Poodles and Pals of Southern California is a small, non-profit rescue that was formed by volunteers who love and adore this wonderful breed! Our goal is to assist Poodles who find themselves homeless - surrendered by their owners to our program, or those at risk of euthanasia at local animal shelters. We also seek to educate the public about this most misunderstood dog. If you are reading this page, you probably already know how intelligent, funny, active and loving the Poodle is! We want to spread the word that Poodles aren't frou-frou dogs, but wonderful, loving companions. They are truly the best keep secret in the dog world! Because we do love all dogs, sometimes we do have other breeds for adoption as well. Poodles and other dogs staying with our foster families are evaluated for temperament and health. Any veterinary needs are addressed by our veterinarian, and all dogs are spayed/neutered and updated on vaccinations prior to adoption, if not already completed by the owner. We also microchip each dog, and send a collar, leash and a couple-day supply of dog food home with each adoption. We do our best to match families with the right dog, considering their lifestyle, previous experience with dogs and with Poodles, and ensuring that they are ready to care for any of their new dog's training and health needs. Our goal is a happy adoption for both people and Poodle! We are here to provide support after the adoption, and will take the dog back at any time if the dog isn't the right match for a home.
STEP #1: Adoption Application
The first step in adopting a dog is to complete an adoption application. Be specific in your answers to give us the best possible picture of your home and family. A volunteer will review your application and get back to you within 1-2 days. Due to the high volume of adoption applications received, we use email to communicate initially during the screening process. Please remember to check your email for our response, and if you do not receive a reply to your application within 48 hours, feel free to send us an email.
STEP #2: Home Inspection
A home check is required for approval of an application and will be done prior to (or at the time of) adoption. The volunteer visiting your home will check your fence and gates for security, and will make sure that there aren't any safety hazards or other concerns within the home. In addition, we want to make sure that any current pets in the home are also well cared for.
STEP #3: Completing the Adoption!
An adoption fee is required for the adoption of a dog. The typical adoption fee for a young, purebred Toy or Miniature Poodle is $200-$300, and up to $500 for a young Standard Poodle. Adoption fees are reduced for older dogs, those with special needs, and mixes.
All dogs adopted are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped prior to going to their new homes. Some dogs have additional health needs, which will be addressed by our veterinarian as necessary.
Poodles and Pals of Southern California www.poodlesandpals.com
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