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Our Featured Dover, MA Partner:

Toy 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.

P.O.Box 274
Dover, MA 02030
(508) 533-8251
Email:
Website:
http://www.toypoodlerescue.net

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt in Massachusetts and out of state.
We always put a full description of the Poodle and it's current and approximate adult weight (if puppy) it is important to read the descriptions of each dog and only apply to adopt a Poodle that matches your circumstances. If the description says the Poodle needs a fenced in yard then that is exactly what that particular dog needs and there is no way getting round that. If the description says that the Poodle needs to be in an only dog home that means we will not place that dog with another dog. If we state that the Poodle needs a home without children under 16 years then that will be the only types of homes we will consider, for both the safety of the dog and child. All of our Poodles are FULLY vetted and most (if old enough) are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. Fully vetted means; Any vaccinations needed including Rabies, distemper/parvo and kennel cough. hearworm, also bloodwork and fecal tests are done.
We DO NOT adopt our Poodles to people who want to breed EVER!! We DO NOT adopt to homes that have any un-neutered or un-spayed pets EVER!! Please educate yourselves about the need to spay and neuter your pets and how very important to their health it is.
We LOVE adopting to seniors and LOVE when they want to adopt an older dog, who has lost the puppy stage and needs a quiet life and a warm lap. Our Poodles go home with a kennel (if needed) a bed or blankie, toys, food and heartworm medication for the next month. Their paperwork to show all vaccinations administered to date and Rabies certificate is sent in a 'history' folder with them. We keep in constant contact with you for several days to see how everything is going and then we encourage you to call us and keep in touch. If you have any question no matter how small we are always here to answer them and seeing as we have had Poodles and rescues many years we usually have the answer or if not we will research it and get back to you quickly.

About Our Rescue Group:

Who are Toy Poodle Rescue
We are a small rescue group of people who LOVE Poodles, we are getting a great reputation and are growing and taking in and adopting more and more Poodles. We also work with other small breed rescue groups with the same mentality on re-homing that we have. We are going to remain small and very personal working closely with the families that need to surrender a dog or the new family who will adopt a dog. We have a phone number listed because we want to answer enquires and have that very personal touch and be available to our families for how ever long they need to be in contact with us, our door is always open. Where do our Poodles come from? Many show breeders trust us to place their puppies that they cannot sell due to being too small to breed, too tall, too short, long body, short body, under bite, or over bite or Poodles that have finished with their breeding cycle or as in our past experience the breeder has become ill and had to place their pack of Poodles. We also take in Poodles that are surrendered from private homes and with the many home foreclosures we have seen an increase in surrendered pets due to this sad situation. People moving and cannot take their pets with them for whatever reason. We also get Poodles from homes where the owners have gone in to nursing homes or have passed away leaving their Poodle to need a new adoption. Not all surrendered pets are abused or neglected many just need to be rehomed because of circumstances beyond the owners/breeders control. Many have been loved and cherished members of families but one thing that is always true it is no fault of the Poodle who needs a new forever home.
Our Goal
Is to place surrendered Poodles into the best forever home that will be the best match for that particular Poodle. We never play favorites or bend the rules so please don't ask us. We don't care who you know or how well known you are, we are not impressed and neither is the Poodle that needs a great forever home!

Come Meet our Pets:

All our Poodles needing adoption are fostered in private homes. We arrange a meeting of the Poodle being adopted once the references and application have been completed and has been approved.

Our Adoption Process:

How to proceed to adopt one of our Poodles
We do not have a facility that you can visit. All of our Poodles are in private foster homes, the way to proceed is to fill out an application, by going to our website at www.toypoodlerescue.net and submitting it, we will process your application by checking references etc. We will then arrange to come and visit you and see your home environment and check your yard (if applicable) even if you live out of state.. Once we have done that we will arrange a visit with the Poodle you are interested in adopting. Please know, no matter what we ALWAYS do a home visit WITHOUT EXCEPTION prior to you adopting a Poodle so please be truthful on your application, because our eyes will not deceive us and if we drive out to your home to find a 75lb Rottie that you did not disclose, or a supposedly fenced in yard that is not, we will not be happy!! We do adopt out of state and the process is exactly the same although you would need to be prepared to come to Massachusetts to fetch your adopted Poodle if we were unable to arrange transportation. We hear all too often about people applying to other rescue groups and paying to submit an application and never hearing back from them, that does not happen with us. When we process your application you will receive a call from us. We have a phone number where you can call and if we are not there leave a message and someone will call you back. We return ALL calls.
Senior Poodles
Please consider adopting a senior Poodle, they are usually the dogs that no-one wants, what people don't realize is that Poodles live VERY long lives so at 8-9 years old they may still have another good 8-9 years to live. I personally own a 16, 15 and 14 year olds and they are healthy and playful while being gentle, snuggly and oh so very grateful and look at us with so much love saying thank you for adopting us in every gaze. I will never be without a senior dog in my home ever again. We adopted Tiffany at 12 years old, she was blind and frail, but after good care and food she was healthy and happy, she lived to 18 years old so she was with us 6 years and she educated us so much in those 6 years, blind meant nothing to her and she trained us on her needs having different barks for what she wanted, we loved her and those 6 years were so precious to us and worth every day spent with her in our lives. Please consider adopting a senior Poodle

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.