Carolina Poodle Rescue Newsletter
July 2017
Vol. 12, No. 7b

In this issue:
  1. Save the Date for the CPR Reunion!
  2. Feature Pets: Chipper
  3. Happy Tails
  4. Submit Your Photos for the CPR Calendar
  5. Ongoing Fundraisers
  6. Rusty, the Little Red Dog
  7. Rainbow Bridge
  8. Upcoming Events
"One by one until there are none."
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Save the Date -- Carolina Poodle Rescue Reunion

We are hoping to help people plan ahead this year and save the date for the CPR Reunion! If you haven't come to a reunion in the past, you've been missing out! This event is held at Dreamweaver Farms, so it is dog friendly! Adopters and their family members, human and canine, return to the farm to celebrate with CPR staff, volunteers, and other adopters and their dogs.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet, SC

There will be a delicious lunch, vendors with items for dogs and their people, a silent auction, tours of the farm, and a costume contest for dogs (people can dress up, too). Come meet some fellow adopters, the fantastic staff who provide the care for the CPR dogs, adoption counselors, and many other volunteers who may have helped your dog along his or her way to your home. We will also be holding a raffle to win two nights at the dog-oriented mountain retreat, Barkwells!

So mark your calendars and come join us! We will be sending out an email with further details and RSVP information close to the date.

Second Feature Pet of the Month

Our first feature pets of the month--Nicolette and Maggie B.--were adopted!
So now we'd like you to meet Chipper!

Chipper is a cocker spaniel estimated to be around 5 years old. He originally came to the farm in 2016 from a hoarding situation in Abbeville, SC. The poor guy was living in deplorable conditions--no clean water, dirty and matted hair, etc. Chipper was adopted and was happy until his new owner's roommate got another dog. Chipper started resource guarding his owner and not getting along with the new dog. After his early experience, once Chipper finds something good, he wants to hang onto it.

Chipper is a total love bug when he wants to be. He will follow his person or people everywhere. He wants nothing more than to be with you--and he will sometimes guard you. Because of this, he needs a patient owner who is willing to work with him. He is eager to please and could easily be taught some basic commands. He gets excited on a leash and tends to pull but with some work, he would be a great walking companion. He loves to climb into a lap and lay his head on someone's shoulder while he is being petted. He gets along okay with some other dogs, but he is much more interested in people! He was around a cat at the farm and showed absolutely no interest.

He is crate trained and hops right into his crate at bedtime without a fuss. He would do great with a single person who is willing to earn his trust. He would also be a good family dog with older, responsible children.

He did test positive for heart worms and he has just completed his treatment for that, using the fast kill method. He will need to be retested six months from now to make sure that he is fully cured.

If you are interested, please visit our adoption application page.

Lexy Berry is ready for July 4th
 Photo Gallery

Casper, Lilah, and Hugo are dressed for the holiday

Signey Evans is ready to celebrate

Upcoming Events

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! Many people think "rescue" dogs were given up because they are "bad" or damaged dogs. They don't always realize how much difference a good home can make and that a lot of the dogs have just had bad luck (perhaps an owner became sick, lost job, etc.). We can show them what wonderful companions are available through rescue. All you need to bring is a chair and a great attitude to share with others! Come prepared for inside or outside depending on the event you are attending.

Please contact the event coordinator if you would like to volunteer or have a foster or two or more to bring!

Fundraiser Day at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
July 20
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Foxcroft, 7814 Fairview Rd
11 am to 11 pm
Eat some great pizza and help CPR at the same time. Print out and bring the flyer with you to make sure the donations get to CPR!

Petsmart Information Table
August 12
Petsmart, 9515 South Blvd.
11 am to 3 pm

Carolina Poodle Rescue Reunion--Mark your calendars!
October 21
Dreamweaver Farms
The event will include lunch, a silent auction, tours of the farm, meet your adoption counselors, and much more! More details will be posted! Bring your family (human and canine) and join us for a fun day!

To see events as they are updated, please visit our Facebook page!

  • 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
Melinda Horn

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Martin Reel
Michael Reel
Cason Lynley
Lynette Hodges

Newsletter Editor
Cason Lynley
Carolina Poodle Rescue