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  1. Why do you only place dogs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island?

  2. What is a home visit and why is it necessary?

  3. Does Poodle Rescue of New England have an office with a paid staff?

  4. Can I see the dogs that are available for adoption?

  5. What types of poodles come into your program?

  6. I left a message on the hotline and no one has called me back, why?

  7. Why must an adoption application and a $10 fee be submitted to Poodle Rescue of New England?

  8. I sent in an adoption application a long time ago but no one has called, why?

  9. Do you adopt in the order that applications are received?

  10. Do you require a fenced yard?

  11. Do you place poodles in homes with children?

  12. What medical care does Poodle Rescue of New England provide in preparation for adoption?

  13. How much is the adoption donation?

  14. Is the adoption donation negotiable?

  15. Are the terms of the Adoption Contract negotiable?

  16. What do I do if I adopt a poodle from Poodle Rescue of New England but the new addition to my family is not working out?

 

1. Why do you only place dogs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island?
Poodle Rescue of New England requires a home visit to be done by one of our volunteers before the placement of any poodle.  At this time we only have volunteers in the 6 New England states.  Poodle Rescue of New England does not ship dogs.

2. What is a home visit and why is it necessary?
A volunteer will come to your home at your convenience to meet with you and all household members to discuss adoption.  The volunteer will be looking to verify the information on your application. If you have a fenced yard, he or she will check the fence to see if it is secure.  Anyone who lives at the house is required to be present.  This visit will give you a chance to ask any questions you may have and to talk with the volunteer about what you can expect when you rescue a poodle.

3. Does Poodle Rescue of New England have an office with a paid staff?
No.  Poodle Rescue of New England is a non-profit, all volunteer organization made up of people who love poodles.  We have no central office or shelter facility.

4. Can I see the dogs that are available for adoption?
Poodle Rescue of New England does not have a shelter.  All of our dogs are in foster homes across New England.  You must submit an application to be considered for adoption.  Click here to read about our adoption process. .  You can see some of our available dogs on our website.

5. What types of poodles come into your program?
Toy Poodles (under 10 lbs), Mini Poodles (10 – 25 lbs) and Standard Poodles (40 lbs – 60 lbs).  Most of our dogs are adult dogs.  The average age of our rescue poodles is 5 years old and many of our dogs are 8 years or older.  Sometimes we rescue poodle mixes.  Please note that puppies rarely come into our program.

6. I left a message on the hotline and no one has called me back, why?
The Poodle Rescue of New England hotline is not for general inquiries.  General inquiries should be made via e-mail.  Please be sensitive to the fact that we are an all volunteer organization and a response may not be immediate.  The hotline has two purposes:

1.          If you are interested in adopting a poodle and are unable to apply online or to print the application from our website please leave your name and address on the hotline so we can send an application to you.

2.       If you need to surrender a poodle to PRNE, please leave your name and phone number on the hotline, along with a brief description of the situation and we will get back to you within 48 hours to discuss our program.

7. Why must an adoption application and a $10 fee be submitted to Poodle Rescue of New England?
The answers you give on the application will help us to find the best possible match between you and the dogs available for placement. You must fill out the form completely. Poodle Rescue of New England is a non-profit organization that receives no federal or state funds.  It is supported solely by private donations.  The $10.00 non-refundable application fee is used to defray the cost of postage, phone calls and administrative supplies used in maintaining the application process.  Your application cannot be processed without it.

8. I sent in an adoption application a long time ago but no one has called, why?
We receive many, many applications. About 4 weeks from the date that we receive your application we will send you a postcard acknowledging the receipt of your application.  When your application is being considered, a volunteer will contact you. Until that time your application is put on file.  Please keep in mind that the process of finding the best match possible may take up to 1 year.

9. Do you adopt in the order that applications are received?
No.  We do not adopt on a first come first served basis. We evaluate each dog and each potential adopter on a case-by-case basis. We are looking for the best home for each dog regardless of when your application was received.  Please remember that we are representing the dog and it is our responsibility to find the best home possible.

10. Do you require a fenced yard?
Sometimes.  Poodle Rescue of New England prefers that all of our dogs have a securely fenced yard to play and run safely in.  We will require a fenced yard if you live on a busy road or the dog you are interested in is “high energy”.  However, if you do not have a fence but you have a plan for the proper exercise for a dog, we may still consider you for adoption. Poodle Rescue of New England will not place dogs in a home with an electric fence. An electric fence is not a barrier fence

11. Do you place poodles in homes with children?
Occasionally.  Due to Poodle Rescue of New England’s emphasis on safety, we take great care when placing poodles into homes with children.  Poodles who are strays, who have had no exposure to children or who were given up due to characteristics that are incompatible with children cannot be placed into these homes.  We will not place a poodle into a home with children under the age of ten.

12. What medical care does Poodle Rescue of New England provide in preparation for adoption?
Every dog that is adopted will be spayed or neutered. They will also be up-to-date on all shots and any necessary veterinary care will have been taken care of.  Any known continuing health concerns will be disclosed prior to adoption.

13. How much is the adoption donation?
The adoption donation ranges from $300-$500, as follows:  $500 for poodles under 1 year of age; $400.00 for poodles 1-3 years of age; $300 for poodles over 3 years of age.  In some cases, we may not know the exact age of a poodle, in which case, our veterinarian determines the age of the dog.  Donations for special needs and senior poodles may vary.

14. Is the adoption donation negotiable?
No.  Our adoption donations are set to allow us to help as many dogs as possible. We frequently get dogs that require extensive veterinary work and sometimes surgery.  This donation allows us to provide care to as many poodles as necessary.

15. Are the terms of the Adoption Contract negotiable?
No, the contract must be signed as is with no alterations. Our Adoption Contract is written in the best interest of the dog.  We urge people interested in adopting to closely read the sample Adoption Contract.  Please make sure you are comfortable with the terms and conditions of this contract prior to applying to adopt. The sample on the website is just that - a sample. We reserve the right to make changes at anytime and to make alterations if needed for a particular dog and his/her situation. A personalized copy of the contract will be given to adopters at the time of adoption.

16. What do I do if I adopt a poodle from Poodle Rescue of New England but the new addition to my family is not working out?
PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY!  Contact either our hotline at 617-628-1425 or the foster volunteer who placed the poodle with you.  Poodle Rescue of New England will ALWAYS take back any dog we have placed for ANY reason at ANY time.  We understand that sometimes a match is not exactly right.  There are numerous reasons why a particular poodle may not work out in a new home.  Our Adoption Contract states that you must return the dog to Poodle Rescue of New England. View the rules under the sample adoption contract  The dog cannot be given to someone else.  It cannot be turned in at a shelter.  If the dog is not working out it MUST come back to Poodle Rescue of New England.  We will then put you back on our active adopters list and we will contact you when a poodle comes into our program that better suits your home and family.

We reserve the right to refuse an applicant