Save a Dog 

Four dogs need your help now.  To sponsor, please visit us our Save a Dog page.

_____ Whole Lotta Love _____ 
Hobie went from homeless to home forever when he was adopted by Alexandra and Ryan. This happy go lucky pup was literally living on the streets of Miami, foraging for food before he arrived in PPR care.  Fast forward to today where Hobie is Top Dog in his cozy comfy home, and where food is abundant and the people are awesome! Oh, and don't forget Sunday Fun-Day, the best day of all! It's tennis balls and frisbee's on the beach!!  Hobie the Hound is happily home!
Welcome Booker to the Good Life!!! 

What's on your mind Booker?  Anything you want to say to the public, now that you're safe with PPR, living in a foster home with wonderful people, eating delicious food and sleeping on soft beds?  Anything? Wait, what was that?  Can you speak up?  Ah yes, you said "Phooey, phooey, phooey, to that old life".  Got it, and welcome to the Good Life, Booker!

Booker is a boy of few words but a big personality.  Apply to adopt Booker today!

Dotty and Baby Blue!

They call me Dotty, although I'm not sure why. I don't have any dots but that's OK, I like my name. I also like my little blue bear I get to snuggle with. She's not so perfect but who is?  I just know that she keeps me warm and comfy during nap time.  If you adopt me, my foster mom Donna says my baby blue bear gets to come along, too.  That makes me so happy!  I'm a sweet young girl with lots of love to give. Oh, and did I mention, I don't have any dots!?  

Apply to meet and adopt Dotty, with the beautiful silky coat. She and Baby Blue Bear can't wait to meet you! 

____ You Gotta Have Faith ____ 

Faith is one of the twenty Poodles that we rescued from the breeder that was throwing her dogs in the dumpster.  You probably remember the way Faith looked on arrival. We couldn't tell her front end from her back end, as she was just a mass of black mats. We'll, she's come a long way baby!! Faith is beautiful now. She loves getting hugs and giving kisses to foster mom Amy. We are looking for a local adopter for Faith because she still has to have her teeth cleaned at our vet in about two weeks.  If you gotta have Faith, check her out on the Adoptable Dogs Page and apply to adopt her!

Thank You Franklin's Friends!!

Michele Wacker - PPR Special Needs Director,  Dianne Ely - Franklin's Friends Director, Kim Strauss - PPR Adoption Director, Deb Greenleaf - PPR Vice President, Rebecca Lynch - PPR President, Shari Gray - Franklin's Friends Director

Last night, Franklin’s Friends presented PPR with a check for $10,000 so that we can save more dogs!  Franklin’s Friends is a non-profit organization that supports reputable and deserving Central Florida animal welfare organizations.  Franklin’s Friends raises funds through a variety of fun events they hold throughout the year,  then grants these funds to local animal welfare organizations that are proven and worthy.  Franklin’s Friends is like the “United Way” for Central Florida animals!  We are so appreciative and proud to have been chosen by Franklin’s Friends.  Their grant to PPR will SAVE MORE DOGS!  Please show your appreciation for the generosity and the hard work of the Franklin’s Friends’ volunteers, which has resulted in such a wonderful gift to PPR.  Follow Franklin’s Friends events by clicking here to like their FB page and also visit their website at  Their next event is “Karaoke for the Kritters” at Rock and Brews in Oviedo on Saturday August 1st, from 2 - 6pm.  We’ll see you there!

Video of Last Night's Event

Welcome Courtenay Animal Hospital!

In rescue, we say it's all about teamwork and partnerships so we are thrilled to have our newest veterinary partners at Courtenay Animal Hospital join the PPR team!  Dr. Chosa and Dr. Thomas, pictured here with PPR pooch Mickey, help tend to the medical needs of our dogs fostered in the Brevard County area. Located in Merritt Island, these awesome veterinarians help us help more dogs in need. Thank you Dr. Thomas and Dr. Chosa and all of your staff for partnering with Poodle and Pooch Rescue!  You mean the world to us and our dogs!

For Better or Worse ........ 

Bunny and Lissa made a pact from day one, and even did a "pinky paw" swear that they would stay together through better or worse. Well, the worst is over and the better is here to stay!  Bunny and Lissa's lives changed in an instant, starting with their amazing makeovers at the grooming salon to all of the veterinary care they had been waiting for. Now these sisters are enjoying the simple pleasures they only imagined, like delicious plentiful meals, soft fluffy beds and a foster mom who treats them so kindly. For Bunny and Lissa, each day is a gift; and every night when they snuggle close, they breathe a long sigh of contentment that the "better" days are here to stay. Bunny and Lissa are now looking for their forever home where they will live the rest of their lives together.  You can apply to adopt them today.

Just Chillin'

Hot, hazy days of summer mean chilin' by the river for foster mom Deb and pup Ariel. Yea, with their shades on and sunscreen applied, these gals are kickin' back on a lazy July afternoon.  Ariel loves hanging out with her buddy Deb and since Ariel doesn't have eyes, Deb makes sure to describe in detail all the beauty around them, and gives Ariel plenty of time to smell the air and enjoy the breeze in her fur.  Ariel and her PPR pup sister Ally are awaiting their forever home, but till that comes along, they know they have the best foster mom ever!  Let Deb tell you more about her dynamic foster pup duo by applying to adopt Ariel and Ally today.

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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!

Sarah and Vicki Make a Difference! 

Ruby went from living on the streets into the loving arms of Sarah and Vicki at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital.  Ruby was an unnamed, discarded mutt and now she's a precious gem.  She arrived afraid and stoic, almost frozen with fear.  Now she is so full of personality and love, she can't contain herself, sharing kisses and hugs with everyone. Sarah and Vicki work behind the scenes restoring hope to the new PPR arrivals. They welcome these dogs with open arms, show them the love they have never known and teach them to trust. The emotional healing these two women provide to hundreds of PPR dogs changes their world. Thank you Sarah and Vicki for the patience and kindness you show these dogs every single day.

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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 2,700 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.

Kings of the Castle!

Remember Clooney and Clyde?  When they arrived at PPR, they were out of luck, out of hope and out of time.  They struggled to walk, they were missing most of their hair and their mouths hurt.  PPR donors saved their lives and gave them hope, health and an excitement for life they hadn't felt in years.  Then when Jacky adopted them, she made their dreams come true.  If you met Clooney and Clyde now, you would think these two have been spoiled their entire lives because Jacky has erased all their bad memories.  Jacky has given these two funny fellows the lives they were waiting for, and they give Jacky more joy and laughter than she ever expected.  If you want to help us save older and Special Needs Dogs, please mark your donation "Special Needs".  Or if you have room on your sofa, consider adopting a funny old fellow of your own!

Mickey Pulls His Weight 

Mini Mickey makes everything better.  The pint-sized foster poodle made it his mission to help Lucy feel better when she she was stuck indoors with an icky head cold.  Mickey figured it was the least he could do since Lucy's family makes him feel so welcome in their home. As a foster dog, Mickey knows he should pull his weight, all 4 pounds of it!  So, he does his part by comforting Lucy any chance he gets.  And Lucy says it's the best medicine of all!  To meet Mickey, apply to adopt him.  He is a prescription for happiness!

Feelin' the LOVE!

Poppy the Pooch is feeling the love from young volunteer Skylar.  Skylar has a knack for helping our pups feel safe and secure following surgeries, or even when they are under the weather. PPR is lucky to have Skylar devote time during her summer break to caring for dogs in need.  She is the perfect prescription for helping a pup feel better!  Thank you Skylar for lovin' on Poppy and so many other lucky PPR pooches!

Tiny Toby hit the adoption jackpot!  While this handsome fella might be sprouting a few gray hairs, that did not detract his newest fan, Payton, from wanting him as her best pal. Toby knows he's special, but for a teenage girl to see how awesome he is, well that makes him feel like a puppy again!  Toby figured he was easing into retirement but all that changed when Payton's family arrived. With his mommy Payton, and her mom Tonnia, and of course grandmother Joyce, why this little man is top dog in the house! Let the spoiling begin as Toby enters the next chapter of his life, which is sure to be the very best. We love that Payton has such a kind heart to adopt an older dog. That is pretty special! Toby is just the first of many dogs she will love throughout her lifetime. We are as grateful as Toby that Payton has such compassion for the older dogs. We expect other families will learn from this wise girl about the joys that an older dog will bring into your life.

Watching and Waiting ...........

Hey, I think I see someone coming!!  Nah, just another car driving by.  But that's OK, I know my forever family will arrive soon. For now, I'll enjoy the good life here in my foster home with Jeannie and Jimmy.  They are so kind to me so I try to be an excellent houseguest. I mind my manners and get along splendidly with the other dogs in the house. Jeannie keeps telling me that I'd make someone an excellent companion.  She says that just because I'm a little grey around the muzzle shouldn't matter to anyone. It just makes me wiser, gentler and much more the lady.  Let me know if you are coming over, I'll be watching out the window when you drive up.

Apply to meet and adopt beautiful Maggie today!!

______ Forever Dreaming ______ 

Adorable Austin is tucked in for the night, right alongside his foster sister Binky, a former PPR girl who was adopted by our foster Kali. Now Kali and her family are fostering Austin until his perfect forever home is found. Every night, Binky tells Austin the story about her rescue, how she lost her eye, and how perfect her life is now. The bedtime stories make Austin sleep better and his dreams are filled with images of the forever family he'll be part of someday. Can you make Austin's dreams come true?  Apply to meet and adopt him today.  You can make his dreams reality.

Rest, Relaxation and Recliners! 

Many of the 20 breeder Poodles we recently rescued tested positive for heartworms. This was not surprising at all. The good news is that heartworms is 100% treatable. The treatment is costly, but it works! The dogs spent a few days with our vet receiving treatment, then went home to their foster families where their only job now is to "rest". Looks like Steve and his foster dog Hope are following Doctor's orders!!

Ella is one very smart and very compassionate 9 year old girl! Even at her young age, she "gets it" that every dog deserves a second chance at a great life!  That great life has just begun for one lucky dog named Derby! He's now in foster care with Ella and her family, soaking up the love and attention that Ella provides. We know he's giving her tons of kisses too, showing his thanks for giving him his second chance. Ella, you are a super star with a big heart!  Here's a "high paw" to you for helping PPR save dogs in need! 

Ryder's All Grown Up!

Remember Ryder? He was dumped over the fence at a vet office during the night. Now, his new mom Andrea describes him as 98 lbs of Goofy Puppy! Here he is sharing a toy with his buddy Hudson the Great Dane.  Ryder was just a 15 lb pup when Andrea adopted him. We didn't know Ryder's breed or how big he would get, but we did promise that he would be a silly boy.  We kept our word!!

Poodle and Pooch Rescue has its own wishlist on Amazon!  At any given time we have between 50-60 dogs in foster care.  That's a lot of kibble!  Our doctors provide the vetting, our fosters volunteer their time, home, and love, our sponsors donate toward medical care, but we still need the basics.  We can always use food, harnesses, pee pads, etc.  If you would like to send a gift to one of our pups, check out our wishlist at  Our pups thank 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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