NorCal Poodle Rescue
NorCal Poodle Rescue was established in 1985 to rescue Poodles and enrich the lives of those who adopt them. We are a group of volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for more than 100 Poodles (all sizes) and Poodle mixes each year. We respond to county shelters, humane societies and individuals via our website and phone hotline. Each Poodle is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and groomed before adoption. In addition, we provide extensive medical care, fostering, and training if needed before placement. We have a return policy in the event that an adoption isn’t successful.
NorCal Poodle Rescue, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our taxpayer ID number (EIN) is 94-3192264. We are always grateful for donations; 97% of all donations are dedicated to our poodles. As we are an all volunteer organization, we incur only 3% administrative costs. The generous gift of time by our volunteers, support and services by pet care businesses including Pet Food Express, and tax-deductible donations make this work possible.
NorCal Poodle Rescue is an Adoption Guarantee Organization: we rehabilitate and re-home all healthy and treatable animals in our care. NCPR honors the definitions of healthy and treatable as described by the Asilomar Accords. We publish our shelter/rescue statistics annually.
Our average Adoption Fee is $300, but the range is $100 to $500 depending on the age and the type of Poodle being adopted. Some Standard Poodles have had a special surgical procedure to prevent gastric torsion. If so, the surgery fee of $650 is added to the adoption fee for that dog.
Adoption Process: All available Poodles are posted on NorCal Pet Adoptions or NorCal Poodle Rescue websites. Step 1: submit an Adoption Interest Form. Step 2: a volunteer will call you. Adoptions are by appointment most days of the week, or on the third Sunday of the month at Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, 12 noon to 3pm.
Phone: (925) 322-0223 (message only). If you are inquiring about adoption or a particular dog, please submit an Adoption Interest Form from the website.