Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida rescues dogs in need, focusing on seniors and those with special needs. The PPR mission is to save as many “leftover” dogs as possible. These are dogs that adopters and other rescue groups passed over, many of whom have particular medical needs or are older or fearful due to past abuse or neglect.
The Grey Muzzle grant allows Poodle and Pooch Rescue (PPR) to launch their “Golden Ticket” program that prevents owners from surrendering senior dogs to rescues or shelters due to financial circumstances. A golden ticket will assist owners with things like medical expenses, diagnostic tests, or surgeries for their senior dogs. Funding helps dogs like Stormy and Sunny, a bonded senior pair whose owner was contemplating surrendering them because she couldn’t afford a needed surgery for Sunny and a specialist vet for Stormy’s medical problems. PPR was able to cover their medical expenses, and they remain with their person in the home they know and love.