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TBRANCH2
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2/22/10 1:41 A

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Valpine, I have a standard black female named Sarah. I got her 3 years ago when she was 10 years old. She, too, is a rescue. she was a puppy mill mommy. I went to "Floridapoodlerescue.com". She deals mostly with standards. They are wonderful animals and being older, definitely has it's benefits!! No chewing on furniture, not as hyper, and usually housebroken!!

When something happens to Sarah, I will definitely get another rescue poodle! This is actually my second rescued poodle mill mommy. My husband jokes saying that this is a "retirement home for puppy mill mommies". I take that as a compliment!! I also feel good that they are able to spend their last years in comfort and peace with lots and lots of love!!!

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2/15/10 12:29 A

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Oh Louie is a GREAT Poodle name!

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2/14/10 10:09 P

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We picked up our little foster baby today. He flew in on a private jet from South Carolina. He is smaller than I originally had hoped but he is growing on me. She is about 10 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 10 pounds. He is a little bundle of energy but also a real lover...loves to cuddle. He is white and my standard poodle is also white. They are so cute together. They both have that identical prance.

His name when we got him was Lucky but I want to change it to Louie.


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2/11/10 10:00 P

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Last week on Twitter, one of my dog's pals sent a message with a link to an ad on craigslist. A woman had lost her home and was looking to place her 2 standard poodles. The ad had been placed that day.

I answered the ad immediately...of course I'd want to help. No response. Wonder what happened to them?

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Val if you were here I would hug your neck! thanks so much for loving these senior pups. they are so special and you have nurtured them to have the best time of their lives with you. there are jewels in your crown in heaven for that girl. Sniff.

I bet the mini is going to be great! They are a good size. You would be surprised at how well little April keeps up! Her little legs are just a blur and as fast as I walk, she is faster and she can go a mile. Then I'll hold her for a bit and then she's ready to get down again. What a wonderful breed these babies are!

So glad you joined us Val.

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2/10/10 1:50 P

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Wow, that's fabulous that you have taken the time and effort to care for older dogs and rescues at that. We had an older poodle that lived to 16. She finally died of kidney failure. It broke my heart. Even in the end, she had an incredible personality. In my opinion, poodles are the best! Good luck with the mini, I hope he is a good fit with your family.


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2/10/10 8:41 A

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All my poodles have been rescues. My current standard poodle, Giselle we just got this past September. She is 14 but still has so much puppy in her. I absolutely adore her and am probably more attached than I should get to such an old dog. She came to us after her owner died, the family didn't want her and a neighbor got stuck with her. She lost a lot of weight after her owner died but is slowly putting it back on. Yeah...she is a bit of work but when she turns on that poodle charm I just melt.

We just lost a 14 year old miniature poodle mix to lymphoma, she was also a rescue. When we got here she badly needed dental care but other than that was spunky and healthy. Her decline at the end was quick. She brought us a lot of joy in her last 11 months.

Gerard, another standard, was the love of my life. He was a puppy mill rescue and a basket case when I first got him. It took a lot of patience but he ended up being the best dog ever. He did a lot of hiking with me and was my main companion for several years. He ended up with Addison's disease and lived with treatment for several years but ended up with complications from it and had to be euthanized. I still miss him.

This weekend I will be getting a miniature poodle to foster for a local rescue agency, Capital District Humane Association. If he is a big miniature I will probably ended up adopting him. I'm so excited!

I also check Pet Finder almost everyday for poodles. There is a beautiful standard on there now but that particular agency will only give him to someone with a fenced-in yard. It kills me...he would get more exercise with me than with an owner who would just let him out in the yard.

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2/3/10 9:34 P

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I just checked the petharbor site after recommending it to a woman I met while walking Tara yesterday. It has direct links to many of the municipal shelters between North Carolina and NYC (though not in NJ, DE nor Baltimore for whatever reasons).

Jane.



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1/25/10 1:10 P

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It's so funny that this topic would come up now. I've been searching poodle rescue for a possible companion to Toji and Chiyo. (Especially after Kelly added a fourth to her trio!) I found several through New England Poodle Rescue that would have been wonderful. Unfortunately, then I found out that our condo association only allows two pets. I was crushed. I've really been wanting to add to our little family. Maybe someday. Anyway, poodle adoption is a wonderful thing. I'm truly behind it. We didn't rescue Chiyo and Toji, they both came from breeders. At the time, we were turned down for adoption because we aren't always home and we don't have a fenced in yard. In a condo we walk on leashes anyway, but I guess that didn't matter. I still think it's great. Melissa


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AQUAJANE
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1/25/10 12:27 A

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Growing up, we bought one and adopted (or were adopted by) a couple of other stray poodles. Since then, I've found my dogs at local shelters. In the East Coast corridor between New York and North Carolina, a number of municipal shelters (and seemingly humdreds of private rescue groups) are lined to petharbor.com/, and of course the nationally advertised one with links to tons of rescue groups is www.petfinder.com/index.html. I'm actually a little leery of rescue groups after my experience of adopting out most of Cleo's brood. Often they get dogs from rural shelters, but sometimes they get them by hook or crook from private sources, or are run by hoarders. Not only does the dog have an additional kennel experience, the price increases substantially, since in-demand small dogs can subsidize the costs of harder to place animals.

Just my 2 cents.

Jane.



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I have been talking to Dee about rescuing a poodle since the loss of her beloved Strudel. I think an older dog (not too old of course) that has been socialized would be a better choice for some if they don't have the time or patience to train a little one. I think rescues are THE WAY to go for many and although we're poodle poor now with our 4 and I'm at my limit as far as poodles go, a rescue would be a wonderful option for all! *hugs* to all!

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Before we got Mighty Joe, we looked at poodle rescue. They offered a dog to us, and gave a brief description. When we relayed the information to our vet, he advised against it...said the dog was probably 13 to 15 years old (though they said 8).

In a way, we "rescued" Mighty Joe. He was supposed to be a show dog for the breeder, and apparently he "failed" basic training. So they put him up for sale. He was a year old when we got him...and what a life of leisure he has had!

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I adopted BooBoo from a backyard breeder, who, in my opinion was neglecting him. As he is A.K.C registered, he was being kept in a Cage until he was 1 year old & his pups could also be registered. Right now(because of his age I have been talking with NancySHafner@aol.com of the The Poodle Club of Alabama.

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I am always looking at the Poodles in my area on Pet Finder. They have Poodles and mixes too. They have been rated to see if they are not to be around children or other animals so there is a lot of time put into these. I usually look at the pups, but there are any number of Poodles not matter their age on Pet Finders in everyone's area.

I think that adoption or rescue is a wonderful thing and I am so glad that there are some puppie mill rescues in our club!

This is a great topic. I would get another one if I didn't live in an apartment that won't let me.

I agree that there are lots of people that got puppies for Christmas that are really tired of them pooping on the floor now, because they don't take the time to train them, they just get the puppy and then expect *POOF* that they will be trained like magic!

I also know that there are a lot of Poodles that have had to be given up because people lost their jobs and couldn't take care of them anymore. They are already trained and socialized and would love to be in a Poodle lovers home!

Thanks for this thread. This is on my mind too.

I didn't know about the new puppy emoticon!!

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An email this morning reminded me of a topic I've wanted to introduce in this forum for some time: adopting poodles. I know that several members like me have adopted poodles, although given their intelligence, charm and good looks of course relatively few are left at shelters. But I've had good experiences with my shelter poodles.

As some of you might know, the anniversary of Cleo's death is approaching. And the fifth year anniversary of my adoption by her has just passed. Holding her pup Elvis in my arms a couple of days ago, it's hard to believe that much time has passed! Cleo might've been abandoned by an owner who never bothered to get her spayed or get dental care (she had an in infected fang when I got her and turned out also to be pregnant). And Tara's a puppy mill rescue from almost a year ago.

The other reason to mention this topic this time of year is that this may be the easiest time to adopt a poodle or similar desirable breed. Unfortunately, many people give up their dogs after Christmas, or before school starts or at semester's end. But more families seek to adopt before Christmas and summer vacation, and of course poodles are also excellent family dogs.

Here on Spark, the advertising restrictions prevent people from offering dogs for sale, and I certainly don't want to make this a thread for breeders, but I'd like to hear your opinions.

Jane.

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