Frequently asked questions about Florida Poodle Rescue.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you. If have any other questions, please contact us.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, all donations to Florida Poodle Rescue, Inc. are tax deductible. Florida Poodle Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Florida Poodle Rescue will send you a receipt for your records.
How do I donate?
You can make a donation online via PayPal using your credit card, or you may mail a check as a donation. Learn more on our donations page.
Why was the poodle turned in, what is wrong with him/her?
It is never the poodle it is the life they had before. Often, economics, ignorance, and life style changes cause the dog to be surrendered or abandoned. Many people are not aware of how much a standard needs to be exercised to be calm in the house. All poodles are very social and need and require much interactions with humans to maintain a good mental attitude.
What do poodles need rescuing from?
As with any breed our breed also suffers from us humans. They need to be rescued from starvation, animal cruelty, and abandonment. The good thing is they have a large capacity for forgiveness and they look for their new family to give them the security and love they wish for.
Is Adoption free?
No. We spend on the average of $75,000 in health care to save the poodles that come into FPR. In order to continue we must charge for the adoption to be able to save the next one.
Where can we see the dogs?
All of our dogs are placed into foster care homes and are really all over the state. We feel by placing them in homes we can get a true feel of who they are and what they want in a human for their lives. We do try to post the dogs in a timely manner on our Available Poodles page.
Why should I adopt when I can go buy a puppy now?
Not everyone needs a puppy. Puppies are not the dog you leave to go out to dinner and expect to have your house in place when you get home. Puppies will chew you up with baby teeth and really are not good with small children. The dogs through a rescue have been "around the block" and also have been with a foster family. By being through the system, they are more family ready. Especially our senior dogs.