Please note, a picture says a thousand words but the temperament of a dog speaks to your heart, DO NOT pick a dog to adopt by; age, weight, color, haircut and general look. Look for a dog that it's bio speaks to you and matches with what you are looking for in a companion. Hair can be cut and changed but the soul of a dog is who they are.
If you do not meet the requirments of the dog/s you are interested in, please do not call us to argue your case. These requirements are exactly what we have determined this/these particular dog/s need. We have to be the advocate for the dog that is our job.
Toy Poodle Rescue News
A forever foster home needed for a special needs blind female small mini 12lbs, 9 years old, white (A forever home means we pay for everything you supply the home and love)
Due to a death in Sue's family, Toy Poodle Rescue will not be attending Paws in the Park on Sunday May 5th we are very sorry. We will be arranging a meet and greet within the next month. Thank you.
Lance is a four year old Male Standard Poodle and the sweetest gentleman you will meet.ook at that face and those eyes! Lance has a sad story which needs to be told.
Lance has Sebaceous Adenitis (SA) which is an autoimmune disease which attacks the sebaceous glands of the hair follicles. So this is not a disease that anyone can catch, it is not life shortening and can be maintained and controlled for the most part with moisturizing baths and vitamin therapy. S.A... is very misunderstood and there is currently no known cure once the immune system breaks down in this area.
So we got a call literally by fate from Sara at a local shelter where Lance had been surrendered. I say by fate because I had to call that particular shelter the previous day for something and our name had been passed on to Sara as a Poodle Rescue. We are Toy Poodle Rescue so no-one would normally call us for a Standard Poodle, but Sara was desperate to save Lance's life. The reality is if you rescue this breed you know people and develop a repertoire of contacts. There are two other local rescues that take Standard Poodles, Poodle Rescue New England and Poodle Rescue CT. Here is what is so shocking, both said no to Lance and hung up the phone and were prepared to let him die! This is the SECOND dog in a month this has happened to, Peluche was the other one! Shame on them!
We got the call from the shelter and I immediately made two calls and within half an hour Lance was safe! Now if a Toy Poodle Rescue can do that for a Standard, so can the others. So the excuses will range from, we don't have room, we don't have a foster home, but if this was a 'healthy' dog, room would be found! This is where everyone puts their head in the sand and makes excuses and doesn't want to get involved, well you look into Lance's eyes and try to walk away from this otherwise very healthy four year old boy who has dry skin and let him die. The shelter were going to euthanize him, because they could not give him the care he needed or the cost of getting him to a healthy place. What Poodle Rescue can walk away from a 4 year old dog they profess to rescue and let him die?
So now we are going to be rescuing Standard Poodles and I suppose everything that no other Poodle Rescue wants to and will let die!
Lance has been well trained in his previous home, he listens well and has puppy like playful behavior. His foster Mom calls him a character full of personality, he loves other dogs and lived in a home with children, he is a gentle giant at 51lbs (Ok we are used to the 10lb ones so he's a giant to us). Lance is looking for someone who will commit to his vitamin and skin therapy, which has not been properly cared for since he was a puppy. A person who see's past the skin issue and see's Lance for the wonderful dog he is with a fantastic personality.
We are accepting applications with the understanding he is not ready to be adopted until we have him regulated on a working therapy.
We are asking for donations to help provide what he needs to get his skin healthy. Thank you!
Donations have been received from: Thank you!!
For Lance in memory of Willie Eisenstat (6/20/02 - 4/4/2013)
For Lance, From Karen Lubitz & Sweet Rafi
Lisa St Pierre
Richard Ogden-The Dog Father, In honor and rememberance of his Mom.
We are now accepting applications for Lyllie Mae.
Lyllie Mae was born on 9/9/12 she is 6 months old and will grow to be a small Mini Poodle around 11-13lbs when full grown.
Lyllie Mae was surrendered to Toy Poodle Rescue due to her leg getting badly broken and the owners could not afford to pay to her her treated. As you can see we took over her care and she is doing wonderful. It will be several weeks before hse is recovered enough to abe adopted therefore we are not accepting applications at this time, but keep an eye out for the updates as we get clearance from her surgeon. We also had Lyllie Spayed and her baby teeth removed. She is an amazing little girl, she has not skipped a beat and her cast has not slowed her down, she loves playing with toys and other dogs and has a gentle and very sweet personality. Lyllie Mae is a typical puppy and is very playful and will need obedience training to learn good manners. She is not a biter and can be trusted not to 'get into things'. She sleeps right next to you in the big bed and after cookie time settles right down to sleep and does not move for the rest of the night. Lyllie is also totally potty trained and has excellent manners. A beautiful red coat, she is well bred and has her ACA papers (American Canine Association)
We are desperate to raise funds to pay for her vet bills as her repair was very expensive and will be around $5,000 when we have finished with pyhsio therapy. Please consider donating to her care. You can click on the Black Poodle doantion button above. Thank you.
Lyllie Mae is doing well and has had a cast/bandage change and her stitches out, she will have xrays in 4 weeks to see how the growth plate has accepted her metal sliding plate to allow for growth and healing.
Lyllie Mae went back to Angell Memorial under the care of Dr Russell Kalis yesterday to have x-rays to make sure the bone had healed well and correctly and have her bandages removed. Lyllie got a clean bill of health and is completely recovered.
We have to thank Dr Kalis for the amazing job he did for Lyllie Mae when others wanted to amputate the leg or euthanize her!
Requirements for Adoption
No Children under 18 years old
Fenced in yard required without exception
If another dog is in the home must be 15lbs and under, no large dogs
Be willing to go to obedience training classes
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for our Poodles
We thank everyone for your kind donations, our supporters are amazing and help us to take in these special need dogs that would other wise be euthanized. Thank you!
Donations have been received from
Lesley Allen in Memory of Chloe
Linda Bouchard in Memory of Gloria Davis
Debbie Kleckner - Paradise Poochie in honor of Sunshine
Pam Vartigan Trembley in rememberance of Carol Horton's poodle, Shelby
Beth Corr in memory of Liz Palmer's Digby
Susan Driscoll and Judi Schoenberg
Karen Lubitz and Rafi in memory of Ben Doggie
Melanie Pagliarulo in memory of Ben Doggie
Cute Paper Inc
Richard Ogden-The Dogfather
Suzan Scott in honor of Chloe
K L Williams
The Fitzpatrick Family
Pam Vartigan Tremblay
Pamela Di Pasquale
Maureen McCarthy & Brittany Skork
We have paid off all Travis's bills no further donations for Travis are required. THANK YOU!
Travis is only 6 years old and was taken into his veterinary office to be euthanized because he had been going to the bathroom in the house. The vet, Astrid Kruse was not willing to euthanize this little Poodle guy and so some tests were done and it was found that poor Travis had become diabetic. Toy Poodle Rescue was called to see if we would save this little tubby guy and you know what we said!! Travis was immediately transfered to Massachusetts Veterinary Referal Emergency Hospital as he was a very sick boy and needed constant care as his diabetis had gone untreated for so long. Travis has been there since Wednesday 29th August to try to get his diabetis under control. Travis is extremely overweight and his blood sugar is fluctuating so much that it is hard to get him transitioned to long acting insulin so he can come 'home', so he has to remain at the hospital until we can get him regulated. Today we had to approve a blood transfusion for Travis as he was so Anemic. Once he is doing better he will go into a foster home and put on weight watchers and given a regular exercise routine to lose weight, which will help his diabetis. Travis is so sweet and a gentle boy, everyone at Mass Vet Referal loves him, we are hoping all our supporters will too because we need donations desperately for Travis's care. So far our bill is $4,796 before the blood transfusion and climbing so we are putting up a donate button and hope you will help us to help Travis and let him live out the rest of his life happily, diabetis is totally treatable and we are going to give Travis that second chance at a wonderful life. Thank you!!
Travis is out of the hospital and in his foster home and doing well. He came in at 18.1lbs and is down to 14.8lbs, we estimate his weight should be around 8-9lbs. He is now regulated on his insulin and doing amazing. Travis loves to play with toys, so he is now chasing a ball, running to get a toy and going up and down steps. He has a little playmate that he plays with and he is one happy, happy boy. Travis is an adorable, sweet and gentle Poodle who will be a wonderful companion. The more weight Travis loses the more a new energetic dog surfices. It's almost like he is a puppy again because he is feeling so well.
We have to thank everyone who has donated towards his vet bills, we are so grateful to you. Please share Travis's story and donation needs. Thank you!
Travis is doing great and down to 13lbs and counting. Walking up to a mile each walk now and LOVING IT!!!! Cannot wait to go and is running.
A new leash on life and enjoying every minute. His diabetis is controlled and he is living a normal life now. Travis will soon be ready for adoption and you could not want a nicer dog, so easy and just a dream to have. You can do anything to him (and we have) and he never complains he is happy go lucky. Anyone who is diabetic will know that diabetis is not a huge deal as long as it is controlled and Travis is. He gets a shot in the morning with the tinest needle so he does not even feel it and then one at night and he will remind you not to forget his cookie each time for being a good boy. The cost is not a lot either. His insulin is $25 for 2 months and the needles are $13 per 100. We will be sending Travis home with 6 months of each and he told us not to forget a stash of cookies as well. Total cost for Travis diabetic needs per month are $22.50 + cookies.
So people get a little scared thinking it is a lot of money and that is not the case. Please consider giving Travis a home Please be a walker so Travis will continue a healthy lifestyle. We estimate that Travis could be home for Christmas.
Last weigh in 12.6lbs Travis has lost a whole Poodle!
Travis has had a set back, he has torn both Cruciate ligaments in his back knees, due to having been so overweight and the stress on them and now wanting to walk, run and play and the ligaments could not take the new energy level. It is a difficult decision to make when a dog is very overweight, the goal is to get the weight down with diet and exersize but the exersize puts stress on the joints, muscles and ligaments that have not been used in so long. The good news is, is that Travis is at a much lower dose of insulin since his weight loss and could possibly be insulin free soon. So poor Travis is on a very limited exersize and quick potty breaks and is going crazy as he wants to run and play. We have had him evaluated by Dr Joel Woolfson, our surgeon (we love him) and we will be checking back and doing more x-rays to see how he is doing. We don't think he will be able to self mend and surgery looks imminent but giving him time to recoup and rest his little legs will tell how the future goes.
When this happened we also met with Dr Mark Troxel at Mass Vet referal for a Neurology consult thinking it could be a spinal issue, it was not, but what a GREAT doctor he is, we LOVED him too! Also Travis's diabetis is monitored by Dr Diane Phillips at Mass vet referal who cared for him when he was in the ICU there, she too is so good to us and Travis, checking on him and making sure his insulin levels are good and we cannot forget his nurse Valerie who took such good care of him. Travis was a star when he went back to Mass Vet Referal, EVERYONE knew him and he was well taken care of. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful team taking care of this boy, now if he could just convince everyone to let him play!
Travis has been on strict crate rest and only being allowed monitored play and very slow limited walking to go potty and he is feeling better and healing. Our goal is to see how much he will heal independently before we have to approach surgery. So we are giving him to the New Year and then will revisit with our surgeon to see where we are at. Travis is on a new protein packed diet for muscle growth and LOTS of supplements and his foster Mom says he is doing so much better and dying to walk at a clip again, which he absolutely loves and craves. Gone is the overweight boy who could barely walk and here is this new energetic little healthy guy who cannot wait to get to the next bush and see the next animal along the way. It is so nice to be able to see a dog on deaths door and see new life and attitude towards the world change. Travis truly personifies why rescue groups exist. Because if we had not rescued him he would have been euthanized or died and without you our supporters we could not have saved him. Travis is going to have one happy Christmas thanks to all of you who have donated to his care. Thanks you!
We want to thank everyone who donated to Travis and his care, we have paid off all his bills due to your generous support and he is doing great!
We want everyone to know who gave towards Travis's care that you saved this dogs life, he was so very sick and would have died without the expert care of Mass Vet Referal Hospital.
Travis is feeling so good and now the weather is better he LOVES his walks and getting out. Travis would love to find a home with a retired person who loves to go for walks and does not mind giving him a little shot. Travis is very healthy and such a happy energetic Poodle now.
Now Travis needs a very special person
Donations have been gratefully received from;
Richard Ogden The Dog Father
Suzanne Brodie from Australia
The Fitzpatrick Family
Martha dn Bob Barnes
Orlando Diaz from Puerto Rico
Deborah Fallon with love and poodle kisses from Emma T Pockets, Taffy Apple, Mary Poopins, Miss Vicki, Pixie (a poodle wanna be) and Debbie
Richard Ogden - The Dog Father - a second donation for Travis
Vito Pagliarulo - A Christmas present for his wife Melanie Pagliarulo XX
Christine Harris - In Memory of spud
Christine Harris - Happy New Year Travis from Christine
The Connors Family
Richard Ogden, The Dog father
Adoption fee $400
Foobee is a TINY Teacup Poodle of 3lbs, a silver beige and 5 1/2 years. Foobee is AKC registered and comes from one of the well renowned breeders of Toy Poodles in the country.
Foobee is a laid back and gentle boy who is not at all shy. He is inquisitive and is in line with the other Poodles for treats, his size is not an issue to him. He loves to sleep on the big bed and goes outside to go potty. His favorite thing is to just hang out and be a companion and be close by to you. He is a dream to groom, just stands there, and gives grateful kisses inbetween scissoring.
He will make someone a wonderful, loyal companion. He gets along well with other dogs but we would only want him to be with dogs under 10lbs so he would not get trampled. Just a very sweet temperament little boy. We only adopt the teacups to people who are home during the day.
Requirements for adoption
Be home most of the day
No children I am too tiny (without exception)
I can only be adopted in the state of Massachusetts
Let me be your constant companion and sleep in the big bed
No dogs larger than 10lbs in the home
No cats (they are bigger than me)
Please have previous experience with Poodles/tiny dogs
Small fenced in area, I am too tiny for leash walks
We insist on a integrative approach to vet care and nutritional well being for these tiny Poodles