Poodle Rescue Connecticut
and surrounding New England States

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"The Tiny Five"

This is what "rescue" is all about........

(with thanks to Jodi Greenleaf)


Dexter is a soon to be three year old, 14 pound white mini Poodle who recently lost his family to a move. Sweeter than sweet this little guy is a dreamboat and would like nothing more than to sit on someone's lap!
Rescue donation $350.


My name is Porter and I am a 2-3 year old, 20 pound white mini boy who was found as a stray in a tough neighborhood. Brought to the local animal shelter, we were called because Porter was not happy there. Too noisy and not what he wanted which was a friend. Now in foster care after a dental, neuter and great care he is ready for a family. Porter is a gentleman with his house manners. He does well with other dogs but cats are just too interesting to him, they run and he loves to chase! He is a cuddler and loves to kiss but his real fun trick is he loves to sit up for treats! He will sit beautifully for long periods of time! Please consider this character if you want a companion to keep you company in whatever you want to do!
Rescue donation $300.


Bobo came to us after his human Mom passed leaving him home with his Dad who works long hours. Thinking it would be better for Bobo, he was given to us to find a new beginning. Bobo is a brindle colored (light silver/black ticking) overweight mini male who is 2 1/2 years of age and weighs in at 27 pounds. We are thinking 22-24 pounds would be perfect for him. His foster Mom is trying her best to keep him on his diet program! Right Jane? Bobo appears to have been a little coarsely treated by a man, so we are looking for a woman or a multi women home so that he can relax and be his own sweet self.
Rescue donation is $350.00 to help defray the cost of bloodwork to rule out any problems that may have caused Bobo to be overweight. Oops! It appears he has eaten too much or not exercised enough! Talk him up, he's a lover, snuggler and a cuddler!


A kindly Poodle lover sent me a link to T J, an 8 year old mini boy on the URGENT list at the MACC in NY. I looked at his face and thought of the 28 from Brooklyn that we took in. They could be related. He was surrendered because of an eye injury. Stay tuned, this sweet boy got another chance at more life.

Gibbs Needs Your Help!

Gibbs is an eight pound 7 year old cream toy Poodle looking for a home where his new family is home a better part of the day. Long work days and a family member caring for an ill relative after work left Gibbs home alone and lonely.

Gibbs just came back from a Cardiac Ultrasound Seminar to which we were very lucky to be invited! Little Gibbs was the hit of the seminar but now he has some treatment to go through. We didn't see the worms or microfilaria in blood tests at the vet hospital, but the ultrasound showed he is loaded with them.  Gibbs will have to undergo heartworm treatment  expected to cost several thousand dollars!

We are looking for some financial support to go along with the much needed prayers and well wishes for this darling little guy.

If you can help Gibbs, please go to our donations page

Thank you.

Pink Princess

Pink came to us from a well known caring shelter where Pink's diagnosis of Demodectic and Sarcoptic mange had been initially treated. Because it's a long process better treated in a quiet home setting we decided to take Pink on. If all goes well Pink should be able to be adopted. Pink is around one year old, weighs 9 pounds and is a mix of some sort, Poodle or Maltese. What we do know about this little girl is that she is sweet, loving, quiet and incredibly good natured. Watch for updates on Pink's progress!

Update on Pink:

Look at how well Pink is progressing! In a few more weeks you won't recognize this little lady! It's amazing what can happen with some appropriate care and lots of TLC! Watch for more updates!

If you would like to apply to adopt a PRCT dog,
please read about our
Process and then complete our Application


he following dogs need homes but are not PRCT dogs. Use the contact information provided on each listing to inquire about them.


Jake, an 8 year old West Highland Terrier mix needs a home! The landlord says no dog so Jake has to go. Jake weighs 15 pounds, is a cuddle bug and would love someone to sit with.

Please call Sharon at 203-695-2762.  Email: S.H.Mailhot@gmail.com


This cool little dude is Mauri (after he got his dinosaur hairdo). Mauri has been a work in progress for a group of people who have been trying to get him to a place where he can live successfully with the right person(s). Mauri was originally purchased from a pet store by a woman who did not have the knowledge or the skills to handle this little spitfire at that time in her life. She brought him to a trainer and the trainer did not believe that the owner was going to be able to give Mauri what he needed for his lifetime and suggested that she surrender him to the Duxbury (MA) Animal Shelter. The good people at the shelter worked with him for several months and found him a wonderful home with a woman and her dog on the Cape. Unfortunately, Mauri proved to be too much for her, as well, and she returned him to the Duxbury Animal Shelter. The Duxbury Animal Shelter then asked an excellent trainer if he would put him in to boot camp at his facility and it now appears that Mauri can move on to his wonderful new life. Mauri gets along great with other dogs as long as the dogs he is with are able to "give it back." Mauri is very dominant and pushy and any dog(s) he lives with must be able to let him know when enough is enough. He currently runs with a pack of 15 dogs at the trainer's facility and does very well with them. Mauri is territorial with food so he will need to be fed in his crate if he lives with other animals. Mauri is sweet and loves to snuggle but can become possessive of his person if the ground rules are not set from the start. The trainer says he has been a lot fun to train and responds well to training. The trainer loves him and refers to him as his little buddy. Mauri can only be placed with a very experienced owner. His person must be home most of the day and be willing to take Mauri on at least one hour-long walk a day, for rides in the car, and socialize him with other dogs. Because he is territorial, he CANNOT be placed in a home with children, no matter what age. Mauri's new person must be willing to continue his training and perhaps train him to compete in agility, flyball, nose work, etc. He has a high drive when playing with his toys so we are sure he would excel competitively. Mauri's person(s) must own their own home. We will make no exceptions to that. Mauri LOVES to be groomed and is the model dog when at the groomers. He LOVES to be pampered! If you are interested in meeting Mauri, please e-mail the shelter address and be sure to include your phone number so we can discuss Mauri with you. Mauri is a wonderful, fun, funny, sweet little guy. He just has not found his perfect match yet. Could that perfect match be you?

To inquire about Mauri, please contact Susan Curtis at the Duxbury Animal Shelter - (781) 934-6424. Email: susan.j.curtis@comcast.net


HELP!!! Ali needs a new home. Her owner is being admitted to a nursing home. Ali is a poodle mix weighing 20 lbs. She is spayed and up to date on immunizations. She has a recent dental done.  She is completely blind and probably has been for a long time. Ali is perfectly housebroken and walks on a leash beautifully. Her age is estimated between 10 and 12 years. She currently has Lyme disease and has begun treatment for it. She is a little stiff in the hind end, but that does not seem to bother her. Ali can be playful, but also can be quiet. She would make a great nose work dog - she will find any crumb that falls to the floor. She is not a barker, but she will bark if someone rings the doorbell. She behaves perfectly at the groomers and gets along fine with other dogs. It is unknown if she would get along with cats, but likely that wouldn't be a problem. She is a sweetheart. Do you have room in your heart and home for Ali?

If you would like more information about Ali, please contact Joanne Dunn at 413-540-0800.