Two Sweethearts Looking for Love 

Meet Laney and Franklin, 2 foster dogs looking for love. He's from Miami, she's from Cocoa. He's a bit of a push over, she's a little bit sassy. She was dumped in a shelter, he was abandoned in a backyard. Both are sensitive, soulful, and easy on the eye. And both want love. Do you need a friend....or two?  Laney and Franklin are looking for love. Meet them today by applying to adopt on the PPR website.

Giggles, Squiggles & Wiggles!

It's all giggles, squiggles, and wiggles in this PPR foster home!  Emma, pictured here, along with her brother Paul, are in puppy overload since the arrival of Sugar Bear, Allie and Reese.  These silly pups are more entertaining than any computer game or movie. And more interactive too!  Paul and Emma love having the pups in their home, and enjoy giving them tons of playtime and cuddles. As much as they've begged to keep all the puppies, mom Laura has assured them that each dog will get an amazing forever home. Paul and Emma would be happy to tell you more about their foster pups. Please apply to adopt today if you are ready for the joys of training, raising and loving a pup of your own. Sugar Bear, Allie, Reese, Henry, Wnnie and Sweetie Pie are ready to wiggle their way into your heart!

Snowy's Angel ....... 

Joanne is one of those amazing angels who asked to adopt an "older" dog. She recently lost her 14 year old Poodle and her other dog Ricky needed a new friend. Joanne waited patiently for her prim and proper lady to come along, so when Snowy arrived in PPR's care, it was meant to be that Joanne be Snowy's new mom and Ricky's new best friend. While Snowy might be a bit grey around the muzzle, that's just fine with Joanne. To her, Snowy is a lovely, well-mannered, gentle "pup" just as deserving of a loving home as any puppy half her age. Joanne will tell everyone that it's not the amount of time you have with your dog, but the love you share each day. Adopt a senior, share the love.

Recovery Room 

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Diva in Training

Every girl loves a glam day and no girl does it better than Miss Laney. Our little Diva-in-Training is beginning to like all the perks that go along with being a foster dog. She's eating only the finest pate, sleeping on the fluffiest of beds, and pearls are her jewel of choice. In no time, Laney will have this whole Diva Dog routine down pat. But, don't let her fool you cause sassy Miss Laney can let her hair down and be silly. She's even been known to break diva protocol and play with toys! Imagine that!  If you have room for a darling. delightful diva dog, then apply to meet Laney today. She promises to mind her manners......well, most of the time. 

Lolly Takes it One Step at a Time 

Thank you for helping us say "Yes" to saving sweet little Lolly Pop! Please donate to help if you can and we'll email you updates and photos!

Animal control asked us to help Lolly, a 5 year old, 8 lb, sweet girl who needs special care.  Lolly has a dislocated hip on the right side and fracture in her pelvis on the left side. She has abrasions on her neck. Lolly also has a bad knee on the left side that may or may not be related to the trauma.  Either Lolly was hit by a car or a person.  Regardless, she is amazingly sweet and we can help her.  First, she needs an FHO surgery (femoral head ostectomy).  You cannot simply put the hip back in place because it will pop right out and having a dislocated hip hurts. The FHO surgery takes away the pain by removing the head of the femur, which relieves the pressure and a false joint is formed by the body.  We have done this surgery many times, always with great success.  The pelvic fracture will heal on its own because there is only one fracture and it's in a perfect location. Once Lolly has healed from the FHO surgery we will re-evaluate her left knee. Right now she is using the left leg just fine but that may be because her right leg just can’t bear weight.  If after the FHO surgery, we find that her left knee is uncomfortable, we’ll repair her knee with a medial patella luxation surgery, another very successful surgery performed by Chuluota Veterinary Hospital.  We’ll do Lolly's FHO surgery this week.

Deb Saves Dogs!

Our rescue partners at Brevard County Animal Controls often contact us to take critical cases. We are so fortunate that Deb, who lives in Brevard County, races into action to get the dogs to our vets in Orlando. Deb will tell you the pleasure is all hers as she not only saves a dog, but the dogs like Cassidy, pictured here, show their gratitude with kisses. Cassidy had been hit by a car when Brevard Animal Services contacted PPR. Time was of the essence so our first call was to Deb, our Brevard County rescue ranger! Thank you Deb for saving Cassidy and so many other pooches through your years of volunteering with PPR.  If you are interested in assisting as a transport team member, especially from Brevard County, please contact us today! We simply couldn't do what we do without volunteers like Deb. Thank you to the many transporters throughout Central Florida! You are the first leg in the journey to a forever home for a very lucky dog! 

Jagger is Waiting for His Valentine 

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
You can see Jagger,
But he can't see you.

Sugar is sweet,
Diamonds are bright,
Jagger will love you,
With all of his might!

Be Jagger's one and only Valentine!

Apply to adopt Jagger on the PPR Website!

Love is in the Air!

L'amour is in the air. Sir McCrumpets waits patiently for his love to come. He will settle for nothing but the finest as he is a dog of discriminating tastes. Whether the finest liver snacks or designer coats and collars, this distinguished gentleman, with his uncompromising high standards, is currently accepting applications for his adoption. Should you wish to be considered as his lifetime love, please apply on the PPR website. Sir McCrumpets will be eagerly awaiting your submission, sniffing through each application personally. L'amour awaits.

The Sad Truth Behind the Cute Puppies 

Clyde, as the Breeder shows him on her website.

The true Clyde, as he arrived at PPR.

Puppies are front and center at every pet shop, flea market, Craigs List ad and the internet. Cute, fluffy, spunky and plump, the adorable little puppies are scooped up by shoppers every day. What the buyer doesn't see are the mommies and daddies of those tiny 8 week old furballs. Dogs like Clyde spend their lives as property with a make their owner money. Unlike the photo of him from his "breeders" website, where he is depicted as the healthy, fluffy dog he once was, Clyde in reality is an 11 year old, malnourished, deformed poodle who was literally wasting away when PPR took him in. While his puppies were being sold for cash, Clyde was suffering from lack of vet care, poor nutrition and squalid living conditions. The shock of seeing the real Clyde vs what is depicted on the breeder's website was overwhelming for our volunteers and vets alike. We will do all we can for Clyde, and the others we have taken in from this breeder going out of business, but the sad reality is that these operations are in every community,  shrouded in secrecy and deception. Clyde is living the good life now in foster care with Jacky. This silly little man gobbles up soft healthy food, struts around in warm sweaters, sleeps in cozy beds and always has a set of arms to cuddle him. All the things he was denied for 11 years are now available in abundance. If Clyde could speak, he would say, "Please People, Adopt, Don't Shop" so every dog can be a pet, not property.

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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.

Perfect Combination of Fun & Love 

Bouncy boy Benjie loves to play!  And with several furry foster siblings to play with, there is always a silly game going on in this foster home. Benjie thinks it's pretty cool that he has a yard to run in, and people who are happy to take him on long walks too. This little superstar enjoys his daily work outs but boy oh boy, he sure likes to snuggle when party time ends. With his stunning good looks and super fit physique, Benjie is hopeful you will introduce yourself to him. After all, he's not just another pretty face, he's got personality plus!  Meet Benjie by applying to adopt on the PPR website. Fun and love await!

Boomer and Bonnie See Eye to Eye 

PPR alumni Boomer and Bonnie see eye to eye on so many things; they love their parents, Amy and Chris; they like to play with their fur sister Niko; and sniffing the big world outside is the best part of every single day!  Boomer and Bonnie have so many things in common, including that they are both blind and both were adopted by Amy and Chris! How cool is that? In this family, there is one thing that the 2 and 4-legged members always see eye to eye on. They all agree -- love is blind.

Baylor is Top Dog in the Class! 

Baylor, who now goes by the very cool name of Quasar, is a Poodle and Pooch alumni.  When he arrived in our care, we knew he was very smart, had a lot of energy, and just needed to understand how to be a family pet.  That is where A Little Pet Inn and Wagging Willow Dog Training came in!  Little Pet Inn fostered Baylor, providing him with lots of opportunities to make doggy friends who helped him learn to play nicely. The staff loved him and offered him a safe place to call his temporary home. Then, with the help of the wonderful trainers at Wagging Willow Dog Training, Baylor learned some basic obedience, impressing everyone with the amazing dog we all knew he was deep inside!  Now this boy is an obedience school graduate and in his very own home, where his mom and dad continue his education!  Thanks again to A Little Pet Inn and Wagging Willow Dog Training, both in Winter Park, for taking Quasar to the Head of the Class!

A Few of My Favorite Things!

Ask Teddy what makes him happy and he'll rattle off a short and simple list. Chewing his favorite rubber bone, chasing balls in the back yard, story time with his favorite little boy, playing with his doggie buddies, and last, but not least, cuddle time with his foster family. If he were to get really specific, he'd even throw in that he loves sunshine and delightful smells. To adopt Teddy, you simply need to know his "likes", because he's such an easy going guy, not much ruffles his fur. Meet this handsome, silky, fluffy fellow today by applying on the PPR website. Adopt Teddy so he can share with you some of his favorite things.

A Lifetime of Love for Rocky and Pippi 

Janette and Rocky

Nini and Pipi

The PPR family said a tearful goodbye to two very special senior residents last week. Pups Pippi and Oscar's foster families gave their babies a farewell hug, knowing that these 2 little fighters had the very best years of their lives as PPR permanent residents.

Foster mom Janette loved her Oscar boy, whom she called Rocky, to pieces and spoiled him simply rotten. Rocky had claim to the softest bed in the house (Janette's!), the tastiest gourmet treats, and certainly the finest wardrobe in town. There was nothing Janette wouldn't do for Rocky, and boy oh boy, did she shower him with love for 3 wonderful years!

Nina and Nini loved their Pippi girl for nearly 2 years after she was left alone, sick and afraid at a shelter. PPR's vet gave her medical attention but it's her wonderful permanent foster family that provided the love, safety and security she'd never had. With her permanent wink, sweet kisses and teeny stature, this gal was adored more in 2 years at PPR than many dogs know in a lifetime.

Our permanent foster moms and dads are truly the best gift a senior dog will ever receive. When the odds are against them at the shelter, these angels see the value of the dog's remaining time, not what they missed out on. They step in for the long haul, which might be weeks or months or years. For angels like Janette and Nina, time doesn't matter, as every minute is a gift. Thank you to these two amazing families who brought such joy to 2 old dogs. You are the reason that their last years were their best. We wish everyone could experience the love these amazing senior souls  give back to us. Rest in peace Rocky and Pippi, you will never be forgotten.

Wrapped in Love and Hugs!

A little cold weather didn't stop our beautiful chihuahua Brandy from donning her fur jacket to meet her admirers at a recent adoption event. Brandy's foster dad, Alex, did what any doting dad would do; he wrapped his tiny pup in a cozy blanket ensuring our little diva stayed comfy and warm. Brandy is a bundle of joy who never complains. Cold weather, warm weather, to her every day is "just right"!  You can apply to adopt Brandy by filling out the application for adoption today. Take this bundle of joy home and wrap her up in love!

Apollo is One Happy Camper!! 

Ever wonder what our dogs do in foster care?  Besides waiting for their forever home, that is?  Well, for starters, they do all the fun things their foster family does, like go on awesome weekend camping trips!  PPR pup Apollo had the time of his life enjoying camping in the great outdoors, just hanging with his foster parents Julie and Jim, and his best fur buddy, big Maks.  So the next time you wonder if dogs have fun in foster care, you can bet the the answer is "Yes"!  Apollo loves his foster family but is ready to have a family to call his own. Apply for this handsome outdoorsy guy today on the PPR website. He's all ears!

Visiting Angels

The only thing more rewarding than fostering a dog, is receiving a visit from a former foster pup and her new family! For foster mom Maria, seeing her former foster pup Belle was like a visit from an old friend. Belle began her life as a backyard breeder's property. When the breeder went "out of business", Belle was turned over to PPR and arrived in our care as a skinny, frightened little girl. Maria loved and nurtured Belle until the absolute best forever family came along to adopt her. In the year since she was adopted by David and Deb, Belle has blossomed....and gained 4 pounds! What a joy for Maria to see her once fragile foster pup now living an amazing life! Foster families say they never forget any pup they had the chance to love, and you can bet that the lucky dog never forgets his or her very first family! Thank you Maria, and every single one of our incredible foster families for all you do for the dogs!! You are their angels!

Your Donations Make A Difference

Please mark your donation "Recovery Room" or "Special Needs" to help the dogs most in need.

Better Than a Box of Chocolates! 

Valentine's Day is approaching and Cupid can hardly wait. Naturally, it's his favorite day of the year! He is allowed to give extra kisses, double the snuggles and non stop tag wags to everyone he meets. No need to go looking for love this Valentine's Day when Cupid has more than enough to spare. This pint sized poodle has a heart so full of love, he's just bursting to share it. Meet Cupid and start your love affair today. Apply to adopt Cupid or one of his pals on the PPR website.  They are better than a box of chocolates any ol day!

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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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