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A word about adopting a rescued dog:

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. 





Hunter and Hannah (see photos to the right) are 3 year old Standard Poodles.  They will be adopted as a pair as they are very tightly bonded.  They will require owners with experience with the breed and a fenced yard.  They are spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines, HW negative and microchipped.  Both have had Obedience training; Hannah has a CGC.  Inquiries to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org


Adopted!  Thanks for the many inquiries. 



 Black neutered male SP.  Very special needs - This dog requires patience and skill.

Inquiries to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org  - no phone calls, please.  Submit the application or send an email and we will be in touch. 

Thank you. 


Lexie is an owner-surrendered Shitzhu-Poodle-mix who found herself in a high kill shelter.  She was abandoned because her owners could no longer take care of her.  Lexie is under two years of age, has been spayed, is current on all vaccinations, is microchipped, and heartworm clear. She is lively and playful, and loves squeaky toys.  She is crate trained and had been housetrained in her former life.  She is fast and moves out on lead.  She was shaved down in the shelter and is currently sporting a snuggly warm sweater which she really likes.  She would do best in a home without small children, and would probably love having a fenced yard to play in.  Adoption fee $275.  Inquiries to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org

Very young female SP with chronic eye condition. Will require daily eye drops for the rest of her life.  Will be vetted prior to adoption. 

Adoption donation will be vet bills plus a donation to MAPR.  Photo coming soon - "exotic" color.

Inquiries to cindy@midatlanticpoodlerescue.org 


 We will refer interested applicants to reputable breeders of health tested 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.

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.  Incomplete applications are difficult to evaluate.  Thank you.


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