My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA
My husband and I found out about CPR from a women I met through a Sheepadoodle group we had joined out of interest in buying or adopting a Sheepadoodle. She informed me that there was a Sheepadoodle in need of a home at a Poodle rescue organization in South Carolina. I immediately contacted the organization and began the application for adoption process. Once my husband and I underwent the application process and passed all stages, we received the call that we had been approved to adopt a standard sized dog. During the interview process, we realized that the temperament and past history of the Sheepadoodle we were interested in would not fit well with our lives, but we decided to go to SC and just meet some of the dogs and see what happened. We traveled to Pacolet, SC to meet the dogs and one by one, Donna began bringing them in to meet us. The first boy we met was a black Labradoodle who my husband really liked, but we weren't sold on. We knew that we wouldn't be leaving with a new fur baby unless we found THE ONE and just absolutely couldn't leave it behind. After meeting two more dogs after the first, Donna brought in a shaggy white purebred Poodle (if you had told me before this that I would ever own a Purebred Poodle, I would have laughed at you.) We both immediately fell in love. Donna said our eyes actually lit up when we saw him walk through the door. We got along with him beautifully, played with him, gave him commands, and quickly realized we had found the dog who wouldn't allow us to leave the farm without him in the car with us! Being stubborn and not wanting to give anything away too quickly, we told Donna we needed a moment alone to discuss what we wanted to do. She took the dog and stepped outside and not even 3 minutes later, we walked outside and said "Let's do it!" CPR gave him a bath and a cut and we took our boy home. That was a year and 8 months ago. Wow, time flies! Odie is the best dog we could have ever asked for and I cannot believe we got as lucky as we did. We keep in touch with CPR and have agreed that we will continue to adopt from them as long as we are able. This is a fantastic organization with truly wonderful people behind it. They genuinely care about these dogs and that shows in their selection process. It's not "easy" to be approved, but it is that way for a reason. They see so many dogs being adopted and then going back into a shelter and when CPR says they are looking for a FOREVER home for a dog, they mean FOREVER. They do not take that word lightly and they have a passion for what they are doing. I thank God for Odie and for CPR. We love you guys!