Poodle Rescue


    Heidi, our CEO & GM, has rescued poodles since the ’90s. She has done so under the names Sylvan Bark and Willow Dog as well as Red Rover. After years of taking up to 15 dogs at a time from local shelters she was overwhelmed by her rescues – that’s a funny image! So she successfully placed all dogs in her care in loving homes then focused her rescue efforts on poodles.

    Why Poodles you ask? Beginning with Onyx, a miniature poodle, and THE 13th birthday present, followed by poodles for the next 40+ years meant she could rescue a breed she knows well. Heidi learned a lot more about the breed from a reputable poodle breeder and freestyle teacher Brigit at B Star Poodles.

    Heidi says, “I truly enjoy the distinct breed traits of all sized poodles: friendly to everyone, easy to teach, interested in connecting with other species – including humans, not hyperactive, versatile, and very limited shedding.”

    Understanding and appreciating the dogs we place helps make us be successful at finding lifelong, loving homes. That’s our most sacred job as rescuers.

    Our rescues are neutered, up-to-date on rabies/distemper/parvo and often bordetella, heart worm negative, and freshly bathed at placement unless otherwise noted. Current Red Rover customers receive a free daycare package — we want to see our foster friends and help create continuity in their previously chaotic lives. Adoptable dogs are listed on AdoptaPet and Petfinder.