Piper and His Pal Baylee!

Piper, a PPR new arrival, is spending his first week with his foster parents Mary and Doug. Piper came from the cold concrete floors of animal control and now his world is all warm and soft — beds, sofa’s, laps and toys!  Baylee, Mary and Doug’s 11 yr old beautiful granddaughter walked in the door today for a visit and Piper thought—“Hmmm, she looks warm and soft too!”  9 yr old Piper, perked up like a puppy when he saw Baylee! These two played like long lost friends! The bond a dog and a child can share is unlike any other. And the lesson of rescuing a dog instead of buying one from the petstore or a breeder is a lesson in love.  Piper is full of love and life! Watch for Piper to appear on the Adoptable Dogs Page any day now!

Give Your Friends a Year of Joy! 

Are you a dog lover with dog loving friends? Are you looking for a gift that is not only different, but makes a difference? Then Poodle and Pooch Rescue has the perfect present for you.  And there's still pleny of time for this gift to arrive before the holidays!

Coal at animal control

Coal after PPR care

Give someone special the gift of a 12-month membership in the Canine Club of the Month. Your gift will save dogs like Coal.

A simple click on the DONATE button below, followed by a check in the box "Make This Recurring" (monthly) and your designated giftee will become the newest member of the PPR Canine Club of the Month!  In the comments section of your donation, just give us the name and email address of your giftee. And the best part is that you decide how much to give.  Whether it's $10 a month or $100 a month, it all goes to save dogs!

Membership has it's perks! Every month you and your giftee will feel the joy of saving a dog! PPR will receive your specified contribution each month, which we will use toward the vetting expenses of a new and needy dog. When we receive your automatic monthly donation, we'll email your giftee to inform them of your thoughtful gift and introduce you both to the dog you've helped this month.

Both you and our chosen Canine Club member will receive updates on your dogs -- from healing and rehabilitation to happily-ever-after photos in their new homes.  You will help save the lives of 12 homeless dogs. Can you think of a more unique or thoughtful gift?

Please sign up here for our Canine Club of the Month, and make a life time of difference for one deserving dog each month!

Silly Santa Imposter

Baylor is up to his old tricks again. This silly goofball thought he could impersonate Santa, and perhaps keep all those toys for himself.  Uh, sorry Baylor, it doesn't work that way. But, the good news is that you have been such a good boy this year that Santa has a stocking full of squeaky, squishy, fluffy toys, all marked with your name on them!  Santa would never overlook a dog as wonderful as YOU!!  All Santa needs is an address for delivery. Maybe he will find you at your forever home by Christmas Eve. Paws crossed!  Learn more about this handsome boy and his furry friends on the Adoptable Dogs Page!  Baylor is being fostered by the wonderful folks at "A Little Pet Inn" Doggie Daycare in Winter Park. They believe in dog rescue and wanted to get involved. Baylor is having the time of his life at this cool place!! Hey if your dogs need some playtime while you're at work, visit their website by clicking here: A Little Pet Inn!

Just Say YES to a Senior Pooch! 

One of the hardest words to say in rescue is "No". We are forced to say it much too often, especially when asked to take the senior dogs that are given up by their families or dumped in shelters. Imagine having to say that simple word that could mean the end of the road for a dog who has been nothing but devoted to his family his entire life? At PPR, we take all the seniors we can, and then hope that an angel comes along to give them a forever home. For dogs like Freddie, Howie, Doolittle and Margo, we said "Yes", and thankfully these wonderful adopting angels said "Yes" as well. Each of these precious senior pooches has a new life. And no matter how long that life will be, these angel rescuers promise to be there to love them every single day. Consider saying "YES" to a senior dog. The joy you receive in return is immeasurable.

Archie Has a Great Idea!

Archie heard there are just a few more days till Christmas! And then he overheard his foster family talking about wrapping up the presents and sending them to people we love. Hmmm…..this gave Archie a brilliant idea! He hopped in a box that's just his size, and is patiently waiting to arrive at the home where he'll be loved forever. Maybe he'll even arrive in time for Christmas!! Archie sure would be fun to ring in the New Year with. Meet Archie by applying on the website today. He really wants out of his box…..

Mimi Will Get All She Needs! 

Mimi is just 3 years old, but as you can see, she's been suffering for a very long time.  Mimi is in PPR's care now and with the help of Dr. Zern at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital, we will make her well. This will be a long journey for this little maltese, with diagnostics, medications and weekly treatments.  Mimi will start to feel better today and in a few months she'll be even more beautiful than she is now. If you can help with Mimi's care, please click the Donate Button below.  We'll send you emails and photos as Mimi gets better.  Thank you for helping this sweet girl.

Don't even think about it.....finders keepers.  Sorry Santa!!

She's a Simple Gal

That feels sooo good! If Rose, the delightful little Dachshund/Chihuahua blend was a cat, she would be purring. Dog trainer, Catherine, is giving this 3-year-old sweetie what she loves most: attention. Next on her list are walks, food and other dogs. Rose is a simple gal who doesn't ask for much, but this well-mannered miss would be thrilled if adopted to a family that can offer her all four.  Take some time to learn more about beautiful Rose and her adoptable pals on our Adoptable Dogs page.

Official DDAF Grantee

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 2,600 dogs since 2008. Please help us save even more.

When You Wish Upon a Star.............. 

Clark knows he's been a lucky dog this year. He survived the shelter when he was rescued by PPR volunteers. He received excellent vet care from PPR vets. And then, he landed in the coziest foster home imaginable. Clark has foster dog siblings to play with, an abundance of toys and treats, and more fluffy beds than he knew one home could hold. Now, for his very last wish, Clark hopes for a family to call his own. It's actually a simple wish. He is a good dog, quite handsome if he does say so, and he loves people. So, consider granting Clark his one last wish….a family. Now isn't that simple?  Meet Clark and his pals on our Adoptable Dogs Page. Each one hopes their forever-home wish comes true too.

Mini Mimi Loves Taking Her Meds! 

Mimi is feeling better!  She is on lots of oral medications that are fighting off her skin infections and also medicated baths and conditioners.  The expert groomers at East Orlando Animal Hospital shaved off Mimi's mats so the topical medications can do their job. Mimi has yeast, staff and pseudomonas imbedded in her skin.  These infections have been there a long time so Mimi has lost most of her hair and her skin is red, inflamed and thickened.  It will take a while to cure Mimi and for her hair to come back, but it only took days for her to start feeling good!!  Thank you to our Special Needs and Recovery Room Donors for giving Mimi a new healthy life!  And of course a huge thank you to Deb, Mimi's foster mom, for giving her the TLC she needs to get well!

*~*~*~* Santa's Elves *~*~*~* 

What could be cuter under the Christmas tree than a tiny, adorable dog? Why, 2 tiny adorable dogs, of course!  Santa is filling his sleigh and there is just enough room left to deliver this perfect pair of pooches to their forever home. Ally and Ariel have been together all their lives and we would be the grinch if we split them up now. Besides, they keep each other entertained and comforted. They like to share their wardrobes and doggie beds, but mostly they like to share kisses and secrets. These girls are sugar plum fairies who will delight you every day of the year. Ally and Ariel are waiting patiently for Santa to take them to their forever home. Could it be yours?  Apply for these teensy elves today and make their holiday dreams come true.

The Perfect Gift! 

Hey folks, it's December, and we all know what that means. It's time to get creative with the holiday gift giving. So, why not choose a gift that not only makes the recipient happy, but also spreads the "Dog Rescue" message? A Poodle and Pooch Rescue T-shirt is just the gift for your dog-loving friends and family.  Not only does the recipient get a soft, colorful shirt to wear, but your donation for the shirt helps Poodle and Pooch continue to save dogs.  Think of it this way…… your purchase is an original gift that continues to pay it forward. Isn't that what the season is all about? Molly, our doggie-model sure thinks so! Order your PPR shirt today for holiday delivery. We will send your shirt directly to the lucky recipient, or to you if you want to stuff it snuggly in a stocking.

Your friends and family will thank you! Order now by clicking the button below……...

Dr. Smithson Gives Huggie a Hug! 

Huggie had been neglected for years. His periodontal disease was so severe that rotting teeth had led to deterioration of the bone in his lower jaw.  His jaw was just a delicate strip of bone waiting to shatter. It was no surprise when Huggie's jaw broke, but he needed emergency care. We drove Huggie to Dr. Smithson at The Pet Dentist in Wesley Chapel, just north of Tampa. Dr. Smithson fit us in and within hours Huggie was in surgery. Dr. Smithson is a Board Certified Veterinary Dental Specialist. He surgically repairs and treats the most complicated oral conditions and dental disease/disorders including repairing broken jaws. But Huggie’s bone loss was so severe, a jaw repair wasn't Huggie's best option. Dr Smithson offered the perfect option for Huggie. He removed the fractured piece of Huggie’s jaw, leaving Huggie pain free and able to eat normally. Here is Huggie just 2 hours after surgery, a little sleepy-eyed, but looking gorgeous. His tongue sticks out a little more now which only adds to his charm!  Huggie's recovery consists of relaxing for a few days and eating canned food. Yesterday evening after surgery, Huggie ate a full meal and by Saturday he'll be the 4 lb dancing Chihuahua we all adore!  This is our second surgery with The Pet Dentist surgeons and we are thrilled with the results.  If your dog or cat has a complicated oral issue, contact these specialists for EXPERT care at reasonable prices!  Plus, you won’t find nicer folks anywhere!  Click here to visit their website: The Pet Dentist.

What Lies Beneath 

PPR accepts dogs usually just based on an animal control photo.  When we got this photo, we knew Waffles needed us.  He was a giant mat and so scared.  What type of person does this to their dog?  Shame on them and anyone who knew that their neighbor, friend or family member was torturing him. This makes us so angry. But despite the way this dog was mistreated and malnourished, what lies beneath the horror of what his owner did to him, is the sweetest little dog you'll ever meet. Meet Waffles, a skinny, scared little boy with the most beautiful wide eyes, who has started his brand new life with a haircut and a soothing bath. Thank you for donating to PPR so we can save dogs that need us, like Waffles.

~*~ Get Your Comfy PPR T-Shirt ~*~ 

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!


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
    E-mail: info@poodleandpoochrescue.org
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