From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with your Poodle newsletter.
This newsletter is going to focus on adopting a Poodle from Poodle rescues, which is a little something different but a topic that is definitely worthwhile discussing.
So many people look to get a new puppy when they go in for Poodle adoption that some of the older dogs are being left in kennels for months on end.
As such, I hope this discussion topic will provoke a positive reaction and help to get a few older Poodles rehomed!
Let’s start shall we?
WHAT IS A POODLE RESCUE?
A Poodle rescue is essentially a facility that rehomes Poodles that have been abandoned or are no longer welcome in the homes that they previously had.
It may be that the owners are getting a divorce or can no longer afford a dog as a result of a change in circumstances. Alternatively, it may be that the Poodles have been picked up as abandoned or escaped dogs.
Either way, they are looking for a new home and need loving owners to give them a new start. Needless to say, those abandoned are often older dogs and not the puppies that those looking for Poodle adoption via breeders go in for.
There are specialist rescues that deal in Poodles alone but general rescues may also have Poodles in from time to time.
If you do a little research on general dog rescues as well as Poodle rescues then you will find that the former will often allow you to request certain breeds should they come in so you can also try to get a dog that way.
WHERE TO FIND POODLE RESCUES
Poodle rescue facilities are in no way popularized. That is to say that they are not usually well known because Poodles are not abandoned in the numbers that other breeds are.
Certain breeds have come to the public attention because there are hundreds of thousands abandoned every year but as Poodles are in the thousands they are often not brought under the spotlight.
As a result, you may need to do your homework to find Poodle rescue facilities.
The Internet can provide you with a good means to start looking for Poodle adoption facilities. A quick search will tell you exactly where they are but you may find that there are very few within a couple of hours’ driving distance.
As such, you should be prepared to travel that little bit further to find the Poodle that you want to adopt.
However, many will have listings of the Poodles that are available to adopt so you can find out a little about them in the comfort of your own home.
POODLE HEALTH IN RESCUES
After doing your homework, you may have concerns about Poodle health in those rescues you have been looking at. There is no need though if you are going to reputable rescues.
All Poodles are given rigorous health checks before they are taken to the kennels because of how many other dogs they are around. You will be able to request to see veterinary records to prove this.
You will find that all Poodles in rescues are in good health and are free of all diseases, viruses and other nasty health complaints that you would otherwise have to deal with.
Well, that concludes our discussion on Poodle rescue today and hopefully draws attention to some of the problems that exist out there in terms of getting older Poodles into loving forever homes.
You will undoubtedly have numerous other questions regarding Poodle rescue and Poodle health because this has literally just skimmed the surface.
However, the comprehensive introduction provided here should definitely provoke thought on the matter.
I hope you learned a lot from today’s Poodle rescue newsletter!
All the best and take care