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.


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)

Adopted!!! ANNA – Black/Tan Phantom Toy Poodle Girl!  Plus 5 Puppies!


Anna is a back and tan phantom marked toy poodle girl.  Her breeder dumped both her and her sister Nancy at a high-kill animal control facility and said she bred Anna to the stud she was keeping.  We have since adopted her sister Nancy but Anna came to us pregnant and had 5 puppies  born 7/18/15 (4 boys and 1 girl).  Ivey (white small toy girl), Beamer (white toy boy), Flash (white toy boy), Berkeley (b/w parti toy boy) and Berkeley (b/w parti toy boy).   All are happy, playful, and love other dogs.      4 male pups left are $500 ea.

BELAIRE  adopted!!!

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

Adopted!!! CANDIE – Cafe au Lait Toy Poodle Girl!

Candie is a beautiful  cafe au lait toy poodle girl born 9/1/13.  She weighs about 10 lbs.  She came to us because she was injured at the former owner’s home and they think with the small children and their large dog that candie fell down the tall staircase and then she loss use ofr her back legs.  She recovered and then was injured again so they wanted us to find her a good home with no small children and no large dogs.  Candie has recovered and runs very fast across the yard with the other little dogs.  She appears to have luxating patellas, which is common in small dogs but is not in pain.  Some little dogs live the rest of their lives with this with no operation and some need an operation to fix the loose kneecaps.    Candie gets along with all of our other small dogs and is such a sweeties pie.  We have taken an xray of her leg and there are no broken bones.  She is very sweet and is looking for her forever home.


 Reid – White Toy Poodle Boy!


Reid is a very cute 3 year old white toy poodle boy weighing about 10-12 lbs.  He is very sweet.  His owner saved him from animal control but his cat did not like Reed so he askedus to find this cute, friendly little boy a good home.  He is all ready to be on the couch and blanket cuddling with you! $300



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 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.



Eleagnus is a beautiful moyen sized poodle or doodle girl weighing about 30 lbs and born 6/16/09.  Eleagnus really loves attention and is a friendly, happy, obedient little girl.  Her former owner purchased her from a breeder who has since died.  The former owner had a baby, a toddler, was going through a divorce and selling her home so she did not have the time to keep nor train Eleagnus and asked us to find her a good home.  Ellie was unsocialized with people and dogs when she came to us so we worked on her every day and now she is the most loveable little girl who gets along with all our other dogs.  She is available to the right home.  $500



June 2015, Murphy is a 5 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)



CHARLES – Brown Standard Poodle Boy!


Charles is a gorgeous brown standard poodle boy who is looking or his new home.  He came from a home with two other standard poodles, who we have found a good home for and now he is looking for his forever home.  His former owners work two full time jobs and have a new baby so they want us to find Charles a home who can give him more time and attention that he deserves.  Charles is a tall standard poodle and weighs about 65 lbs.  He developed a skin problem when he moved to Georgia but his hair has grown back and is short right now.  A grain free diet along with cold pressed coconut oil both internally and externally worked wonders!  Charles is in his former owner’s home as a foster until we find him his new home.  $500

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.    $500

ADOPTED!!! Dugan – Black Labradoodle Boy!


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

ROCKET – Rocket is 3 years old.  He is a white standard poodle boy who is good with kids.  He was an owner surrender, who didn’t have a fenced yard so he was tethered and we all know that a standard poodle needs to exercise leash free in a safely fenced yard.  Rocket gets along with all other dogs.  He likes to bark at the mail truck and UPS truck but he is almost cured of that.  He is a very nice standard boy and is well behaved!  Pix on FB.  $500



Rocket is a beautiful white standard poodle boy born 1/24/13.  He was an owner surrender because the former owner realized that he needs a fenced yard to safely run around and play with his owners.  Rocket was raised with children so he was very good with the former owner’s older children.  He takes food gently and plays well with other dogs.  He likes to run the fence line sometimes after the UPS or mail trucks if he is bored but if he is playing with other dogs or people he doesn’t care.  Rocket is very friendly and very beautiful.  He just placed 6th place out of 50 rescue dogs at the Atlanta Pet Fair’s Rescue Rodeo.   No smokers for Rocket as he is sensitive to smoke and to Febreeze.  He is ready to go home with you to love you and be loved.  $500






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 (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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