"Our goal is to place the right poodle in the right home"
A link to the the Adoption Application is located
at the bottom of this page.
Please read this Adoption Process Page in full before submitting an application.
Our application must be filled out in full to be considered for the adoption of a poodle. If you are not able to apply online or print the application, please call our hotline at 617-628-1425 and an application will be mailed to you by our hotline volunteer. 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 insure 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.
The Application Acknowledgement
If you applied online you will receive an email confirmation. If you submitted a paper application you will receive a postcard acknowledgement. Please note that paper applications will take 3-4 weeks to process.
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 Phone Interview
You will be contacted by a volunteer
who will review your application information with you. Your
veterinarian and groomer references will also be checked.
The inability to contact any of your references will cause a delay
in the adoption process
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. Click on the above link to read the contract
Your Donation to Poodle Rescue of New England
A minimum donation ranging from $300 - $500 is required at the time of adoption. The donation amount will be determined by Poodle Rescue of New England and is used to cover, among other things, the expenses of spaying/neutering, vaccination, heartworm testing and grooming each of our dogs. PRNE is a non-profit organization and all money goes to caring for the Poodles that we rescue
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
If you have read the above information and wish to submit an adoption application you may apply online or you may download, print and mail your application.
|Download an Application in PDF format|