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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rescue and adopt poodles

Results: 5,000 rescued and adopted through 2017, 150 saved and living good lives in our sanctuary program

Programs: Save poodles from destruction through adoption.

Community Stories

285 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue. It was the best decision I have ever made. I always have small couch warmers and bed buddies! I have also volunteered, fostered, taken part in tansports, etc., for CPR.

The Director, Donna, a/k/a Fairy Dog Mother, she has an extra special sense when it comes to dogs and people and which one belongs with the other.

CPR is absolutely first and foremost there for the dogs, period! No decision or action is taken that is not 100% in the best interest of the dog up to and including who adopts them.

Once you adopt your baby from CPR, sign the adoption forms and take your new baby home, the relationship between you and CPR does not end there. CPR will call and follow up to see how things are going. You can call if you have any issues, and the staff will help you find the right assistance or whatever might be needed.

CPR is not really just a "rescue" but more like a full service support system. You will not be disappointed. I'm not!!!!!!!

They only allow 4 photos to attach to this review anO decided no before photos only AFTER photos.. #1 is Riley, mine, adopted from CPR, #2 Magz, mine adopted from CPR. #3 Jojo - her mom had just passed and she had some pretty bad skin issues. I fostered her until her allergies were under control and her hair had grown back. She was a real sweetie pie!!! #4 Captain, he had been with CPR for a little while with resource guarding, biting, etc. He came to me to foster and train. The photo I posted of him is pf him and a friend of mine that happened to stop by that day. Before coming to be fostered by me, he would have been twisting, jeering himself around trying to get his teeth into some part of her just to get away and back to his crate. I took his crate away the day I brought him to my house. I put a dog bed on the loveseat for him to take the place of the crate. Jojo and Captain both were adopted by wonderful people.

CPR goes all out and does everything they can to help a dog find a loving perfect forever home!!!

Sarah E.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is an AMAZING nonprofit, I recommend that anyone looking for any kind of dog (not just poodles!!) gets in touch with CPR. They are a deeply committed team with an impressive workload. They truly never turn away a dog in need. They are always honest and upfront about their dogs and their histories and very willing to stay in touch with you to offer support with any inevitable post-adoption challenges or questions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was president of a humane organization for 20 years and oversaw an animal shelter. CPR was a rescue group that we partnered with to save the lives of more animals. I can honestly say that CPR was and continues to be one of the best rescue organizations I have ever worked with. From the care of the animals to the screening of perspective homes, they go the extra mile to make sure every animal receives only the very best. Although I am now retired, I continue to refer people to them and I will likely turn to them when I am ready to adopt another dog.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have adopted three precious dogs from here. Having had many dogs in my lifetime, I can honestly say that this is the most wonderful place a dog could be while waiting for their forever home.

Robin Hall C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 wonderful dogs from Carolina Poodle Rescue! The Staff is very knowledgeable about which dog suits you best. They are caring and compassionate. I will def adopt again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina poodle rescue takes great care in matching these wonderful pups to their forever homes! Doogan completed our family last year and we literally just said the other day “this dog is one of the best decisions we have ever made”! Thank you CPR!!

Elaine H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my Emma in July 2021. Found CPR when looking for a rescue to adopt. Found my Shelby end of August. CPR is very responsive and works tirelessly to match you with a forever fur baby. I highly recommend this nonprofit for their care & professionalism.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Donna and Wayne Ezell work tirelessly to help all manner of dogs in need (not just poodles). I have adopted four dogs and referred others who have had wonderful experiences and found their forever dogs. The staff work diligently with veterinarians and veterinary schools to provide excellent medical care, rescuing dogs with critical conditions from pain and death. Carolina Poodle Rescue cares about their dogs and the people who adopt them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CarolinaPoodle Rescue has heart, purpose & determination to do everything possible for the betterment of the pet to increase the opportunity for a happy, healthy family member that always has a forever home ‘off the streets. I’ve known CPR for over 10 years & their commitments for pet’s happiness gets better & better as they seek to improve. All driven by heart & love for the pets and adopters. Sonya

Leslie E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I applied to CPR several years ago for a pup. They were very thorough, very professional and really care about what they do. They protect and help the animals they care for and do a great job of verifying adopters.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CPR was so thorough in the vetting process, and with helping me find just the right dog. I thought I wanted another standard poodle and thought they were nuts when they steered me towards a terrier! I'd never had a terrier before, but I wouldn't take anything for her now. They definitely know how to make the perfect matches.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two doggies within the past 8 years. This is by far the best non profit rescue. I am so pleased to follow them daily. I enjoy seeing the photos and videos of daily life on the farm. Donna and staff strive to make sure that the doggies get health care, love and the chance of a new home. The SOS program is awesome. They offer the older doggies a place to be cared for and to receive the health care needed.
I would HIGHLY recommend this rescue
If your adopting or supporting their cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a fantastic rescue group! I first adopted from CPR more than 15 years ago, and have volunteered at the farm and helping with transport dogs during that time. In short, I believe wholeheartedly in Carolina Poodle Rescue's mission and would recommend them to anyone who has a heart for rescue of poodles and non-poodles alike.

Debbie B.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had 3 adoptions with CPR and they are the absolute best. It amazes me how well they place the right people with the pups. They are truly a gift to all of the dogs they help. Never have I seen some care and love for old and medically challenged animals. I will always support Carolina Poodle Rescue.

Judy C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue isn’t just for poodles. It takes any dog that needs a place to be safe. My rescue, Abby, was in a hoarding situation with a serious case of heartworms. She was rescued by a Carolina Poodle and ginen the fast kill treatment for heartworms. Eight years later (7 with us), we have a most beautiful, loving cocker spaniel. She is healthy and happy living her best life! We are truly indebted to Carolina Poodle and their mission. We are regular contributors to help reach every dog needing love and care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I keep up with this excellent rescue! We give monthly along with other contributions when needed. Our d cocker spaniel, Abby, was adopted from them 6 years ago! Please check them out when you are thinking of adopting a dog. They are so professional in placing their dogs with just the right owner! Carolina Poodle Rescue is the best!!!

Mare C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue's process which not only included references; but, a face-to-face meeting to observe the potential pets interact with potential new owners demonstrated their dedication to ensuring the pups were adopted into appropriate situations. That speaks volumes. My senior pup, a cockapoo named Kinzie, is adjusting to her new life on the water really well. See attached photos.

Rhonda B.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is top notch. From the moment I filled out my application to getting paired with the best dog for me to months after having my dog home with me, they were in contact with me for any questions, comments, and/or concerns. Legend has been home with us 2+ years now and Carolina Poodle Rescue, Donna Ezzel, and the staff are still very much part of our lives and they are 4 states away from where we live. They give from their hearts to each and every dog in need and deeply care about them all! I’m proud to call them my extended family!!

Rhonda M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 5 of our babies from Carolina Poodle Rescue. We have always had amazing interaction with them. We love them because they are so cautious of who they place their babies with and make sure it is a good match. All 5 of our fur babies were standards. They have been the best dogs ever. CPR. Does so many great things. I appreciate all the love, care and time they invest in saving all these babies.

Donna Hall C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found Carolina Poodle Rescue through a friend who adopted a miniature poodle senior. I went with her to meet her new dog when she adopted him. So it was an easy choice for me when I decided to add to my family by adopting a dog.
CPR was very thorough in the adoption process which I appreciated. It was a seamless schedule of events from there.
Everyone at CPR was very helpful in providing information about the pet, good or bad to help me find the right fit for a new pet in my home. Thanks to this wonderful, caring group for all that they do to provide love and care to so many animals that don’t deserve their situation in life!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I rescued 3 puppy backyard mill poodles in the most horrific physical condition that I have ever seen. I had these pups on heavy doses of meds and finally after 3 weeks started to see an improvement. Having rescued 250 dogs at that time, we currently had 9 rescues inside our home I needed help for these dogs. I had left Donna Enzell of Carolina Rescue a message asking for help. She called me about 2 hours later saying she would take them and do whatever was necessary to have these dofsget healthy. After a month Donna transported the dogs to her rescue. All 3 dogs were adopted. Donna is dedicated to saving
dogs whatever it takes. An exceptional woman and team.

William W. C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a standard poodle from them, and it was a pleasure. They do an amazing job taking in all breeds. The dogs that are not adoptable are kept at the farm for the rest of their lives. "One at a time until they're gone."

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have gotten three (dog) family members through the years through this wonderful and caring organization that has strong vetting for adopters, a very strong and committed leader and volunteers that almost literally go to the ends of the earth to save much in need creatures (not just poodles). This is a rescue whose number one concern is for the actual dogs and following through with all of them. The best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family and I adopted a mixed breed from Carolina poodle rescue about 5 months ago. Prince Harry was brought back to health from this rescue and they are very caring and particular as to who they choose as adopters. They also do a follow up to see how things are doing with our newly adopted dog. We are very happy with our experience with Carolina poodle rescue and their caring staff and of course Prince Harry!

Kate109

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been supporting CPR for many years. We were able to adopt Bailey(black standard) in 2017. What an incredible experience. The care and attention they give to their dogs is the best.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bailey has been with us for over 2 years. He is happy and we are so happy! Thank you Carolina Poodle Rescue for the amazing work you do helping these dogs find homes and saving them from a life of neglect. I am so proud to be a member of this family!!

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Dorothy C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! What a fabulous organization. The hard and thankless work that so many volunteers put their entire heart and soul into speaks volumes to this well run, organized nonprofit. While geared toward helping homeless poodles find homes, the support of all canines is important to me and this group helps all breeds. I am very thankful for my two fur babies that were rehomed through CPR

Rick T.4

Donor

Rating: 5

CPR takes in old as well as young dogs and get them vet treatment if needed. Older dogs not really adoptable are taken care of at the farm to live out their lives with care and kindness. We got two from there ourselves. They are well worth donating to if you are an animal lover.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In September 2011, I decided to adopt a black, male standard poodle (I had two 15-year-old black standards, M & F) from Carolina Poodle Rescue. The application that I completed was comprehensive and required three references (one my veterinarian). During my subsequent interview, I realized that they were meticulous in following up on each reference and that they had high expectations of adopters. Nothing that is impossible; just totally committed to the well-being of the dogs.

During my 700-mile, 13-hour drive, from just west of Toronto, Canada, I called Carolina Poodle Rescue's director multiple times to tell my story and the story of my two beloved pets. I kept emphasizing my preference for a black male. When I arrived at 8 pm on a Friday night (3-4 hours late due to weather and traffic through Philadelphia), the director and adoption staff met me. They brought in a gorgeous silver and white parti female, who proceeded to hop up into the armchair, cross her front legs and examine me. I offered a treat and she graciously hopped down to come over and take it. Then, they brought in two playful, cream male puppies, who completely ignored me. I asked to see the female again; again, she sat in the armchair and observed me. I went over to her and she wagged her tail. She picked me. Donna Ezzell, the director, had listened to what I was saying and thought that this young lady would be the perfect match for my family. Clarice and I have been together ever since.

Since that time, I have adopted four more standard poodles (none of them black males!) and one very elderly Shinese. I have made friends among fellow adopters and staff of CPR. Why?

1. CPR has a laser-focused attention to its mission, epitomized by its tag-line "One by One Until There are None". From the Board, to the staff, to the volunteers and all of current/previous adopters, we understand that we are here for the dogs. It's not about us, it's about what's best for the dogs. There is and cannot be mission-drift.

2. CPR optimizes its revenue streams from reasonable and flexible adoption fees, to meticulous grant-writing to focused fund-raising from the broader community and CPR friends.

3. CPR has built relationships with other rescues (breed specific or not), municipal shelters and other animal welfare organizations to ensure that, as a network, it and its colleagues can maximize rescue capacity and identify animals in need of care.

4. CPR has identified some of the most challenging aspects of rescue, particularly related to older dogs, those with disabilities and those who are virtually unadoptable due to behaviour or health issues. Its SOS (Save our Seniors and Special Needs) program raises targeted funds so that no dog is euthanized because there isn't an alternative.

5. CPR has set up the Luna's Medical Program, which fund-raises to address the special medical needs of dogs that would otherwise be euthanized - and successfully finds good homes for them.

6. CPR is financially accountable for all its operations and has built it financial health over the past ten years that I have been involved with it.

7. CPR has established on-site grooming, vet tech and other services; a relationship with a veterinary practice in the area; a growing set of residential units that house seniors, small dogs, larger dogs; a transport service of volunteers; a satellite group in NYS and (as I can attest) international connections.

8. CPR has developed a succession plan to ensure that its operations continue successfully well into the future, anticipating the retirement of the founder and current director (hopefully many years hence).

9. CPR encourages and fosters relationships among adopters. Often the relationships are built over time through participation volunteering, attending the annual Reunions or just helping out. I was fortunate to be able to help return two little dogs from Toronto to their home in Tennessee via CPR. Needless to say, I now have a very good friend there!

10. CPR has expectations of me and any other adopter (no shock collars, no outdoor dogs, no large dogs adopted to families with children under 5, adopters MUST come to the rescue for the meet and greet (including all family members and pets), spay and neuter if you adopt a puppy). CPR monitors and enforces its expectations.

Carolina Poodle Rescue is well-run: financially, from a governance perspective and operationally. It is mission-driven but is creative in expanding its perspective on achieving the mission and increasing its impact as a rescue.

It has been my honour and pleasure to be approved as an adopter from Carolina Poodle Rescue for the last 10 years.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most caring group of folks you will ever find. We have rescued 3 babies from CPR. Our most recent rescue Duke arrived at the farm awaiting his new home but not faring well in the community. Donna who runs this amazing non profit took him to her home where he felt safe and happy until his new family (us ) could come for him.❤️
Cannot say enough about this wonderful organization!

Diane M.12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic sanctuary rescue that I have known for over8 years and work with the adoption team. They provide permanent homes to dogs that are not adoptable and do a thorough process to find new forever homes for dogs. They educate, and keep in touch with all adopters and have so many previous adopters who keep coming back. So impressed with the day to day care and assessment that happens for each dog they rescue. The adoption team really help you find the dog that fits your lifestyle and family. You have to go to the farm to be matched with your prospective dog, and they don’t just give you any dog, it the one that fits your family and other pets. Highly recommend this dog rescue and sanctuary.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CPR has the biggest heart and soul for rescued animals! They go above and beyond to rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes to adopt dogs. Some rescue dogs have some really sad stories, but once they come to CPR they have a bright future. No dogs are euthanized here- this truly is a sanctuary for dogs. The workers there love each and every dog and provide exceptional love and care. Well run, fiscally sound 501C3 org.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue helps so many fur babies. They not only provide care for senior dogs but all dogs that come to them. Their kind hearts and generosity is beyond measure!

Mel R.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is top notch! Their adoption process is thorough, they really do check references, they take great care with matching their dogs with potential adopters, they truly care about all of their animals including saving many seniors, and honestly enjoy hearing from their extended family of adopters. Those who are lucky enough to rescue one of their dogs, are truly an extended member of their family. Although their title infers poodles, they have all kinds of dogs as they won't turn down an animal in need. They know the animals in their care and make sure they know potential adopters and work extremely hard to match the animals with the right human. Can't say enough good things about this organization of dedicated people. I'm so happy with my little guy!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted and foster a multiple number of dogs from Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR)(since 2008 while also serving as an adoption volunteer. This is an amazing organization that absolutely places it's animals first (dogs, cats, horses, occasional rabbit). I have never witnessed such an organization. The work done here is with total heart and that includes all of the CPR employees.

Lee Ann G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Donna Ezzell and her entire crew do an amazing job of rescuing and rehoming all breeds of dogs. They are meticulous in matching their dogs to potential new homes.

My husband and I travelled all the way from our home in NJ to South Carolina to meet our potential new family member. She was to be our fourth rescue, but first from Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR).
I would tell anyone that this is an amazing place that provides safe haven for dogs that need a new start in life. Donna takes in all dogs, cares for them and helps them find the best place to live a happy life. Sometimes they need specialized medical attention that she fundraises to provide. Sometimes they need to stay at CPR as a part of the SOS program which is mostly for seniors that cannot be rehomed for some reason.
I would recommend Donna and CPR for a positive adoption/rescue experience. Our new family member has been with us for five months. She is happy, healthy and a joy to have in our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 wonderful standard poodles from this incredible organization. They are wonderful to work with and they work to find the perfect dog for each family. They work tirelessly to save as many dogs as possible. Truly a wonderful organization that we are happy to support.

Marcy Boynton H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue saves the lives of so many dogs, with all sorts of backgrounds, and connects them with loving homes. Everyone who works at CPR pours their hearts and souls into this organization. We got both of our dogs from CPR. One was a stray and the other came from a horribly abusive home. CPR cared for their medical needs and took the time to make sure that we were a right fit all around. Both animals are now beloved members of our family. Everyone at CPR is professional and caring. I cannot adequately express what a truly transformative organization this is.

Teresa Stewart T.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have rescued 5 poodles from CPR (Carolina Poodle Rescue). The reasons we keep going back to them is they take the dogs in and give them the treatment they need to get them back to how they are supposed to be. Some have
To be fostered first for different things like shyness, malnourishment, skin diseases, heart worm positive to name a few. They fix all this they can with help from Lunas Legacy funds. So when you adopt a dog from CPR you know that they have been tested and microchipped and are healthy enough to go to their furever home.

Paul T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have supported Carolina Poodle Rescue for more than 6 years now. This is an organization with so many selfless people that are truly committed to their mission. I’ve witnessed time after time where they go over and above in rescue, in placement, or just in the everyday care of residents at the farm. CPR is well worth consideration. Highly recommended.

Laura Huffman P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had experiences with many rescues over the years, but Carolina Poodle Rescue is hands down the most professional, caring, well run of them all.
Their application process is the most comprehensive of all I have filled out. They are committed to matching the right person with their forever fur companion.
I have recommended the organization to all my friends looking to adopt.
I adopted a senior, blind mixed breed several years. I could not be happier with my Patrick, and the whole process to make him mine. Thank you CPR! I will adopt again. Laura Phifer

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted many dogs from rescues, both in NC and SC. I came across CPR on Facebook and decided to see what senior dogs they had for adoption. There was a little mix breed,12 year old, blind bundle of love. Immediately applied. There application is very thorough. They are very professional about placing a pup with their new owner. I was very impressed!
They are a top of the line rescue! I highly recommend these great folks. And I did adopt that handsome 12 year old, blind, bundle of love! Welcome home Jasper, now Patrick!

Miriam9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best no kill shelter / rescue in SC. I’ve received 3 babies from CPR, the only rescue I go to. Donna and staff the caring and compassionate. A plus ladies❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great rescue I am proud to volunteer with. I got Mercy 11 years ago in Sissy four years ago and I couldn’t be happier. Donna and her carefully chosen staff are dedicated and professionals, I wouldn’t go anywhere else to find my next dog. Rescue and adopt, don’t shop!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I helped my late mother adopt a perfect companion dog for her from Carolina Poodle Rescue, which I later cared for until he died, too, and also adopted a perfect little canine buddy for myself from CPR, who is now old like myself, and still happily occupies my lap most of our days. Carolina Poodle Rescues’ rescue, rehabilitation and placement work is nothing less than awesome. If anyone has a few extra dollars and wants to help dogs of all breeds, and other animals too, there is no better place to support. Read about the work they do. You’ll agree. Best to all who May read this.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were great to work with and we adopted the best dog. You can tell all the animals are taken very good care of and we like how well they check the people who are adopting to make sure they go to good homes

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with CPR was in 2009 when I adopted a beautiful standard. Over the past dozen years I have continued to be impressed with the care and devotion they give to every dog they rescue. Every dog is provided every necessary medical care. Their senior program ensures that these dogs will know love and care for the rest of their lives.

Laura D.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the greatest pleasure of adopting three wonderful dogs from Carolina Poodle Rescue. This organization has an amazing ability to match the dogs with the right people ( or vice versa??). Their love for all dogs is always front and center. I highly recommend them if you are looking to bring a new fur baby into your home.
Here is a picture of my current love bugs.

Bill G.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great place open to helping all dog breeds and finding the right match for both family and dog A poodrle rescue from which we have adopted three chihuahuas

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a 3 time adopter from Carolina Poodle Rescue . They know their dogs! Each is placed with the adopter and the dog being carefully matched. You will not find a more compassionate group. They use their funds wisely, everything is for the benefit of the dogs! Susan Morrow

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted twice and I have two great poodles. The dogs were completely vetted on adoption. They choose homes carefully. They choose families which can assure the dog will be taken care of like a family member. Well worth the drive to Pacolet,SC

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted two precious pups from Carolina Poodle Rescue and I believe so passionately about this incredible rescue that I have been a volunteer coordinating information booth events for eleven years now. This group works very hard to place deserving pups with their fur ever families!!!

RevCat

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a lot more than a group that passes cute poodles from one home to another. It is a large, committed, well-organized group which maintains a farm to house dogs—poodles, mixes, and other breeds—while the dogs are stabilized, assessed, and treated medically as needed. It has a wonderful collection of foster homes for dogs who need extra TLC or socialization. It has a program to care for senior dogs or those with problems that make them less adoptable. It has a transportation team and a team to provide continuing advice and encouragement to adopters. Throughout the organization there is an attitude of patience, respect, commitment, and appreciation for each dog and each adopter. I have two CPR dogs and recommend it very highly!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Riley through CPR in 2015. I was impressed by the careful background check (on me), the kindness and thorough preparation given Riley, and the ongoing support offered as he adjusted to his new home. He has been a fantastic pet and I love the CPR Facebook page—full of advice and camaraderie.

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JoAnn H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If your heart is large enough to rescue a pup, check out CPR. Donna has a talent to match her dogs to people. I have adopted 3 of her poodles. Everyone was a delight. Meet my family. Jasper, adopted in 2014, and Jonah in 2019.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I applied for a rescue and after talking with several people I was accepted for adoption. I was so glad they don't let just anyone take home a furbaby without having a through check. All the dogs are also checked by a veterinarian and their medical needs met. I didn't adopt at that time because I had a friend pass away and I took her 2 dogs...now I would definitely go back and adopt there because of all the care and love they have for these babies. Lisa Parson

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible! We got our CPR Ozzie aka Hershey from Donna and the gang. The entire adoption rescue process is so positive. We wanted to adopt locally but when our passed away, we did not run out to get another and I guess that was a strike against us. Not with Carolina Poodle! We were encouraged to come up right away. They had 3+ dogs for us to choose from. It was about a 5 hr trip for us to get our fur pup. When he gets older we will return to choose another “older” black dog.

What amazing, caring folks at the farm, they make the world a better place!

Lori S.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue takes great time and effort to make sure the match they make is the best possible for the new animal and the new owner. They have years of experience and are experts at it. I’m so lucky to have been matched with my sweet Ivy

Client Served

Rating: 5

We’ve adopted two Standard Poodles from CPR over the years and had GREAT experiences. Everyone there is experienced, thorough and professional. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and kind. They provide a great service to many, many dogs - poodles and others. We’ll never go anywhere else!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is amazing! I got my doodle there. They have a unique matchmaking experience that is different than other rescues that nature the people and they dog are the best fit.

Dolly E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After applying to many poodle rescues I found the people that work at Carolina poodle rescue to be very kind and caring and easy to work with on our adoption of Molly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are both multiple time adopters and volunteers. CPR doesn’t just save the young and easy to place. They also rescue the old & ill. They work to make good matches, not just sending a dog home. We adore our CPR dogs!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have volunteered for 5 years with Carolina Poodle Rescue, and have adopted our 2 beloved dogs. They make sure each dog is matched to its perfect home. They also save and support the old and ill. Please support this marvelous group!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is by far the greatest rescue ever!! They go above and beyond to help in anyway possible. They keep fur babies that no one else would care for in their comfort program and make sure they get the best quality of life possible!!! The cleanest rescue ever!!!

Gerry A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted senior dogs from this wonderful organization since 2010. The people are wonderful, caring folks who have saved so many dogs (and a few cats) from a grim future. I am a staunch supporter of CPR now..

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Donor

Rating: 5

In attempting to reply to "Doggiemama" and her anonymous review, I accidentally marked it as helpful. The only helpful thing about her review is, it shows how someone with no knowledge of an organization can write anything, even nasty outright lies, and have it published online. We have adopted two dogs from CPR over the past five years. We have several friends who have adopted from CPR. We have seen how the staff and volunteers have taken in seemingly hopeless, abandoned dogs AND prepared them to find homes. Not just homes, but homes where a dog will thrive. Hoarders? I think not. I donate to CPR and am proud to do so. I can only assume that Doggiemama tried to adopt from CPR and was turned down, for good reason.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted thru CPR and this is an awesome rescue. They are very thorough in placing pets in their forever homes. They LOVE animals and it shows. Can't say enough great things about this place. Love Carolina Poodle!

Ansley B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a very impressive rescue organization with passionate volunteers who have huge hearts! I recommend CPR every chance I get!

Laurie T.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my heart dog from CPR. It was a wonderful experience. All the staff is friendly and helpful. They have always been available to answer questions and give support. I have made life long friendships because of Carolina Poodle Rescue and our shared love of poodles

Barbaraannol

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2012, I was ready for a new dog, our previous dog had died a year earlier. I had decided I wanted a rescue after having a purebred dog. Carolina Poodle Rescue seemed to fit the bill and was only a 3 hour drive away. OffI went and found my buddy, Hutch,a 2 year old whose brother had been adopted 5 months earlier. He was playful and I felt bad that he had been at the rescue so long, he was not the dog I had “picked” out on the website but the councilor brought him out for viewing. CPR studies your application and did a phone interview and they have a wonderful sense of just what you need and who would be a good match. This rescue is open to more than just poodles and poodle mixes, if you’re a rescue how can you say NO to a needy animal. I have been impressed by their knowledge and their caring ways. If ever there was an award for a great nonprofit, CPR would be at the top of the list. Below is my buddy, Hutch.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a mixed poodle from Carolina Poodle Rescue in 2012. They are very professional and have a routine set up for the dogs and you have to fit into that schedule to visit with dogs. You can tell them which one you are interested in but they also evaluate you and show you their picks for you. I did not end up with the dog I had come to see but another one and the match was perfect. This organization is top notch and has a large crew of volunteers and supporters. If you are looking for a life long companion in the form of a fur baby, this is the place to go! Below is my dog, Hutch, he is now 7 and I have had him 5 years. ~Barbara Westerfield Mount Pleasant, SC

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Idette D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted all 6 of my dogs from Carolina Poodle Rescue over the past 16 years and have always been impressed with this organization. Great dogs. And Great humans committed to making perfect matches for families and for the dogs to provide loving forever homes. I won’t get a dog from anywhere else!!

Cabell C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with CPR! They do an amazing job matching the right dog with the right family to sure it is a perfect long-term home. I adopted my Kevin (a labradoodle) from CPR and he’s been the perfect addition to my family.

Noni C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I could not be more please with my experience with Carolina Poodle Rescue. The staff is excellent and the dogs are loved and cared for as they wait for their forever homes.

Some of the greatest blessings of my life came to me by way of this wonderful organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Some of the greatest blessings in my life came to me by way of this wonderful organization. The staff is so committed to all the dogs in their care which is evident in everything they do.

I highly recommend Carolina Poodle Rescue.

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