Toy Poodle Rescue is a private recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to Poodle rescue, re-homing and rehabilitation based in Massachusetts.
We are a small group of people who love Poodles and are passionate about maintaining the well being of this breed. Because we are small we offer a personal approach that can be lacking in larger national rescue groups. We want to remain small and keep everything we do on a very personal level, maintaining care and concern for all involved whether that be the adoption of a Poodle or the surrender of one, we have an open door policy where we can be contacted at any time regarding the placement or surrender of a Poodle, our phone number is listed and we answer our phone or return all messages if we miss your call.
We are committed to good health, nutrition and quality of life for every Poodle that we rescue and re-home. All of our Poodles are placed in private, safe and loving foster homes that have knowledge and experience of the breed.
We take extreme care when working with the Poodles that are surrendered, evaluating their temperament and needs as soon as they come to us, so they are placed in a foster home conducive to their specific needs. Because we are small we can also offer a more personal approach by working directly with the previous owners or care givers. This allows them some input so they may know what type of home their ‘baby’ will be going to. They may even choose to get updates on how he or she is doing in their new home. We also offer this same service to Poodle breeders in finding the perfect homes for their retired Poodles or ones that cannot be placed. Many breeders work with rescues and re-homing organizations and we are thankful for this networking. With this type of chain in effect together we could conceivably meet the demand for Poodles eliminating both the need for pet store puppies and puppy mills, resulting with Poodles ending up in kill shelters.
Total anonymity is offered to any surrendering party.
We are an all volunteer organization, no-one is paid for their dedication to these Poodles. We would never turn away a Poodle in our connecting New England States due to injury, illness or being elderly, as long as we have space. We believe that if we call ourselves Toy Poodle Rescue then that is exactly what we have to do. Therefore we need homes that will accept the special needs and elderly Poodles also so please visit our senior page.
Our Poodle rescue, come from Breeders, personal homes/owners and shelters. Shelters call us when they have a poodle rescue that needs to be moved to a home environment in order to flourish. All of our Poodles receive any medical care that is required. Prior to adoption all our Poodles are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, heatworm tested (if old enough), dental cleanings if needed and have had all their veterinary needs met.
All the Poodles you see that are available for adoption are living in our homes as loved members of our families They beg for treats, sleep in our beds, snuggle in our laps while we watch TV, go for rides in the car, chase the vacuum, and happily celebrate our return home, even after just collecting the mail!
We are not a shelter and do not have a facility you can visit.
We keep the foster Poodles in our homes and give them lots of TLC while teaching potty training, how to do stairs and learn general commands. During this time, we evaluate the dog's temperament, socialization and health. This helps use choose the best possible match for the Poodle and the adopting humans.
We are extremely picky in choosing homes for our Poodle rescues, (hence breeders and past owners trust us so much) once they become foster members of our family, we treat them as we do our own pets. We want our foster Poodles to go to the home that best suits their needs. Although we don’t always have a history on the Poodle’s past or always know how it eventually came to us, we do have a sense of its character, temperament and needs.
If you see a Poodle rescue, or have an idea of your needs in a rescued Poodle that you would like to adopt, please fill out an adoption application.
We get quite a few applications, so please be patient with us as we are all volunteers and work full time jobs, as we do get back to each and every applicant.
If we feel that you would be a good match for one of our Poodle rescued, we will phone or email you and make an appointment for a home visit. We, generally, do not adopt our Poodles to families with children under the age of 6 years due to the small size of our rescued Poodles and then each individual poodle has it's own requirements for adoption which may require older children only.
For more information about our adoption process please go to our adoption application page by clicking here.