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Update on Cherry 

Cherry, one of our newest breeder throwaways, arrived very painful due to the degradation of the tissue that used to be her eyes (see her arrival photo in prior post). Within hours of arriving at Poodle and Pooch Rescue, Dr. Zern performed surgery and Cherry is doing great. During her recovery, Cherry gets to hang out with the front desk staff at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital, making up for lost time with kisses and laps. The breeder took her eyes, but Cherry can still look forward to a life where she will hear adoring voices, feel gentle hugs, taste delicious chicken and of course-- smell butts! And best of all, now that she's not a breeder's prisoner, Cherry will finally know the feeling of safety, love and family.

Debbie and Rebecca spoiling our girl.

Eye Witness

Cherry is only four years old, but she spent those years with a breeder. She recently had puppies, then was dumped at animal control with two of her breeder sisters. We can't put this photo on FB because we are monitored as a business so FB will delete it. But you can. Please share this photo on FB. Cherry needs to be seen. Those who purchase puppies from breeders and pet stores need the truth. Dr. Zern operated on Cherry immediately. She is now recovering from the surgery to remove the tissue that used to be her eyes. Cherry is NOT an exception. Our WORST cases of abuse and neglect come from breeders. Cherry was hidden in a back room or off site so that customers wouldn't see her. Breeders aren't stupid. They know that dogs like Cherry will put them out of business. Let's show the hidden faces they won't. Cherry is the face of the breeding business. Let’s get Cherry all over facebook. The very least we can do is look at her.

Get to Know Frodo 

Frodo is another lucky fellow who came to PPR from Orange County Animal Services. He is an older Schnauzery boy who had a growth on his lip that we had to remove. It may or may not be cancerous (we are waiting for the histopathology report) but either way we will ensure that Frodo is spoiled for the rest of his life. Frodo is recovering now with Dr. Peters at East Orlando Animal Hospital but is ready for a foster home. If you would like to foster this chunky boy or another one of our newbies, complete the Foster Application. Thank you Dr. Peters and East Orlando Animal Hospital for helping us save so many!!

Beautiful, Bouncy, Blind, Baby Boy

Toby with Volunteer Miros Rodriguez

Toby was born blind. This 6-month-old puppy doesn’t seem to think that’s a problem. He’s right. His life will be different, but no less full of love and fun. Toby spends all his time doing what puppies do – playplayplaying, snoozing, then playplayplaying. Toby loves his foster family and does lots of kissing and getting kissed. Who could say no to that face? He’s learning to walk on a leash and because he’s blind he’s not as distracted as sighted puppies on walks. Training a blind puppy is a little different than training a sighted dog, but because he uses his other senses much more than a sighted puppy, training him isn’t harder or easier ... just different. Toby, 11 lbs, will have his eyes thoroughly checked by Dr. Fife, our ophthalmologist, to see if we can restore his vision through surgery. Either way, this puppy will have a blessed life, full of love, toys, playtime, and lots of kisses. Toby will soon be up for adoption. He’d love to go to a home with another very playful dog who will help lead him around--his own personal seeing eye dog! In the meantime, Toby is having the time of his life." 


Ha! Now that I have your attention I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Noel. I was rescued off the streets after being hit by a car. I am paralyzed, but I can scoot wherever I want to go and I'm very good at it. My cart is being built right now so that when I'm outside, I can run as fast as my buddies. Sniffles is getting all the attention right now, but don't forget about me! I will be ready for adoption very soon! Visit our Adoptable Dogs Page and if you see one of us you want to adopt, please fill out the Adoption Application. We especially need homes for our seniors and our big dogs. Also, not all of our dogs are listed for adoption yet so if you're looking for a senior or a middle aged dog, please apply to adopt. Gotta go and Happy New Year!

Sniffles Pupdate!

To see more pictures and video of Sniffles, click here!

This old boy has swept the nation and his "tail" has gone viral!  Since Sniffles' TV debut, we have been able to piece together his history and how he ended up wandering the streets of Orange County, Florida.  Sniffles was once a stray in Puerto Rico, rescued by an amazing group known as Rabito Kontento (Happy Tails).  Sniffles needed extensive treatment after he was attacked by other stray dogs that were much larger.  He suffered from multiple injuries and bite wounds and lost his nose during the attack.  After three surgeries, lots of recovery time and loads of tlc, Sniffles was adopted to a home in Florida with the hopes that the states would offer better veterinary care.  Unfortunately, Sniffles escaped from his new owner several times, an unsafe situation for him.  We've determined that while his adoptive family loves him, it just isn't the best home for this special needs little guy. 

We are now working with Rabito Kontento to obtain his medical history and to make sure that this sweet fellow finds the best home possible to live the rest of his life.  We are sorting through the 200+ emails, voice messages, social media inquires and applications to determine the absolute best and most suitable home for Sniffles.  The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and heartwarming.  Sniffles is going to be a-okay and we ask that you please set your sights on some of our other dogs in need....Squeaky, Checkers, Jasmine, Noel, Savannah and Dolly (just to name a few!).  And if you are not in a position to adopt, we hope that you will consider donating below so that we can save other special needs dogs that are running stray or at animal controls around the state.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your desire to help, your kindness and your generosity. 

Squeaky Gets a New Life! 

Squeaky was hit by a car and had a fractured hip. She had been at animal control for two weeks because nobody wanted her. But now she is with us at Poodle and Pooch Rescue. This sweet girl will be evaluated by our orthopedic surgeon and we will help her. Poodle and Pooch Rescue is the last resort for so many dogs that have nowhere else to turn because they are injured, have a medical condition or are seniors. We know that if we don't take them, nobody else will. Please help us save more special needs dogs with a donation below. We are all volunteers and the dogs live in foster homes so your donations are not spent on salaries or a building. Your donations save dogs. It's just that simple.

Sniffles and Our Seniors 

Sniffles is a new arrival, another senior dog that animal control asked us to help. He's a sweet boy (with no nose) who will be ready for adoption in a few weeks. This boy was full of hookworms and whipworms. We only see whipworms when dogs were kept in a filthy, outside living environment for a long period of time, usually with breeders or those who think it's ok for a dog to live in backyard. After we have rid these parasites from his body, we will do dental surgery. Although Sniffles isn't quite ready yet, if you are interested in adopting him or any of our other seniors (we have many, not all of them are on our website yet), please go to our Adoption Application Page. Seniors are funny and loving. They will repay your kindness by filling your hearts with joy and your home with love and laughter.

Save The Leftovers Update!

THANK YOU for helping us to "Save the Leftovers" and replenish our Special Needs Fund.  We successfully raised $4,015! This enables us to say YES when there are dogs sitting in animal control that everyone else has turned their back and given up on....but not PPR.  Thanks to you, these otherwise forgotten dogs will have a second chance at life.  They'll receive the veterinary care they need and a loving foster home that keeps them safe and warm until they make their way to their forever home.   

If you didn't have the chance to donate, it isn't too late.  The need for donations never ends because we are faced with the need to save these lives every day.  Please consider a monthly donation of $10, $25, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us "Save the Leftovers" throughout the year.  Just look at Nyla's face, leaving animal control and taking in the sunshine on her way to a PPR vet.  This is her ride to freedom and this is what your donations mean. 

Save The Leftovers! 

It's that time of year again, Poodle and Pooch Rescue’s “Save the Leftovers” campaign saves the dogs that are “leftover” at animal control. These are the dogs that are not rescued or adopted because they don’t look pretty, are older, or have a medical condition. We are their last hope.

“Save the Leftovers" will replenish our Special Needs Fund and by donating just $10, we can save the dogs that are left behind after the adopters and other rescue groups have had their pick. We can save these dogs, make them healthy and find them homes, but we can’t do it without you.

Please help with a donation of any amount. If you can afford $10, $20 or $100, we can continue to save dogs that are leftover. They need us, but we need you. Please donate today!

Christmas Cookie!

Former PPR dog, Cookie, is having the best time of her life, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, donors and of course, her new family, Gina,Anthony and brother Jake! They decided when it was time to add to their family that rescue was the only way! This little girl really struck it rich with her new family! If you want to help dogs like Cookie find their forever home this holiday season, simply adopt, foster or donate!

Pupdate from Bailey!

"Hey There, PPR!

Thought I would just check-in and give you an update on you how my life has been since you rescued me and found me a new home in June 2018.  I am so lucky that PPR took me in, I would be living a miserable life right now if it wasn’t for you.  I don’t get to just ride in a car and a golf cart.  I even get to ride on a Harley-Davidson!  Safety is first, so I have to be secure in my travel bag and wear my googles, but I don’t mind if it means I can ride.  I get to visit and hang out with another local PPR rescue, Bob.  We often get to go to the dog park together and take walks around the neighborhood.  When my owners are out of town, I get to stay with Bob, so cool, it’s like my home away from home. I get very excited when I hear I am going to see Bob and his mom, Judy!  I live in a neat neighborhood, I get to visit neighbors and sometimes (alright, often) I get treats.  Some of these neighbors don’t have pets so my pal Bob and I enjoy visiting and putting a smile on their face.

Hope you enjoy these pics, me with a neat tie that Bob's mom bought me, me on the motorcycle with my dad and me hanging out with Bob after a tough day of playing - we were pooped!

Thank you PPR for all you do! ~~Love, PPR Alumni, Bailey"

It's Just Me! 

Sookie and Checkers need foster homes. They need to be "only dogs" because they are jealous of other dogs and want a family of their own. Sookie lost her mom and can't wait to find a new one. She loves everyone she meets! Checkers never had a real family of his own, just "owners" who decided to dump him on the streets. He is shy at first, then a sweetheart and LOVES his toys! These two have missed out on so much love, so now it's time to make up for it! If you don't have any other dogs and can foster one of these sweeties, please click here: Foster Application. We'll call you to tell you more about these two so you can decide which one to take home. Remember, they have had all of their veterinary care and we provide all the supplies. And, of course, if you fall in love and decide to adopt, well that's even better!

A Sight for Sore Eyes 



Frankie and Linnet were emergency rescues from two different animal controls. They had been hit by cars and were in terrible pain so animal control asked for help. Our  volunteers arrived at animal control and were a sight for sore eyes for these two sweethearts. They went straight to Chuluota Veterinary Hospital where Dr. Zern and his team started work immediately to control the pain and run the diagnostics to assess each dog thoroughly. Despite collapsed lungs and broken pelvis', both dogs have good chances of recovery. They will need two weeks of hospitalization and 6 weeks of recovery in a foster home, but we expect these brave beauties to be walking and running by December! Right now though, they cannot even sit, so they need your help. Please donate below if you can help either Frankie or Linnet get the care they need. Thank you.

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Little Miss Sunshine! 

Tallulah is a sweet Miniature Schnauzer girl who came to us with an old spinal injury that left her without full control of her hind legs. Nevertheless, Tallulah gets around just fine. In fact, she hops like a cute little bunny and you bet that nothing stands in the way of this adorable little girl and her unwavering spirit! A little Miss Sunshine, Tallulah is always happy and always smiling. She loves to play, play, play and with her silly nature, Tallulah will make sure you always have a smile on your face. If you are looking to add a little bit of sunshine to your life, click here and apply to meet Tallulah.

Bath to the Future! 
Max is getting a bath so he can be ready for his adventure tomorrow. He is going to visit Dr. Lynn Honeckman with Veterinary Behavior Solutions for an evaluation, then on to Every Dog Has Its Day to work with head trainer Mandy Burger for some socialization and training. Max came to us from a hoarder. Of the over 70 dogs we got from this hoarder, Max was affected the most by the neglect he suffered. Max will need a very experienced home with a very special person who is devoted to making him feels safe. This big boy isn't ready for a home yet, but we hope he will be soon. First, we'll help him learn that from here on out, he can trust people again. Thank you for donating to Poodle and Pooch Rescue so we can help dogs like Max.

We Need a Foster Home!

If you can foster one of these dogs for two weeks, we need you! Let us know which dog you would like to foster and we will call you to provide more information to determine if they are a good match for your home. But first, you have to fill out the foster application by clicking here: Foster Application. Remember, we provide the food, a large crate and everything you need. The dogs have had their veterinary care and are ready and waiting for you! PS-- Fostering is a great way to get Bright Futures volunteer hours! Thank you!






Tipper (after surgery)



Happy Hannah!

Happy Hannah is proof that dogs live in the NOW!  Hannah is a 4-year-old, 55lb Shlabrador girl - okay, so we made that up, she’s a Lab/Shepherd blend, but Shlabrador sounds much cuter!  Sweet Hannah came to us from an unfortunate situation; she was living with a hoarder, but you bet that Hannah does not let her past hold her back.  Always smiling and cheerful, this silly girl is ready to brighten up your world!  Hannah is a happy-go-lucky dog, who loves to cuddle, play with toys and smile!  Did we mention smile?  If you’d like to meet Hannah and add some happiness to your life, click here: Apply to Adopt

Better Days Ahead 

Jordan is sooooo happy to be out of animal control and working at Chuluota Veterinary Hospital. But now he's ready for a foster home.  In fact this boy is ready for a forever home! Jordan is a 33 lb energetic, playful, loving terrier mix who deserved better than his prior owners. This boy is looking for a family now, not an owner! If you want to meet this lovely little man  to foster or adopt, click here: Jordan!

Funny Face 

Tilly is ready for a home! It's been a remarkable journey for this beautiful hound from the grasp of a hoarder into the loving arms of PPR volunteers. Tilly is happy and ready to be spoiled! She's so grateful for her foster family and the donors that saved her. If you're looking to add a big, funny face to your family, click here: Adopt Tilly.  If your home is full of dogs already, you can still save a special needs dog like Tilly by donating to Poodle and Pooch Rescue!

Puppy Snuggles!

They say “happiness is a snuggly dog” and Amelia and Ava are here to bring you just that: lot’s of puppy snuggles! These two cuties, along with several of their siblings, are still looking for their forever home, where they promise to shower you with their sweet puppy love. To meet Amelia and Ava, or one of their siblings please click here.

A Gray Area? 

Nope. It's not. It's very clear! Gray-faced dogs are the BEST! They're wise because they've seen it all. They're loving because they appreciate a great home. They're hilarious because they enjoy every moment and are not shy about it! Two perfect examples are Maggie and Clover. These two came to us from animal control where nobody wanted them because of the very thing that makes them most precious--their age. It's their age that gives them their uniqueness, their quirky personalities and their beautiful gray faces. They've earned every gray hair by surviving all that has been put upon them during their lives. Now they just want to have fun. They play with toys like a puppy and they love their walks. They speed around the house as fast as they can, changing direction for no reason because they obviuosly have no destination in mind-- it's just happiness taking over their little bodies. Senior dogs will make you laugh! Please consider adding a one to your family. Click here to meet Maggie or Clover!

Volunteer Spotlight!

Shelby was neglected by her prior owners, but those days are over. Alivia and her parents came to Chuluota Veterinary Hospital to take Shelby home to foster her. Alivia has more compassion and sense of responsibility than anyone Shelby has known in her life. Within seconds of meeting Alivia, Shelby realizes that she is safe, loved and her life is going to be different now. Alivia's gentle voice and touch are all Shelby has wanted her entire life. If you want to meet your foster dog, please click here to become a Poodle and Pooch Rescue foster family: Foster Application

Thank You, Franklin's Friends!

"Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." was a magical evening hosted by Franklin's Friends.  More than 200 animal lovers donned their cocktail attire and came out to raise money for pets in need.  Guests were greeted by the paw-parazzi and a welcoming committee of dogs from Poodle and Pooch Rescue.  Gus worked the red carpet like a pro!  Franklin's Friends celebrated their 15th anniversary raising money for local animal welfare and raised a record $117,000!  Thank you to Franklin's Friends for making a positive difference in Central Florida and for supporting pets in need. 

This One Fits Just Right!

Now that Gus has found the perfect fitting bed, he needs to find a perfect fitting foster home! This 1 yr old Mastiff mix is well on his way to becoming a gorgeous boy. His fur is growing in and he's not skinny anymore. All he needs now to make life complete is a foster home with someone who can be home most of the day, because Gus has separation anxiety. He needs to learn that when you leave, it's not forever! You are coming back! Gus loves other dogs and humans, big or small. If you want to meet him, click here for our Foster Application.

PPR Shirts! 

Tank Tops, T-Shirts, Long-Sleeve Shirts, Hoodies -- You name it, we have it!! Pick your color, style, size and wear your PPR shirts everywhere! When people ask, tell them about Poodle and Pooch Rescue. This is a stylish way to spread the word! Pick your favorite design on your favorite color!  Here is just a sample of the styles and colors available.


The Rescue Realtor's Sleepy Staff 

Don’t let her lazy assistants fool you! Rebecca, The Rescue Realtor, is hard at work for you! With every transaction, Rebecca makes a generous donation to the rescue group of your choice. Rebecca’s staff can’t answer the phone, scan a document or even make their own lunch, but they are her inspiration. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, please choose The Rescue Realtor. The passion and compassion behind Rebecca’s work will help you find your home, while helping homeless dogs find their's. 

Old Dog, New Tricks 

Archie is HOME!!  Archie came from animal control where his body was literally shutting down. He had given up. He knew that most people wouldn't want him because he's old. But this old dog learned that being loved changes everything! When Gina, Barry and their two daughters told Archie is was HOME, he did a happy dance, a tail wag and sealed the deal with itty bitty kisses!  Archie's learning all kinds of new tricks and he has the rest of his life to practice!

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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 do not have a physical shelter because every dog lives with one of our foster families. We are all volunteers so your tax-deductible donation goes directly to help the dogs. We have saved over 3,800 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.

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Duke and Daisy! 

Duke and Daisy need a home! These sweet seniors have been together their whole lives and want to spend their golden years side by side. Their mom died and they didn't want to go to animal control, so we took them in. This pair loves each other and every single human they meet. But don't let this photo fool you. They are active, happy and love to go for walks as much as they love to cuddle. They are a bit chunky at about 11 lbs each, so they could use some extra walks! Duke and Daisy will be available for adoption in a few days, but get your Adoption Application in now if you're interested in meeting this duo! What's better than adopting a dog? Adopting two!

Florida's Dirty Little Secret 

Michele Wacker letting Checkers know he's going to be ok.

If you're a dog, Dade County is your worst nightmare. Dogs run the streets and are NOT being picked up by Miami Dade Animal Services. Alex Munoz, the Director of MDAS, does not want to get his hands dirty. He and the Mayor of Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, have decided to make MDAS a "no kill" shelter. This means they close their doors, or more accurately, turn their backs on the suffering strays in their county. Why? -- to inflate their egos which are already the size of the Hindenburg. So they warehouse dogs inside MDAS, while dogs outside their doors are starving, being tortured and at best suffer a quick death by automobile. All the while, Munoz and Gimenez sit on their high horses, claiming clean hands while boasting about their "no kill" policy. This is a scam. While these politicians claim sainthood, the thousands of dogs outside their doors beg for the relief of euthanasia rather than the slow, painful deaths they are suffering on the streets of Dade County. Dade County is the same place that Poodle and Pooch Rescue visited 3 years ago, expecting to spend two days gathering strays, but within 2 hours we had 53 dogs. We didn't have room in our cars for any more. Since then the situation has worsened. So while people from around the country and around the world come to visit Disney World, enjoy the night life of Miami, and the beaches throughout our state, Florida continues to put its best face forward. But be careful Florida. Your dirty little secret is getting out. Dade County can't keep this quiet much longer. If you pick up a seashell on Miami beach and hold it to your ear, that's not the ocean you hear, nor is it the sound of air leaking from Hindenburg egos, it's Munoz and Gimenez whispering "Shhhhhh"...... the official policy on handling the strays in their county.

Dr. Zern with Checkers. Checkers came to us with a testiclular tumor the size of a grapefruit. After surgery, he's ready for a home.

Wynwood had been struck by a car. After lots of recovery time, this boy is thriving in his PPR foster home, ready for adoption!

Noel suffered a trauma that left her paralyzed. She's an unstoppable girl who gets around great with just her front legs. Her cart is being constructed right now so that she can keep up with her foster siblings!

Before PPR and After PPR! 

Gabby is another senior that came to Poodle and Poodle Rescue after years of neglect. She is finally ready for a home and she even has a new hair-do too! Gabby is blind (from neglect) but that does not stop this gorgeous senior gal. She is ready to enjoy the rest of her life. She is full of love, life and happiness. She is so grateful to the donors who made her new life and new look possible! Thank you to everyone who supports our work! Gabby Dabby Do!!

Maxwell's First Christmas 

Maxwell hopes all of you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends! This sweet boy just celebrated his very first Christmas in the comfort of his foster home. Maxwell came to us in March of this year along with a large group of dogs we rescued from a hoarding situation. Before arriving at PPR, Maxwell spent his days locked away in a shed worrying about where his next meal would come from, so Christmas probably wasn’t the first thought on Maxwell’s mind. Now that he is safe with us and doesn’t have to worry anymore, you bet Maxwell was super excited about his first Christmas! He loved all the presents, toys, and yummy treats! Santa even remembered to bring him a whole bunch of tennis balls because this handsome guy loves to play fetch. Maxwell says Christmas was pretty great, even though Santa forgot about the most important thing on Maxwell’s wishlist: a forever family of his own. Maybe you would like to be Maxwell’s super-Santa and give him the Christmas present of bringing him home? If so, click here to read more about Maxwell or click here to apply to adopt Maxwell.

Let's Hear it For the Boy! 

Baby Boy was lying on the side of the road after being hit by a car. He was taken to animal control where he was doomed. Who was going to get him the emergency care he needed? Poodle and Pooch Rescue volunteers and donors, that's who! After treatment and surgery to repair his broken leg, this little fellow is doing great and will be ready for adoption soon! Watch the Poodle and Pooch Rescue Adoptable Dogs Page for Baby Boy!

Sweet Talker 

Watch the video of Savannah at animal control, trying to tell her story to the animal control volunteers. Don't worry, she's in a car, right now, on her way to Chuluota Veterinary Hospital to begin her new life with Poodle and Pooch Rescue. This girl has been neglected for years, but somehow she maintained her sweetness. Savannah still has faith in humans, and we won't let her down. Please help us give her the life she deserves by making a donation below. Thank you.

Wally the Water Dog 

Wally LOVES the water! This 4-year old, 26-pound Cocker Spaniel boy is an avid swimmer. Wally came to use from a very sheltered home, where he was not exposed to a lot of new things. Well, now that he has found himself a PPR foster family, Wally is making up for lost time, exploring and “adventuring” any chance he gets! His foster family has already taken Wally to the beach and to the river. Wally loves to run in the waves and paddle in the water. He’s a friendly dog who loves to make friends wherever he goes and he’d love to meet YOU! If you’re looking for a fun friend like Wally, click here to read more about him or click here to apply to adopt Wally.

Sweet Susie 

Susie is looking for a foster home! She needs a special family to let her live with them until she finds a home. She takes seizure medication but this doesn't slow her down. Just put a couple pills in her food and she's good to go! She loves to play and run, but she also has a loving side. She is 33 lbs and 5 yrs old. Susie is good with big dogs but because of her weight and her sometimes very playful personality, she may be too much for small dogs. She is also great as an only dog, keeping herself occupied with her toys. Please come meet Susie! Click here to complete the Foster Application if you would like to meet and possibly foster this lovely girl.

Sweet Gabby 

After being neglected for years by her owner, Gabby sat at Orange County Animal Services trying to look her best, hoping for a family or a rescue group to help her. This is the look that we fell in love with. Gabby's inside beauty shines through despite what her owners did to her. We hope you can see it too.  Please help us save this lovely girl. Donate below to get updates on Gabby's transformation as she arrives at Poodle and Pooch Rescue and begins her journey to a life she never could have imagined. Thank you.


A year ago, at just two months old, Kona was abandoned outdoors, tossed out like trash.  She was loaded with parasites, pooping blood and starving when she was found.  PPR brought her into care, treated her, spoiled her and when she was well enough, found her the perfect home.  Fast forward to today and Kona is celebrating life and enjoying her new sibling, another recent rescue, Baxter.  Kona and her new mini-me, Baxter, are best pals that will live an amazing life together because their parents chose to rescue.  This is what it's all about right here.  This is what keeps us going.  If you're interested in fostering or adopting, send us an email to - the more homes we have, the more lives we can save. 

Boogie Shoes! 

Boogie Shoes was dumped in a vacant lot. Neighbors kept him fed but couldn't catch him. Animal control was called and eventually they caught this very scared Beagle mix. Animal control knew that his chances for adoption were slim because he was so afraid, so they called Poodle and Pooch Rescue. As you can see, Boogie Shoes now has a forever home and two new pals! Every evening he gets to cozy up to his brothers Jack and Jacob which is so much better than being on the run! This sweet boy has traded in his boogie shoes for a pair of comfy slippers!

From Buckshot to Hot Shot! 

George arrived at PPR after being shot. His leg was leg was full of buckshot and the bone was shattered. After an amputation and heartworm treatment, he went to his foster home with Toni and Morey. End of story!! Everyone fell in love and now George's days are filled with hugs, kisses and play time with Duncan and Lady, his doggie siblings. George was shot by a coward but rescued by two heroes!

Go Vinnie, Go! 

He’s fast, he’s feisty, he’s fun - meet adorable, adoptable, Vinnie!  If you’re looking to add a playful, well mannered, eager to please pup to your family, Vinnie is the pup you’ve been waiting for!  Cat friendly, dog friendly, kid friendly and as close to perfect as they come, Vinnie is looking for his forever family to welcome him into their home.  He promises to love you, add plenty of joy and laughs to your life and offer you snuggles each night before bed.  If you’d like to meet Vinnie, please complete our adoption application and we’ll be in touch! Adoption Application.

Joy Ride 

Tipper, Daisy and Shadow are on their way from animal control to Poodle and Pooch Rescue! Now all they need is a sponsor to help with their veterinary care so they can start their journey to a new life! To sponsor one of these three very lucky dogs, please click here: Save a Dog!

Wake Up Chipper!  

Chipper came to us from a hoarder, along with 70 other dogs. They were scared and scarred, depressed and defeated. They were hopeless. After extensive veterinary care and months of emotional recovery, most of them are with their forever families now and have forgotten their past abuse. When you live in a cage for years, time passes slowly. Sleep is your only escape. But in their new lives, there's no time to sleep because life is too much fun! These dogs take advantage of every waking moment. If not for your donations, Chipper would still be in the hoarder's cage, hoping for the relief of sleep. Instead, he's living his dream with a family who adores him and enjoying his newest favorite activity--swimming! He can hardly believe how lucky he is and it's all because of you. Please donate to Poodle and Pooch Rescue so we can save more dogs like Chipper!!

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Ready, Set, Fetch!

Koko is a 7-year-old, 55-pound Husky and Labrador retriever blend girl. “Fetch” should be her middle name because - you guessed it - this sweet and active girl just loves to fetch! As soon as she sees you get out the ball, Koko will get into position, patiently waiting for you to throw the ball so she can chase after it. True to the retriever breed in her, Koko is also good at bringing the ball back to you. Even though she’s quite skilled at fetching objects, this good-looking gal still hasn’t managed to fetch herself her very own forever family. We’re not quite sure why, because Koko is a well-mannered and friendly girl, who would make a wonderful addition to any family. So don’t waste any precious time, click here and fill out an application to meet this fetching young lady!

Ally is Ready for a Home! 

Ally is a 1 yr old, shy girl who came to us with a litter of pups. Go to the Adoptable Dogs Page of our website to check them out. Hint: The names of Ally's pups' all start with the letter "A".

Please Help Kaya 

Every day people say, "I don't know how you do it. It would be too sad for me. If I could, I would adopt them all". We appreciate the moral support, but our volunteers are strong. They work every single day for the dogs, not for gratitude or praise. The bare naked truth is that $1 helps us more than a compliment because $1 helps the dogs. And this is all we care about.  Please help us save Kaya with a donation of any amount. She was hit by a car, broken, bleeding and left on the side of the road to die during the night. We can't post that photo as the Facebook police have removed it because it is considered offensive. And it's extremely offensive that this dog suffered so much. When Kaya arrived she had a fractured leg, fractured sacrum, fractured pelvis, total paralysis except for her head and one leg, she was unable to empty her bowels and bladder (which would have burst), she had pulmonary contusions and pancreatitis-- her odds of recovery were poor. Dr. Zern and his staff stabilized Kaya, treated her injuries, and cared for Kaya for weeks. Now Kaya runs around, wagging her tail. While we appreciate your kind words, what we desperately need is your help. Our volunteers can do the work, our veterinarians can make them well, but we need you to save them. We hope you will make a donation.

Rescue Ain't for Sissies 

“Rescue ain’t for sissies”. This may be grammatically and politically incorrect but at Poodle and Pooch Rescue, it's true. This work is hard. We cry, get angry and are sickened by what we see. But this doesn’t stop us. It takes a compassionate person to rescue a dog, but imagine the strength it takes to rescue dogs every single day. In the summer, our volunteers carry an extra burden because we have to turn away dogs who need us. We just don’t have the funds to save them because our donations slow down considerably in the summer months. We go to bed seeing the faces of the dogs we turned away, knowing that we were their last hope. We are strong, but  this brings us to our knees. It's the worst part of dog rescue. Another PPR saying is, “We ain’t to proud to beg”.  We need your help. Please help us save more dogs that need us. Please click the button below and make a donation. 

All of the dogs below are going to be ok because when animal control or the police department asked for help, we said, "Yes". But now we are turning away dogs just like them. Please help us save more with a donation. Thank you.

By Reason of Insanity 

Marisa was dumped by a breeder at animal control. Why? She is a defective model. She is damaged goods. She is an inventory write off. To a breeder, she is a net loss. She is not a life with emotions. She is not a sentient being who feels fear, pain, comfort or joy. She is nothing. Marisa had her orthopedic exam today at Poodle and Pooch Rescue. We can't repair her front legs, but the good news is --they don't need to be fixed. She is 4 months old and was born this way. She is happy and gets around great. She's just different which may make her trash to the breeding industry, but to the rescue industry it makes her special. Dumping imperfect puppies and the old neglected moms and dads who can no longer produce puppies, is part of the breeding industry. It's what they do. It's a common practice that we see every single day. It's a disgusting cruelty perpetrated by insane humans. And yet this is not the main reason we are against breeding, but it's damn sure good one, isn't it?

Good Night 

Sometimes it takes months for our dogs to recover from the abuse they suffered. Kato was found in a ditch where he had been living for days. It didn't take much coaxing to get Kato into the car of a PPR Volunteer. Kato knew that whatever uncertainty lay ahead, it couldn't be worse than anything he had known. Kato had been used as a bait dog, and was starving to death with infection throughout his body. Our vets worked on him for weeks, then Kato's PPR foster parents, Hank and Bonnie, took over care of this lovely, sweet boy. They stuck by Kato during the rough times in the beginning, when the memories of his prior life were so fresh. They even took Kato on their camping trips to keep him close. This boy's journey began last August when a PPR Volunteer refused to follow the line of cars drving by Kato in that ditch. This volunteer gave him his first good night and set off a chain of events that included the expertise of PPR Vets, the kindness of other PPR Volunteers, the generosity of PPR Donors and the heroics of a beautiful couple, Paul and Leah, who adopted Kato and changed his life forever.

Kato in the safety of his ditch

A PPR volunteer coaxed him into her car.

Recovering in his foster home after weeks of veterinary care.

Handsome and home!!

A Gentle Touch 

Buffy arrived at PPR so afraid after spending much of her life with a hoarder who locked her in a pumphouse with no windows. Even the smallest experiences of being touched, having a harness put on her or walking outside were frightening for Buffy. Well, Buffy’s luck quickly changed when PPR Volunteer Tina picked her up from our vet office to foster her. Ever since she has been in foster care with Tina, Buffy has blossomed and is getting more and more confident every day. She still prefers the safety of a calm and quiet home, but thanks to Tina, Buffy is slowly learning to enjoy the outdoors. Foster moms like Tina are literally life-savers for dogs like Buffy. Even when she was most scared, Tina discovered that Buffy really enjoyed being brushed — the gentle strokes comfort her. Buffy needs a patient and experienced family that is willing to provide her with the gentle touch she needs — are you the one?! Click here to read more about Buffy or click here to apply to meet Buffy.

PPR’s President, Rebecca Lynch The Rescue Realtor

Rebecca helps Central Florida families find their new homes while helping our pets in need do the same.  If you're looking for a new home, please visit  With each home purchased or sold, Rebecca makes a generous donation to the animal welfare organization that you choose - like PPR!  When you find a home, so do they!



Heroes Among Us 

Tuff girl Taffy is home! Taffy's back legs are paralyzed but that doesn't stop her. She scoots around the house with the pack, following momma everywhere (yes even the bathroom). And thanks to Joey's Paw, she has a Ruff Rollin' cart for neighborhood strolls. Thank you Beth and Brent for opening up your home to a dog that needed you. Families that adopt the seniors and special needs dogs are THE BEST!! They don't wear capes, but they are true heroes.

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 fill out the Foster Application.  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, help with events, people that can sew and lots more!

To donate, please click on any of the paypal buttons on our website.

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