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Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup) Dog for adoption in Elk River, Minnesota - NINA
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Facts about NINA

  • Breed: Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
“NINA”, a silver Toy Poodle, is now available for adoption. This is one amazing and special little Poodle girl who is very alert, active, sociable and outgoing. Nina is very interested in everything and everyone despite all that she has endured.

Sit down and she will jump into your arms. What to go for a walk? Just grab a leash and she’ll be ready to go to the end of the world with you. Ready for some kisses? Even as a “senior” Poodle (born September 26, 2006), Nina has a lot to share with you.

Nina arrived at Picket Fence Poodle Rescue at thin 7 pounds as she recently endured an emergency surgery at The Blaine Central Veterinary Clinic to remove an exceptionally large bladder stone (see pictures on our web site). The surgery was needed to save this little Poodle’s life.

Sadly, Nina’s family could not afford to care for her and this expensive surgery. So she was surrendered to the clinic where Lesley stepped forward to help pay for the bill, take care of Nina and then surrender this little Toy Poodle to us. What a miracle was that? And you don’t see heroes in this world?!!

This little special girl also had her teeth cleaned, a few teeth were pulled, treated for a bladder infection and ear infections. Finally, she was shaved naked because she had various sores and skin irritations due to her urine soaked and matted fur.

Yet Nina continues to be a wonderful, loving and gentle Poodle who greatly enjoys being with people. Could you do that?

Nina does NOT get along with our other Poodles as she considers herself the “Top Dog”. She will need to be adopted as a ONLY DOG. However, we do know that she greatly enjoys and will play with “Niko” (video) who had been surrendered to us in January from the same family. Nina and Niko had been together all their life.

Remember Niko? He is the Miniature Poodle who had bladder stones that blocked his urethra so he could not urinate. A surgery which design a special opening for him to relieve himself was done.

Yes, Niko has become a member of our family. He is the only rescue / rehome Poodle we own. No, we are not going to adopt Nina as she needs a home of her own.

On our web site is a picture of the x-ray showing how large Nina’s bladder stone was. Also a picture of the stone after it was removed and placed into the top of a pill container. Ouch!

Recently, we had more tests done which all came back normal! YEAH! Nina is now Vet check healthy, has been spayed, wormed, all her shots are up to date, heart-worm tested negative and placed on a preventative, Home Again micro chipped and registered.

Nina’s $200.00 adoption fee (plus $14.00 Minnesota state sales tax) will include some of her past Vet records, a kennel, blanket, a new dog bed, leash, collar, a winter coat, some treats, various toys, a bag of special dog food required by dogs who have had bladder stone issues (pictured right) and a jar of Proin 50 which we know helps to prevent her “leaking”.

OK. I can also include one of those Christmas Cactus plants (cuttings) from my big, old Christmas Cactus.

Yes, NINA IS A SPECIAL NEEDS POODLE. Please, no other dogs. While Nina had been with young children, she would enjoy being in a family without children now. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this special little girl.

For Molly's APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION, more pictures and information about us or our adoption process, please visit our web site:


About Our Rescue Group...

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE is a charitable and educational organization to rescue and supply Poodles with love, shelter, food, human companionship, medical care and spay-neuter services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as long as the Poodle is not dangerous to humans or other dogs.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE will accept an adoptable Poodle who is either abandoned in a shelter, or purchased/rescued by any concerned person, or living with an owner who can no longer care for the Poodle. We also participate in rescue and placement of Poodles who are culled from Breeders or Puppy Mills.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE feels educating and informing the public about the commercial dog industry in America and about responsible pet ownership is very important as well as reviving the spirit of volunteerism in our great country.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE wishes to eliminate the euthanasia of any healthy, adoptable Poodles. We do not accept euthanasia as a means of population control for animals. We believe each Poodle's life is meaningful and each deserves a loving home. We take responsibility for each Poodle rescued and placed through Picket Fence Poodle Rescue for the rest of the dog's natural life.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Please respect the fact that we are a family environment.

We are NOT a shelter.

We limit our Poodles as this is our home. We also have foster families taking care of the Poodles available for adoption.

We are located northwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Our E-mail is:

Or you can call us at: 763-241-2068
from 8am to 8pm Central Time

Our Adoption Process...

Picket Fence Poodles adoption fee start at $200.00 and goes up from there. This helps pay for SOME of our expenses! The fee is based on the poodles age, size and needs.

We will require an "Application For Adoption" to be filled out along with 3 references; one from your Vet.

A visit to Picket Fence Poodles so you can visit with us and the Poodle up for adoption takes place after we contact your references.

Adult Poodles available for adoption from Picket Fence Poodle Rescue include:
*A Veterinarian Check
*All Poodles ARE neutered or spayed, which increases your dogs chances of leading a longer, healthier and happier life with you.
*Up to date on shots.
*Teeth Cleaned
*Lymes, Heart worm and Ehrlichia tested AND placed on a preventative.
*"Home Again" micro chipped AND registered.
*Collar (or harness) and leash
*One month supply of dog food
*A special cute toy (or two)
*A kennel
*Bathed and professionally groomed!

If there are any health issues or problems, you will be instructed on how to deal with the problems.

We want your poodle "Adoption" to work!! If it doesn't work or for ANY REASON or for NO REASON you don't want the Poodle, we want the Poodle returned to us.

Our poodles are placed in good, loving homes, like yours, with the intention that they will receive the love and care that all God's creations were intended to receive.

We hope you understand that these poodles come to your home for the final day's of their lives: A "FOREVER MORE HOME!"