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Review for Carolina Poodle Rescue, Pacolet, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Until 2015, the only fur baby I ever had was a Standard Poodle. She died prematurely due to complications associated with Addison's Disease. The sudden loss of both my dog and my mom within the same month in 2015 was almost unbearable. Then a friend said, " to honor your poodle who died, you should rescue one". I said, "no way would anyone ever abandon a poodle".".

I was wrong. I googled Poodle Rescue and found Carolina Poodle Rescue. I started volunteering with this group, to help get out the word that poodles get displaced for lots of reasons, sudden death or disability of the pet owner is one of the most frequent. I completed my adoption online, not knowing if I was really ready at the time, and as it turned out, I wasn't ready. Donna Ezzell, the founder and director, interviewed me personally. She never mentioned the need to make space for new rescues, or the need for donations to help cover expenses for special needs dogs. She just said that only I will know when I am ready to move forward, and that she appreciated my help in informing others of the Carolina Poodle a rescue mission. . What I learned from that conversation is, placements in the right homes, in the right environment for the dog, with the right adopter and caregiver, is the only reason to approve adoptions.

That was almost 2 years ago. At every opportunity, I would visit the CPR website and read the profiles of dogs who are ready for adoption, it was the face of Sadie, that I fell in love with before I even met her. So I renewed my application and this time there was no doubt. I drove to Pacolet, SC from Raleigh with the thought that if Sadie picks me, I will be hers. She laid her paw over my forearm, and we are inseparable since. I thank God every day for the blessings that her energy, smile, and antics bring to my life.

Every day, I thank Donna Ezzell for her vision and dedication to rescuing poodles and occasional other breeds, treating them to the loving, safe, healthy and nutritional environment they deserve, and placing them, in time, in the right homes. I especially thank the foster parents, and thank each employee and volunteer who is involved in the rescue and placement process.

Anyone looking for a wonderful place to put their gifts, honor or memorialize their furry family members, or for the love of dogs, wants to leave a trust to help in fulfilling the mission to save dogs from euthanization, please think of Carolina Poodle Rescue. You donation will go far.

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