Carolina Poodle Rescue Newsletter
February 2018
Vol. 13, No. 2

In this issue:
  1. Auction for A Kaws
  2. Feature Pet: Wayne
  3. SOS Feature
  4. Valentine Photo Gallery & Love Notes
  5. Rainbow Bridge
  6. Upcoming Events
"One by one until there are none."
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2018 Auction for A Kaws
February 3, 2018 was a night to remember. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center was transformed into a formal affair, welcoming animal lovers from across the area. From chickens to orphaned racoons and paralyzed baby goats, attendees at the annual Auction For A Kaws were greeted by a variety of animals in need, demonstrating that rescue has no bounds. Luna Ezzell, groomed to her finest, had people lining up throughout the evening to meet and get photos with her.

Auction For A Kaws is an annual fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for local rescues. Bachelors and Bachelorettes are selected in advance to walk a runway with a goal of raising money for the nonprofit rescue of their choice. This year's event featured a variety of entertainment opportunities from guests--a live band, four comedians, and a wrap-up dance party kept guests entertained throughout the evening. A silent auction, live bidding on the Bachelors and Bachelorettes, and a live auction complete with professional auctioneers all helped raised additional money to support the designated rescues.

For the second year in a row, the Dogfather, Wayne Ezzell, rocked the runway on behalf of Carolina Poodle Rescue. Wayne walked the runway in a dapper tuxedo, joined frequently by Luna. Armed with yellow and pink roses for lucky guests nearby, Wayne was an absolute crowd pleaser.

Priot to the event, each Bachelor or Bachelorette is required to fundraise. And, boy, did CPR supporters and donors step up to the plate! Wayne set the record for the evening, raising $6,000 in advance. In addition to the monies Wayne raised, proceeds from the event will be divided among the pre-selected rescues. It typically takes a few months for final tallies and contributions to be announced; we'll be sure to update everyone once we have a final number.

February 3rd was a fabulous evening. Friends that are family coming together to support animal rescue and Carolina Poodle Rescue, the opportunity to get dressed up, and money raised to support Carolina Poodle Rescue and Dreamweaver Farms. What more could you ask for?

Feature Pet of the Month

Wayne is a mix of Chihuahua and Daschund called a Chiweenie! At only one year old, he's still very much a puppy and is looking for a home where people have the time to spend with him. He's smart and full of confidence and, like most Chihuahuas, ready to lay his heart at the feet of the right person.

Wayne would do best as an only dog. He does okay with other small dogs in his foster home but when a larger dog comes around, Wayne thinks that he needs to tell them who is boss. He has a big personality for a little guy. He is eager to be out in the world seeing things and having adventures. He loves attention from people!

Before coming to CPR, Wayne was found as a stray in NC and taken to a local shelter. When a CPR intake coordinator was at the shelter picking up a poodle, the technician asked if we would take Wayne too. He was only a couple of hours from being euthanized and the technician felt that he had a lot of potential. How could CPR say no when Wayne shares the same name of one of our founders, Wayne Ezzell? This spirited little guy came to the farm until he can find his perfect home.

Wayne would love an active home with someone to help him put his energy to good use. He is playful, funny, and very affectionate.  

As the featured adoptable for the next month, Wayne's adoption fee is discounted by 10%. He will also come with 6 months of both heart worm preventative and flea and tick preventative.

If Wayne sounds like a good match for your home, please visit our adoption application page.

SOS Feature - Ace

If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Ace, you are missing out! He is CPR's ambassador extraordinaire at events around the Raleigh, NC area. From the PetSmart info table to our monthly MACKenzie adoption events, Ace meets every guest with the biggest smile and affectionate snuggles. We know when he hops out of the car that our event can get started!

Ace came to Carolina Poodle Rescue in mid-2016 as an owner surrender. We quickly realized that he would become one of our cataract kids. In mid-2017, Ace moved into a loving foster home in Raleigh. There, he has loved playing with his foster brothers and sisters of all sizes. From 1 lb puppies to 40-pound small standards, Ace takes all the visitors through his foster home in stride and is a laid-back kind of guy. He has even been known to ride around on a transport or two. Helping save lives is important business and Ace takes his job seriously!

In January, Ace had his cataract surgery. His retina was too damaged to correct vision in his left eye, but the surgery on his right has made all the difference in the world. Though tentative at first after surgery, the gift of sight has given this sweet 15-year-old baby a new leash on life! Today, Ace confidently walks around his back yard away from his foster mom and dad, is doing stairs, and has even begun running and playing some. It is a transformation that inspires and delights everyone that has been a part of his journey, none more than his foster family.

Ace is new to our SOS program as of January 2018. This beautiful, gentle, happy boy would love to have your support. And the best part - he literally gives smiles when he sees you! If you are interested in sponsoring or adopting Ace, please check out the Sanctuary page on the Carolina Poodle Rescue website. Or reach out to our team at We would love to tell you more!

Your SOS Team

CPR on YouTube!

Want to get to know CPR better? Wish you could see our adoptable dogs in action? Check out our YouTube channel! We regularly upload videos featuring adoptable dogs plus other fun content as time allows. But don't just keep these videos to yourself - make sure to share them with other dog loving families and friends. More and more of our dogs are finding their forever homes thanks to the power of social media. One by one until there are none!

Please Stay in Touch

If you have moved or plan to move in the near feature, please drop a line to CPR and let us know! We don't want to lose touch. Just send an email with your new mailing address and/or email address to We always love hearing from the CPR community!

And if you have a story about your CPR dog (or cat), we'd love for you to share it--happy homecomings, travel adventures, training achievements, or simply a story that you'd like to share about your CPR family member. Please send it to

The Rainbow Bridge

Dedicated to those who have passed over.

Sandy Morehouse, Sneads Ferry NC

If you would like to have your dog (or another animal) remembered in the Rainbow Bridge section of the Carolina Poodle Rescue newsletter, please send your pet's name, the names of the pet's family you would like included, and a photo of your dog to

"No words needed….Just love!"
To Bennett from Judy
Valentine Photo Gallery
& Love Notes

"Woolee is a senior diabetic who goes to
sleep each night and wakes up every
morning with her body pressed tightly
against mine." from Anita

"Stella, my virtual girl, you have my heart!"
from Judy

"Gentle Ben--for his loving and gentle soul
and for he and Woolee who both show such delight and enthusiasm would I walk through the door." from Anita

"Reese man, you are the light of our lives. Thank you for all the snuggles and unending love!"
from Taylor Holladay

"Love my little rescue, Cricket."
from Anne

"This little guy. My Roo. He's helped
heal my heart since losing my love Bentley."
from Sherry
"And my Bentley. My forever Valentine. I miss him dearly." from Sherry
"My Elvis… my Valentine for 17 strong years… my heart." from Jen

"Always in my heart -- the Lady'bug'."
from Katie

"Kirby, my sweetheart."
from Denise

"First Valentine with my Sweet Lilly. She really stole my heart first time I saw her picture!" from Renea

Upcoming Events

These are just a few of the many events coming up for Carolina Poodle Rescue across the southeast. To see a full list of our events, which are updated regularly, please visit our website.

Come out and support Carolina Poodle Rescue and tell all your friends, too! Even if you can help out for just a few hours at one event, it is a tremendous help! And spread the word about Carolina Poodle Rescue!

Volunteers are needed to help educate people about Carolina Poodle Rescue and the adoption of pets. If you have a CPR foster dog, this is a great opportunity for your foster to browse potential forever families and find the best one for them! Please contact the event coordinator if you would like to volunteer or have a foster or two or more to bring!

PetSmart Information Event
Petsmart Brier Creek
March 17-18
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 11am to 3pm
Contact: Debbie Bennett -- or 919-880-4406

  • Pedigree canned dog food (all kinds)
  • Lowe's or Home Depot gift cards (there's always something that needs to be fixed at the Farm)

Or please visit our Wishlist on Amazon to see more items needed for Dreamweaver Farms. We appreciate all of your help!

Do you have a story about a Carolina Poodle Rescue dog that you'd like us to publish? Have you read a book or watched a movie about dogs or dog training that you'd like to review or share?

Please send your stories and/or reviews to as well as a photo or photos to go with the story.

If you don't have a story but have a photo you'd like to share of your CPR rescue, we'd love to feature that too!

Tell 5 friends!?Check Carolina Poodle Rescue out on our Facebook page.

Can you tell 5 friends about CPR? Can you Facebook or Twitter a link to our web page? The power of networking is unlimited. Telling 5 friends, and asking them to tell 5 friends, is the best way to reach many people and tell them about the animal rescue, small but determined to make a difference.? Thank you!

Patrons are our lifeline -- our patrons keep CPR going. Patrons are not only assisting CPR, they are assisting themselves by earning money off their next adoption. For more information on how to become a patron, please email

When you shop on Amazon, you can also help CPR. Amazon Smile operates EXACTLY like including using the same userid and password. You can designate CPR as your charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases, behind the scenes, to CPR. It does not change your purchase price.

The site says: "Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice", that is the purchase price you pay, excluding taxes. It's a really easy way for your regular shopping to help CPR!

One of the best ways to help poodles in need that lets you do it from home is to be an adoption counselor. Do you have 2 to 4 hours per week to give? Do you have an unlimited phone plan? Do you have Word? Do you enjoy talking to other dog-friendly people on the phone? Do you have good instincts about people? If so - adoption counselor work may be for you. For more information, email Sherry Wilson at

With pet health care quality now approaching the same level as human care, there are more options available for the pet owner than ever before. Unfortunately, those options can be expensive. Who wants to make the decision between a few dollars and their beloved companion?

Trupanion offers the only 90% coverage plan for covered items. That's right - 90% coverage with no limit after your deductible is met. 90%. That is the most comprehensive health care plan in the industry.

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Our Mission:
To rescue, rehabilitate, offer permanent sanctuary and, when appropriate, rehome needy poodles and small dogs.

To encourage the human-animal bond by promoting activities that serve to bring animals and their people closer together.

To support the efforts of those in the animal rescue community seeking to end euthanasia as a means of population control.

CPR Board Of Directors
Donna Ezzell, Chair
Wayne Ezzell, Vice-Chair
Beth Jancse, Interim Treasurer
Dennis Horn, Secretary

Sherry Wilson
Don Wilson

Anne Raduns

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Martin Reel
Michael Reel
Cason Lynley
Lynette Hodges

Newsletter Coordinator
Cason Lynley
Carolina Poodle Rescue