be smothered in sloppy kisses today! Dads of dogs are extra special, always going the extra mile to ensure their pups are raised with manners and a keen sense of adventure. And to our foster dads, like Alex, pictured here with PPR puppies Brutus and Squiggy, we wish you an extra special Father's Day. You give your time and energy to help homeless dogs feel loved. Foster pups like Brutus and Squiggles will never forget you.  Watch out though, it's extra puppy kisses and snuggles for you today!

Watch Out World! Here She Comes! 

Watch out world because Mimi The Diva Dog is prancing pool side with her new parents, Rebecca and Anthony.  Nothing stops Mimi these days. She's sassy and spicy, and not afraid to strut her stuff for all the world to see. Decked out in her fluffiest birthday suit, she knows she's turning heads and proud of it!  Watch out world, nothin' can stop Mimi now!


Everyone Loves a Tater Tot!

Tater Tot loves his foster mom Kim and will love his new family just as much. This sweet boy is ready for a home. Tater is only 2 years old but had a rough start in life.  It's taken a while, but he's finally feeling good and learning what happiness is. We thank all of our foster moms and dads that love these dogs like they are part of their family. Tater Tot is safe now because of Kim and the donors that paid for his care.  Soon he will be part of a forever family.  If you want to meet Tater, please apply to adopt him.  He's a loving little boy that will give you years and years of pure joy.

The Village Veterinarian Joins PPR! 

PPR welcomes another veterinary hospital to our group of dedicated, talented veterinarians!  Dr. Chris Reinhardt and Dr. Raquel Fox at "The Village Veterinarian" are going to care for the PPR dogs that are being fostered in The Villages.  Meet Dr. Reinhardt, holding our beautiful Gretchen who recently came in for an exam.  If you live in or near The Villages, visit Dr. Reinhardt and Dr. Fox at The Village Veterinarian veterinary practice. They are just a golf cart ride away!!  Or visit their website by clicking here: The Village Veterinarian

Thank you to these two dedicated veterinarians and their friendly staff for caring about homeless dogs!!!

Cleopatra Sleeping on Her Throne

Cleopatra reigns supreme on her throne, er, her bed, as she rules her kingdom.  OK, so maybe she's sleeping on the job but even a queen has to have her beauty rest.  Cleo may be Queen but she's the kindest, gentlest and loveliest ruler in the land.  She believes that love, joy and peace should surround everyone in her realm. Cleopatra hopes to bring her worldly charms into your life. Cleo is taking applications to receive royal visitors now. Apply for her or a member of her court today.  You will not be disappointed.

Get Your Comfy PPR T-Shirt  

These T-Shirts are made of a silky-soft cotton that is oh so comfy, not the normal stiff T-Shirt material we are all used to! Click the Buy Now button below and tell us what size you would like.  For a $20 donation we'll mail your T-Shirt right to your doorstep!  These shirts are beautiful, make unique gifts and are a great way to show your support!

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 have 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 so your tax-deductible donation goes directly to help the dogs. We have saved over 2,700 dogs since 2008. Please help us save even more with a donation marked "Special Needs".  Our greatest need is for donations for our Special Needs dogs, some of whom you can visit on the In Recovery Page.

Eddie Update

Our orthopedic surgeon repaired Eddie's leg (see prior article).  The radiograph below shows the plate and screws that he used to make Eddie's leg whole again.  Eddie has a 4 week recovery ahead.  He is bright, alert, eating and Eddie appears to be full of hope.  We are too.  You can still contribute to Eddie's surgery by making a donation below.  Eddie appreciates any help you can give him.  For your donation, Eddie will email you updates of his progress.  He is simply a wonderful dog that had nowhere else to go but PPR.  His new life has begun.

We need some help for this little guy.  Eddie suffered a traumatic injury. He may have been hit by a car.  He arrived today and needs surgery because his femur is broken. Based on the radiographs, the break happened weeks or even months ago. This poor boy has been trying to walk on a broken leg for far too long. The video below is hard to watch but shows the strength of Eddie's spirit. We are going to repair Eddie's leg with an orthopedic surgery, but we need your help. Please make a donation of any amount so we can get Eddie the surgery he needs.  We'll email you with updates of his progress.  Eddie deserves so much better than this. With your help we can give him the life he's been waiting for. 

Video of Eddie trying to walk

An Angel Among Us

Tessie is HOME!!  Barbara loves, loves, loves her poodles and couldn't resist making Tessie part of her family, which also includes adopted PPR pooch Billy. Billy and Tessie are perfect for one another. They enjoy snuggling and feeling the warmth of another pup close by.  You see, both Billy and Tessie have very limited vision so it's comforting to have the sound, scent and aura of another dog to follow. We think Barbara is pretty special for giving both these sweet dogs a loving home, where they feel safe and secure. Tessie enjoys giving Barbara kisses everyday, just to remind her how thankful she is to be forever home.  Whether gardening, strolling or snuggling, these three are enjoying every day together.  We love it when our older and special needs dogs get the homes they deserve. Thank you Barbara for being the angel these dogs have been wishing for.  Tessie and Billie promise to overflow your home and heart with love, joy and laughter!

Saving Dogs by the Dozen 

Please help us save a dozen more dogs.  The next time you make a donation, please check "Make this recurring monthly", so we will automatically receive your donation each month.  You can stop or change your recurring donation at any time.  When we receive your monthly donation, we will use it to save the next dog in need. We will send you an email so you can meet the sweet dog your donation has helped.  We can't do this without you, but with your help we will hange the world for a dozen more innocent souls.

From Shelter to Surfer ........ 

Maizy's life went from concrete floors to sand beneath her paws when she was rescued from a shelter and brought into PPR's care.  Mama Maizy was ready to pop with a litter of babies when she was dumped at a shelter. PPR scooped her up, and within a week she birthed 9 beautiful puppies, nursed them, loved them, and like any good mama, sent them on their way to perfect new homes.  Now it was Maizy's turn at the good life, starting with a spay, eye surgery and adoption by her wonderful mom Stephanie.  Beautiful Maizy is now Maylee, and she's soaking up every minute of the good life!  Boats, sand, surf, and sunshine are things a shelter girl doesn't even imagine. Now it's reality for Maylee! Maylee says thank you to PPR for saving her, new mom Stephanie for adopting her, and of course, every single wonderful family who adopted her 9 precious babies.  Life as a family dog has just begun for Maylee and it only keeps getting better!  

A Howling Good Time! 

Tiny little Henry and his foster dad Paul are practicing their duet for the next big singing competition. This duo has the tune down pat, and continue to tweak the lyrics. We think they sound pretty good and could have a shot at the big time. Or, maybe they just keep it close to home where Henry is perfectly happy hanging out with Paul in the big comfy chair. Henry will teach you his songs and give you all his love if you only give him a forever home. Adopt howling Henry today by applying on this website!

You May Need to Look Away! 




Seriously, can you stand it?  These three are waiting to start their new lives.  Apply to adopt them if you can handle this much cuteness!

Big & Little

Big boy Jax is a PPR alumni who has the best mom and dad ever! They love him and spoil him to pieces. Recently his parents, Orlando and Ashley, mentioned adding a baby sister to the family and boy oh boy, did Jax's ears perk up!  A sister!  Wow, that was the best news he'd heard since the day he was adopted! And now that four legged baby sister Jada has arrived, she fits in perfectly. Jax is happy another little pup is home! After all, his parents are just too Awesome not to share! 

I Wish I May...... I Wish I Might....... 

Ally is wishing with all her heart to find a forever home for her and her sister Ariel.  You see, they've been in foster care for a long, long time.  While they love their foster mom and siblings, they know that the perfect forever home is out there just waiting to be found.  So every day Ally closes her eyes, turns her face up to the sun and wishes, wishes that someone will realize how much love she and Ariel have to give.  To learn more about Ally and Ariel, the Dynamic Duo, please visit them by clicking HERE.

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
    E-mail: info@poodleandpoochrescue.org
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