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A word about adopting a rescued dog. Plese read before applying:

Health questions: Dogs picked up as strays or turned in to shelters come with little or no health history. Every dog taken in to our rescue is seen and evaluated by a vet before being made available for adoption. All dogs are made current on vaccinations and tested for Lyme Disease and heartworms.  They are spayed or neutered.  We can make no health guarantees beyond what a veterinarian is able to find on physical examination.  We endeavor to disclose all health information that is available to adopters.  Owner-surrendered dogs come with as much health history as is available and all health history on these dogs is revealed to adopters. 

 FeesWe ask for adoption donations on every dog we place with no exceptions.  Fees may be reduced for geriatric or special needs dogs. 100% of the fees collected for our dogs go to pay the vet bills of the dogs to help get them into loving homes. 

 Children: Our rule of thumb when placing rescued dogs in homes with small children is to err on the side of extreme caution.  We prefer not to place a small Poodle (Toy or Mini) in a home with small children.  We prefer not to place a Standard Poodle in a home with children under the age of 6. We will accept and review applications and can make decisions based on home visits with the child or children present.

 Fences : Our preference is to place a rescued dog in a home with a fully fenced yard; however our goal is to place dogs in homes. We will consider each circumstance with the best interest of the people and the dogs uppermost in mind. 






 Beau was surrendered to Rescue by his neglectful ower. He has a mild case of dry eye and requires (inexpensive) eye medication. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations, HW negative, microchipped. He is a happy boy, looking for someone to love him again.  He is crate trained.  Inquiries welcome. Adoption fee $450.




Jeffie is a young Goldendoodle. He came out of a shelter in PA. He has been neutered, is current on vaccines, HW negative. He was very good for grooming. Jeffie has resource guarding issues that we are working through.

Jeffie update - Jeffie has done well with one on one training. He will require a home with a fenced yard and with people who understand his guarding issue and could continue some training. Adopters local to Baltimore or Carroll County preferred. 

Inquiries welcome. Adoption fee $500


Gentle, quiet  2 year old Darcy was surrendered by her breeder because her household, with a number of other dogs, was just too much for her. She is pending spay surgery. She is current on all vaccines and will be microchipped when spayed. She would do best as an only dog. 

Inquiries welcome. Adoption fee $650



Little Contessa was pulled from the local shelter. She had beeen picked up as a stray but no one came looking or her. We cannot understand why because she is just darling.  She is estimated to be around 8 years old, has been spayed and is current on all vaccinations.  She is  HW and tick-borne disease free and microchipped.

 Adoption fee $275.00


This is Piper. Piper is a 5 year old female cockapoo. She has had quite a life and seen a lot of the world. She is spayed, fully vaccinated, HW and tick-borne disease free. She is also sometimes itchy. She has been seen by a canine dermatologist and found to have allergies to dust mites, so she would probably do best in a home without wall-to-wall carpeting. She has responded well to inexpensive treatment. She is very sweet and happy.

Adoption fee $250.00 


Roger is a parti-colored Poodle. He is a recent shelter pull. He is a young guy and needs vetting. We will take inquiries on him but he will not be ready to leave until after Thanksgiving.

Adoption fee $650.00 



  Wonderful Bailey was surrendered to the local shelter where we rescued him. What a sweetheart!  He greets us every day with a toy in his mouth; he just loves to play. He loves to give big hugs. He would do best in an active family with a fenced yard so he can run and play. Bailey is neutered, HW and tick disease negative, current on all vaccines and microchipped. He has coarse Labrador-type fur - definitely NOT soft, curly Poodle hair;  so, it is likely that he sheds - and adopters need to be aware of that.

Inquiries for this great boy are welcome. Adoption fee - $650.



Little Miss Sophie did great on her diet. Look at her now!

Five year old Sophie was turned into a shelter when her owner died. She is spayed, current on all vaccines, HW negative and microchipped. She does not have a medical condition that has contributed to her weight situation. Like many of us, she simply has enjoyed her meals, maybe an overabundance of meals. In foster with us, she has become a sweet and loving little dog, loves being with people, really loves going on walks. Preference will be given to adopters in the Baltimore area. Inquiries welcome.

Adoption fee $200.00 


 Zoe has been adopted. She will be staying nearby and we hope to see her often.














November 2018 

See our Poodles !! Does anyone touch your heart? If you have already sent in an application and are still hoping to adopt, send mailto:cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue

We have had some challeges within the group but are moving ahead. Thanks for your patience.





Successful cataract surgery done. Pat can see! 





 We will refer interested applicants to reputable breeders of health tested purebred dogs if they would like a puppy. 

We believe that everyone who wants one, and can care for one, should have a Poodle, but we recognize that Rescued dogs may not be right for everyone.

 Please do not ask us for a referral for mixed breed (labradoodle, goldendoodle, etc) puppies. We will only refer people to breeders of purebred Poodles from health-tested parents. We rescue mixed breed dogs because it is not the dog's fault it was born. But we will not support mercenary people who produce mixed breed dogs.  There are too many mixed breed dogs in shelters who often never get a home.

We prefer to have applications in advance so that when we take in dogs from owners or shelters, we can place them in homes as soon as possible. 

Thanks for considering Rescue!!

Inquiries about available dogs to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org

Click here to download an adoption application.

The adoption application is a Word document. Fill in the form completely, save it in Word then email it back to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org.  Applications are acknowledged as soon as possible. We apologize, but we are currently running about 4 weeks behind. If you see a dog that touches your heart, send us a message!! Please note: incomplete applications are difficult to evaluate.  Thank you.


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