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 helpfing 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.


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)

AMBER – Cream Toy Poodle Girl


My name is Amber. The firstpicture is how I look now and the second picture is how I looked when I first came to Georgia Poodle Rescue I am a tiny cream poodle mix girl, mostly poodle, with a disadvantage. I walk with my left front paw up as if I want you to shake paw with me. My former owners let me run free outdoors because “they were away from the road and “never had any problems” before”. Big dogs also running free attacked me and animal control was called. A high kill shelter with no vet put “me” behind bars because they couldn’t find the other dogs and because my owners now no longer wanted or cared for me. Maybe they wanted me to die. I am very lucky to be alive! I am thankful I got out of animal control before I was automatically euthanized and a vet stitched me up and I came to Georgia Poodle Rescue. My stitches have just been removed but I have radial nerve damage to my front left paw. I don’t place weight on it when I walk but can walk and run and hop on and off furniture fine. I was untrusting when I first came here and was in pain but have turned into a well behaved, wonderful, and happy little girl who gets along with other dogs. I like to cuddle and can hug you, too, and hang out and keep people company and follow you around both inside and out. I like other friendly small dogs.  I can run fast and jump on and off furniture.  I am updated on my vaccines, have tested heartworm negative, am microchipped and only need to be spayed, which Georgia Poodle Rescue will do…but you can come and see me now! Please read policies at the end of this page and email for an application for a meet and greet. Please let me live in a loving home again….One that won’t get rid of me. I promise my disability is minor and we can play, and cuddle, and love each other. Love, Amber.  $200

BEAMER- White/Light Cream Toy Poodle Puppy Boy!

My brother Berkeley and I are from the same litter.  Our mother, Anna, our sister, Ivey,  and our brother Princeton were adopted and Berkeley and I are still looking for loving homes where we can be loved and cherished!  I was born here and am accustomed to being with another friendly dog.  I like to run around and play with my brother Berkeley and also the other dogs and play with toys and bring them to you!  I like dogs and I like people and I want to play, play, play!   I weigh about 10 lbs!  $500


Bijou is a two year old toy poodle or poodlex boy, who is cream colored and weighs about 10-12 lbs.  His owner is not able to take him with her in the home she is going to.  Bijou is a friendly little guy.  He gets along with other dogs and loves attention from people.   He knows commands and loves playing with toys and a comfy bed.  We are giving him pack leadership training and he is available to be adopted.  Our vet has just given him a three-year rabies vaccine, he is heartworm negative, and updated on his vaccines.  $300

BRIDGETTE AND JUDY – Lhas Poo Girls! (Must be adopted together)

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


Dejavu is a charming white toy poodle girl who is estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 years old.  She was from a south GA animal control facility very matted and two volunteers drove over 4 hours to get her to us.  She cleaned up very nicely, tested negative for heartworms and received her vaccinations.  Dejavu loves to stand on her hind legs and place her front paws together and wave them up and down while smiling.  She is a real cutie pie who loves other dogs, people, and life!  Pictures coming soon!  $500

ITA – Toy Gray/Silver Poodle/Silkie or Cairn Mix Girl!

Ita came to us with her Irish name, and she is only 8 months old!  She is a darling 8-10 lb gorgeous charcoal gray/silver toy poodle/silkie or cairn terrier girl!  She has the coat and coloring of a small cairn terrier with semi-erect ears.  We spoke with her breeder , who, if correct, said Ita’s mother is an apricot toy poodle and her father is a black toy poodle.  All of Ita’s siblings came out with curly hair.  Ita was the runt of the litter and came out with silkie straight fluffy hair.  The breeder did not have a fenced yard and let the dogs out to potty so it is possible that another breed came onto their property.  Ita was given to the breeder’s neighbor, a man who, now is losing his home and who wanted us to find Ita a good home.  Our vet has spayed Ita, updated her on her vaccines, and she tested heartworm negative.  Ita is perfectly content sitting on your lap or near you, following you around or observing what you do, and being the cute little princess that she is.  She gets along with other dogs and is friendly with people!  We have taught her to walk on a leash and are working on her basic obedience commands but you can come meet her with an approved application! $400

Major Star – Cafe au Lait or Beige Silver Young Poodle Boy!

Major Star is a beautiful cafe au lait or beige silver young poodle boy who was born 6/15/15.  We just had him neutered and updated his vaccines and he tested heartworm negative.  He was originally purchased out of a box of puppies someone was selling in a parking lot.  The person who purchased him, his second owner, had him for a few months then didn’t want to deal with a dog so she gave him to her sister, his third owner.  She also had him for a few months and no longer wanted a dog so she dumped him at her mother’s home.  The mother, who was the fourth owner had him for a few months where he stayed out on a deck during the day and brought in at night, could no longer keep him so she asked us to find him a good home…we are the fifth owner.  We added Star to his name because he is a real star.  He has a very nice personality, shy at first because he was so matted, he could hardly see.  When we groomed him, we had to shave him down and the mat came off in one big pelt.  He felt so relieved and was scared of the clippers at first but we spoke to him in a soothing voice and held him and he soon knew the clippers were his friend.  He looked so relieved getting all that matted hair off of him.  We are training him but he is available to be seen and possibly have the training continued by you with our tutelage.  $500


Meg, a white toy poodle girl, born April 2014, came to us together with Missy, a blue toy poodle girl, born April 2010.  Their owner’s new grandson, who spends a lot of time at their home, was diagnosed with a rare disease and the poodles made his allergies flare up.  These girls were well cared for and we are looking for a good home for them.  They can be adopted separately but Meg may need another dog in the home so she won’t feel lonely.  Both are happy little girls looking for their new homes!

$300 each or $550 for both

Sammy and Lilly – Black Boy and White Girl Toy Poodle Brother and Sister!

Sammy is a 4 year old black toy poodle boy and his sister Lilly is a white 4 year old toy poodle girl.  Both are precious and are bonded and need to be adopted together.  They are potty trained, well behaved, give non stop kisses and are looking for their new home to find them!  They came to us because their owners work schedule changed to 12 hour shifts and it wasn’t fair to Sammy and Lilly so they wanted us to find a good home for them together.  $550 (this reflects a $50 discount for adopting both together)

Stella – B/W Parti-Poodle Puppy Girl!

Hi! My name is Stella! It is November 5, 2015, and I am a 3-month old black and white miniature parti poodle puppy girl weighing only 5 lbs right now!  My mom loved me very much but I am a lot of work and need potty training and puppy training cuz I’m a puppy girl who likes to run and play and do all kinds of puppy things. I am very friendly and give kisses and can run and fetch a tennis ball and bring it back to you!  I just came here now but am being trained and will be spayed soon if the vet thinks I’m ready. I’m up to date on my shots and am looking for someone who is home a lot to play with me and teach me things because I need them at my age. I also need a home where the people can run and play with me and I won’t outlive them so I won’t need to be rescued again. $600





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

Coby – White Miniature Mostly Poodle Boy!!!

Coby is a white miniature poodle boy with a possible tiny mix 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.



June 2015, Murphy is a 6 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

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


Cooper is a beautiful cream standard poodle boy who was born 2/23/16.  He is tall for his age and friendly with other dogs and people.  He is a puppy and is teething so enjoys chew toys and needs them so he won’t chew things he shouldn’t.  He has a free and happy spirit and loves to run around and play both indoors and outdoors with his people.  We are working on potty training and basic obedience training and he is doing very well.  Pictures coming soon.  $600

DAISY – Tripod Goldendoodle 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.


Jack is a cream labradoodle boy born 11/8/14, who just turned two years old!   He weighs 80 lbs and is a happy, gentle boy, who loves playing with older children.  His family could not keep him because they were allergic to him.  Jack has the longer wavy and fluffy doodle hair and his body was clipped short when he came to us but we were told the hair on his body matches the hair on his head.  Jack loves playing with balls and toys and with other dogs and people.  He is a friendly guy and we are looking for someone who has a sturdy, safely fenced yard where they can go outside and play safely with Jack in.  $500


Lucy Lu is a gorgeous, playful, black standard poodle puppy girl born 1/24/16.  Her owner loved her very much but could no longer keep her due to her new schedule, energy level, and exercise needs that a puppy requires so she asked us to find the beautiful Lucy Lu a good home.  Lucy has a very nice, friendly personality and gets along with other dogs……a little shy at first but once she knows the dog is friendly and playful like her, then away they go romping around and having fun!  Lucy has a healthy appetite and likes all types of things, including baby carrots.  We are looking for a home where Lucy will not outlive her owner and who is home for a good portion of the day to be able to take care of a large dog this young age.  We are training her but you are able to come see this beautiful girl if you are interested in her.  Please view our policies at the bottom of this page and email us for an application for a meet and greet to . $600


Molly is a red goldendoodle puppy girl born 5-15-16.  I learned how to play with other dogs here and am learning my commands.  I have a lot of energy and need to be with a person who actively runs and plays with me every day or has a dog that matches my energy level because I love, love, love to run and play with dogs and with toys.  I am quick to learn and I am a good girl.  I was surrendered by a 20 year old boyfriend/girlfriend, who purchased me from a breeder, but they live in an apartment and didn’t realize my exercise needs.  They tried to return me to the breeder but the breeder wouldn’t take me back because she didn’t have room so they asked GPR to train me and find me the right home.  I weigh close to 50 lbs.  $600


– Cream Labradoodle Puppy Boy!

Riverstone is a beautiful cream soft wiry haired labradoodle puppy boy.  He was born 12/20/15.  The former owner purchased him and then looked at her lease which said no large dogs so she asked us to find him a good home because she didn’t want to lose her lease.  Riverstone is going to be a big boy.  He has large paws and as of July 2015, he weighs about 55-60 lbs already!  He is super friendly and loves, loves, loves all other dogs.  He just wants to have fun and play.  He is very inquisitive, very handsome, and we are looking for someone to be home with him a lot as he is still a puppy.  View our policies at the end of this page and email us at for an application for a meet and greet.  Come meet this big, gorgeous, super happy doodle guy!  $600



Romeo is a beautiful smaller cafe au lait standard poodle boy born 6/22/13.  He weighs about 43 lbs and loves to be with his people and run around and play with dogs and with people.  He can jump a 6 foot high fence but probably not an 8 ft high fence and right now we are running around with him in a fenced area but with a 30 ft lead line to be safe.  Anyone who lives nearby Alpharetta/Milton area who has an 8 ft high fence that we can test Romeo in then please email .    Romeo is a happy boy, comes updated on his vaccines, and we are evaluating what training  he needs.  $500

Savvy la Joie (Savvy) – Tan German Shepherd Girl With Black Muzzle)

I am a very nice, very calm, and well adjusted pure bred 3 year old german shepherd girl!  I am all tan with a black muzzle…….just like the movie star dog named Rin Tin Tin!  I could be his sister we look so much alike!  My former owners were moving and had too many german shepherds so I went to animal control.  I am very friendly and love playing with other friendly dogs.  I am a quiet girl but will bark when I feel to alert you to something that doesn’t seem right!  I am inquisitive and also know how to be by myself.  I am an inside dog and enjoy going outdoors in a safely fenced yard with my owner to play in.  I am not to be kept as an outdoor dog.  Come meet me.  I know you will fall in love with me!  $500




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 and harness attached to you while outdoors in an unfenced area…..even on your own property. Our dogs are accustomed running off leash in a safely fenced area outdoors with our volunteers and trainer.  Our large dogs require a minimum five foot high appropriate physically fenced yard attached to your home where you and your dogs can play without the interference of other dogs.  Please actually measure the lowest and highest point of your fence and don’t guess.   We ask for a minimum five foot high fence for our large dogs.  Anything below or above that height that is an exception will be listed in their profiles.  Nearby dog parks do not substitute as your own fence for our large dogs.  Your dogs must always be on a leash attached to you while outdoors in an “unfenced” area………..even if it’s in your own yard, even if you live far from the road, and even if you deem your property safe.  No invisible or electric fencing, no dog doors allowed, and no outdoor or indoor tethering allowed.  These are unsafe no matter what you are told elsewhere.  If you cannot go outside and run, play, and walk with your dogs and feel a need to tether them outside (against the law) or are too lazy to take them outdoors to potty and let them potty on your deck then we are not the right group to adopt from.  We want to find homes that are good for the dogs best needs.

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 and a permanent US citizen.  WE NO LONGER ADOPT OUT OF STATE!  Your drivers license must be a GA drivers license.  If you have your green card, student/work/other visa, you are not a permanent US citizen.

5.  Have appropriate similar dog and/or similar breed ownership experience that can be verified under your name with a veterinarian in the United States.  Growing up with a dog does not count as being the owner of the dog as your parents had ownership and financial responsibility, not you.

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.  The person adopting the dog must complete the application and have a working email that they use regularly.

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 allowed.  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.  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 or vice versa.  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.

12.  You must have an active email account that you check regularly as we stay in touch via email.

13.  You must be able to run with and after these dogs to play with them and to catch them if they become loose.

14.  We no longer adopt to residents of Hall County due to Hall County Animal Services euthanizing a dog without first contacting the registered owner of the microchip.  We will take in dogs from residents of Hall County but unfortunately cannot adopt to residents of Hall County.


Process -Review our policies -Review our dogs profiles -Submit a fully completed application via email, and pay the $20 application fee via (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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