A special Toy Poodle who was adopted from us August 22, 2009.

Thank you Heather, David and Ian for giving this little Toy Poodle and good and loving home!




Pippa with her ribbons from the weekend. She showed in 3 classes, qualified in all and finished a title.

Sunday she qualified in Open Jumpers and was the ONLY dog in the entire class, all heights, to qualify.  She is the best girlie and has her own cheering section at trials. I’m just there to steer her around the course!

Love my little rescue girl!





CONGRATULATIONS to “PEPPER” (adopted from us last year) and his family who had bought Pepper a big boy collar from Genuine Collars in Canada when he turned a year old.
They had a contest for submitting photos of dogs showing off their collars, and Pepper was one of the winners!!!


We were looking for beautiful outdoor photos of your dog wearing our collar, and we received so many great submissions. It was hard to choose just one, so we chose three!

Here is one of the winners from our May 2018 giveaway….



Owner of Pickets Poodles Our Mission Statement has always stated:   PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE AND RE-HOME will accept an adoptable Poodle who is either abandoned in a shelter, or purchased/rescued by any concerned person, or living with an owner who can no longer care for the Poodle.

Yet, for various reasons, many wonderful, adoptable senior AND special needs dogs have been surrendered to us.   Despite their age or needs, most have come to us in good health; such as little “Polly”, who at 13 years old, was adopted.

Here are some recent pictures of Polly as she and her owner met Steve from the “Twin Cities Live” (TCL) show which took place in White Bear Lake.

Over the years, several younger Poodles came to us needing a new family.  However, we quickly learned that these Poodles have various medical, emotional and mental issues which required a special environment, prescription dog food, monthly shots, testing and/or various medications.

Their issues and medical conditions made these Poodles difficult to adopt.  So, they are placed into homes willing to accept a hospice situation.

Many other Poodles needed extensive and expensive dental work.  This procedure and x-rays are risky, extremely painful and stressful for these Poodles.  We all know that it is needed to help them feel so much better!

Healing takes time, love and patience.  Only then have I truly seen what difference all this work makes in the Poodle’s life!  They eventually smile, enjoy everyone and everything and become the loving Poodle they had once been.  I have also seen them start playing and running again.

These Poodles need to be an inspiration to all of us.   When life gets us down and we are in pain and the only people we know can’t help us, there is always hope.

I am truly blessed and thankful for the ability to financially help these Poodles feel better through your donations.  And then find them a loving “forever more” family to enjoy before they fly into our Great God’s loving arms.

Thank YOU for your donations and trust in me.  We can and do make a difference in the life of a Poodle.  As the story goes….


Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

Adapted from the book: The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)


Anne NicoleNow a special thank you to all who have been sending us pictures of their beloved Poodles who had been adopted from Picket Fence Poodle Rescue & Rehome.

Please keep in mind that the TRUE HEROES of this world are those who are willing to open their homes, lives and wallets to ALL of our Poodles… and not me.  While I greatly enjoy and truly love what I do, I am only a small part in the lives of our Poodles before they go to their “Forever More” families.

Wizard And ToysTHANK YOU to those families who are most willing to adopt our special needs and senior Poodles.  These Poodles have done nothing wrong, but provide unconditional love to the families who owned them.

Now they have come to us in need of a “forever more” home with a family willing to love and care for them until they go into the arms of our Great God!

Picket Fence Poodle Rescue has adopted over 30 Poodle puppies and adults in the last 8 years to various wonderful and loving  families!

Like most all rescue groups, our surrender and adoption numbers are down.  This is simply because the economy is getting better and families are able to keep their beloved pets.

That is such good news, but Picket Fence Poodle Rescue Rehome has been around for many years and know this trend will not always remain.


Through financial planning, thrifty decisions and your contributions, Picket Fence Poodle Rescue will survive.    Our complete 2017 financial report (990 EZ) has been published.  We will continue to provide a loving, home, family environment for all Poodles who need our help before they are available for adoption.Happiness is...






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