Indianapolis Poodle Rescue
Who We Are
Indianapolis Poodle Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing poodles throughout Central Indiana, although we occasionally provide services to surrounding areas.
Our mission is to rescue and re-home adoptable poodles that have fallen upon hard times. Most of these poodles ended up in our rescue because they were owner surrendered, located at a shelter, or found as a stray. We act as a resource for owners and potential poodle owners. We primarily serve Central Indiana.
Adopting a friend
All adoptive individuals and families are screened through a phone interview, an adoption application, reference checks, a personal visit with the potential adoptive poodle and foster family, and a home visit whenever possible. Some applicants do not meet our criteria for adoption and other applicants may not be a suitable match for a particular poodle. We disclose all known information about our adoptive poodles so that our re-homing efforts are permanent. Most rescue poodles have an adoption fee which helps us recover veterinary fees, daily food and shelter costs, and supply and administrative costs. To encourage the adoption of special needs and older poodles our adoption fees are waived. At the time of adoption a contract between Indianapolis Poodle Rescue, Inc. and the new owner is signed. If a poodle does not work out for a family it may be returned for a refund of adoption fees within 14 days. If an owner can no longer keep an adopted rescue poodle, it must be returned to Indianapolis Poodle Rescue, Inc.
IPR is gearing up for the annual Indianapolis Poodle Rescue Raffle on February 9 at the Poodle Specialty, part of the Indianapolis Winter Classic Dog Show. The show is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This is the main fundraiser for IPR and there are always wonderful items. Watch for more information about the wonderful raffle.
Looking for volunteers!
We need volunteers to spend playtime with dogs in foster home environment.
Past Rescues and News
Here are some of the major interest stories over the past years.
Ruby came to us in September 2010 in need of surgery on her broken front legs. We are grateful to those who donated to help cover her surgery costs which totaled over $2,500. Ruby had a bone grft from her right hip. She had the fixacctors moved to the lateral sides as well. She is now walking some, but the right leg still bothers her with the cold and wet weather and pins going into the bones.
Update: Ruby has had her last surgery. Permanent larger pins were placed in both legs, as Dr. Lee felt this was necessary. Ruby's veterinary bills were paid for by the generous donations of The Indianapolis Poodle Rescue family and donations from friends. The following businesses also assisted IPR in the collection of funds: FUTURE SHOCK, PAWS STOP, THREE DOG BAKERY-Broad Ripple. Ruby is going to be adopted by her foster family!
New Year's Rescue - Saviours and Survivors
Two 18 month old standards, male and female, were rescued from a brutal life outdoors. Whisked away from 4'x4' pens with frozen water dishes, they are now in a safe warm place. They were bathed and groomed, which was no easy task! Having been outside for so long, their poor little legs were caked with debris and feces. Mike and Handi had to cover the floor with tarps and wore masks as they literaly sheared the matted coats from both dogs. Despite this long and sometime painful ordeal, the dogs showered their saviors with licks, as if they knew life would be better from now on. They were both placed in forever homes within weeks of their rescue.
IPR held it's annual reunion on April 24th at the Danville National Guard Armory in Danville, IN. Here are just a few photos from the event.