The easiest way to find apricot poodles available for adoption is by working with poodle rescue organizations. Apricot poodles may also sometimes be available at city shelters or private shelters such as the Humane Society or the ASPCA.
Rescue organizations ensure that poodles bought into the program are given full veterinary exams, which include updating vaccinations and spaying or neutering. The organizations then place the poodles into foster homes, where volunteer caretakers experienced with the breed can assess their personality and temperament.
Rescue organizations employ a careful screening and adoption process. Prospective adopters are interviewed to determine if their lifestyle suits a poodle. Some organizations may also wish to visit the prospective home or get a reference from a veterinarian before a poodle can be adopted. Most organizations charge an adoption fee to cover expenses.