About Me

Name: Harlee
Gender: Female
Breed: Mniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 5/21/2013
Height: Unknown
Weight: Approximately 9 pounds
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: No
Good with men: Sometimes, if you earn my trust
Good with women: No
House trained: No
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: N/A
Must have fenced in yard: No


Miss Harlee was an owner surrender to a shelter in the DC area. We were told the reason for her surrender was because the owner could no longer look after her and also for monetary reasons. But Harlee tells a different story.

Harlee is a very special girl. She has no use of her back legs. This could be the result of a slipped disk in her lower spine, though her foster family suspects it may be the result of abuse. Her foster family has tried two separate wheel chairs for her, but she would not take to them at all!! She prefers to run around without any assistance from one.

When Harlee first joined her foster family, she would not come out of her kennel carrier. She didn’t trust anyone to be near her or around her. It took a full 24 hours for her to come out of her kennel and into a room to socialize with her foster parents and foster siblings. Harlee is very protective of herself. She is very skittish around new people, she doesn’t like anyone getting close to her or to us. She has taken to her foster family and trusts them 100%. Even doctor’s visits can be a challenge.

Harlee’s slipped disk also contributes to her incontinence. requiring her to wear a diaper at all times since she does not have control over her bladder or when she goes poo. She constantly battles UTI infections, largely due to wearing a diaper 24x7.

Harlee has an appointment scheduled with the Neurology unit at the NC State University Vet School on May 16th. Our hope is that they can offer help and support for our sweet girl. On May 19th, Jessie Morgan will be running the Canine Biathlon to raise money for Harlee's visit to NC State. Please consider supporting Jessie and Memoe as they run for Harlee:


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog!  I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more!  The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions? Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters! DORINA A, LAURA D, PAM K, MARSHA M, SANJAY P