Poodle Rescue of Southern California

Poodle Rescue of Southern California is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving poodles and poodle mixes from homelessness and euthanasia.

We are always very busy at Poodle Rescue with oodles of poodles [and honorary poodles] of all shapes, sizes and colors.


Adopting our Poodles:

Please call Madeline at 1 805 529 7405 between the hours of 8:00AM and 9:00PM California time and ask to have an adoption application sent via email or fax.


Adoption Fee:  

Our adoption fees off set the cost of providing veterinary care for sick and injured poodles, along with vaccinations, spay, neutering and microchipping.  All the dogs we place in forever loving homes, receive a vet check, are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, micro chipped, and  are groomed before being offered for adoption.

Our funding system is referred to as “averaging”.  Your adoption fee not only helps offset the cost of care of the dog you rescue, but also helps provide for dogs needing extra medical care, including older dogs.  One dog may cost us $100 in veterinary costs, another $2,000 or even more.

The adoption fees for older dogs are usually less than the fees for Standard Poodles (large Poodle Mixes/doodles) or puppies, (usually $500).  The average adoption fee for a Toy or Mini Poodle is $300 to $350.

Out of state: 

We do from time to time adopt to people out of state, but you must be willing to travel to Ventura County, California to pick up your dog.  (As in the case of all our rescues, references are required.)  If you fly you will need to have an airline approved kennel and the dog will need a transportation health certificate.  (We can refer you to a vet for the certificate.)


We get behind on going through adoption applications, so it really helps us if you call the person who is fostering the dog you are interested in.

While we don’t solicit them, we sometimes receive donations in memory of a Poodle lover or a special pet.

We recently received a very generous donation from Becky Kordones in memory of long time Standard Poodle owner and exhibitor, Robin Meason. Becky writes, “Robin was a long time owner of Standard Poodles and also owned and operated a Poodle Grooming Salon in Arcadia, California. Robin thought the world of all dogs, but especially Standard Poodles. She had a Standard even to the last day of her life. Robin Meason was a member of the LOLOWS RV Club of Southern California. This RV club has a special place in our hearts for all dogs.”

Thank you Becky. We will put this donation to good use.

Madeline: 1 805 529 7405



When ever possible we also rescue labradoodles, goldendoodles and poodle mixes.


We try to accept as many owner surrenders as possible.  If you have a poodle, a goldendoodle or a labradoodle that you can no longer care for and are looking for help re-homing your dog, please consider a few things BEFORE you contact us.


  • Am I really ready? We are very busy and do not have time to counsel you on your decision. Please talk to friends, neighbors or family if you are unsure and do what is best for you and your dog.
  • Can I drive the dog to Ventura County to drop off my dog?   If not, you need to call a transport company OR talk to us about options.
  • We CAN assure you if we have the responsibility of re-homing your dog, we will find the best possible home for him or her.

CLICK HERE and then scroll to the VERY bottom of the page,  to see the dogs we currently have available for adoption.



Poodle Rescue

If you are interested in adopting a rescued poodle please PHONE Madeline at 1 805 529 7405 and ask that an adoption application be emailed or faxed to you.

We do NOT check our email every day but we do check our phone messages every day.

Please click here to learn more about the Poodles we have available for adoption.

Do you have a poodle or poodle mix that you need us to find a new home for?

If so please call Madeline at 1 805 529 7405.

Newsweek: "Shelters around the country kill 4 million pets per year, by some estimates more than 80% are healthy."