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Carolina Poodle Rescue

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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

220 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted twice from CPR. The level of care their rescues receive is beyond compare! And the time and effort they put into matching the right dog to the best home is amazing! They are only interested in finding forever homes for the dogs in their care, no matter how long it takes. The adoption application and approval process can take some time because they are very thorough, but it is so, so worth it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CPR is outstanding! I wish every rescue group was this good. We have adopted 2 standard poodles from them and both times they matched us with the perfect dogs for our family. One thing that sets CPR apart is the care they take matching the humans with dogs. Dogs can stay with them as long as it takes to find the right home. The adoption team takes special care to learn the dogs' personalities. Additionally they provide plenty of support once you've adopted one of their dogs, be it emotional, behavioral, or if something drastic should happen in the humans' lives, they will welcome a dog back if needed.
I cannot say enough good things about CPR!!

2 Betty Tracey G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful dedicated group of people who love dogs and work to get them out of bad situations. They do a fantastic job of matching families and fur babies. They work not only with adoptable dogs but with seniors and dogs with major medical problems. I greatly admire them for their dedication to save those who can't help themselves and thank them for matching us with our little Riley. I wish I lived closer so I could volunteer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue ALWAYS comes through. This most recent time was a bonded pair of older dogs--Caesar, a standard poodle, AND Toby, a silky terrier. They were senior dogs and I am a senior human. Donna Ezzell matched us perfectly. We take slow, senior walks and enjoy everyone we meet. We share a large, fenced yard (a CPR requirement for some dogs).

CPR is dedicated to the dogs who face no deadlines. They are welcome forever. And that includes vet care! The carefully screened caregivers match the dogs for supervised playtimes in their large, fenced yards. They talk to the dogs, pet them and, of course, feed them so they know them all well. This makes for successful matching of dogs with adopters, who also go through a thorough screening process. CPR is outstanding in the rescue world!



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My story began when looking for a new four legged family member, I was directed to Carolina Poodle Rescue. What I found was a genuine organization that truly cared about the well being of animals. Even though their name is Caroline Poodle Rescue, they do not turn away a four legged dog in need. If a dog is found, they try to find its owners. If a dog is injured or needs medical care, they reach out to the CPR family to raise funds and provide what is needed. They have built a large and trusting network of a large and caring CPR family.
When searching for a moyen poodle years ago, they came to me with a girl who was busted out of a puppy mill. She was terrified of life, people and noises. Living in a house was strange and the noises and activities took a while to get used to. With gentle and loving training, positive reinforcement and a safe home, Zoe blossomed into a happy and confident poodle. She was a kind and happy diva. She was the perfect addition to the family. The team at Carolina Poodle Rescue looks for what is best for the animal after a full assessment and the family where the dog will go. They strive to find the right forever home.

I have referred families to CPR. Now that I am ready to find my next poodle, I am talking to CPR again. They are an amazing organization!

1 Laura Alicia W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cannot say enough, wonderful things about these people and their organization. They are totally invested in every dog that passes through. I would definitely recommend them. And when the time comes will be coming back for another fur baby!

1 Sharon Huneycutt H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved in dog rescue in the past and I have adopted dogs and cats in the past. When my last dog died at 16, I was ready for the next one and I found Christopher Robin with Carolina Poodle Rescue. I knew of them and had good contact with them in the past and so had looked on their website when looking for my next dog. We went through the adoption process, filling out the paperwork, interviewing and were approved. My husband and I went out to Dreamweaver Farm for an appointment and we were impressed with what they are doing. They brought in a couple of candidates and took all the time we needed to make a decision. I've had Christopher Robin, a long haired chihuahua, now for 3 years. He's been wonderful! But I joined the Family and Friends Facebook group of CPR and have followed them for the last 3 years. I continue to be impressed with the organization and work they do and I would definitely adopt from them again!

Alicia B

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted 3 of my babies and volunteer when time allows. Heads and tails above all other rescues.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted 2 of my sweet babies from CPR. One is a sweet Yorkie that I have had since 2013- she was a breeder surrender and has been a blessing to our family. The latest is a Doodle adopted in 2016- she was a owner surrender due to illness. Both babies have been great additions to our family. Adopting from CPR was a great experience and I would highly recommend them.

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Colleen C. O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This farm is miraculous. Donna ezell is a dog whisperer, and her knack for matching the right dog to the right family is amazing. It’s all about the animals and top-rate care for them.

Adrienne S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is outstanding! It’s people are among the most caring I have ever encountered. They are fully committed to providing the best homes possible for the dogs in their care. I am so pleased that my dog was in their care before I found him. Thank you, CPR, for all you do to help these beautiful animals find their forever homes.

Carol Edwards H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina poodle is a wonderful organization. They strive to match the right dog to the right people and excel at it! Every time someone mentions getting a dog, I recommend they look into this group. They truly operate from the heart!

Nancy M.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my next best friend there! They know how to match folks to the perfect fur baby. They are ‘picky’ in a good way, not just trying to place dogs but to find their best families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best place to adopt a rescue pet. Have been adopting from them for many years and only the best of the best. Love them.

Laura Huffman P.

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!

Carol E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been Carolina Poodle Rescue for ten years this month! They are phenominal‼️As a group & each & every one of them! They are strictly a no kill shelter. They go above & beyond for all dogs, not just Poodles! They are a family dedicated 1000% to transport, vet the sick & hurting pets and then to find them a forever loving home‼️I’ve rescued 4 fur babies from them , they were all so very sweet & loving! All the volunteers pitch in & take care of what is needed. If someone in the group is hurting they are there for support! I’ve never seen a group as amazing as CPR ( AKA)!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CPR is amazing‼️I’ve adopted 4 Poodles since Aug 2010. They are fabulous and only interested in saving dogs & rehoming them to forever , loving homes. They help to match owners to dogs. They are there to support the new owners with questions they may have. It’s strictly a no kill shelter & each dog is a precious gift- CPR is a family dedicated to saving dogs into a forever, loving home- they are phenominal‼️❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization with staff and volunteers who clearly seek out the best family possible for each pet in their care. Dedicated folks who also have a tender spot for older dogs and those with special needs.

Diane M.12

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

We adopted our sweet boy in January of 2019. When we arrived we were introduced to several dogs to see which fit our family and dog best. The process is thorough. They work hard to make sure all of their dogs are placed in forever homes!

quarkee

Client Served

Rating: 5

This September will be one year since I adopted Diva. She has been a match made in heaven. Carolina Poodle Rescue does this. They match up the dogs with their potential families. They do an excellent job. They follow up with you even after the adoption. This is my second adoption and when I can afford it we will be looking for number three!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Diva from Carolina Poodle Rescue. This was my second adoption from them. Everyone was so friendly and so professional. They are an outstanding group of volunteers. They even follow up with you later to make sure everything is working out well. They have a return policy with no judgement. Diva will always have a home either with me or at the farm. This brings such peace.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing humans who are truly dedicated and care deeply about their dogs. We adopted our now 6 month old puppy from CPR and they also helped us with fostering and adopting out three abandoned puppies we came across. They are so giving and so passionate. I cannot more highly recommend a rescue to donate your time/money to, or to choose to adopt from!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Donna and her staff are the best. We found our Dusty there last year and he is an awesome addition to our family. We have been back to the farm helping transport other dogs so they can find their forever homes. Seeing the work the CPR does with these dogs is remarkable and we recommend them to anyone looking for their next pet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have two rescue dogs from CPR. Both times the adoption process was excellent.
CPR is a well run and caring organization.

Judy C.6

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!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough great things about Carolina Poodle Rescue! Donna, Cynthia, and the rest of the team made my life infinitely better and my heart full. I adopted a brand new puppy in November 2019 that they had rescued from an unfortunate situation. I am being sincere when I say that they are angels on this earth. Their goal is to never say no to a dog in need, no matter the age or their medical needs. It is obvious through their careful application process that they have the best interest of the animal in mind. They make sure the right dog gets matched to the perfect family and home for them based on all of the necessary information at hand. It takes a special, amazing person with an open heart to lead such a facility... and Donna is just that. They have freely offered their love, knowledge, and care to every single new family. I truly feel part of the Carolina Poodle Rescue Family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going through our first adoption process, I could simply not be more impressed than I was with Carolina Poodle Rescue. They take such care in vetting potential adopters through an extensive application, phone interview, reference reviews, adoption board review etc. that I knew I was dealing with the right group! This told me how much they care for the animals under their protection. When we were chosen to adopt our lovely boy it was like winning the lottery! :) Then when we went to meet him in person, I felt NO pressure to take him home. It was obvious that they truly only want to make a match if it's good for both the dog and the adopters. Our boy was very skittish and I knew we'd take him home, but I was concerned because it was my first time dealing with a dog like this. CPR made it very clear that they were available for any and all questions after we got home. I texted several questions and got quick responses, and I also received multiple follow up calls. So basically I never felt alone and knew I had support to make the best home possible for this sweet boy, and now I cannot imagine life without him!! You cannot go wrong working with CPR... they are an amazing bunch of people and I admire what they do immensely.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Going through our first adoption process, I could simply not be more impressed than I was with Carolina Poodle Rescue. They take such care in vetting potential adopters through an extensive application, phone interview, reference reviews, adoption board review etc. that I knew I was dealing with the right group! This told me how much they care for the animals under their protection. When we were chosen to adopt our lovely boy it was like winning the lottery! :) Then when we went to meet him in person, I felt NO pressure to take him home. It was obvious that they truly only want to make a match if it's good for both the dog and the adopters. Our boy was very skittish and I knew we'd take him home, but I was concerned because it was my first time dealing with a dog like this. CPR made it very clear that they were available for any and all questions after we got home. I texted several questions and got quick responses, and I also received multiple follow up calls. So basically I never felt alone and knew I had support to make the best home possible for this sweet boy. You can not go wrong working with CPR... they are an amazing bunch of people and admire what they do immensely.

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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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are adopters AND volunteers. I love the people in this group! They are dedicated to rescuing all types of dogs, and are willing to give the old and the ill their best lives along with the young and healthy. Most rescue groups only want the easy to place dogs. Our Tidbit, a Chihuahua, owes his very life to Carolina Poodle Rescue, and they changed our lives by allowing Tidbit to choose us.

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melbin

Donor

Rating: 5

CPR is a wonderful dog rescue! They have loving, caring people there and provide the best care until they find just the right family for the dogs. I try to donate regularly to them and one day, I hope to adopt a dog from them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I contacted CPR looking for my lost dog. My baby wasn't there, but they were so helpful to me. They were encouraging and caring, suggesting things I could try. After 6 days, I found my baby, thank the good Lord, but I will always be grateful to Donna and CPR for helping me. They didn't have to help, but they did because they're good caring people.

1 Kate109

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Bailey from CPR, March 2017. The whole experience was terrific. I had been following them on Facebook and knew what to expect. Their priority is the dog and it should be. But they were so attentive to finding the right match for us. Bailey is great and a wonderful member of our family. Thank you, CPR!

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1 Emily V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue provides a second chance to many lovely dogs who have found themselves alone. I got my sweet Ziggy from CPR 7 years ago, and was so impressed with the time they took to ensure Zig and I were a good fit. When it's time to add another fur child to the family, I'll be visiting CPR!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a rescue with a gigantic heart! Their true mission is to save dogs and help owners save them. The dogs get excellent care along with the best health care can buy.
Their original mission was poodles. They realized a lot of other need and so are now a great farm that rescues dogs. They realize that some dogs will not be adoptable, so they are able to live the rest of their lives at the farm, being loved, fed and warm. The Saving Seniors program is part of this and worth being funded. The rescue just helped me save a Maltese senior whose owner could not care.
Money donated there will be well used!

2 Nina H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

If I could give CPR a higher rating I would -- this organization and its founder, Donna Ezzel, are absolutely FABULOUS! We are 4-time adopters, traveling from Florida to South Carolina each time. Donna perfectly matched us each time with our 4 standard poodles and we couldn't be happier with our fur-kids. Kudos to Donna and her team!

3 Brenda La F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to adopt a standard poodle and found this rescue on the internet. I filled out an application and wasd contacted very quickly by a.m apron manager. We spent time discussing what we were looking for, what the possible options could be and left it to them to line up some possible dogs to visit with. We ended up adopting 2 spoos that had bonded at the rescue and they are perfect. Everyone there does an amazing job matching the dogs and people together. I highly recommend them. They have the animals and the peoples best interests at heart.

1 Becky H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Besides saving ALL the fur babies, CPR and Donna Ezell saved my husband!! After losing Spenser the Little Black Dog he became depressed and withdrawn! Getting Tinkerbell the Little White Fluffy Dog was the answer!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our CPR experience started when they came north to NY for an adoption event. We were looking to add a new furry 4-legged family member after losing out 15 year old dog several months before. They had a variety of dogs including poodles, hounds and even little dogs, which was a surprise for a poodle rescue. They had a thorough bio on each pen outlining each dogs personality and needs. The staff was friendly, answering questions, providing info and letting us interact with the dogs we were interested in. They had us fill out a very detailed comprehensive application including references and our vet/groomer. We also engaged in a comprehensive interview with a staff member after our references were checked. The staff was superfriendly and professional. They really care about their 4 legged babies and makensure that theybare matched to the perfect familes for them. Our adoption counselor even gave us her personal phone number so we could contact her with any concerns or questions. We were also invited to join a friends and family facebook group to keep them updated of our life with Deanna. It is a comfort to know that she always has a place at the farm if for some reason we can no longer care for her. We are so greatful for CPR and the work that they do taking care all the precious fur babies until they can find forever homes

1 Miriam9

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a class act true no kill rescue. Donna, the Director always puts the dogs health and well being first, and she has perfected the art of matchmaking. The kennels are clean as well as the grounds. She has a dedicated staff who help her run a tight ship. I've adopted two poodles from CPR, and wish I could adopt more. I volunteer when I can, and wouldn't go anywhere else to find my next poodle love. Here are my girls, SIssy and Mercy. Thanks Donna!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I adopted my second wonderful dog, Coco from Carolina Poodle Rescue a year ago in October 2018, Coco, being in a Foster home with Carolina Poodle for a short while, acclimated quickly due in part because adoption counselors and Foster Mom in this case, are all working together with the Rescue to place each dog in the best environment for the dog and the family. . The application is very detailed to ensure the dog's wellbeing and family's compatibility then after approval the adoption process is quick when you've found your new Baby!! I'm sure I will soon adopt again, finding another sweet pup who will choose us as it's family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this rescue! We adopted our fur baby from here and had a great experience! Everyone is great and they work so hard to make sure these dogs find great forever homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A top notch rescue that doesn’t just save poodles. One of my favorite things is that CPR values all dogs and will rescue other breeds too. I always donate knowing they will put my money to its best use and stretch every dollar. We adopted Charlie 3 years ago and love her so much.

1 Ruth K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

CPR has a no kill policy and they do all that they can to rescue, treat and then find a forever home for the pets they place. When I adopted Benji (10/19) whose former name was Ringo Bailey, I had to complete an application which was then vetter by volunteer staff. They actually called my vet and references. After which I was interviewed over the phone. I traveled to the Farm and was met by Donna Ezzell. She introduced me to several dogs (or rather the dogs introduced to me) We all visited for quite awhile and I lost my heart to a SOS dog which I renamed Benji. He was rescued from a private circus. He was about 12, blind and mostly deaf but I love him and he goes everywhere with me. I'm older with an ill husband so Benji's calmness and unconditional love just suits us and I'm so glad that he came into our lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had two mini dachshunds in my house, one 14 and one 3 years old, I was looking for a small playmate for my younger puppy, Sophie. I needed a girl since my older dog Maxwell doesn’t get along with male dogs. I found CPR online and went through their thorough approval process, went down to the farm with both of my puppies to see if they had a match for us. They were wonderful!! I can’t say enough good things about CPR! We came home with Olivia - a jack Russell chihuahua dachshund mix (yeah she’s crazy but we like that). And just last week we rescued Coco - a nine year old Pom mix who is the sweetest girl I’ve ever known. Cpr has just been fantastic! They have an amazing support system and really show how much they love every dog that comes to them.

AuntSherry

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a real Rescue. They take in dogs that have very little chances of being adopted. I adopted Gracie, a ten year old Standard Poodle. She was dropped at a shelter because she was old and no longer a good breeder. Carolina Poodle Rescue came and got her even though her age and condition made her “adoptibility” very low. CPR has a mission and philosophy that dogs should spend their last days in comfort and with love and attention. She and I had 5 more happy years together! Thank you CPR for saving her!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted three Poodles from Carolina Poodle Rescue over the past 12 years. Each time I have been amazed at the care that was given to the dogs and the courtesies extended to me and my family. I like and appreciate their policies which focus first on the animal’s well-being. They were rigorous in their vetting, and as an animal lover, I enthusiastically support this.

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Noni C

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue three times over the last five years. (I have a soft spot for seniors.)The property is very well kept and all the dogs are so loved and well cared for. Their adoption process is VERY thorough, including calls to my vet, neighbors and groomer, but I appreciate the lengths they go to to be sure dogs are placed in safe and loving homes. When I visted the farm to adopt, they had me bring my other dog(s) to be sure my new family member would be a good fit, and they spent so much time with us as we met numerous adoptables.

I can't say enough about how wonderful this organization is.

Jamie97

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am looking at a house in Cheraw. It is over 100 years old. Please let me know if 323 Greene Street is of any historic home and if any repair cost programs available. If you have any other homes are available for sell in Cheraw. My name is Jamie M Collier. I currently live at 280-B Fleming Road, Charleston, SC 29412. My telephone number is 843-288-1066.

poodles

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first thing that attracted me to Carolina Poodle Rescue was that they responded to my adoption application in less than 24 hours. I had sent in applications to numerous other rescues (through PetFinder) and didn't hear back from those other rescues. CPR responded quickly and thoroughly. Their adoption process is intense which helps ensure adopters get their forever family mate.

Since my initial application, I've volunteered with CPR as a foster Mom, a transporter, and a donor.

Great organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a wonderful organization, interested in doing what is best for any and all animals in their care. I “found” CPR after having dismal experiences with other rescues who didn’t even respond to my emails and multipage applications. CPR responded within 24 hours to my application. I’m now the proud owner of a dog who was a stray in Tennessee and found her way to CPR. Blind due to cataracts, CPR funded her cataract surgery before she was adopted. CPR often takes the hard cases – dogs who have medical or behavioral issues and gives them a home, whether through adoption or in their sanctuary. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a responsible, responsive rescue agency.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our Bella in 2008, had every intention of getting a Labradoodle. Previously we had 2 Standard Poodles, 1 male, 1 female, litter mates from a breeder. I will never forget arriving, and seeing 33 standard poodles that day, greeting us at that fence. I just could not Phatham how that could happen who does that, why are they here? I was devastated, I cried in the car, as my husband told me you have to get out, we are doing this. All I could think was my Francesca and Dane could never survive this who does this to dogs. I realized how sheltered I was. Donna knew only a poodle would do, she asked just let me introduce you to this one first. Out came Bella (fka Becca) she jumped on that loveseat, pushed my arm, layed next to me and gave my husband the look. He replied, you have your dog. Well fortunately Bella has raised us right, she is 12 years old and jumps like a pup. We still do whatever Bella says, it’s easier that way.

2 Fred A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle is more than just a rescue site for poodles - it is a sanctuary for older or sick dogs (of any breed) to live out their lives surrounded by love, it is a dedicated core of folks who take care of rescues (all breeds) and the seniors, it is a massive community of supporters who help each other with their rescue dogs and rise to the occasion when transport or help with vet bills is needed. In a word - Carolina Poodle and the extended family constantly renews my faith in humanity. It is one of the most amazing organizations with which I have had contact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was adopted by my Jazzy Girl in February 2013. I was very impressed with the effort by Carolina Poodle Rescue to get the right dog with the right person. I have only been able to visit two times due to my distance from the farm. I volunteer by sewing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is my favorite charity - they help many furbabies - dogs and cats. The dog doesn't have to be a poodle to receive love from the employees and volunteers at Carolina Poodle Rescue. There are so many volunteers that love this charity and volunteer to transport, spend a day loving on the animals, sponsors for animals coming to the farm, sponsors for the SOS Program, fostering, sewing, adoption counselors, and many other things that I have not mentioned. I was adopted by a seven pounder in 2013 named Jazzy Girl and what a girl she is. Jazzy was my way of finding this wonderful nonprofit. I was impressed in the care that was taken to make sure I was the right person for Jazzy. Because I live five hours away I volunteer by sewing belly bands, bed covers, and crate mats and I sponsor a dog in the SOS Program by contributing to Unco's care each month. Two years ago I had the pleasure of visiting the farm and taking a tour and boy was I impressed with everything.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've adopted three rescues from CPR, and I cannot recommend them enough. Their love for, care for, and knowledge of rescue dogs is superb, and the people are so incredible to work with. We're honored to be part of the CRP Family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a 10 year old male poodle, Love, nearly two years ago. CPR does such an incredible job of ensuring that there is a great fit between available dogs and potential adopters. Their approach and policies are transparent (no surprises), and they have the animal companions' best interests at heart 100% of the time. I'm so proud to be a part of the CPR family.

Faye4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted twice from CPR, both wonderful dogs! They are extremely thorough in their application process because they have made a commitment to each animal they take in. Our first adoption was 2009, second in 2013. We have done some volunteering for them and have been regular contributors. If you want a group that is ALL ABOUT THE DOG this one is tops.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two standard poodles from CPR, one eight years ago, the other three years ago. They are a rescue that is all about the DOG, fully checking out prospective adopters and requiring a site visit to the farm to make the match. The adoption contract provides that if the placement fails, the DOG comes back to CPR. I was so impressed by their attitude and operations that I became a donor and then a volunteer. Whether you are in a situation where you must rehome a much loved pet or looking to add a fur baby to your family, Carolina Poodle Rescue may be the right place for you. You may find their process too much, but it helps if you keep in mind that they have a commitment to each animal to find a great, loving, permanent placement. This organization is committed to stopping irresponsible breeding and overpopulation of pet quality animals. Their motto is "One by one, until there are none." My dogs and I think they're the greatest!

LynetteH

Donor

Rating: 5

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a wonderful organization. Their love and concern for the animals in their care is obvious in all they do, from intake to adoption.

I am impressed by everything they do but the SOS Program is especially close to my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted more than one of my sweet furbabies from from Carolina Poodle Rescue. The farm and kennel areas are so nice and clean for the dogs there. Even more importantly, Donna and her staff of caregivers obviously love the dogs and take such good care of them. Their mission is clear and they work so hard to provide a wonderful environment for the dogs waiting for their forever homes and to care for those who will likely be permanent residents there. I have never been more impressed by an organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The team at Carolina Poodle Rescue really cares. They go out of their way to ensure a safe, healthy and overall good life to dogs that are to be adopted and those, through no fault of their own, will never be adopted. I have adopted three wonderful dogs and volunteered for over 8 years. I always say to potential adopters, "No dogs want to end up in a rescue, but if they have to be in a rescue, this is the one to be in."

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have not only adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue but now volunteer regularly. The reason: I know how much the staff truly cares about each and every dog that finds himself at the rescue and how once there, the amount of time and effort that is put into finding the perfect forever home. It is an amazing place. (oh and btw, don't be fooled by the name, IT'S NOT ONLY POODLES!)

1 RevCat

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my poodle mix Riley from CPR 2 years ago. I was impressed by the care they took to be sure that both dogs and potential adopters were thoroughly checked out, the personal contact available not only during but after the adoption, and the group's love for dogs who couldn't be adopted for various reasons but were still treated with respect and TLC. Riley was a great match for me and my other poodle!

1 Andie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the absolute best dog rescue!
In May 2017 I was planning to attend another big pet adoption event. I had been looking for the right dog for nearly 3yrs. I was feeling disheartened and happen to mention this to a friend online. She introduced me to someone who referred me to CPR. They were bringing dogs to the adoption event. Before I knew it my application was pre-approved. We adopted Molly in the 1st hour of the event. Donna is the most dedicated and kind person I have ever met. Although they specialize in poodles, they take in many breeds of dogs. They rescue dogs from kill shelters and from disaster areas. Donna does whatever she can for dogs that are sick and disabled. Transportation is arranged, funds are donated. The facebook page is a real support network. If you are lucky enough to adopt from Carolina Poodle Rescue, you will also get a wonderful extended family. There are many dedicated rescue organizations and CPR is the very best amongst them.

3 Elismom

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adoptedfrom CPR 3 separate times. Each time, I was fully informed about the good and some challenging traits of my new pups. The only surprises were how much I adored them and how quickly I did. I respect the care they go through when approving adopters and know that everything they do is in the best interests of the animals. Love them so much that I am a monthly sponsor and have volunteered. I love my cpr family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have adopted from CPR 3 times. They are one of the most responsable and proactive rescue groups that I have ever had the pleasure to get to learn about and adopt from. My male poodle was a rescue from a large overwhelmed and neglectful backyard breeder. CPR took a large number of dogs when the authorities shut this operation down. Without CPR, my boy would have surely died from neglect and hunger. He was unsocialized and tremendously under weight. CPR kept him in a foster home to help socialize him so that he would be adoptable. I adopted my little girl poodle from them next to be a companion for me and my boy. She was a retired breeding dog. After birthing numerous of litters for the profit of a breeder, at the age of 7, she was surrendered/abandoned. He was in poor condition and required not only the normal spay/neuter procedure but a full dental with full extractions. That costs an arm and a leg, but CPR was there to get her in shape so that they could find her a good home. She was also nurtured in a foster home.
My 3rd dog from them is a 5yr old Portuguese water dog whose owner passed away. After relatives could not care for him, CPR took him, had him neutered and then offered him for adoption. Their care and adoption standards ensure that these beautiful creatures will never be neglected or I'll cared for again. I respect the organization and their heroic efforts. I show this by trust that they always have the best interest of the animals at heart. I also show this trust with monthly donations to assist in caring for the animals in their care that they know may never have a home due to age or illness. These sos dogs have love and care the rest of their lives even if they are never adopted.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Kirby 1 year ago this week. It was a wonderful experience.
I had the right attitude going in, and Jessie, Donna and Jennifer were absolutely wonderful.
My adoption counselor was awesome. They help match the right dog to the right family, taking all factors into consideration. You won't leave there without a perfect match!
They have followed our progress throughout the year, very interested in our outcome.
Absolutely nothing stops them from saving a fur baby.

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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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a longtime dog owner, I was pleased to see how thoroughly this rescue vetted me to make sure I could provide a good home to one of their adoptables. I can't say enough about the director and the staff- wonderful people who devote their lives to these dogs! I would not hesitate to highly recommend this group.

2 Trish Eley L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted our dog Cletus from CPR and had a wonderful experience. They care for these dogs and work tirelessly to be sure they match with their adopters and get a forever home!! If your interested in adopting from a great organization I would highly recommend CPR!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted Mercy from CPR almost nine years ago. I was very impressed with the care and concern Donna and team shows with all of their dogs. They seek the best fit for the animal and family. When I was ready to get a mate for Sissy, I knew that CPR was the rescue I would use again, and two and a half years ago I adopted Sissy from CPR. I wouldn't think I'm going anywhere else to get a dog I think that Donna and her team of the best . I think so much of CPR I volunteer for events and love the CPR reunion every year. It's a close knit CPR family, and Donnas top priority is for the good dog. Thank you for my girls!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no doubt that CPR is one of the finest rescues in the nation. I know first hand all the good work they do and how well they care for the dogs in their care. Although they specialize in poodles, they take in all kinds of dogs if they are in need. Their screening process for potential adopters is extensive but they will be absolutely certain that they match the right dog with a family that will love and care for it for the duration of its life. CPR also specializes in taking in the dogs that no one wants. They readily take the ones that are extremely old or have special needs. They also work with dogs that have severe behavioral issues, including aggression. Most shelters would have put these special ones down immediately. Another wonderful thing about this rescue is if they have a dog that absolutely can't be adopted, that precious creature will stay at the farm for the rest of it's life. The dogs are housed in multiple little cottages and they have so much play time and social interaction with both people and other dogs. I work with the senior and special needs dogs. I have adopted 13 this year from CPR and almost all of them have come from horrific situations. Here they are cherished throughout their remaining time. CPR also maintains contact with the new owners ensuring that things are going smoothly and providing any needed assistance or support. There is a Facebook site called family and friends where over 3000 members share their pictures and joys and receive support, guidance love from everyone. CPR has definitely changed my life and many others have expressed the same experiences. If you are looking to adopt this is the first place you need to go!

3 Carol H S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing they request that you bring your current animals and members of the household they're very interested in setting up a good long-term match for the newest member of your family. They are there for help guidance support I can't say enough good things about how these dedicated people perform their services to the community,

1 Brenda D.1

Client Served

Rating: 1

I wouldn't even give one star if that was an option. I like, Sarah Stalions, stumbled upon this site and fell in love with the cutest little thing named Bella. The application was 18 pages long and the process was very long and painful. In the meantime my husband and I both fell in love with this cute little face, she went everywhere with me on my phone and showed her to many of our friends and family. Finally spoke with the adoption counselor and she scheduled an appointment for the next day for us to pick up Bella. We went out shopping that night and spent over $300.00 on supplies for our new little girl, including crates and gates etc. Our appt was for 2pm with a 2 hour drive one way. We set out on our journey and was so excited. We waited in our car until our appt as requested and when it was our turn, we were asked what we were looking for. We said we are here to adopt Bella and we were then told that Bella had already been adopted that morning!! I almost fell out of my seat. She said that the 11am people had adopted her and that they don't 'hold' animals. How is it 'holding' this puppy when we had an appointment to take her home!! All of their paperwork states they have the right to take the animal back at any time with $1,000 fine etc etc, well it's nice that they think of the animals, but what about the humans? We were devastated and absolutely crushed!! The drive home felt like I had suffered a miscarriage. It was horrible. 4 hours plus on the road for nothing. Bad Business if you ask me! Will NEVER consider them EVER again. We are empty nesters and wanted to adopt 2 puppies as our children have rescue dogs as well. It left such a bitter taste in our mouths that we have since gone and 'purchased' two cute little German Shepherd puppies. Such a shame to do business like that and to totally turn people off from wanting to go through the adoption process.

1 Tina B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted in Dec 2016 & he's my best friend. I was so impressed by the concern about placing my pal & the lengths CPR went to make sure we were the right fit for each other. I turned into a volunteer for CPR!!!! This group is my new family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Carolina Poodle Rescue! Don't let the name fool you, I have seen a variety of breeds at the Rescue, Adoption Events, and on the Adoption list.

CPR knows no limits when rescuing, I personally have been to the farm where the dogs are cared for. I have seen large amounts of dogs rescued at one time and each dog gets the care and love it needs to become an adoptable dog. They have a senior program where unadoptable dogs are able to live out the rest of their lives with Love, care, and dignity at the rescue.

Let me tell you about the folks who run and support CPR, you will never know a more committed, from the heart plethora of people. Everyone works together to Rescue and love and care for the dogs...Donna, her compelling pleas and sound decisions, the Staff for their devotion, the Volunteers for their sense of giving and community. Is truly a piece of heaven on earth!

I adopted my first poodle From CPR in Aug of 2016, he is the Perfect fit for my family and loves his big sister Lucy so much...I wish I could adopt them all. Each Dog has a story that touches you in someway.

On a scale of 1-10, I give Carolina Poodle Rescue a 1000!

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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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