To choose a safe, responsible teacup poodle rescue, begin by researching its adoption policies and standards. Searching for their name online can also alert you to any bad experiences or reviews.
Responsible rescues always have their dogs seen by a veterinarian for a health check. They provide necessary vaccinations, and spay or neuter the dog. Good rescues also provide temperament testing to help ensure the dog does not have any significant behavioral problems.
Responsible rescues are also always willing to take the dog back if there is a problem. If they do not, then it is not a good match for the adopter, and she should search for another rescue organization. Many places do not offer refunds but can exchange the dog for a better match. They also generally provide ongoing support if necessary, although this assistance may be limited due to the fact that most rescues are ran by volunteers, though they may be able to connect the owner with professional assistance.
Good rescues are concerned about the dog being safe and a good match for the home, so they ask a lot of questions. Many do a home visit to ensure the living situation is safe. They usually require all members of the household, including other pets, to meet the dog before finalizing the adoption. Be wary of rescues that do not ask questions about your lifestyle, especially if they ask for a high adoption fee, as they may be scams.