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Rescued Dogs are the Smartest!!! 

In just minutes our trainer Kim helped perfect Benny's lovely sit.  In the video below, Benny's foster dad shows off this and other  new skills to Benny's many admirers at Pookie's Rescuefest. Benny is so happy to be with PPR now. Another smart, beautiful, animal control dog gets to start over!  Read more about Benny on the Adoptable Dogs Page! And Kim is available to help with your rescue dog. Find her at That's Pawsitive Pals Dog Training!

Sweet Pea's Almost Ready!! 

Some of the dogs that arrive at PPR are young and healthy and just need the basics— vaccines, neuter, dental, microchip and grooming. But many of the dogs we save need extra care and extra time to recover from the years of neglect by their prior ogres, oops--we mean owners.  When these dogs come to PPR, each day is better than the day before, as they get healthier, stronger and of course happier! Sweet Pea, a 7yr old beauty is one of those dogs. We spent the first month getting her healthy, then we completed her heartworm treatment and this week she had her last surgery.  Sweet Pea will be ready for a forever home next week so watch for her beautiful face on the Adoptable Dogs Page.

If you would like to help dogs like Sweet Pea, please donate below and your gift will be used to help the next Special Needs Dog.  Thank You!

Wind Down Wednesday

The PPR pups are pooped halfway through this busy work week. But both Yoshi and Baby Girl, pictured here, will be revved up and ready to meet you on Saturday at Pookies Rescuefest.  Weekend, here we come!!!

Please, Please, Oh Pretty Please!! 

Yoshi isn't one to beg, but he will ask nicely for a moment of your time. He'd like to tell you more about himself since he has so much to offer. For instance, he has mad fetch skills, is an excellent walk or jogging partner, isn't judgemental, in fact he likes everyone, and best of all, he's pretty darn handsome. Yoshi would love to meet you and get to know you better, too!  Join him and his furry pals at the Pookie's RescueFest Event this weekend. In fact, submit your application today so you are approved to take a forever family member home. Yoshi and many of the awesome dogs from PPR are excited to meet you soon!!

Three Strikes and Benny is OUT!!! 

There are a few well known facts shared by every dog that lands in a shelter. Number one is that the girls are lucky. The fluffy ones are even luckier, and the creamy caramel-colored, fluffy girls hit the jackpot. So, where does that leave the black, short haired, boy dogs?  Sadly, with 3 strikes against them and highly unadoptable. Benny knew when he was dumped at animal control that his time would be limited. He looked around and watched dogs all around him leave with families. There he stood as if invisible. Why this is the case no one really knows but for Benny, he was literally living his last minutes when PPR saved him. And why not save him?  He's gorgeous, happy, sweet and energetic!  Oh, and he's young, so he will be around to make a family happy for a very long time. Now in our care, Benny will be ready for adoption this week. He is looking for an active family, maybe even someone who wants a jogging or walking partner! Benny can't wait to start his new life and thanks everyone who took part in saving him!!  Benny had three strikes and now he's OUT of animal control!

Toto's Life is Perfect! 

Big news! We just got a letter from Toto, our amazingly strong, teeny tiny Yorkie who was just adopted by Kelly and John. We couldn't wait to share his happy story with everyone!!

Dear Poodle and Pooch Rescue,

It's me, Toto. I'm here, loving my life with my new family. You won't believe this, but they think I'm PERFECT. No one has ever said that about me before. Usually they talk about my spine being defective, or my rear legs too weak.  People say how cute I am, but then they sigh, and shake their heads like they feel sorry for me. It always made me sad 'cause I'm actually quite happy and never wanted anyone to feel sorry for me, I only wanted them to love me!  But then, along came Kelly and John. They took one look at me and said "he's perfect"!  Finally, someone likes me just the way I am!  I love these people and they love me. Thank you Poodle and Pooch and all the wonderful people who helped save me.  I just wanted to let you know that I'm with my new family now and we are "perfectly" happy forever.   

Love always,

What's Cookin'?!!

Did someone say treats?  Jack is sitting nicely and giving the puppy dog eyes, all in hopes that a bite hits the floor. Or maybe foster mom Kimberly (or one of the kids!) will notice his adorableness and give him a teensy piece of something from that high, high counter. Seems all the best stuff comes from way up there. Jack is such a lovable dog that he's simply irresistable. He's affectionate, playful and never meets a stranger. Check out Jack on the Adoptable Dogs Page and apply to meet him today!

You Betcha She's a Diva!

Mimi got all set for her very first photo that she's feeling so sassy, smelling so sweet, and is simply stunning. What she didn't know was that she would be sharing the camera with a "frog"!  Really?  A diva such as "Moi" must sit by a toad?  Oh, you silly humans, I'll indulge you and sit by that "thing", but next time, that frog better be a prince!  Ah Mimi, you really are becoming the Darling Diva we were sure was hidden under all that stinky skin when you came to PPR. Yep, Miss Mimi is feeling pretty spunky these days. It's simply amazing what a proper princess diet, medication, a very lovely wardrobe, and a huge dose of TLC from an amazing foster mom can do for a little dog. ......

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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 2,600 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.

PPR Foster Families Save Lives! 

Mary and Doug are two of the best foster parents we could ever hope for. They give each dog the patience and love they need to feel safe, which is the most important part of fostering. PPR provides all of the vetting the dogs need to make them well, but our foster families give the dogs the emotional support and love they crave. Mary and Doug have changed the life of each foster dog that has come through their home with healing kisses and belly rubs. Mary and Doug are heroes to all of the pups that are currently living amazing lives with their forever families. If you have three weeks to care for a dog in your home, please fill out our Foster Application and we'll give you a call to answer any questions and give you more details.

Volunteer Spotlight

Like a well oiled machine, our volunteers spring into action to save a dog in need. When the call goes out that a pup needs to be rescued, one of our incredible volunteers, like Kristen, pictured here, wastes no time bringing the pooch to safety. We know when a shelter calls us, it means the dog in question is running out of time, and PPR is the last hope. No matter the day of the week, or the time of day, a volunteer like Kristen drops everything, rushes to the shelter, and sweeps the lucky dog off to one of our vet offices for the best care. PPR can't save even one dog without our incredible volunteers. Thank you Kristen for saving this little Chihuahua man, Mr. Puffers. His new beginning started the minute you scooped him up at animal control. Welcome to your second chance at a great life Mr. Puffers!

Baby Serves a Life Sentence...... 

Remember Baby? Her owner intentionally left Baby locked in a car, with the windows closed, while she enjoyed a cold drink on the beach with her boyfriend. Luckily the police showed up before Baby ran out of air.  The owner was charged with cruelty but failed to show up for court. Hopefully she will be arrested soon. Baby had lots of medical issues, but now she's healthy and she's HOME!

Stephanie saw Baby on the “In Recovery” page of our website and applied to adopt her.  It was a perfect match.  Stephanie had just lost her dog and had just retired. She chose Baby to join her as she embarks on her retirement adventures. Baby is overjoyed to be along for the ride, providing companionship and lots of laughs. Stephanie has already taken Baby to the mountains and the seashore and Stephanie reports that Baby is an excellent traveler!  Baby is one lucky girl. She will wake up in this magical new world, every day for the rest of her life.  Baby's prior owner is on the run from the law while Baby serves a life sentence touring the country with her adoring new mom. Justice served!

Benny the Bouncing Baby Boy! 

Remember Benny? Just a few weeks ago, he was a sad, scared pup with very little hope of a leaving his cold, steel cage at animal control. Thanks to PPR and a team of volunteers, Benny is jumping for joy in his foster home with Dad's David and John. Benny didn't know there were so many toys in all the world, and he surely didn't know people could be so nice. Benny has the tastiest food, the softest beds, and gets to play til his hearts content. Handsome Benny hates to push his luck but he has just one more wish. That is for a family of his very own. Surely that's not too much for hope for?  Learn more about Benny on the Adoptables Dog Page and submit an application today!

Puffers & Laney are on Their Way! 

Laney at animal control, waiting for her PPR Volunteer.

Puffers leaving animal control, headed to PPR!

Puffers & Laney were at animal control because of their irresponsible owners. To whom we say "Good Riddance"! These two beauties were not adopted from animal control because they just weren't perfect. Puffers has heartworms and Laney has demodectic mange. Both conditions are easily cured and neither are contagious. These two young, sweet pups have 10 years of love to give to whomever adopts them. PPR will cure them with donations you have made for "Special Needs Dogs" so these two can go on to be part of a real family!

Baylor's Having a Blast!

It's selfie time and Baylor is always ready to schmooze for the camera. Not only is Baylor handsome, he's also one super happy boy!  And how could he not be? This lucky pup spends his day romping with all his friends at A Little Pet Inn, a super duper, incredibly fun place to be a foster dog!  Our friends at A Little Pet Inn, including owner Miki, shown here, have joined PPR as our newest foster "family".  For Baylor, it's as close to having a family as he's ever known. He has so many awesome people showing him attention, and there are some really cool 4 legged friends for him to play with too. The comfy beds, yummy treats, and endless supply of toys, make this place about perfect for Baylor. Still, he can't wait for a home of his own. Miki and all the wonderful staff at LPI will attest to this boy being simply awesome. Thank you Miki and everyone at A Little Pet Inn for sharing your love for dogs with those like Baylor, who are awaiting a forever home. Check out A Little Pet Inn for your little furry pet's next playdate.

Pick a Pair of Perfect Pooches! 


And her best friend Ally

They go by a variety of names. The "Dynamic Duo", "Double the Fun", "Silly Sisters" and so many more. Mostly, we call them the "Perfect Pair of Pooches"!  Ariel and Ally are best friends, sisters in a sense, as they just don't know life without the other. Ariel adores her best bud, not only because she makes the best playmate a little fur ball could ask for, but because Ariel depends on Ally to be her "eyes" to the big world around them. Ally takes care of her sister-friend, and will continue to do so as Ariel's sight diminishes. Ariel always feels safe and happy when near Ally, but these 2 girls are most happy when they are cuddled with a favorite person. They just want a cozy lap, lots of petting and a family with enough love for a perfect pair of pooches. Throw in a fluffy bed, a few squeaky toys, yummy treats, and Ariel and Ally are bonded to you forever!  Adopt these pocket pups today and be entertained for years!

All Tuckered Out......... 

Chase is absolutely exhausted! Those holidays just wore him out. All the playing, the gift giving, the yummy treats, the music, the silly dancing.....whew, it might take a few days for Chase to rev back up. But no worries, once he gets his post-festivities nap, Chase will be back to his goofy, lively self. This happy young fella sure hopes a great family comes along to adopt him soon. He will make someone super happy in 2015.  See more photos of Chase and his buddies on the Adoptable Dogs Page. Apply for Chase today, he's rested and ready to meet you!

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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