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Huh?  It's Labor Day?

Hey, Big Boy here. I'm just chillin' on my window seat, soaking up a little sunshine. Yep, just another day, taking it easy, being cool. Let me know if you want to play fetch, cause you humans sure are obsessed with that game. I'll even run with you if that'll make you happy. But seriously, can we just hang out here, watch a little TV? You eat your pizza, I'll chew a bone. So yeah, I'm Big Boy, I'm cool. Labor Day? Forget that, I'm just chillin'. Check me out on the Adoptable Dogs Page cause I'm cool. I mean I'm really cool.

Two Teeny Chihuahuas are Recovering 



8/28: Easton had his surgery.  He is doing GREAT! He's such a happy fellow.  If his tail wags any faster he will take flight!  Bash's eye seems to be getting better with treatment.  It's still to early to tell, so we are continuing the multiple eye drops and will know more soon.  We are still accepting donations for these two little boys.  Please click the donate button below if you can help.  Thank you!

8/25: Easton and Bash need some TLC.  Easton is an older, waggy, funny little man who has charmed everyone at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital. His teeny body is full of personality.  Animal control asked us to save Easton because he has a tumor on one of his testicles which is lodged in his abdominal region. Easton's bloodwork and radiographs are clean so the tumor is localized. Surgery is the cure.  Also, Easton has a calcium oxalate bladderstone.  This is the type of stone that can slip into the urethra and kill the dog.  We are doing surgery on Easton this week to remove the tumorous testicle (and his other one too!) and his bladderstone.

Animal control asked for help with Bash. He was in pain from a ruptured cornea. The photo below is after his clean up and first dose of medication.  The before photo is too sad.  Bash is getting eye drops every 2 hours, including one drop of his own plasma. Plasma has antibacterial properties effective for treatment of ruptured corneas. He also has medicated eye drops and pain medications.  We have been treating Bash for 3 days, with drops every 2 hours.  The eye looks a bit better so we are continuing for 72 more hours.  We don't know if we can save his eye, but we are trying.  

Volunteer Spotlight 

Jeannie is one of our doting foster moms who goes above and beyond for our homeless pups. When the call goes out that there is a special need, Jeannie steps up. She takes dogs that need extra attention, whether medically, emotionally, or socially. We are so grateful for fosters like Jeannie, who are especially patient with the pups in their care, giving them the time they need to heal physically and emotionally. Jeannie, pictured here with her foster pup Chancey, is a wonderful asset to PPR.  Many dogs like Chancey have been lucky to have Jeannie as their loving caregiver while they await their forever family. Thank you Jeannie for opening your heart and home to so many dogs in need.

Saving Dogs with Lemonade! 

One of our young volunteers, Will, knows that every little bit helps when it comes to saving dogs.  When his neighborhood organized a block sale, he decided he would have a lemonade stand to raise money for Poodle and Pooch Rescue! He made a sign, and collected donations over 3 days, all while informing the public about how we save dogs in need!  Thank you Will!  If you need Poodle and Pooch brochures to set up a fundraiser in your neighborhood, company, school, club, church or synagogue, just email us!

Low Rider with High Hopes! 

Smooth and cool, loving and loyal, Ricky is ready to cruise into your life and heart. Ricky takes handsome to a whole new level with his cool markings and stunning eyes. This pup will adore you with all his heart…..and he has a BIG heart!  Ricky was a good and loyal companion, so what in the world went wrong?  He will never know that answer, but he is so grateful that PPR scooped him up, got him healthy and is actively searching for a great home for him.  He has been assured that he will never, ever be dropped at a shelter again, not with the new family that PPR finds for him. Whew, what a relief!! Ricky hopes you give him a second look and take a chance on him. He promises he will never disappoint. Apply for Ricky today right here on this website. He's ready to meet you! 

Garrett & Chip Cataract Surgery Update 

8/21:  Garrett's surgery went perfectly.  We removed the cataracts from both of Garrett's eyes and this boy can see!!  He has to wear his cone for 12 days, but that's a small price to pay for a lifetime of vision!  In the photo below you'll see that his eyes are clear.  We have to keep his eyes medicated during the next two weeks, which is the ointment you see in his eyes.

Chip's surgery had been postponed. His retinal tests showed a result that was outside of normal.  This may mean nothing or it may be a condition called PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).  We have sent off a sample of his blood for testing and will have results in 2 weeks.  If he has PRA, we cannot restore his vision, but if he doesn't we'll do his surgery in the beginning of September.  The odds are estimated at 50/50.  Chip's had such good luck so far, we are hoping his luck continues.

8/18:  Chip and Garrett are 8 years old. They don't want to be blind and they may not have to be.  Chip only sees shadows and movement. He's almost blind.  Garrett is blind in his right eye and going blind in his left. Their cataracts are worsening and they will be completely blind in just months.  Restoring sight to a dog is like turning back time. They are happier, start to play and become re-engaged in the world!  The transformation doesn't take weeks or months, it happens in just hours.  A two hour operation will give these dogs sight for the rest of their lives because cataract surgery is permanent, cataracts can't come back. Before surgery, Dr. Fife will do an ultrasound to ensure Chip and Garrett have healthy retinas.  If they do, we'll do surgery and turn these dogs lives around.  We rescued these dogs from euthanasia, neglect and hopelessness.  They didn't want to see their old world, it wasn't pretty.  But their new world is a wonderful place and they want to see it.



Garret and Chip's previous life.

______ Diamonds in the Ruff _______ 

More precious than diamonds, our Opal and Ruby were among the 28 jewels we pulled from the Augusta, Ga Animal Control. These girls are mere babies, both left to fend for themselves. With nothing but each other for comfort, Opal and Ruby stuck together like glue. They watched out for one another, and must have made a secret pact to get out of their prison side by side. PPR could not resist these faces, 2 sparkling gems surviving in the filth and stench of Richmond County Animal Shelter.  And just like precious stones, these girls are shining brightly now!  Happy, alert, and with a twinkle in their eyes, these babies are finally enjoying the finer things in life. Who needs a diamond when you can have Opal and Ruby? Apply on this website to adopt these beauties, or one of the other fluffy jewels in our care. We promise you will be forever richer for it!

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.

Another Yappy Hour for Susie! 

Life is good for PPR Permanent Resident Susie. Whether strolling in the park, sunbathing on the lanai, or sipping a tropical drink at a cafe, this spry "older" pup lady enjoys her life to the fullest!  Susie is a gracious senior lady who appreciates her wonderful forever family, and all the incredible people who assist with her care. Sometimes Susie thinks she's actually getting younger with all the love and TLC she receives!  Animal control literally begged PPR to save this dog a year ago because she was in such terrible shape.  Susie sends kisses to them too for her wonderful life! 

Dolly Will Have Her Eye Surgery 

Dolly just had her eye recheck with Dr. Fife. The pressure in her right eye is now 50 (normal is 15-20). The medications are no longer working.  We have to remove that eye because the high pressure creates headache-like pain. The cataract in her left eye has grown in the last 2 months, so we are going to remove that cataract so Dolly can keep her vision in that eye.  If we don't remove that cataract, Dolly will be blind in months.  Dolly has already passed the retinal testing, so her surgery is going to happen this week.  We will remove her right eye and restore the vision in her left eye.  Dolly will feel great and be able to see for the rest of her life.  Please help with any donation toward this surgery and we'll send you updates of her progress.  Dolly says, "Thank you for caring about me".

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Beautiful foster pup Indy loves Sunday morning snuggle time. While her foster dads enjoy their coffee and newspaper, the dogs get to enjoy the easy, relaxed pace. Ah yes, there's nothing quite like Sunday mornings, something Indy is just finding out about since she arrived in her foster home. Shown here with poodle girl Brunie, (once a foster dog herself before she was adopted by David and John), the two girls relax and take the day in stride. Brunie has assured Indy that her forever home will come along real soon. In the meantime, it's easy like a Sunday morning. Learn more about Indy on our Adoptable Dogs Page. She and her fur friends are ready to meet you!

Augusta Georgia Dog Rescue Update Need We Say More? 

Sweet Rosie Gets a Knew Knee!  

Rosie came to PPR morbidly obese.  This 30 lb dog was fed almost to death.  When she arrived at PPR we put her on a very strict eating plan which would reduce Rosie's weight by 10 lbs.  We could not however undo the damage this weight had done to Rosie's knees and ligaments.  The stress of this weight was too much for her right ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) to bear and it tore.  Rosie was down to 25 lbs, still very much overweight, but we had to do a major orthopedic surgery on her knee.  Dr. Zern performed an extracapsular fixation to stabilize Rosie's knee and had to remove the meniscus which had deteriorated to the point that it was causing Rosie even more discomfort.  Rosie is on the mend now.  Her knee repair and her continued weight loss will give this girl her life back!  Rosie looks pitiful in the photo above as all 25 lbs of her sits on her foster mom's lap, but she's actually got lots to look forward to now. 

Real Men Love Dogs 

Zana is one of our Georgia dogs. She was physically abused. The wounds on her body are healing but the emotional scars will take longer. Zana was so afraid of human contact that her body had an immediate, physical reaction to just being approached.  It was a reflex.  She cried when you walked toward her and tried to bite if you came too close.  If you touched her through her cage she screamed and lost control of her bowels.  What did they do to her?  The cowards that tried to prove their manhood by hurting a 9 lb dog deserve 10 times the suffering they inflicted. 

These wicked deviants cut off part of Zana's tail and the remaining half of her tail was dislocated from the sacrum (the last vertebrae).  Dr. Zern amputated Zana's tail so her physical pain is gone now.  Her bad memories are fading and new memories are taking their place.  We have been working with Zana for 2 weeks.  She can now be touched without screaming and has realized how good it feels to be loved.  She has started jumping in our laps for attention and today she gave her foster dad a kiss.  We can't pick her up yet, but that will come in time. 

Zana is currently living a life that her abusers will never have.  Love, joy and kisses. This is Zana's life now.  Cowards inflict pain on helpless creatures. Real men like Karl, show kindness. 

It's Raining Puppies!

We often hear, "you can't get puppies from rescue". Well, we are here to prove otherwise!  Just take a peek and get ready for puppy overload!  We have all shapes and sizes, male and female, even puppies in pairs!  If you're up for the fun and games of  puppyhood, look no further. Our array of fluffy, floppy-eared fur balls will make you giddy!  Check out all of our puppies and their "older" wiser fur friends on our Adoptable Dogs Page of this website. Get going soon, the puppies can hardly wait! 

Lorelai Loves ALL PPR Dogs!! 

Alli's daughter Lorelai loves to look at the Poodle and Pooch Rescue dogs.  She loves them and wants to adopt them all. Last year this family adopted their own PPR dog and Lorelai is working on mom for a second one!  Watch this beautiful video.  If there were more Lorelai's in the world, there would be no need for dog rescue groups.

Honey Can Finally Relax. 

She's safe in Florida now!

Dapper Dachshund

Buddy is smooth, cool, smiling and dressed for a night on the town, although he'd settle for a stroll around the park. This handsome Dachshund boy is ready to strut his stuff right into the heart of his new forever family. He's just as mannerly as he is handsome. His lucky family will be proud to introduce him to all their friends. Meet Buddy and his friends on our Adoptable Dogs Page. He can't wait to meet you!!

Peekers is Just a Little Comedian!!! 

Peekers is always the life of the party. He loves a good joke, especially cat jokes, those really crack him up!  Never one to back away from a good time-- this party animal just likes to have fun!  If you need a mood booster, just meet Peekers. He'll brighten even the cloudiest day and have you cracking up in no time!  Learn more about Peekers on the Adoptable Dogs page of the website, then submit an application to meet this little clown today!

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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!


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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