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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Spartanburg, SC 29372

http://www.carolinapoodlerescue.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

South Carolina, North Carolina, Eastern States

About Our Rescue Group:

Welcome to Carolina Poodle Rescue

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a no-kill/limited entry private rescue group; we believe and support the No More Homeless Pets and spay/neuter initiatives.
All animals adopted from Carolina Poodle are spayed or neutered before being placed.

We provide sanctuary and rehabilitation and, when the right home comes along, rehome poodles and other needy small dogs. We maintain a waiting list of homes and most of our animals are placed from this list.

Our efforts are funded solely through adoption fees and donations. There are no paid staff - all volunteers give their time and talents because of a desire to assist dogs in need.

Please note - we have two firm rules.
1. We do not adopt our pets to homes where children under 5 years old live
2. We do not adopt standard poodles to homes that do not have physical fences (underground or electronic fences are not considered sufficient).

Our Adoption Process:

Carolina Poodle Rescue Online Rescue Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued dog. Once your application has been received and approved, we will do everything in our power to assist you in adopting a companion that will be an excellent fit for your family and truly your forever dog. Please be careful to answer each question fully as we cannot process your application otherwise.

Please note - we have two firm rules:
1. We do not adopt our pets to homes where children under 5 years old live. Please see our letter regarding our reasons for this. It is for the safety of the child and the pet.
2. We do not adopt standard poodles to homes that do not have physical fences (underground or electronic fences are not considered sufficient).

For additional information, please see our Carolina Poodle Rescue Homepage at: www.carolinapoodlerescue.org.

Application to Rescue

Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued dog. Once your application has been received and approved, we will do everything in our power to assist you in adopting a companion that will be an excellent fit for your family and truly your forever dog. Please be careful to answer each question fully as we cannot process your application otherwise.

Please note we have two firm rules:
1. We do not adopt our pets to homes where children under 5 years old live. It is for the safety of the child and the pet. You can find detailed information about why we have this policy on our webpage: Why We Don't Adopt to Families with Young Children.

2. We do not adopt standard poodles to homes that do not have physical fences (underground or electronic fences are not considered sufficient).

If you prefer, you can open and/or download this application as a Word document. When you have completed it, please email it as an attachment to cprapplications@gmail.com.
Adoption Application (in document format).
Part 1. Applicant Contact Information
Your Name:
Street Address:
City, State, Zip:
County
eMail Address: (Please type carefully, as this will be how we contact you!)
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Work Phone: For emergencies only:
Place of employment:
Part 2. Questionnaire about type of dog
1. Why do you want a poodle?
2. What variety/size of poodle do you wish (Toy, Mini, Standard)?
3. Is there a specific dog that you wish to adopt?
4. What age dog are you interested in adopting?
5. How flexible are you in your age requirements?
6. Do you prefer a male or female?
Male Female Either
If your sex preference isn't available, are you willing to adopt a dog of the opposite sex?
Yes No Not Sure
Part 3. Pet Ownership Experience
Current Pets
7. What pets live in your home now? Please list ALL of your CURRENT pets

Pet 1 Name
Breed:
Size/weight Age:
Sex:
Please check one: Spayed Neutered Not altered
Describe how this pet will get along with a new dog, and whether you anticipate any problems:

Describe where this pet lives and spends most of its time: indoors, outdoors, in a kennel, etc.:

Pet 2 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex:
Please check one: Spayed Neutered Not altered
Describe how this pet will get along with a new dog, and whether you anticipate any problems:

Describe where this pet lives and spends most of its time: indoors, outdoors, in a kennel, etc.:

Pet 3 Name
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex:
Please check one: Spayed Neutered Not altered
Describe how this pet will get along with a new dog, and whether you anticipate any problems:

Describe where this pet lives and spends most of its time: indoors, outdoors, in a kennel, etc.:

Pet 4 Name
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex:
Please check one: Spayed Neutered Not altered
Describe how this pet will get along with a new dog, and whether you anticipate any problems:

Describe where this pet lives and spends most of its time: indoors, outdoors, in a kennel, etc.:

Pet 5 Name
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex:
Please check one: Spayed Neutered Not altered
Describe how this pet will get along with a new dog, and whether you anticipate any problems:

Describe where this pet lives and spends most of its time: indoors, outdoors, in a kennel, etc.:

8. What else would you like us to know about the pets living with you at this time?

9. If you have had Previous (not current) pets before, please list the name of EACH and describe it briefly (breed, sex, age, neutered/spayed, etc.)
Previous Pet 1 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex: Neutered/Spayed?
Cause of death?
Previous Pet 2 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex: Neutered/Spayed?
Cause of death?
Previous Pet 3 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex: Neutered/Spayed?
Cause of death?
Previous Pet 4 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex: Neutered/Spayed?
Cause of death?
Previous Pet 5 Name:
Breed:
Size/weight: Age:
Sex: Neutered/Spayed?
Cause of death?
10. Do you have any experience with caring for a special needs dog?

11. What do you feed your current dog(s)?

Part 4. You, Your Home and Family
12. Are you adopting this poodle for yourself and/or another person?

13. Describe what you know about the grooming requirements (time and cost) of poodle ownership:

14. Please provide the name and phone number of your groomer:

15. A poodle may live for 10 18 years. Are you committed to caring for it that long?

16. Who will be the dog's primary caretaker?

17. Please describe your typical day.

18. Have you ever volunteered with or applied to adopt from a rescue group?

19. Some rescue dogs may have behavioral problems due to their previous situations. Are you willing to attend obedience and other types of classes in order to train the dog and deal with its issues?

20. Please describe your family and lifestyle. Include the ages of all children living in or
visiting in the home on a regular basis.

21. Does everyone in your family want to adopt a dog?

22. Please describe your home (single-family, condo, apartment, etc.).

23. If renting, does your lease allow pets? Please provide your landlord's name, phone
number and/or email address. This is required for processing this application.

24. Do you have a fenced yard? Please note: We do not adopt Standard Poodles to homes that do not have physical fences (underground or electronic fences are not considered sufficient).

Describe the type of fence, its height and the approximate size of the fenced area (i.e. 100x60 feet).
25. Do you have a pool?

If so, is it enclosed in a separate fenced area?
26. Please describe the lifestyle you envision for your new dog.

How many hours per day will the dog be home alone each day?

Where will the dog stay when he/she is home alone?

27. What arrangements will be made for the dog when you travel?

28. How do you expect the dog to behave in your home? In public?

29. What are your goals and expectations for the new dog? (i.e. agility competitor, therapy
dog, companion, etc)?

30. Please describe how you would teach your dog a new behavior or trick.

31. Under what circumstances would you return a dog to Carolina Poodle Rescue?

Part 5. References and Such
32. Our contract with adopters specifies that the dog will be returned to Carolina Poodle Rescue if you can't take care of it for any reason. We will ask that you maintain the dog in your home until a new placement can be found. Will you agree to this requirement?

Yes No
33. A home inspection visit is part of our screening process. Are you willing to have a
Carolina Poodle Rescue volunteer visit in your home?

Yes No
34. Are you willing to travel to Dreamweaver Farms in Pacolet SC (about 30 min east of Spartanburg) to meet your new dog?

Yes No
35. Are you ready to adopt your new pet now? If not, when do you want to bring your new pet home?

36. Carolina Poodle Rescue requires at least two character references. These should NOT be family members. They should be pet owners themselves and should have some knowledge of how you interact around animals. Please list these references below along with phone numbers (include the area codes) and email addresses. Please tell your references that a CPR volunteer will be contacting them. We cannot process your application if your references do not respond to our calls and/or emails.
Reference #1 Name:
Phone:
eMail:
Reference #2 Name
Phone
eMail
36. CPR requires a veterinary reference. Please list the name, full address and phone number (with area code) of your veterinarian. If you have used more than one veterinarian, specify which pet(s) is a client with each specific veterinarian. List all veterinarians involved in the care of each pet and include the approximate date range during which care was provided. If this dog is not for the applicant, provide the name and address of the person on whose behalf you are applying as their veterinarian must be contacted as well and we must have the name in which the appropriate account can be found. PLEASE TELL YOUR VET THAT A CPR VOLUNTEER WILL BE CALLING THEM.
Veterinarian Name and Address:
Veterinarian Phone Number:
37. Do you have any questions?

38. May we have your permission to cross post to other poodle rescue groups?

Yes No
39. How did you learn about CPR?

If "Other": please describe how you learned about us:
Completed By
(your name):
eMail Address: (please type carefully, as this will be how we contact you!)

Date:

When you submit this form, a copy of it will be sent to the email address
you have provided at the top of the application.

Please read the information below. It describes our screening process and tells what you can expect as we review your application.

We are as much sanctuary as shelter, and our animals are only placed when we are as
sure as we can be that the new home is the last and permanent home for this pet. In addition, our research shows that animals and homes that are thoroughly screened and matched make better permanent relationships between the pet and the family.

Carolina Poodle Rescue is staffed by experienced volunteers who are also dog owners.
Our dogs are maintained in foster homes until a suitable permanent home can be found. We know our dogs very well. Unlike most shelters, we have an excellent success rate > with our adoptions. Fewer than 2% of our placements are returned due to incompatibility. This is a tribute to our diligence in screening potential homes as well as the skill of our volunteers. Though you may apply for a particular dog, please allow our adoption counselors to advise and guide you in the selection of your next companion.

Our adoption process is extensive. Your answers will be reviewed and your vet and/or groomer and personal references will be contacted. Should we not receive a positive report, you will be contacted by e-mail and given the opportunity to correct the information we have been given. Once references are approved, you will be contacted by phone for an extensive interview. If that step is approved, you will be visited in your home by a CPR rescue volunteer. In addition, we retain the right to conduct follow up visits at one week, one month, six months and annually.

We retain the right to refuse any adoption.

CPR charges adoption fees that vary with each dog. Adoption fees are posted on the description of each animal.

Rescue and rehabilitation efforts are funded solely through adoption fees and donations. We receive no public funds.

We do not euthanize. Once an animal has been accepted into CPR, it will be cared for throughout its natural life and it is always welcome to return here. In fact, our contract will require that you return the dog to CPR if you can no longer care for him or her, no matter what the reason.

Thanks - looking forward to hearing from you. Carolina Poodle Rescue, Spartanburg, SC
www.carolinapoodlerescue.org. eMail: cprapplications@gmail.com

You will hear from us within 24 hours of submitting your application. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please email us at cprapplications@gmail.com to check on the status of your application.

If you experience problems with this form, please send your completed questionnaire to: cprapplications@gmail.com

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.