"Almost 12 Yrs Old and Such a Silly Delight" 

Deborah and Chuck opened up their home to Patches, a 12 year old Shih Tzu boy that PPR took in after his mom died.  Patches had nowhere to go and needed his mouth tended to.  PPR donors paid for Patches to have his teeth cleaned and more than a dozen extracted.  Then Deborah and Chuck decided they had room for just one more little fellow to spoil and they adopted Patches.  Deborah says "We found the perfect senior dog, Patches. He's almost 12 yrs old and such a silly delight."  We hope Deborah and Chuck's kindness inspires others to consider adding an older pooch to their home. They are so easy and such a joy. We have many older dogs in care, some are not on the website yet because we are still completing their vetting. Tonight as your watching TV or lying in bed, we hope you will ask yourself if there's room in your heart and home for just one more little old fella to spoil. 

Patches enjoying the new life he was given by Deborah and Chuck.

Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After! 

Marilyn Monroe is a beauty!!  She likes to play with soft toys, sometimes a little bit too hard as she will occasionally unstuff them!  She is an older girl so no long walks for her but she sure enjoys her short walks to visit her neighborhood pals. Marilyn's tail wags all the time, she loves life!  But her favorite time is meal time.  She gets so excited while her meal is being prepared and barks to let you know she is ready.  She is otherwise very quiet, unless she needs to go outside. She is happy sleeping in a dog bed on the floor by your bed.  She wants to sleep in the same room as you because she is going to love you. Evenings are her favorite time to play, and she will nibble on your hand to remind you that it's time.  She is such a happy girl, always so excited to see you!  She loves keeping you company around the house, especially in the kitchen of course!  Marilyn is a senior and is looking for her hero that will love her no matter her age.  She promises to make you laugh every day if you promise to love her for the rest of her life.  Visit Marilyn on the Adoptable Dogs Page.

It's Game On Little Man !!!! 

Thumper was just another Chihuahua at animal control that wasn't adopted.  Poodle and Pooch Rescue saved him before he was euthanized.  Little did we know how talented he was! Thumper is a little nervous when you first meet him, but once he warms up it's GAME ON!  He lives to run and jump and play.  Thumper is a lovebug at heart and once you earn his trust you will have a friend for life!

Everyone Loves Puppies. What about them? 

Marilyn                                       Conner

Dolly                                         Chip

Older dogs are trained, loving, wise, get along with other dogs and cats, don't require lots of exercise, and will happily sit with you to watch a movie.  They are unique, hilarious and so grateful for you.  They will make you laugh every day and you'll swear they're getting younger in your care. The best benefit though is how they make you feel--like a HERO!  Most people won't consider an older dog, but if you do, you ARE a hero and you will be reminded of it every day when you wake up and see these grateful faces. These dogs bring so much joy to your home and there's not a better feeling, knowing you are giving them the best years of their life after most have been neglected, some abused and all abandoned, by their own families.  Once you have adopted an older dog, you will do it again and again.  

These dogs are 8 yrs old or more.  They were considered over the hill, so they were left at animal control to be euthanized. They have lots of life left to live and they are so happy! If you would like to meet any of them, email us at info@poodleandpoochrescue.org or fill out the Adoption Application and we'll call you with more information.  Please share these photos with all of your friends and ask them to share with their friends.  Let's finally give them the homes they deserve!

Duchess                                    Freddie

Roy                                           Patches

Brooke Lands in PPR Arms 

Brooke with foster mom Mary after surgery.

Brooke, this tiny Bichon, came to PPR all the way from Miami.  She was an animal control dog that needed help.  A group of volunteers from Miami worked together to get Brooke to PPR so we could help her.  She arrived late in the evening and the next day we did surgery to remove Brooke's horrid tumor which had developed multiple fissures and was leaking fluids.  This tumor was huge but her only chance was to remove it. The surgery was tricky, but Dr. Zern removed the entire tumor and we sent it off for histopathology.  The report came back with good news.  It was a very slow growing tumor, which means Brooke had this tumor for years and her owners ignored it.  It was a localized malignancy which means it's extremely unlikely it has or will spread anywhere else and if it were to return, which is unlikely, it will come back in the same spot.  If that happens, we'll remove it when it's the size of a pea and be done with it!  Brooke is still recovering and because of her age and overall neglected condition, we are concerned about how she heals.  This was a major surgery and so far she is healing well.  We are very hopeful.  Finally, Brooke has reason to be hopeful too.  Please donate any amount to help with Brooke's care.  You'll receive updates on her condition.  Thank you.

Brooke up and around the evening after surgery.

Brooke at animal control, hopeless.

Brooke's tumor-- it's gone now!

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.

It's On!  The Raffle Has Begun!

Brown & Brown Insurance came to PPR's rescue and has once again sponsored the Ruff Ruff Raffle!  Go to the Raffle Page to see the cool prizes!  Buy your tickets now by clicking on the donate button below!  The drawing is on August 1st and we'll email and post the winners on the Raffle Page.  Raffle tickets are $1 each.  For each ticket sold, up to 5,000 tickets, Brown & Brown donates $1!  If we sell 5,000 tickets, Brown & Brown donates $5,000 to the PPR Emergency Fund! A company that cares about its community, is a company that cares about its customers. Visit Brown & Brown at http://www.bborlando.com/ for your insurance needs!

So far you have purchased 2,965 Ruff Ruff Raffle Tickets!  We are hoping to sell at least 5,000 tickets so we can earn the generous match that Brown & Brown Insurance has offered!  Brown & Brown Insurance is doubling your donation!  Please purchase your tickets soon!  Thank you.

We are so grateful to Brown & Brown Insurance!

Brown & Brown Insurance of Florida is an independent insurance intermediary organization that, through its licensed subsidiaries, provides a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services to general business, corporate, governmental, institutional, professional, trade association and individual clients. Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of the Brown & Brown (B&B®) culture.  Brown & Brown is, quite simply, a singular standard of excellence in a very competitive and dynamic industry. Visit Brown & Brown at http://www.bborlando.com/ for all of your corporate or individual insurance needs.  

Dr. Fife on Channel 6 WKMG News! 

Dr. Fife examines Freddie's eyes

Dr. Fife provides ophthalmic care to our PPR dogs. Their eyes are so important but have been so neglected. Dr. Fife helps us get their eyes healthy and keep them that way. Orlando is very lucky to have an experienced, talented and caring ophthalmologist in town.  Channel 6 agrees, see the video below!  Thank you Dr. Fife for healing our dogs and thank you WKMG Channel 6 Orlando for spreading the word.

Poodle or Snuggle Bunny? 

Dolly is SO loving! When you pick her up, she immediately snuggles in your neck and let's out a little sigh like "ahhh....this is where I belong" - she's just so sweet.  When you approach her, she looks up and rolls over for tummy love and you can't ignore her with that beautiful face!  She gets a lot of belly scratches.  Dolly is teeny tiny but has so much love packed into her little Poodley body.  Apply to adopt Dolly on the Adoptable Dogs Page.  Dolly will have cataract surgery soon, but she's ready for your home now!

_______ Volunteer Spotlight _______ 

Kevin has a way with dogs.  They trust him and are drawn to him. He is one of our PPR Foster Dads. He cares for these little lost souls and helps them into their new lives.  Dolly, his current foster dog, adores him, as do we!  Thank you Kevin and all of our Foster Moms and Dads for saving so many little lives!

Brooke's Healed and Happy! 

Brooke's tumor is out, she's healed and she's a happy girl!  Brooke suffered with that tumor for years while her owners did nothing.  Now it's gone and she's feeling great! Brooke's tail is wagging and she has a bounce to her step as she leaves Chuluota Veterinary Hospital after having her sutures removed.  In a month, she will have her teeth cleaned (and a few yukky ones extracted), then she'll be ready for a home!! 

The Rough Life of a Foster Dog 

Boss spent the first 8 years of his life used for breeding. He arrived at PPR nipping everyone because he was afraid.  He wasn't aggressive, just scared and confused.  He wanted to believe that his life was about to change, but he just needed a little convincing.  All he needed was for someone, anyone, to spend a few hours with him, so he could understand that in his new world, everyone cared about him.  As you can see, Boss has learned to trust.  Any dog that can sleep upside down while being cradled floating in a pool, is a dog that trusts!  Melissa his foster mom showed Boss that he was safe and loved. Dogs like Boss change within hours of arriving at PPR. It's remarkable.  If you want to foster just one dog this summer, email us at info@poodleandpoochrescue.org.  Give a dog 3 weeks this summer and save his life!

Freedom Ride!

Boss and Phinn enjoy the ride from animal control to PPR!

With the wind in their fur and the sun on their faces, these two dogs get their very first taste of freedom.  For pups like Phinn and Boss, sunshine and breezes mean the start to a brand new life!  So, soak up the rays little fellas, and enjoy the very best years of your lives!  Welcome to Freedom!

The Gift That Keeps on Giving........ 

Bo is HOME!  Bo owes lots of kisses to the PPR Donors who made this possible.  Your compassion and generosity give dogs like Bo years of love.  They may have nightmares of their prior life, but they wake up every morning in a home where they are adored. Your donations create a legacy of love.

Bo on arrival.

_______ Sealed With a Kiss! _______ 

First a kiss, then a lick for luck, and pup Colby was home with his wonderful forever parents Sue and Will. It's truly a Wiener Dog's life for Colby, now known as Frank-n-Wienie. Pup siblings Bear, Oscar Meyer, and Puff complete the foursome of dynamic doxie dynamos! Way to go Frank-n-Wienie, you were destined for Dachshund greatness, and with a name like this, you have definitely arrived!

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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
    E-mail: info@poodleandpoochrescue.org
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