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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.



 Garrett and Chip today.

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!

____ Barney Breaks Free!!!! ____ 

Barney the Beagle is another of the 28 lucky dogs sprung from the conditions at the Richmond County Animal Shelter in Augusta, Georgia. Barney is just a puppy with a long life ahead of him. Fortunately, he is a baby and will forget about the fleas that covered his body causing sores and hair loss, the nasty conditions he was living in, and the lack of human touch. Now that Barney is in PPR's care, he is healthy, clean and being loved by his foster parents.  His sores have healed and his hair is growing back.  Barney will never lack for proper care again. And you can be sure he will never miss a hug when one is offered! This little puppy has forgiven and forgotten all of the bad things and is only looking forward to his happy life ahead!  You can apply to meet and adopt Barney by filling out the Adoption Application on our website. He can't wait to give you a big Beagle hug!

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Paisley's First Day of Kindergarten 

Foster mom Shannon's heart was all a flutter as she watched her little pup Paisley wait patiently for the pup-bus to arrive. How could it be the first day of school already?  These puppies, they grow up so fast!  Watching her baby get on that bus for the first day of Puppy Kindergarten was truly gut wrenching, but Shannon knows that Paisley will be a superstar at everything the trainers ask of her. Since she was born, Paisley has been a confident and precocious little girl, always ready to take on a challenge. On this very special day, Paisley was all decked out in her new dress with matching hair bows and collar. She held her head high and wagged her tail proudly. Her new pink lunch box was packed with her favorite Scooby snacks, liver kibble and chew bone, enough food to keep her alert and active through a busy school day. Paisley cannot wait to make new friends, learn new skills and graduate top of her class.

Good luck Paisley!  All of us at PPR know how smart you are!  Keep up the great work and some lucky family will get to adopt you and see first hand that you are a Grade "A" super star!!  To learn more about Paisley, please visit our Adoptable Dogs Page. She and her friends can't wait to meet you!

The Dogs of our Georgia Rescue Run 

Thank you to Channel 9 for airing their story about our Georgia Rescue Run Dogs!! If you are interested in fostering or adopting, you can see the dogs we brought back on our Save a Dog page.  To apply to foster or adopt, simply click the Apply to Adopt tab, complete the application, indicate which you would like, and a volunteer will be in touch. Thank you all for helping!!!!

Thank you DNA and Dogwood Park Spay & Neuter Clinic 

Please join us in thanking Dog Networking Agents "DNA" and Dogwood Park Spay & Neuter Clinic.  These two organizations made the rescue of these 28 dogs possible.  DNA is a Georgia based non-profit organization that works to get Richmond County Animal Shelter dogs into the arms of loving rescue groups.  They were critical to saving each and every one of these dogs. Learn about this group by clicking here: Dog Networking Agents. Let them know how much we appreciate them!! Dogwood Park Spay & Neuter Clinic spent all day Thursday and Friday giving the dogs the care they needed.  Not one of these dogs would have been saved if not for their hard work.  Visit their website by clicking here:  Dogwood Park Spay & Neuter Clinic.

Thank you DNA and Dogwood Park Clinic!!

From Numbers to Names to Homes 

This beautiful dog was nothing but a number. He had no family, no name and no hope. He tucked his head, afraid of what would come next, or perhaps ashamed of his condition. He seemed to blame himself for his hopeless state, as if he deserved it.  Little did #12 know that he was finally safe and could hold his head high. PPR volunteers, along with our partners in Georgia, saved this sweet boy from horrific conditions and transported him to the safety of our caring vets. He was cleaned up, examined and loved. Best of all, he got a new name, Palmer. A name meant hope, and Palmer realized very quickly that he could trust and feel secure. No longer a number, but a happy, playful dog, Palmer is ready to start his new journey with a family who will love him forever!

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.

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.  If you would like to help with Rosie's veterinary costs, please click on the donate button below.  Thank you!

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!

You Can Help the 28 Richmond County Dogs 

If you want to donate to help the dogs we rescued from Richmond County Animal Shelter, please click the donate button below. In addition to the normal vaccines, spay/neuter, fecals, microchips, bloodwork, urinalyses and eye diagnostic testing; we are also seeing upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, heartworms, eye/skin infections, the worst intestinal parasites, eye removals, tail amputations and mouths that are infected with rotten teeth.  Any donation you can make to the dogs we saved on this rescue run is greatly appreciated.

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!

A Tuff Little Man.......... 

Tuffy is from the Richmond County Animal Shelter.  His name there was Patrick.  He was there for 5 weeks waiting for someone to adopt him, but this facility is 25% over capacity and has a reputation of being unwelcoming to rescue groups.  In the month of June, they adopted out 11 of their 500 animals.  At this rate, Tuffy didn't stand a chance of getting out of there.  He would have settled for someone just to notice that during those 5 weeks, he was withering away.  Luckily Monika, the PPR volunteer that did notice, begged Richmond County to allow PPR to save him. When Tuffy arrived at PPR he was 5 lbs, half the weight he should be.  His Packed Cell Volume was 18.  Normal is 37-55.  This measures his red blood cells.  The fleas had literally sucked the blood from his little body.  He could walk a few steps, then he would fall over.  East Orlando Animal Hospital did a blood transfusion immediately.  They did an amazing job at giving Tuffy the best treatment so he has a chance to recover.  Tuffy is now with Kim and Ron, his foster parents.  He is walking, eating and wagging his tail.  His PCV is still only 25 after his transfusion, much too low, but we are hoping his little body starts producing the red blood cells that he needs.  In 10 days, Tuffy has gone from 5.0 lbs to 6.2 lbs.  We don't know if Tuffy's body is too far gone to recover, but we do know that now he at least has a chance.

We begged to save this dog and we paid for this dog.  Tuffy went from an overcrowded facility where he meant nothing, to being so important that one bed just isn't good enough.  Tuffy gets a bed in a bed!

Tuffy started his new life with a bath.  He was just skin draped over bones, covered in fleas.

Ebbie and Georgia Dog #4 are Safe! 

These two tiny dogs are exhausted!  After a stressful week of travel from Augusta Georgia, this pair can finally relax in their temporary foster home. They completed their first phase of vetting and will have one more veterinary visit to ensure all is well and to clean their teeth.  If you want to name Georgia Dog #4, also known as the snoring machine, go to the Save a Dog page.  If you want to take over fostering this pair of pooches, let us know!  And of course if you are interested in adopting Ebbie or the snoring machine, fill out the Adoption Application so you can meet them!

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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! 


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    Phone: 321-277-3089
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