The Standard Poodle Rescue was started in 1999 to provide a safe haven for poodles whose owners, for a variety of reasons, must give up their dogs.  We try to provide an alternative to dogs being dumped at the local animal shelter.  We rehabilitate and train poodles who have developed bad habits due to their abuse or neglect.

Our goal is to provide a new home with loving owners who appreciate the unique characteristics of the Standard Poodle.  This is usually accomplished within a week to 10 days due to the waiting list we maintain.  Most of our potential adopters have a Standard Poodle, have always wanted one, or have had one in the past. They are well familiar with the expense and time necessary to care for these wonderfully intelligent animals.

About the Standard Poodle Rescue

The Standard Poodle Rescue works closely with shelters, other rescue organizations, veterinarians, individuals, and breeders to care for and place our poodles in the appropriate home.  

We match the poodle to the appropriate family on our waiting list.  This match is based on the dog’s age, temperament and needs. We screen all applicants by verifying their vet and groomer references and sending a rescue person in the applicant’s hometown, out to do a physical home visit.

If you find that you must surrender your dog, please be honest about why you are giving it up.  If the dog is aggressive, not housebroken, destructive, not good with other dogs/children, or has some other issue(s), please tell us.  We are going to find out.  This information can be very helpful when we attempt to place the dog.