My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA
When my rescue toy poodle passed away, I was not ready to adopt another so I volunteered at the Carolina Poodle Rescue. I wanted to be "around" poodles but not necessarily adopt one. I saw that it was a nice, clean facility and that every person who worked there was really nice to the animals. They didn't just work there because there was no other place to work in that particular city out in the countryside. I did what I could cleaning this and that, food bowls, water bowls, hugging scared dogs, throwing balls to the more active dogs etc. I did this for a few weeks and then my family asked when I was going to adopt another dog. This time they wanted a "real" dog, as in, not a toy poodle. I referred them to the webpage of adoptable dogs and told them to tell me which ones they were interested. They chose a brother pair of dogs that would only be adopted out together as they were "bonded." I sought the dogs the next time I went up there and one was much more outgoing than the other. I tried to be cool and not just fall in love with them so I told the CPR person that I wanted to drive home and bring back my stepson to see how they got along. This is a two hour roundtrip for me. So I drove home, picked up the kiddy, brought him up to the farm and we spent time with the dogs in a private adoption room and experimented with having a cat in the room since we have cats too. I sat with a toy poodle in my lap and the two other bigger "half poodle/half terrier" dogs were just so happy and curious but not barky, nervous or scared. We decided to take them home and the rest is history. They are the best dogs, friends, pals, pets ever. The CPR people were professional and have provided a lot of resources for being a responsible owner and share info with all the adopters about animal welfare and how to make the most of your pet ownership. I would adopt from them again if I had room to!
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I can't think of anything that they don't already do given the resources that they have. They seem to do a lot already for dogs that you or I would think of as "lost causes."
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