About Me

Name: Kris Kringle
Gender: Male
Breed: Toy Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 12/20/2007
Height: 10" at shoulder
Weight: 9.8 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: No, but I am an older gentleman so my foster family forgives this.
Crate trained: No - but who needs a crate. I like to sleep in my bed all day.
Leash trained: I haven't tried one. I am not going for long walks.
Must have fenced in yard: Yes


I was found wandering the woods in Pickens, South Carolina just before Christmas. I can’t remember how I ended up in that predicament. I don’t know how long I was out in the wild. I have no memory, but I do believe someone once did care for me.

Eventually, I was taken to a shelter and they helped me. I was matted and covered in fleas. I also had a left eye injury that will need to be addressed. I was in bad shape, but I eventually found my way to Carolina Poodle Rescue in much better shape than I was found. And for that, I’m grateful to Ellen for helping to make that happen.

The doctor saw me, and he’s keeping an eye on, well, my eye. It’s not bothering me, now, but it’s something everyone’s monitoring. I also had to have teeth extracted but that has not diminished my appetite. The doctor said my heart is stronger than he thought. I do have some heartworm issues, but we have a plan to eradicate them.

In general, I’m in pretty good shape. 

I’m currently with Angela and Michael. I spend most of my time with foster pops, Michael and when we can, we get to spend time with foster mom, Angela. I’m still getting comfortable in my new digs. I spend my day sleeping and when he’s home from work, I watch what foster pops is doing, which is a lot of cooking and reading. I do love my head scratched and he makes sure to do that. I’m not quite a lap dude, yet, but we might get there.

My name is Kris Kringle. Foster pop and mom call me handsome and my picture proves that, doesn’t it.

And, I’m grateful that I’m part of the Carolina Poodle Rescue family. Through everyone, I feel loved.


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! r 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! JENNIFER & MIKE R, LIBBY S, ALPHONSE V, GINA V