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Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My family had already had acquired a beautiful female puppy when I spotted photos of Dawson last summer on the Carolina Poodle Rescue’s Facebook page. A shy, well-behaved 5-year-old male, Dawson had been used for stud and then discarded. The moment I saw his photos, I knew I had to reach out to CPR’s founder, Donna Ezzell, to see if we had a chance at adopting this beautiful boy.

Donna and her team of volunteers and caregivers on staff are extremely thorough when it comes to vetting potential adopters. They know the animals they go to great lengths to save have often come from places where they weren’t appreciated or even worse. They always keep the welfare of the animals at the top of their priority list, and I for one can’t thank Donna and all those who work with her enough for everything they do. If someone was turned down during the application process, there was a good reason for doing so. As another reviewer said, this isn’t an organization where you pop in and point to an animal you want. Carolina Poodle Rescue has an in-depth interview process that not everyone will pass. Then, there’s an in-person meet-and-greet at the rescue farm. If the team doesn’t think there’s a good fit, you won’t get an animal from them.

We successfully navigated the adoption process, and I'm delighted to say that Dawson (now named Lenny) is a beloved member of our family – well cared-for and so grateful for the love he receives. I can’t say enough positive things about CPR. I am so proud to be affiliated with such a wonderful, well-run organization.

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