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Standard Poodle Club and Rescue of the Desert and Greater Palm Springs rescues and re-homes standard poodles who have been abandoned, mistreated, surrendered and/or in need of medical attention in the Southern California area. We evaluate each new rescue for medical treatment, health, behavior, and work to match them with a suitable forever home. We ensure all dogs are up-to-date on vaccines, spayed or neutered and that they are placed into a loving, safe environment. This care comes at a cost and that is why we rely on the generous contributions from our donors. Our Adoption fees defray some costs but additional funds are always needed to help support medical conditions requiring extensive veterinary services. Not to mention grooming.

Adoption fees vary and are determined based on the cost of necessary medical care including surgery, age and other special needs of the dog. Our goal is to provide a human animal bond between our rescues and the owners who adopt them.

The Standard Poodle Club and Rescue of the Desert and Greater Palm Springs first began as a social club in 2004. Meg Doolittle with Standard poodle Cookie and Donna Jiaras with Standard poodle  Jackie met while walking their dogs on El Paseo. Intended to foster community spirit between Standard Poodles and their humans our promenade walks are typically held about six times per year and bring exposure and revenue to the businesses on El Paseo (including news coverage).  The event averages 50 – 75 Standard Poodles and their owners who come from not only the local community, but who add it to their destination activities when visiting from Canada, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Our membership is over 400.

We have supported our sister non-profits over the years such as Animal Samaritans and Loving all Animals and we’ve have been published in the Desert Sun, New York Social Diary, Pet Companion Magazine and others.