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Anyone interested in becoming a foster home should email us with your information!
We take in Standard Poodles in need & then place them in the home that is best suited for the poodle according to: -the poodle's personality & needs. -the desires of the prospective 'adoptive' parents. This helps to assure that each poodle finds the right home for a lifetime and is given the dignity and respect that he/she deserves. Our desire is for the dog to become a cherished family member & in return to give his/her family a wonderful & faithful companion/friend for a lifetime. All applicants are carefully screened & must meet certain qualifications before being referred for a poodle. The right poodle for you and your family may not be available immediately- so patience is a needed virtue!
We work with veterinarians, shelters, other rescue organizations, private homes, & the Poodle Club of Alabama to care for and place our poodles in the appropriate home. Placement is based on the best "matches" between the poodle and the people on our adoption waiting list. We strive hard to make permanent placements for each poodle...every poodle deserves to lead a joyful life and to become a very valued family member- FOR A LIFETIME. We can email an application for adoption...You must be 21 years of age in order to fill out an application. You MUST fill out an application to be considered for adoption. Submission of an application is interpreted as a formal request for adoption from Standard Poodle Rescue of Alabama. Submitting your application does not guarantee adoption. A liability release is required to be signed by the new owner. Any dog that we adopt out to a home is to be returned to our rescue program AT ANY TIME if the adoption is not working out. SURRENDERING A POODLE: -We accept poodles into our program for almost any reason ( NO aggressive dogs!). -The dogs must be purebreed poodles (preferably with a docked tail!). -We accept dogs from any area as long as the dog is brought to us or arrangements are made to get the dog to us. We drive to a limited area only. -Will will not pay for surrendered dogs. -We will pay only shelter/rescue fees. -If you own a poodle you can no longer care for, or know of someone who does, please email us with your name, phone #, & details concerning the dog... ABOUT RESCUE POODLES: -Poodles that are rescued are usually adolescents or adults. -Poodles have wonderful temperaments and are very loyal & intelligent. -Poodles generally go through an adjustment period when they are first placed in a new home. Patience & understanding are a must! -Poodles DO NOT shed therefore they DO require regular grooming. You will need to be prepared to spend anywhere from $30 (toy breeds) to $75 (standards) for grooming every 6 to 8 weeks. In between professional grooming you will need to bathe and brush your dog regulary to prevent matting. Their ears need to be cleaned weekly and the hair in the ear canal needs to be plucked at least once a month to prevent ear problems. -When you adopt a rescue poodle- you generally are adopting a dog that has already been through its very active puppy stages. Its personality is easier to observe as well! -Adopting a rescue poodle many times allows the dog to go to a home that is better than what the dog had before. You may be saving its life by providing a home that is better than what the dog had before. OTHER rescues are placed into our rescue due to extenuating circumstances in their previous home that could not be helped and are in need of another home to love them just as they were loved before! -Our poodles are placed in foster homes that provide love and understanding. The time spent in a foster home helps the animal adjust before being placed. Their stay in a foster home varies from a couple of weeks to several months. WE DO NOT SHIP RESCUE POODLES! (We work by appointments only) .
Standard Poodle Rescue of Alabama
Weaver, AL 36277
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