Carolina Poodle Rescue

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You Asked. We Answered.
  • How do I adopt a pet?

    We take every adoption seriously and strive to find that right home for each of our dogs. The first step is to submit an adoption application so that we can start the adoption process. We will contact your references and conduct a telephone interview. We strive to have your application to an adoption counselor within 24-48 hours. However, our counselors are all volunteers. Most have jobs and do their part to help us. There are times when we have a backlog of applications.

    If you are approved to adopt, then we will invite you to our rescue to meet with our dogs. Some of our dogs are in foster homes as indicated on their profile. Our foster homes work directly with approved adopters. In some cases, we will not have a dog that matches what you are seeking. We ask for your patience as we help find that right match for your home.

    We retain the right to refuse any application and/or adoption.

    Get started on your application today.

  • Are there any adoption requirements?

    Like any responsible rescue, we have adoption requirements. Please find our most basic requirements below.

    We know that you have lots of options in adopting a pet. We prefer that you work with us exclusively for at least a few weeks.  We are going to have you approved within the week.  Then, if we have a match and you are invited to come, and you don’t find a match, then of course you should continue looking.

    In order to be consistent with our basic philosophies, that there are too many pets now and that the world does not need any more pet quality dogs, we spay or neuter all pets prior to adoption. Thus, we do require that any pets already in your household be spayed/neutered.

    Unless otherwise stated on a specific dog’s profile, we always require a privately fenced in yard for standard poodles and similar dogs. These dogs were originally bred for hunting and are very athletic.

    We do not adopt any dog to families with children under 5. Most rescue groups ask families to wait until the child is 10, but we think 5 is an age when most children can understand and appreciate a canine companion. Additionally, we often work with dogs that need a home with older children only or adults only.

  • How do I donate to the rescue?

    From monetary donations to sending supplies, volunteering your time and talent, there are many ways to help support Carolina Poodle Rescue. We are a private facility. If you would like to learn more, please visit our Volunteer page for more information or email us at our general email address below. We have such wonderful supporters!

    To donate, click on our Donate button at the top of the page or you may mail donations to our mailing address listed below.

    Our monthly sustained giving program is called the Patrons Program. Our generous Patrons allow us to continue operating and saving dogs in need. You can set up a monthly donation by clicking on our Donate button.

    We send out donation letters after the end of each calendar year. This is the most cost and time efficient way for us to do this. If you have not received a letter by February of the following year, please contact Melinda at

  • How do I contact you?

    If our FAQs do not answer you question(s), please fill out our Contact Form or email us via our general email address below.

    Our general email address is:

    Our mailing address:
    Carolina Poodle Rescue
    PO Box 1325
    Pacolet, SC 29372