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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. Once we whacked off his filthy matted coat, he was found to have dry eye and has responded beautifully to treatment. He will most likely require (inexpensive) eye medication for the rest of his life. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations, HW negative, microchipped. He is a happy boy, but will need time, patience and love in his new home.  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







Zoe is a 2+ year old spayed female Wheaten Terrier- Standard Poodle cross. We believe she is non-shedding, although we are not 100% sure. She is spayed and current on all her vaccines. She is microchipped, HW and tickborne disease negative. She is housetrained and understands basic commands. She will do best in a home with a fenced yard, in an active family.

Adoption fee $500 


 Sweet Murphy was abandoned by her owners and landed in the local shelter where we rescued her. This is the sweetest girl we have met recently.  She was believed to have lived with another dog. She is spayed, HW and tick disease negative, current on all vaccines and microchipped. She has coarse Labrador-type fur - definitely NOT soft, curly Poodle hair;  so, she sheds - and adopters need to be aware of that.

Inquiries for this nice girl welcome. Adoption fee - $500.



Little Miss Butterball Sophie needs to lose a few lbs (but don't we all?)

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. She does guard her food bowl some and we will be  working through that.  She is reported to be sweet and loving, loves being with people. She is going from the shelter to an experienced foster home. Inquiries welcome.

Adoption fee $275.00 











May 2018 

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

Thanks for considering Rescue !





Successful cataract surgery done. Pat can see! 





 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.

 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 by referring puppy buyers to them.

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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