Toy Poodle Rescue
PO Box 274
Dover, MA 02030
Phone: 508-533-8251
8am-8pm EST every day

Toy Poodle Rescue is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity. We do not have a facility you can visit all of our dogs are in local private foster homes. We adopt to connecting states to Massachusetts within 75 miles of Boston. We do a home visit for every dog we place, we do not ship our dogs.

We Work Solely on Donations
Toy Poodle Rescue Calendar 2015


Toy Poodle Rescue 2015 Calendar, we are taking orders now.
All of the Poodles have been adopted from Toy Poodle Rescue
and donations will go towards Pi's surgery. Suggested donation is $15
which includes shipping for one claendar, Please add $1 shipping for additional Calendars.

Credit cards and paypal accepted by clicking the donate button if you would like to pay by check please email us by clicking here.

Available Dogs

Adoption donation $500
Neddy is a 5 month old, 5 1/2lb Bichon/Shih Tzu mix little boy. Born 6/27/14 Neddy loves to play fetch with toys, follows his foster Mom around and loves belly rubs. He is a very sweet boy and loves other dogs and kids, must be over 7 years old. He will probably grow to 7-8lbs full grown, he is neutered and up to date on his shots.
Requirements for adoption: WITHOUT EXCEPTION

Please be home to continue with his successful potty training
Have another young dog, same size and energy level in the home that loves to play
If children are in the home, must have a fully fenced in yard
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles


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Adoption donation $600
Puppy was born on 5/26/14 He is a male neutered 6 month old puppy. He is a blue color, which is a dark grey, he is a Toy Poodle puppy that will be about 7-8lbs full grown. He is well mannered and is totally potty trained. He is a typical Puppy, loves toys and to play at full steam, he loves other dogs and will do best in a home where their is another dog to play with, or adopt two young dogs from us together. he is a happy, happy boy and loves life. he is looking to go to his forever home.
All of our Poodles go home fully vetted, with everything they need. Please fill out an adoption application if you are interested in Puppy.
Requirements for adoption
No children in the home
Someone must be home most of the day for continued potty training or it will be undone
Another dog in the home would be our preference
A integrative approach to vet care is required.



Adoption donation  $350
Skitter is approximately 7 years old and 7lbs, he is one of the most sweetest and loyal Poodles we have had here. If his foster Mom moves so does he and he sticks right next to her always. He looks right into your eyes with love and loyalty plain to see. Skitter came to us through animal control, he had been severely neglected and was in pain. We Had to remove many teeth and do mouth surgery to correct the neglect and lack of care.  Skitter recognizes love and care and reciprocates in kind, he is now happy, healthy and ready to find his forever loving home who will take good care of him as he will you for the rest of his life. If you are looking for a constant companion who will be right next to you, look no further, he is waiting.
Requirements for adoption
Please be retired as Skitter is a very human gravitated dog and wants that companionship
Other same size older dogs are fine, he is not keen on puppies, he wants a quiet life
Would love to go everywhere you do, but is happy to waiting on the couch for you to come home
No children, I like adults best




Adoption Donation $600
Meri is an AKC registered, Female snow white Toy Poodle she is 6lbs, born 10/24/13 she is just over 1 year old. She has excellent bloodlines. Meri is a sweet and gentle little girl who loves to play with other same size and energy level dogs. She is a love and will snuggle up with you. She is a gentle soul that wants to be with you.
The perfect home would be someone home to pay attention to her and another dog in the home to play with.
Requirements for Adoption:

No children, I am too tiny and very fine boned
Please be home some or all of the day
Be prepared to go to training classes.
No pets currently in the home bigger than 10lbs
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles


  Donations have been received from:  Jane East and LilyNicky McdermidColleen MoranKaren-Ann HuntoonLaurah LennonLinda BjornMelissa Ralston-WynnDiane SchmidKaren FredaNatalija ZirojevicKimberly RimboldJane Tipton OesterlingMaryAnn ArchamboMarie DiomedeKathryn Pickford - So glad she landed with you, Sue. Love, Kate, Ginger, Izzy, Jellybean (with luxating patella), Mouse, Doodlebug, and Jasper (post-surgical: luxating patella-free)Marian Brent         " alt="  I'm a cutie Dr Gena Silver, Pi's Neurologist My pretty pink neck brace Pi is a 3.8lb, 10 month old, apricot Poodle, her story is very sad. She was purchased from a very poor breeder to breed but surrendered to Toy Poodle Rescue once she exhibited she was in pain. Unfortunately for Pi, she has a spinal issue, where her spine is not aligned and she has to wear a brace ongoing seeing the neurologist on a monthly basis. She also has to bad back knees, which will need surgery after her spine is better. We are asking for donations for Pi to help pay for her upcoming surgeries. Thank you. She is not available for adoption currently.
  Donations have been received from:  Jane East and LilyNicky McdermidColleen MoranKaren-Ann HuntoonLaurah LennonLinda BjornMelissa Ralston-WynnDiane SchmidKaren FredaNatalija ZirojevicKimberly RimboldJane Tipton OesterlingMaryAnn ArchamboMarie DiomedeKathryn Pickford - So glad she landed with you, Sue. Love, Kate, Ginger, Izzy, Jellybean (with luxating patella), Mouse, Doodlebug, and Jasper (post-surgical: luxating patella-free)Marian Brent         " />

Adoption donation $400
Daisy is a beautiful cream Mini Poodle, approx 5 years old, 14 lbs and totally potty trained. Daisy is a gentle and very nice girl, she likes other dogs buit we feel she would be better as an only dog who can get all the attention. She loves to go for walks and ride in the car and would be the perfect companion. She has a beautiful coat as you can see in the picturesshe is a very royal looking poodle that takes everything in her stride. Daisy has been used to a fenced in yard, but would be adoptable to a home that would walk her on a regular basis. Children over 8 years old would enjoy Daisy to play with as long as they had a fenced in yard.
Requirements for adoption
Be home some or all of the day
Children over 8 years old but must have a fenced in yard (without exception)
If no children in the home must walk on a regular basis if no fence
Daisy sleeps on the big bed
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles




Adoption donation $0 Timmy is in our senior to senior program
Timmy is a a wonderful 11 year old, male, Mini 13lbs Blue (charcoal grey) Poodle. Timmy is a gentleman, he has perfect manners and a gentle and kind disposition. Timmy's story is a sad one though. Timmy was owned by a gentleman who took wonderful care of him for all his life. Then we received the call from a friend and neighbor that Timmy's Dad was in the hospital and not doing well. They neighbors took care of Timmy but called us to see what could be done. We did not have a foster home open at that time and told them to call back if things became desperate and the other Poodle Rescue would not help. Well a week later we received the call that Timmy's Dad had passed away and the other Poodle Rescue would not help. We jumped into action and took Timmy immediately! What an amazing Poodle Timmy is,  his goal is to be close to his huiman, he gravitates to his foster Mom and will lay down close by. Timmy likes other dogs and has such a gentle disposition he will be fine with cats as well. Timmy has cateracts and although we considered removing them we are concerned as he still can see and goes up and down 3 or 4 stairs and we are worried he could lose that ability if the surgery was not sucessful. Our goal is to get him into a new home and then if the family wanted to do the cateract surgery once he had mapped out their home we would pay for it. The first step is to get him comfortable in a new environment first. Timmy has been given a dental cleaning and is otherwise a very healthy and handsome boy who's Daddy truly loved him and took fantastic care of him
Requirements for adoption

Please be home most of the day (retired) as Timmy is a fantastic companion right by your side
Not too many steps for him to climb
Please let me sleep on the big bed next to you (my Dad did)
Like to go for walks, don't let my age fool you, I can do it if you can
Please have an integrated approach to vet care and healthy nutrition for me


Adoption donation $250
Rosie is a beautiful little Poodle, she was born on 2/17/05 so she is 9 years old. Rosie's owner went into a retirement home but Rosie was well cared for and is just the nicest little girl with a wonderful personality. Rosie's owner used to overfeed her so Rosie is on weight watchers and has lost about 3lbs already. Rosie has a little cyst on her chest that we are having removed and as soon as her stitches are out she will be available but we are accepting applications for her now. Rosie is potty trained and has excellent manners and is very gentle. She just wants to be a comapnion to a senior person.
Requirements for adoption
Please be home most or all of the day
Like to go for walks to keep her newly trim figure in shape
Let me sleep and sit with you
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles


Look at my beautiful red coat

After running in the snow

Playing in the snow is fun



Adoption donation $450  Lyllie Mae was born on 9/9/12  and is a small Mini Poodle at 11lbs. Lyllie Mae was surrendered to Toy Poodle Rescue due to her leg getting badly broken and the owners could not afford to pay to her her treated. As you can see we took over her care and she is doing wonderful. It will be several weeks before hse is recovered enough to abe adopted therefore we are not accepting applications at this time, but keep an eye out for the updates as we get clearance from her surgeon. We also had Lyllie Spayed and her baby teeth removed. She is an amazing little girl, she has not skipped a beat and her cast has not slowed her down, she loves playing with toys and other dogs and has a gentle and very sweet personality. Lyllie Mae is a typical puppy and is very playful and will need obedience training to learn good manners. She is not a biter and can be trusted not to 'get into things'. She sleeps right next to you in the big bed and after cookie time settles right down to sleep and does not move for the rest of the night. Lyllie is also totally potty trained and has excellent manners. A beautiful red coat, she is well bred and has her ACA papers (American Canine Association) We are desperate to raise funds to pay for her vet bills as her repair was very expensive and will be around $5,000 when we have finished with pyhsio therapy. Please consider donating to her care. You can click on the Black Poodle doantion button above. Thank you.  *Update* 4/16/13 Lyllie Mae is doing well and has had a cast/bandage change and her stitches out, she will have xrays in 4 weeks to see how the growth plate has accepted her metal sliding plate to allow for growth and healing.   *update* 5/4/13 Lyllie Mae went back to Angell Memorial under the care of Dr Russell Kalis yesterday to have x-rays to make sure the bone had healed well and correctly and have her bandages removed. Lyllie got a clean bill of health and is completely recovered. We have to thank Dr Kalis for the amazing job he did for Lyllie Mae when others wanted to amputate the leg or euthanize her!  *update* 6/30/13 Oh oh Lyllie started limping so back we went to see Dr Kalis and it was found that she has developed some scar tissue which is stopping the free flowing movement of her ankle joint. Hydro therapy is in order so we have started seeing Suzi Starr at paws in Motion for some hydro and physio therapy, Suzi is the best and Lyllie Mae is doing great. We will be holding off on her adoption until we get the all clear from her vet.
*update* 8/22/13So off we went for a second opinion to Dr Pastor at Mass Vet referal as I was not satisfied that Lillie Mae was doing so great and then limping again. So what had happend was the pins that were inserted to strengthen the bone were now irritating her and causing a problem. We had them removed a month ago and whola she is now perfect as the new photo shows. We also put up a video of her running and playing tag with her friend Pat the Puppy. So Lillie Mae is all healed and ready for her new home. We don't anticipate any other issues. She is now perfect!
*update* 11/1/13Pat was Lyllie Maes best friend and playmate and she is a little sad without him. We hope to find her a home with another buddy ans a human is home most of the day for company and continue her training. She is running as fast as ever and would love a fenced in yard to be able to run and play off leash.
*update* 3/9/14Lyllie Mae is waiting for her new home, we have had a lot of enquires but no-one met all the requirements for adoption and the main one is a fenced in yard so she can exercise and run free off leash as well as going for leash walks. She is patiently waiting for that call from her forever home.  Requirements for Adoption  

No Children under 18 years old
Someone must be home some or all of the day
Fenced in yard required without exception
If another dog is in the home must be 15lbs and under, no large dogs, we prefer there be a second dog or a human home all day
Be willing to go to obedience training classes
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles

 We thank everyone for your kind donations, our supporters are amazing and help us to take in these special need dogs that would other wise be euthanized. Thank you!  Donations have been received from  Alice O'Connor Christine Harris Lesley Allen in Memory of Chloe Linda Bouchard in Memory of Gloria Davis Debbie Kleckner - Paradise Poochie in honor of Sunshine Vivien Eisenstat Laurrie Maloney Pam Vartigan Trembley in rememberance of Carol Horton's poodle, Shelby Peggy Rands Beth Corr Beth Corr in memory of Liz Palmer's Digby Susan Driscoll and Judi Schoenberg Patricia DeMaria-Bocchino Susan Cronin Karen Lubitz and Rafi in memory of Ben Doggie Melanie Pagliarulo in memory of Ben Doggie Cute Paper Inc Richard Ogden-The Dogfather  Leslie Madge Pat Pereira Emily Loeb Cathy Ochrym Dorothy Murrin The Bieniek's The McDermid's Stephen Vasil Suzan Scott in honor of Chloe Melanie Pagliarulo  K L Williams Phillip Gabler Diane LaRoche Diana Breed Pattiemarie Wilson The Fitzpatrick Family John Cotreau Pam Vartigan Tremblay Natalija Zirojevic Pamela Di Pasquale Karen Forber Katherine Barber Terrilyn McCarthy John Badertscher Maureen McCarthy & Brittany Skork Diane Costagliola Patricia Braden Melanie Schrader Martin Kinsman Charlene Broadhurst Debra Kushner Rebecca Dickson Cherie Baccari




Adoption donation $0 if adopted by a senior as chloe is in our senior to senior program
Chloe is a 12 year old and a 10lb Poodle. Chloe is all better and now available for adoption. New pictures and video coming soon
Chloe's owner contacted us to surrender Chloe as she could not afford to vet her and Chloe was lame in her front right leg. Rather than have Chloe surrendered we agreed to pay for her consult and medication to see what was going on and to hopefully keep Chloe in her home.
Sadly it was not to be as Chloe was not getting better and her owner lived on a second floor and could not carry her up and down. So Chloe came to Toy Poodle Rescue.
Chloe has seen several specialist and to no avail. Chloe has inflamation in her elbow that is resistant to medications so far. Here at Toy Poodle Rescue we will not give up and plan to start acupuncture to see if that will help. We will also be going to see a totally holistic vet to get her on the right supplements to boost her immune system. Chloe is otherwise healthy and full of spunk, she acts like a 5 yr old and gets around really well. We will do everything we can rather than amputate her leg. Please help us to do that.
1/17/2014 update: Chloe is now all better, she is not limping and is playing and feeling good. Supplements, accupuncture, time, and rest has been amazing for this little girl who would surely have had to have her leg amputated had we not seen past the diagnosis and tried other things.
Donations have been gratefully received from:
Richard The DogfatherKaren LubitzRonald SmithJane MelisaratosNorris F. Bjork JrK L WilliamsNancy ReynoldsMelanie PagliaruloAmy RichardChristine HarrisPam Vartigan
Thank you! 


Trifexis side effects

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We have provided this disclaimer to protect ourselves after receiving this email from someone at Elanco (makers of Trifexis) in an attempt to make us take this information down. We will not! ALL of the emails we have received are from people who have given Trifexis to their pet and we have every right to print them and they are willing to stand by their emails!

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Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 11:40 PM
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Message: You will soon be contacted to discuss and provide proof of facts pertaining to the claims on your web page about Trifexis. You have 5 working days to voluntarily remove all comments starting Jan 16 2012.

We tried to respond to this email but it was returned we do though have the IP address which was sent from an IPAD, Elanco if you would like the IP address of the person from your company that is threatening us, we would be happy to supply you and the authorities with that.


So you may not know the side effects of this new Heartworm medication so let us share the facts taken from their own website.

We encourage EVERYONE to contact Elanco, the makers of Trifexis to discuss any issues with this drug, contact info is at the bottom of this page. They also have a Facebook page that we really encourage you to contribute your experience to, as I am sure they and other users would want to hear of any problems people and their pets are experiencing, here is the link:

Please sign the petition to have the drug taken off the market by clicking here: 

PLEASE write us an email also  so we can put it up on our blog here.

Here are the emails we have received so far, regarding some peoples experience with Trifexis. If you have any other info please go to our contact page and send us your experience with this drug. We will post every email sent to us with your permission. Every time someone types in Trifexis to Google our blog pops up so they can read the emails from other pet owners. Thank you. 

They are very sad.

My brother's 5 month old Black Lab died yesterday. After researching Trifexis we strongly believe it is to blame. She had all of the same symptoms the other dog owners have reported.. Lethargy, vomiting, wobbling while walking, loss of appetite and seizures. She died (at her 2nd trip to the vet in 2 days)... while they were trying everything they could possibly do to save her. Our vet is researching the drug now and may pull it off his shelves. We are hoping to get the word out about this harmful drug so other dog's lives are not put in jeopardy. We have started a petition to get Trifexis banned. Please go and sign the petition here. Trifexis needs to be banned.

We gave our 9 yr old, 95 lb German shepherd his 4th dose of Trifexis Sunday-Jan 8, 2012. Today- Jan 10, we had to have him put to sleep. Our vet would not believe that the medication had anything to do with his symptoms; no appetite, disorientation, labored breathing. We kept waiting for him to get better. He never did. We fed him before giving him the tablet. He wasn't nauseated, he was impaired! I'm so sad and angry that I didn't do my research before using Trifexis. Please, please spread the word, for Cane.

I bought this for my 1.5 year old, 65 lb Boxer - Rooney. This is the only change he has experienced in his routine. This is the first time he took the product. Within 2 hours he was groggy, unable to focus his eyes, disoriented, unable to walk, completely uninterested in any food or water and experiencing tremors. He has been sleeping almost exclusively for the last 12 hours and will only drink water if I give it to him out of a turkey baster. This product is dangerous! be careful! I'm scared.


OMG!!! I want to thank you so much for posting the emails about Trifexis. I gave my 11 month old goldendoodle his fifth dose of it today. He has never had any side effects before. I gave it to him around 1:00 pm. He acted normal and then around 6:00 he started acting lethargic and was falling asleep sitting up. He couldn't get comfortable, its as if he is drunk. I was about to take him to the emergency clinic when I remembered that I gave it to him today. I am so glad that I looked up the side effects. As of right now he is sleeping. Do you know how long these symptoms usually last? I'm wondering if he is still acting like this tomorrow if I should take him to the vet. Thanks so much for posting about this. I am never giving him it again, and will tell everyone I know about this. Thanks!

After confirming that after the 3rd time (month) in a row, my 4 year old maltipoo was having some sort of reaction to her Trifexis. I came online to research side effects and found people on your site who commented with the exact same issue.
Within 12 to 24 hours of taking her Trifexis pill, she became very lethargic and staring up at the ceiling. The last two times it lasted for about 12 hours.

I just gave my dog Trifexis tonight. She had it last month with no issues before. My internet searches led me to your site with the only similar symptoms she is having. she is extremely lethargic. is falling asleep sitting up. Her neck keeps craning up to the ceiling. All similar symptoms i saw posted on your web page. but my concern was if anyone had to take there dog to the vet or was there anything they could even do? i saw one that said the symptoms lasted for about 12 hours. Any advice on those people who had similar side effects would be truly helpful. i really don't have the money for an emergency vet trip.

My dog has had three seizures since starting Trifexis four months ago. I hope it is the cause because he is off it now and I hope the seizures stop. Don't know if the drug contributed but there seem to be a lot of people suggesting a link...

I am so glad we found your site! We gave our 11 month blue tick coonhound a Trifexis tablet this Monday night. About 5 hours later, he was displaying the same symptoms that other people mentioned on your site!! The scariest night for us. His eyes were rolling back into his head and he couldn't focus on anything, he would look up at ceiling and open his mouth, try to sleep standing up and acted like a zombie! He couldn't settle or sleep for awhile and was cold to the touch! He was shivering and when we flashed a bright flashlight he didn't even flinch. Thank goodness we found your site because then we knew that he would most likely be ok but we will NEVER give it to him again!! It took 18 hours before he started acting normal again. Something needs to be done about this drug. We felt horrible for giving it to him. I have to wonder if it was poisoning him or affecting his brain the way it may do to the parasites it's intended to treat. Please keep getting the word out! If there is any place we need to post so more people will be aware, we will absolutely do that!
Sara and David

I gave my 2 year old 55 lb boxer Trifexis yesterday. I woke up this morning with her under a table. She would not leave...would not eat or drink today and trembled when we forced her to go outside. She is very nervous and shaky if she has to move or appears to doze off while she is sitting up. She also seems to have an odd twitch with her face that I have not seen her do before. This is so bazaar. The only thing I have done differently in her routine is give her the first and LAST dose of Trifexis. I sure hope our girl comes out of this. I appreciate any info you may have.

We gave our 11 month old pug Trifexis last month and a couple hours later he had the same symptoms everyone else is posting, lethargic, wobbly walking, zombie appearance and tilting his head straight back and looking up to the ceiling. We took him to the ER and spent all day waiting to get in, the ER did take him back to the back to monitor until a vet was available to see him, while back there we were told he was sleeping. Finally 4 to 5 hours later it was reported he was doing fine and acting normal, the vet looked him over and could not find anything wrong. We had blood work done the next day and everything was fine as well. Now today we gave him another tablet, THE LAST ONE, and he is showing the same symptoms again and currently sleeping and we only hope he sleeps it off again.



What to do if your dog is showing signs of side effects of Trifexis: Call your vet office or your nearest emergency office to see what they would want you to do. Keep them on the ground, not elevated, keep them with you during the night not in another room or you may not know they are in distress. Do not allow them on the bed as they could fall off during the night. Keep them hydrated by squeezing water into their mouths a little at a time, as they may be too disorientated to get to the water bowl. Let them get fresh air periodically by taking/carrying them outside for short periods. Just like us when we don't feel well fresh cool air helps clear our head.
Love them!

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