Frequently Asked Questions
Discover answers to some of our most asked questions.
Do we have Charitable Status and why have we registered?
Poodle Network UK (PNUK) is Registered with the Charities Commission and our Charity Number is 1163333. PNUK wanted our donors and supporters to have the absolute certainty that 100% of their donations goes to the care and continued welfare of the Poodles. The founding Trustees wanted to ensure no individual or volunteer benefited from the donations we received; our registration ensures this.
What Poodles do you rescue?
How are our fosterers chosen?
Each fosterer is required to complete a comprehensive assessment about their knowledge and experience with Poodles and their traits, behaviour and training and must pass a thorough home check before being approved as a fosterer. If you would like to be a fosterer, please contact the trustees.
What assessments do the dogs go through?
We ask previous owners to complete an assessment form about the dog they are turning over to our care; we expect this to be an honest assessment about the dog but have no way to verify the information. We take all poodles (except dangerous dogs which fall under the Dangerous Doga Act 1991 & updates) no matter what their needs; the assessment is needed so we can find the correct fosterer and home which is best suited to the dog. Fosterers complete a thorough assessment of the dog and any issues and prepare the dogs to be rehomed. When needed we have behaviourists who work with the fosterers to develop rehabilitation programs.
How are homes chosen?
What happens when the dog is in its new home?
Do I need to attend training with my rescue poodle?
Poodles need stimulus and training, we expect all carers to provide our dogs with the necessary training to allow them to become a wonderful, well socialised member of their home and community. It is a possibility that corrective behavioural training may be needed as many rescue dogs have issues which they need to ‘unlearn’. We expect our carers to provide our poodles with any training they may need. Agility training is also an ideal way to keep your poodle active, put their energy to good use and allow them to use their intelligence, however this must be age appropriate to the dog. If you have issues after your become a carer we will happily work with you on them; the sooner you tell us the easier this will be. Our volunteers have a wealth of experience which they are happy to share with you.
Do I need to groom my dog?
Do I need to clean their teeth?
Teeth cleaning regularly is recommended particularly with smaller poodles as their teeth can quickly accumulate tartar and decay. Cleaning their teeth allows them to get used to having their faces handled and teeth looked at which causes less problems at the vets & groomers.