_______ High Hopes for Hero _______ 

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. If you can help Hero, please contribute any amount by clicking the Donate Button.  Thank you.

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!

Baby is Ready for her First Surgery! 

Baby came to PPR a month ago after her owner left her in a hot car at the beach with the windows closed, to suffocate. The incident was witnessed by a kind person who called the police. The police took the owner to jail as it was not her first animal offense.  Baby went to animal control for safekeeping and is with us now. Baby has mammary tumors, heartworms and a cherry eye. She is not spayed. She arrived very skinny and with whipworms.  We have taken care of the whipworms and Terry, Baby's foster mom, has put some much needed weight on Baby.  Next week, Baby will have her first surgery-- we'll spay her and do a mastectomy to remove her tumors. A month later, Baby will have her second surgery to repair her cherry eye and clean her teeth.  A month after that, we'll treat her for heartworms. We have already cleared her of the microfilarae that were traveling throughout her circulatory system. Baby is doing so well. She has easily adapted to her new life of health and love.  A life where people care about her!  If you can contribute to Baby's care, please click on the donate button below.  We'll keep you updated on her progress.  Thank you for helping us save special dogs like Baby.

Newsflash! Good News on Bash! 

Bash arrived from animal control with a ruptured cornea.  Angela, Bash's foster mom spent weeks following an eye drop regime that included multiple eye drops, sometimes every two hours!  Bash had many veterinary rechecks and retests and it was all worth it. Now he feels great, his eye has been saved and he can even see from it!  And of course the best news of all-- Angela fell in love with this little stinker and has adopted him!  Bash is home!  Thank you to our Special Needs Donors for saving another special pooch.  Please donate to help dogs like Bash by marking your donation "Special Needs".  We will use your donation to help the next wonderful little needy fellow. 

Pretty in Pink 

PPR adoptee Willow, now known as Ellie, put on her pink dancing tutu to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Ellie's mom Lana is a breast cancer survivor so Ellie has lots to celebrate! Ellie isn't a great dancer, but when you look this pretty in pink, who cares!

Volunteer Spotlight Shines on Eric! 

This is what fostering is all about -- belly rubs and chest scratches!  Gidget arrived at Eric's home just hours earlier.  She is a timid girl.  She needed someone to make her feel safe which is just what Eric did. Gidget can relax now and she knows it. She doesn't have to worry anymore, Eric will take care of her. 

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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!

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.

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.

Sparky Sleepover & Over & Over! 

Sparky keeps a close eye on his best pal Brandon. These two have been inseparable since Brandon's family adopted Sparky. After a long day of play, these 2 buddies sack out on the comfy sofa after watching one of their favorite movies (bring on the Super Heroes!). These 2 friends do everything together and neither can remember life without the other. We love a good "boy and his dog" story and Brandon and Sparky have years ahead to keep telling their tale.

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! 

Dr. Fife Strikes Again! 

Dr. Fife at the Veterinary Ophthalmology Center restored Chip & Garrett's eyesight by removing their debilitating cataracts and inserting brand new lenses!  These boys can see and now they are ready to celebrate!  Visit them both on the Adoptable Dogs Page!

Chip is white, wooly and Mr. Wonderful. He's a gentleman in the prime of “middle age”.  He's a dear and very loving little guy.  He and best fur friend Garrett would make a spectacular twosome for a loving forever family.  But for those who prefer a single pooch to a perfectly mismatched set, Chip would be just as chipper about accepting that happy offer!

Gray-and-white Garrett, wrapped in a neckerchief of pumpkins and candy corn, is well prepared for Halloween. His warm, wide eyes, once dulled by cataracts are now clear, thanks to Dr. Fife! Garrett may be considered “middle aged” in puppy years, but this peppy pooch still has plenty of spring in his step. Warm and oh-so-loving, he would love to find a forever home with his BFF Chip, but would be happy for a single lap reserved just for him.   

A Sweet Lab Mix Needs a Little Help 
Sadie has Demodectic mange.  It's a non-contagious type of mange that all puppies are born with.  If the puppy has a strong immune system, they fight off this mite themselves. But some pups are born to mothers that are in sad shape so the pups have compromised immune systems.  In these dogs, we see Demodectic mange that they can't fight off themselves.  Sadie's mother was a Sheltie mix, which seems like an innocuous fact except that it affects Sadie's mange treatment. Herding breeds can have a senstivity to oral ivermectin, the treatment of choice for Demodex.  It can kill the dog. Tomorrow we will send off a sample of Sadie's blood to test for ivermectin sensitivity.  It's a very accurate test.  If it's negative, we will start her on oral ivermectin which will cure her mange in a month or two.  If it's positive, we'll use other treatments to cure her.  In the meantime, Sadie's skin is raw and inflamed from all of the itching which has caused a secondary infection.  We have begun treatment for this condition with oral medication and soothing lyme dips.  If you can help with Sadie's care, please donate any amount below.  Sadie is beautiful, only a year old, and oh so sweet.  Thank you.

Butterfly Kisses................ 

Our little butterfly was all tuckered out after meeting and greeting so many nice people at the adoption event on Saturday. Sweet Pickles finally found a soft spot to land, where she could rest her puppy paws and dream of her new life. Like a butterfly with wings, puppy Pickles will blossom with her new family. If you want to know more about Pickles and get some butterfly kisses, please visit her on the Adoptable Dogs Page!

___ We'll Do Tricks for Treats! ___ 

Dinosaurs, Hot Dogs, and Doggies, OH MY!!  It's that time of year again and Abbey Belle and Buddy Jackson have been practicing the "look". You know, the look that makes all the humans go "ahhhh, give that sweet dog a treat"!  Yep, that look. Halloween is right around the corner and these 2 tricksters are excited about the treats!!!  If you think Abbey or Buddy, or both, could be your year-round trick or treaters, apply to adopt them to become part of your family!

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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