Adoptable Animals/Process&Policies

  • We are a unique rescue and first rescue-based breed club providing for our dogs and adopters what no other rescue provides.  We take in poodles and poodle mixes of all sizes, curly or wavy coated dogs, and occasionally other breeds as space and resources allow.  People feel very comfortable surrendering their dogs to us because of our strict policies, finding the type of families the former owners want their dogs to be adopted to, our nutrition program, our lifelong free training program, our environment and because of what we provide for our dogs and adopters for the rest of the dogs lives.  Adopters also come back and adopt a second dog because they are so happy with the first adopted dog.  However, in 2012 and 2013 we unfortunately had to turn away over 300 animals in need.  WITH YOUR HELP, we can save more lives during the times we are full by you becoming a volunteer and/or foster home….for a few hours, days, weeks or year by year.  Sometimes there are dogs in danger of being euthanized in animal control and we need someone in that area to pull the dog out of there under our name and hold the dog for a few hours until we can get the dog to us.  Sometimes we receive a senior dog that deserves to live the rest of their short lives in a loving, private home.  Sometimes there are owner surrenders that live far away and need help getting the dogs to us.  Sometimes we have a dog that needs to recover from surgery and needs personal recovery time and attention in a foster home.  Sometimes a dog is better in a private home until the dog is adopted.  These are situations that we need foster homes for.   By being a foster, you are helping to save two lives:  the existing dogs life in foster and the one we take into our program in it’s place.  This is where we need your help.  We want our fosters to provide the love and time for the dogs in need.  We will pay for the food and the yearly medical expenses.  Won’t you help today?  We need you and the dogs need you.  Existing adopters are already pre-approved to be foster homes and are allowed to adopt the dogs they foster.  New foster homes that have not adopted from us must allow us to show the dog to prospective adopters.  If they are interested in adopting a fostered dog, they must go through our normal adoption process.  Don’t be selfish and say you would never be able to give up a foster dog but instead think about the dogs and ask yourself how you can help out one of our dogs and help to find them a good home and get them into an environment in the meantime where they can have one on one attention.  If you want to volunteer yet can’t find the time then let us bring one or two of our dogs to you to foster in your own home where you can volunteer lots of time with them.  Send an adoption application in today and write “foster” on it.  There is no application fee for a foster application.

SELECT A SONG AND CLICK ON THE ARROW IN ONE OF THE PICTURES BELOW THEN VIEW OUR DOGS BELOW WHILE LISTENING TO THE MUSIC IMAGINING THE DOGS SINGING THE WORDS TO YOU.   PLEASE GIVE THESE DOGS THE SPECIAL HOMES AND WONDERFUL LIVES THEY DESERVE!  They will look up to you and tell you in many ways, EVERY day how appreciative they are!  PLEASE READ OUR PROCESS AND POLICIES AS WELL AS FURTHER INFORMATION THAT APPEARS AFTER THE LARGE DOG SECTION BELOW. Warning!  This first song is catchy and you’ll find yourself singing, humming, or whistling it to yourself!   THESE DOGS ARE ADOPTABLE BUT THEY NEED SOMEONE THEY CAN DEPEND ON FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.  THEY NEED YOU.  WILL YOU COMMIT TO CARE FOR THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES?    DOGS BELOW ARE SECTIONED BY  SMALL (Toy), MEDIUM (Miniature/Moyen), AND LARGE (Standard/Moyen) – This web site contains the most updated information should different information be found on other web sites.

When you adopt from a rescue or foster for a rescue, you are supporting our rescue efforts by helping to support our existing dogs and making space for us to save even more dogs that deserve to have another loving home rather than to be euthanized in animal control.

A SAMPLE MEET AND GREET PIC WHERE EVERYONE HAS FUN!   Remember, we are available for free training and nutritional advice for the rest of the dogs life.

 Keep on sharing all our pictures so we can find homes faster. Print them out and post them in the dog food stores, grocery stores, feed stores, department stores and boutiques, diners, restaurants, veterinary offices, groomers , subdivision post boards and newsletters, your company newsletters, break rooms, cafeterias, apartments, senior homes, playhouses, and everywhere else you think there will be quality adopters who could afford our grooming and care and our personality of following you everywhere, hence, our nickname of the shadow dog. This is not our fault that we are here needing homes. We are wonderful, trained and socialized dogs and you receive free training and nutritional advice for the rest of our lives. Please always help us. There will always be more of us coming in and us poodles cannot speak for ourselves so we need Georgia Poodle Rescue! We need your support in many ways! Thank you for your kindness and caring towards us. Thank you for paying attention and taking the time to read this. Always remember us when you see an opportunity for us. Please never forget us.

SMALL TOY DOGS (4-13 pounds) – (Unless otherwise listed, each of these dogs are $300)

 

BEAU – WHITE POODLE MIX BOY!

Beau is a handsome white toy poodle mix boy about 5-6 years old.  His owner could no longer keep him so asked us to find him a good home.  Beau is a very loving little guy and likes to be with his people.  He plays well with other dogs and with people.  He loves to go outside with his people and run around and play and also go for leash walks.  He is a happy little guy and is looking for someone to love him.   He weighs about 12-13 lbs.  $300

BRIDGETTE AND JUDY – POODLE MIX GIRLS (Must be adopted together-$400 total

Judy and Bridgette were surrendered together by their former owner to animal control.  They are mother and daughter.  We tried to separate them but they are inseparable and need to be adopted together.  Judy is a Lhasa poo and Bridgette is also a Lhasa poo.  They both have a wonderful personality, with Bridgette being a little scared until she gets to know you, then her personality comes out and she is very sweet.  Judy was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and she is on medication.  We would like to adopt both together as they are dependent on each other.  $400

Brisco – Apricot Toy Poodle Boy

Brisco is a very nice apricot toy poodle boy.  He was a stray from animal control.  He was microchipped but the owner moved or died and never updated their information.  Brisco was extremely matted so we had to slowly clip off the mats and shave him short.  Apricots have lighter hair when their hair is short but as the hair grows longer it is a deeper color.  Brisco has a very nice demeanor and a sweet personality.  He loves to play with other dogs and is a very friendly, happy little boy once we relieved him from all the mats.  We will be heartworm testing him and updating him on his vaccinations.  $300

Katie – White toy poodle girl

Katie is a 4 year old white teacup toy size poodle girl as of June 2015.  She weighs 7.2 lbs.  She was given to animal control by her owners because they no longer wanted a dog .  Katie is super sweet, happy, and loves to be with you.  She is quiet and friendly with other dogs and people and is a wonderful dog.  She is not a yapper at all and is beautiful inside and out.  Wouldn’t you love such a dog to be your own?  $300

Russey – Tiny White Toy Poodle Mix Boy

Russell is an 11 mon

Russey is a one year old tiny white poodle mix boy.  He weighs about 8 lbs and will remain a toy size.  He has curly and wavy poodle fur everywhere except for his ears where there is flowing silky hair.  His ears partially stand up so cute when he is happy to see you.  Russey is a happy and active little one.  He loves to play with other dogs and loves people and he also is completely content sitting with you, cuddling in your arms, and showering you with his many little puppy kisses.  He loves to fetch and retrieve his little white ball, too!  He was an owner surrender to another rescue group because the former owners did not realize the demand of care needed for a dog, especially a puppy.  That rescue group transferred Russey to us, we had him neutered and vetted, and a retained baby tooth removed and now this little sweetie is available for adoption.  You must have the time and energy it takes to care for a dog, especially a young pup like Russey. $300

Scout – Cafe au Lait Toy Poodle Boy

Scout is a beautiful 10 year old cafe au lait toy poodle boy.  He was an owner surrender due to her travel schedule for work changing.  She has had him since a pup of 7 weeks old.  Scout has a wonderful, happy personality  He is trained to potty pads as well as pottying outdoors.  Just say the command and he obeys!  He has discovered a whole new world hanging out with other dogs and hanging outdoors in the sunshine and grass!  He runs just fine but the back legs seem to be a little stiff but he can run fast and it doesn’t seem to bother him.  The former owner said he has been that way since a pup.  $100

MINIATURE DOGS – (15-34 pounds) – (Unless otherwise listed, each of these dogs are $300)

Coby – White Miniature Poodle Boy ( mix-mostly poodle)

Coby is a white miniature poodle boy born around 2/4/11.  He sports his beautiful natural poodle tail!  He was found as a stray by his former owner when he was about one year old.  He came to us together with Kasha, a cream miniature poodle mix girl born 12/14/11.  Kasha was recently adopted.   Their former owner is elderly, was diagnosed with cancer, and has no energy with the cancer treatments so we were asked to find the dogs a good home.  They may be adopted separately.  Both dogs are very friendly.  He is  happy and playful and loves playing with other dogs.  His weight is  about 15-18 lbs.  $300.

LJ – Apricot Poodle Boy with Mink Brown Toes and Ziva – Black Smaller Miniature Poodle Girl!

LJ and Ziva came together from the same home.  Their owner was a great dane breeder and these two mini’s were her personal dogs.  Their owner died and her business partner could not keep them.  Both dogs are very sweet and are 2.5 years old.  They are shy at first but once they get to know you their wonderful and fun personalities come out.  We are evaluating them to determine if they need to be adopted together or can be adopted separately.

MURPHY – DEEP BLACK MINI POODLE BOY!

June 2015, Murphy is a 4 year old deep black miniature poodle boy.  He is a sweet little boy.  He weighs about 18 lbs.  He was surrendered to us because he did not like his owner’s fiancee.  He was placed in the bathroom while his owner was out.  The second time he was adopted, he was placed in a bedroom while his owner was out.  We have discovered that Murphy just can’t be “put away” while his owners are out.  He wants to be part of the action.  Let him be free in the house.  Murphy was spoiled in a way people spoil each other.  But dogs need to be spoiled differently so they will continue to be obedient.  He has a sweet personality and is obedient as long as people are nice to him.   We will teach you how to be a pack leader with him and spoil him in a way that will work with his sweet personality.  We prefer a home without young children for Murphy.  We have never had a problem with Murphy at the shelter…  $300

Nicky – White Miniature Poodle Boy!

Nicky is a white miniature poodle boy born 10/14/12 weighing about 15 lbs (he might have a little bit of schnauzer in him per his paperwork but we don’t see any)!  He was an owner surrender because the owner is moving to another country where there is a year long quarantine for dogs coming into the country and they didn’t want to put Nicky through that, so they asked us to find him a good home!  We neutered him, updated him on his vaccines, microchipped him and heartworm tested him (negative).  He is a very loving and sweet little boy and right now on the smaller size for a miniature as he is still young and has growing to do!  He loves to play with other dogs, explore, follow you around and has a cute little smile on his face.  He is a love and a joy to have.  This little guy will make someone a very nice family member!  $300

 

LARGE STANDARD/MOYEN DOGS (35+ pounds) – (Unless otherwise listed, each of these dogs are $500)

 

COTTON – TALL WHITE STANDARD POODLE BOY

    Cotton is a 4 year old tall white standard poodle boy as of November 2014.  His former owner fell upon bad times and could no longer afford him.  She tried to give him to the Humane Society and another no kill animal control facility but they would not take him because he had a large tumor on his hip.  She did not know about us then as she just recently moved to GA.  A person who was looking for another dog at the animal control facility at the same time overheard the conversation and said she would take Cotton and add him to her pack of 7 dogs.  She also had a cat and unfortunately Cotton didn’t like cats so she called us.  We neutered Cotton, heartworm tested him negative, and updated him on his vaccines.  We also gave him super good customized nutrition and the tumor he came with is now gone.  It may have resulted from a vaccine reaction  Cotton is a tall standard poodle and weighs about 63 lbs.  He is a gentle, but strong and energetic, happy and loving guy and plays very well with other dogs.  He loves people and he loves dogs!  He is a big love bug! $500 Ever since we have opened this rescue in 2009, we are proud to say that our dogs have always come updated with their vaccinations (many times with a 3 year rabies vaccination), DA2PP,  Bordatella, heartworm tested negative, spayed/neutered, sometimes have a dental if needed or as resources allow, flea/hw prevention, trained, microchipped, dewormed, socialized with people and animals and lifetime free training and nutrition advice.  Our adopters are very happy with the dogs they adopt from us and many times come back to adopt a second dog from us!  Our standard poodles require a five foot minimum safely fenced yard unless otherwise listed.

DAISY – Tripod Goldendoodle Puppy Girl 

    Daisy was born with 3.5 legs, hence the tripod title.  She just turned one year old on 4/14/15 and is a beautiful goldendoodle girl.  Her breeder wanted her euthanized after she was born because of her handicap of three legs.  The veterinarian refused and said she is a perfectly healthy pup, to keep her with her mother until 6 weeks and he will take her.  We were contacted to take her into our program.  Daisy has a marvelous, playful personality and needs a home that has another dog that likes to play and is gentle with a younger dog.  She is slightly smaller than a full size standard doodle and is called a moyen/klein size, which means “medium” and is the fourth normal breed size accepted in Europe and other countries.  We are looking for the right home for her with another dog and a fenced yard so she can run her fast speed and you can play safely with each other.  She currently weighs about 40 lbs and may grow slightly but the vet thinks not that much more.  Her adopters must also have the patience and time needed to care for a dog, with this handicap.  She does not know how to squat on one back leg so when she urinates the urine may dribble down her back leg.  You must wipe this with a wet cloth each and every time to avoid bad bacteria, which may contribute to a UTI. A tripod dog can walk and run just fine, which Daisy does, and Daisy has even mastered to climb several stair steps and can climb a chair using her half leg.  Because she only has 1.5 back legs, she does not squat when she urinates or defecates so would need cleaning every single time she does this as it falls on her fur and to avoid bacteria build up which can lead to UTIs.  A dog diaper may work well on the indoors for this.  Daisy requires a home with another friendly dog she can play with.  She will not do well being an only dog nor left for long periods of time.  We have brought her to one of our vets who has examined her to determine if her leg can be dropped.  We know she uses her disabled leg up to the knee but don’t know if the portion of leg below the knee would also be working or just dangle if the leg was dropped.  It would be good to determine if the leg portion below the knee is working as that would be something to be considered if they were to fit her with an orthotic paw.  Right now, as the xrays show, the leg may or may not be a good candidate to be dropped or to be fitted with an orthotic.  We have a sponsor who is willing to pay for part or all of Daisy’s orthotic.  They will work with the family who adopts Daisy.  Her adopters must also show us that they are familiar with the needs of a young dog this age, and familiar with this type of handicap.  Daisy also has an anaphylactic shock to vaccines as seen and documented by our veterinarians.  She must always be given the right kind and dose of Benedryl at least 45 minutes before being vaccinated.  We will be very careful adopting this precious and beautiful little girl to the right home who can care for her properly.    $500

Dugan – Black Labradoodle Puppy Boy!

Dugan just turned 1 year old on 7/17/15!  he is a fun black and brown labradoodle puppy boy!  He weighs about 65 lbs.  He and his brother were turned into animal control by their breeder.  One family adopted his brother Charlie and another family adopted Dugan.  Dugan went to a family who lived in an apartment with no fenced yard and stayed in a cage most of the time.  He was not socialized nor trained by the family and instead of doing so they dumped him right back at the very high kill animal control facility where he was at the top of the list to be euthanized.  The family who adopted his brother Charlie, found out and immediately adopted Dugan from animal control to save his life.  They called us to train him and find him a very good home who would care for him properly and give him what he needs.  When Dugan first came to us, he was scared of almost everything….even other dogs.  But he learned very fast what a fun place this is and how to interact and play with different dogs and personalities.  We have also socialized him with all types of people out in public.  He is doing well learning his commands and loves to run and play with toys flipping them up in the air to catch them as he’s running!  He is a nice dog!  $500

ADOPTED!!!  Duncan and Lacey – Bonded Brother and Sister Blue (Duncan) and Black (Lacey) (Standard Poodles

Duncan and Lacey are two 6 year old brother and sister black standard poodles who are bonded.  They were abandoned by a work colleague at a co-workers home for over a year and the owner never came back nor could be found so the co-worker became the owner.  The two were living in his garage, where they had a bed and heat and a/c and went outside into their own area of the fenced yard.  However, he could not keep them because his dog did not like them.  So he asked us to find them a home together since they are very bonded to each other.  Both dogs are happy, sweet, and fun and go everywhere together.  They have very nice personalities, are potty trained, listen well, and up to date on vaccinations.  Lacey has a quarter sized lump on the back of her neck that the vet said can easily be removed and Duncan has an old injury to half of his eye but the vet says he can see just fine.    If you would like two standard poodles that will keep each other company and provide you with love and who are very nice dogs then these two are for you!

Ellie – Café au Lait Standard Poodle Girl!

Ellie is a beautiful café au lait poodle girl born 9/18/10. She was originally given to us because she was unsocialized and her original owner, who purchased her from a SC breeder, who also called herself a rescue, said she didn’t have time to socialize her due to her young children.  So we socialized this beautiful girl and she is only a tiny bit shy now until she gets to know you.  She was adopted out and then returned.  Ellie is a high energy dog and needs you to exercise her every single day.   Ellie would do best with someone who is home most of the day.  She cannot be crated nor confined in small spaces and can figure out how to get out.  She is potty trained.  She loves playing with other dogs and is a special girl.  She loves to be with her person hanging out and just watching what you do all day and will go running with you.  She does require you to go outside and run and play with her off leash in a safely fenced area where she can run off her energies with you or another playful dog.  Simple leash walks will not do for this beautiful girl!  $500

Lilly – Cream Goldendoodle Girl!

Lilly is cream goldendoodle girl born 3/18/12.  She was purchased from a breeder and came together with her older sister Maisy.  Maisy has since been adopted.  Now it’s Lilly’s turn.   Lilly is the dog on the right in the first picture above.  The second picture is also of Lilly.   Lilly came to us untrained.  We have trained her in the basic obedience commands and have socialized her with other dogs and people.  She has been given structure and boundaries and will test you to see what she can get away with but once she knows what is off limits and that you mean it then she will listen to you.  She gets along with and plays well with all our other dogs here and wants to be leader of the pack.  She is beautiful and inquisitive and would be a wonderful dog for the right owner.  $500

 

OUR POLICIES AND PROCESS

Policies 1.  Be a minimum age of 25 years old 2.  Most of our small dogs do not need a fenced yard but must always be on a leash attached to you while outdoors in an unfenced area.  Our large dogs require a minimum five foot high appropriate physically fenced yard.  Please actually measure the lowest and highest point of your fence and don’t guess.  Sometimes we have large dogs that do well with a four foot fence but the fence must be appropriate for the dog and no lower than four feet.  If a large dog does not require a fenced yard either due to their age, physical activity, demeanor, medical or other, then their profile will indicate this information.  However, they, too, must always be on a leash attached to you while outdoors in an unfenced area………..even if it’s in your own yard, you live far from the road, and you deem your property safe.  No invisible fencing and no dog doors. 3.  Have no children under 10 years old.  If your child is 9 years old and has been raised with a dog successfully then we will consider your application.  These dogs are not adopted to children as a toy or “for my child to have a dog”.  These dogs are adopted to adults who are contracted with us to be the responsible people to love, care, and to always supervise the dogs around children no matter how well behaved they are. 4.  Be a permanent resident of the state of GA 5.  Have appropriate dog and/or breed experience 6.  Adopted dog must be adopted for and live with the applicant full time, not adopted for someone else, and the adopted dog is never transferable. 7.  College students are not applicable to adopt dogs from us until they have graduated, have settled into their new jobs and know what time, expense, and energy they now realistically can provide for a dog, and meet our other criteria. 8.  No dog doors.  You are contracted with us to be outside with the dog when they are outside.   A top animal psychologist has indicated that a dog’s mind is not past that of a two year old human child’s mind.  A practical, caring person in their right mind would not allow a two year old child outdoors by themselves.  We want the same philosophy for the dogs we adopt and so do the people who give their dogs to us. 9.  All dogs and cats in your household must be spayed and/or neutered. 10.  Your adopted dog must always be on a leash unless it is in an appropriately fenced yard where it is supervised by a capable adult. 11.  No dog doors. 12.  If you have a small dog or past small dog experience and want to adopt a large dog, please have large dog ownership experience as well as experience keeping both sizes together if you presently own a small dog.  Large dogs require so much more than small dogs, especially in the exercise area, and many unintentional accidents can happen between the two sizes.  Exercise is not just letting the large dog into the back yard and expecting it to run or play by itself.  It means physically going outside with the dog and actively running and playing with it.  Simple leash walks will not meet a large dog’s exercise requirements, no matter how far or long you walk them……. unless they are older dogs. Process -Review our policies -Review our dogs profiles -Submit a fully completed application via email, and pay the $20 application fee via Paypal.com (use our email address when prompted). -When Paypal notifies Georgia Poodle Rescue of receipt, Georgia Poodle Rescue will review the application and contact you shortly thereafter. -The entire process is fairly quick.


 

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