PCA Poodle Rescue Referral
What is Poodle Rescue?
There may be a circumstance in which one of our breed is in need of a new owner to provide it with a loving home. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers have formed local and regional rescue organizations that are devoted to placing these Poodles in such homes. The Poodle Club of America, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue of its own breed and oversees the distribution of contact information for Poodle rescue groups across the country. Learn more about the Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation.
Why do Poodles end up in Rescue?
Some of these wonderful purebred dogs end up in rescue for legitimate reasons such as divorce, moving, or health of the owner. Others end up there due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Whatever the reason, each one is placed in a home that will give it love, attention and companionship. Check out these success stories.
How does Poodle Rescue work?
Reputable rescue organizations spend time and money on the dogs taken into their programs. Poodles that are rescued are given a full veterinary exam, updated immunizations and are spayed or neutered. The dogs are screened for temperament issues. The dogs are often placed in foster homes for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to evaluate their health and temperament in order to make the best placement possible. Reputable rescue organizations always take back a dog they have placed if the arrangement does not work.
Why is Poodle Rescue so important?
Dogs are not responsible for their own existence. Dogs exist as a result of either human intervention (planned breeding) or human neglect (accidental breeding.) Many members of this rescue organization are Poodle breeders and feel very strongly that it is their responsibility to help save the lives of abandoned and unwanted Poodles whenever possible. Unfortunately, not everyone who breeds Poodles feels the same way, so PCARF steps in to pick up the pieces of other people's failures. While we respect the good work done by the many all-breed rescue organizations that exist, we believe that as Poodle breeders, we can best care for and find homes for our breed. Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation's mission is to rescue and re-home Poodles.
How does Poodle Rescue work?
Poodles that are rescued are given a full veterinary exam, updated immunizations and are spayed or neutered if necessary. They are also pre-screened for any temperament issues. The dogs are then placed in a foster home varying anywhere from a few weeks to several months in order to evaluate their health and temperament. The people who foster Poodles are strictly volunteers, often paying for food and treatment out of their own pockets.
How do I adopt a Poodle through Poodle Rescue?
Adopting a Poodle isn’t just a simple case of going and picking out a dog and bringing it home. As part of the thorough screening process, the rescuers will probably ask you several questions about your lifestyle and why you want a Poodle. They may even want to come to your home to check out the accommodations for your potential family member. There may be an adoption fee for your rescue Poodle, depending on the rescue organization. This helps to defray the cost of veterinary care and other expenses.
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