• Where is Poodle Rescue of Houston located? +

    We are located at 13302 Schroeder Road, Houston, TX, 77070. To find us, please click on the Directions button below in the footer. You may call 281-477-3297 for recorded information.

  • What are your hours of operation? +

    Adoptions are by appointment only.

    For now, prospective adopters should call 713-504- 1224 to schedule an appointment to visit and potentially adopt any of our available dogs. 

    We are working on an online Registration process. Once that is complete, WE will call YOU. Please read our “steps 2 adoption” on this website.

  • How many dogs do you have in your adoption program? +

    Our average in-house population is 20-25 Poodles, Poodle Mixes and “Honorary Poodles”. These dogs are in various stages of rehabilitation and will be made available for adoption as soon as our veterinarian clears them. On average, we re-home about 350 dogs per year.

  • Why is it important for me to visit the dogs at your facility? +

    First, we want to do our best to help you select a dog that is right for you. It is difficult for a prospective adopter to determine this with certainty from a photo or video and personality profile posted on the internet.

    Second, we want to make sure that a prospective adopter is the right fit for the dog. That’s where the interview comes in. It’s a very simple interview during which we attempt to make sure in advance that the adoption will be successful. You will be asked a few friendly, simple questions by one of our officers, and together, we will attempt to find the right dog for you.

  • What’s the best way to get to know a dog I may be interested in? +

    PRH has play yards where you may interact with the dogs. Three yards provide protection from the sun and rain, and all have chairs. If you don’t see dog toys, ask the person helping you for some, as well as a quilt so you can get down on the dog’s level.

    When interacting with the dogs, please keep in mind the following:

    1. Dogs are named when we accept them into our program, so they may not respond to that name just yet. To get their attention, call them and slap your thigh; however, they may need a little time to get to know you.  Be patient.

    2. Dogs may need a few minutes to “do their business” or check out some of the other doggie “pee-mails” before they pay attention to you.

    3. Sometime they just need to run off some pent-up energy before you get a sense of their personality.

    In any case, they will appreciate your patience and understanding.

    If you want to adopt a dog for your child or another adult in your family, you must bring them with you to be part of the selection process. Dogs sometimes respond differently to different people.

  • If I currently have a dog, may I bring it with me when I visit? +

    Yes!  As long as it is current on all vaccinations. In fact, we recommend you do bring them in order to get an idea of how the dogs will relate to each other.

  • Do you approve out of state adoptions? +

    On occasion we have approved out of state adoptions. This is handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are unable to come to our facility, an in-depth telephone interview will be required. One condition of approval is that you must have a viable and acceptable transport plan. This plan and its cost are the sole responsibility of the adopter.

  • If I adopt a dog, when can I take it home? +

    If your adoption is approved, you can generally take him home the same day. Please read our “steps 2 adoption” on this website.

  • What should I bring with me in case I adopt a dog the same day I visit? +

    Come prepared with a collar or harness and a leash. If you don’t have the proper size, we have inexpensive ones for sale on site. Additionally, there is a pet store nearby.

    You may also wish to bring a crate and blankets or bedding.

    Traveling to a new home may be temporarily stressful to your new buddy, so you may want to bring along wet wipes, a towel and a plastic bag.

  • How will I know what vet care my dog has received and when his next vaccinations are due? +

    If you adopt a dog from us, you will be given his Poodle Rescue of Houston file containing a detailed accounting of his vet care since the day we accepted him into our adoption program. It will clearly state when his next vaccinations are due. This record becomes your property for you to take to your vet.

  • Can you tell me which dogs are housebroken? +

    We train our rescue dogs to use doggie doors. We can't guarantee whether or not a dog is housebroken. The best approach is to assume your new pet is not housebroken and be willing to invest the time and patience necessary to train him.

  • Can you tell me if the dog I’m interested in is good with cats, children, seniors, etc? +

    Dogs come to us from a variety of sources. We learn about them over time via daily interaction. We will do our best to tell you what we know about our dogs, but the best way for you to learn about them is to come out and interact with them personally, so you can form your own opinions.

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