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Poodle Rescue New England

PO Box 441447
Somerville, MA 02144

Our Mission

We Rescue, Rehabilitate and Re-home poodles and poodle mixes in need.

Adoption Policy

Adoption Process
Our goal is to place the right poodle in the right home. Please read this Adoption Process Page in full before submitting an application.

The Application
Our online application must be filled out in full to be considered for the adoption of a poodle. While you may indicate an interest in a specific rescue dog on your application, there will likely be many interested applicants for any particular dog. We work very hard to ensure that each adoption is an ideal fit and have successfully placed many great dogs with families who initially did not inquire about them because another dog’s picture caught their eye. A non-refundable $10 application fee must be submitted with the application. Please note that we do not adopt to households with children under the age of 10 or with electric fences. We only place dogs within the New England area (Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire).

The Matching Process
We generally have a waiting list of people wanting to adopt, but placements are not made on a first-come-first-serve basis. As dogs come into the program we go through our applications and choose from applicants that we feel will be the best match for the dog.

The Home Visit
We require a home visit before a placement can be made. One of our volunteers will arrange to meet with you in your home environment. The information from the home visit will be used to help match you with a dog suitable for your home and lifestyle. All family members must be present.

Meet the Poodle
When a potential match has been made, the dog’s foster parent will arrange to meet the applicant/family with the dog. The volunteer foster parent, having lived with the dog, has the most information about his/her personality, characteristics and needs and will make sure that a potential adopter is comfortable with the dog.

The Adoption Contract
Upon adoption, you will be required to read and sign a legally binding contract detailing the terms and conditions of the adoption.

Adoption Fees
Adoption fees range from $300 – $600. This amount, determined by Poodle Rescue of New England, is noted on the dogs bio page. The adoption fee is used to cover, among other things, the expenses of spaying/neutering, vaccination, heartworm testing and grooming each of our dogs. The average expense for dogs in our care runs between $950-$1,400. This does not include any specialty veterinary care (orthopedic, diagnostic, etc.). PRNE is a non-profit organization and all money goes to caring for the Poodles that we rescue. The adoption fee is due at the time of adoption.

Our volunteers make every effort to ensure that the application process moves forward at a steady pace. The timeframe for each adoption will vary and can range from one month to up to one year or longer to find a suitable match. We appreciate your patience.

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