Cockapoo Rescue


A Cockapoo, like the name implies, is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, and you might think that you’d have to pay through the nose to a dog breeder or pet store to get one. However, there are Cockapoo rescues, and you might luck out and be able to adopt a Cockapoo for free, or only pay a nominal fee.

How does a high-end designer cross breed dog like a Cockapoo end up in a shelter? Sometimes, Cockapoos may get taken away from breeders who get into hot water for animal abuse, or a family might have purchased a Cockapoo, and just no longer has time to take care of it.

Rescues help stop the needless euthanizing of millions of animals each year, and they are a great alternative to controversial breeders and puppy mills that try to extract the maximum possible profit for every Cockapoo that is bred.

Families who don’t have a clear understanding of what it requires to take care of a Cockapoo sometimes adopt one. For that reason alone, many Cockapoos end up in shelters each year. Cockapoos will bark when they’re left alone for long periods of time. They are also extremely intelligent, and they were developed to be companion animals. They need a lot of attention, and they need to be exercised on a daily basis. However, Cockapoos end up in rescues or shelters less because they’re hypoallergenic, at least if they’re bred right. One of the primary reasons that some designer dogs end up in rescues is because the prospective pet owners didn’t know they were allergic to dogs.


Why should you adopt a Cockapoo? There are a ton of great reasons to adopt a puffy, fluffy, sweet, and adorable little Cocker Spaniel-Poodle hybrid into your home.

  1. Cockapoos don’t shed that often. It’s going to be a breeze to clean up after Cockapoos. However, they can be very difficult to groom and brush thogh. They have thick coats, and they might get matted. Unless you’re skilled at dealing with matted hair, you might spend some money on grooming over several years.
  2. Cockapoos usually max out at about 20 pounds. This is a sweet little dog that is not going to get too big on you. Plus, it was developed to be a companion dog so you are going to have a great little friend if you own a small apartment.
  3. These dogs are extremely smart, and they are generally low-maintenance. However, they can be very stubborn, and they are sometimes not the most obedient dog. They can be trained with positive re-enforcement, however.

Even though the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize the Cockapoo, that doesn’t you shouldn’t adopt one right now. There are plenty of rescues dedicated to this little crossbreed, and you ought to consider adopting such an affable breed.

The Cockapoo is a hybrid that is getting more and more attention because of its charming little attributes, hypoallergenic coat, and low-maintenance demeanor.

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  1. Colleen Granata says:

    Interested in rescue

  2. Curtis Pettyjohn says:

    Wanting to adopt an older cockapoo for my Mother who is a senior. She recently lost her cockapoo Teddy to a blood cancer.

  3. Renee MacLeod says:

    Very interested in rescuing a younger Cockapoo for my family with children 14 and 11.

  4. Ann Hartman says:

    Interested in rescuing a female…about 3 yrs old.

  5. Melinda Edger says:

    Wishing to adopt an older puppy/younger adult female Cockapoo.

  6. Marcella Agnew says:

    I am very interested in adopting a puppy or younger cockapoo. Many years ago I had a springer spaniel when my son was a baby.He is now 22 and I have retired (at 50!) so am now in a position to take good care of a dog once again.

  7. Ashley Wilson says:

    I have a 4yr old neutered male cockatoo I am needing to rehome by feb 19, 2014.

  8. Joanne Havens says:

    we r interested in rescuing a cockapoo .can you give us infomation about this

  9. Joanne Havens says:

    Im interested in rescuing a cockapoo

  10. amy ama says:

    We recently lost our cockapoo and want to rescue one that is between 1 or 2 years of age. Please help. Thanks.

  11. Dottie case says:

    I dog recently passed and need to fill an empty spot in my heart.

  12. Yonit Dotan says:

    My Male Cockapoo is 10yr old and I would like to have another one. Want to adopt an older cockapoo.

  13. Peggy Hupfer says:

    Looking for young female Cockapoo in Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin.

  14. Colleen says:

    I have an adorable sweet cockapoo that I would like to find a good home for. She belonged to my mother in law who passed away and misses her companionship. She does fine w/our 2 dogs and us but would benefit from being with someone that is home more. We live in Ct.

  15. CAROL says:

    I am interested in adopting a young female Cockapoo in the Fort Worth Tx area

  16. Karina says:

    I’m fostering a 7y old male cockapoo that is looking for a very special home. George is very sweet and lovable boy…. but because of his trusting issues he needs a home where he will get love and limits. He will be perfect for a family without kids. We’re in CT and would love to talk more about him.

  17. Pam says:

    We are looking for a female cockapoo, young adult. We recently lost our much loved cockapoo to old age. We are in southern california. Please consider us if you know of a dog needing a home.

  18. Kathy says:

    We would love to adopt a young adult, female cockapoo. We are a dog loving older couple living on the south shore of Massachusetts. We have had many dogs as part of our family over the years and know a cockapoo would make a perfect addition.

  19. Paula balen says:

    Free 6 year old cockapoo free to a good home. Male please contact Paula at my email address. if interested in New Jersey.

  20. sandi says:

    I am looking for a small female cookapoo that needs a good home. Age 5 yrs or younger

  21. Mrs. D says:

    Looking to rehome a young female Cockapoo.

    Thank you

  22. Ester says:

    praying for a male or female cockapoo, house trained (1 to 5 years).

  23. Judy wallace says:

    Lost my Cockapoo several years ago. Wonderful dog, friendly,cuddly, and loved everybody. Interested in a Cockapoo between the ages of 1-3 years of age.

  24. Leah Arnett says:

    Lost my girl this week to cancer of adrenal gland. Looking for another cockapoo, age 0-4 years. I Reside in NC and TX ..will travel to pick up right companion. Can provide references and vet history/care.

    Prefer a rescue and will not buy from a breeder.

  25. Leah Arnett says:

    How do I connect with postings who have a cockapoo to rehome?

  26. Olivia says:

    After my cocker died several years ago, I didn’t have the heart to get another dog for a long time. I am ready to bring that joy back into my life and am looking for a cockapoo who needs a good home (with fenced in backyard, doggie door, can bring dog to work, no children or cats) and an owner who is ready to spoil him/her. Looking for baby or young (up to 2 years). Reside in TN.

  27. Ann Carpenter says:

    Hello, Our Wheaton terrier passed away two years ago. WE wanted take time to recover from his loss before making a decision on getting another dog. We are ready to welcome a new family member into our home. We have decided on a cockatoo, as we know several and they are all loveable. Would welcome ages between puppy and five years. Thank you for any information. We live in Rhode Island and will travel up to 200 miles.

  28. Ann Carpenter says:

    Please excuse typos from auto spell. I meant cockapoo, not cockatoo, of course. Thank you.

  29. Ron Stelzer says:

    We lost our 15 year old lab in Dec.and are now looking for a female cockapoo about 1-3 years old. Kids are grown and we have a big house for us and a cat. Will go 100 miles or so for the right little lady.

  30. Lara says:

    Looking to adopt a male or female cockapoo. I live near San Francisco, please email with info.

  31. Penny says:

    I just lost my cockapoo to lung disease. She was a rescue and the sweetest dog I have ever known. I would like to adopt another cockapoo. I live in SC but will travel for the right furry friend. I can provide vet and personal references. I have a home with a fenced yard. Please email at I am interested in dogs five years of age and under, including pups, and will consider males or females.

  32. Judy Cowan says:

    I have just retired and would like to adopt a rescue that is 1 to 3 years old.

  33. Daphne says:

    Hello I am very interested in rescuing/adopting a young cockerpoo for my kids. Please contact me if anyone knows of one available.

  34. Monica Bonner says:

    Hi my cooker died 2 years ago and I’m ready for puppy love, I’m interested on a young male cookerpoo .Please contact me if any come available , he will have a loving home.

  35. Jeanne says:

    I have a wonderful little brown and white 13-14 lb cocker pop that I’ve had since 6 weeks old. He’s now almost 7 years.
    His name is Sammy. Sammy has some vision trouble in darkness but not blind. His parents both suffer from a congenital condition causing blindness. Sammy has yet to become blind however I’ve been told dogs do fine blind as long.
    I am just worried Bc I have a swimming pool and there’s a possibility always of him falling in as his vision may deteriorate. I have 2 other dogs and babysit my 2 grandsons.
    We all love Sammy to death and it will break my heart to part with him but I think it would be safer for him to be out of this yard.
    If anyone can give Sammy a safer home and be loving and gentle with him. He is a wonderful lil guy. Fully trained. Loves to cuddle
    Free to a loving home with multiple references

  36. Jeanne says:

    I have decided against rejoining my sweet Sammy.

  37. Jeanne says:

    I have decided against rejoining my sweet Sammy.

  38. Elizabeth says:

    We have a 9 year old black cockapoo who is adorable and very loved. However, she has had chronic ear infections and needs surgery. We are unfortunately unable to pay for the surgery and feel terrible that she is so uncomfortable all the time. We would love a contribution to make her life normal and happy or find an owner that could give her what she needs.

  39. Jill says:

    Can provide loving home for your female Cockapoo. I live in Toronto, ON. Please email

  40. Jane Cook says:

    I just had to put down my 17 year old cockapoo. I miss him so much, but he is in a better place . This does not mean that I am not missing my better half.
    I am 73 now and would like to consider another cockapoo. I believe that it should not be a puppy but Cole was always my puppy.
    Does anyone know how long to wait before getting another or do you just know.
    Thanks for reading

  41. Sylvia Young says:

    I am 72 and just fostered a young Beagle who had heart worms. Well I really though he was going to be the death of me, pulling me around like I was a rag doll, one fall in a flower bed but no harm. Finally came time for his heart worm treatment and waiting for the results. My poor joints were so sore from the pulling and jerking, how could a 24 lb. dog be so strong? His test came back negative for the heart worms and I was so happy, by this time I was totally in love with him and he was very bonded with me. Then came the afternoon of the great fall down the steps onto a concrete patio.My family had had it and told me Willie Boy had to go be adopted by someone who was younger. When I returned him to the SPCA he was whining and I was crying. Much to my happiness he was adopted by a young family and thanks to me they had a healthy pup. Now I am looking for a calm laid back older small dog to be my own forever friend.

  42. Sylvia Young says:

    I forgot to say that I live in South Carolina, could travel up to 200 miles

  43. Jean says:

    I’m looking to adopt a baby/young cockapoo rescue, I live in northern Illinois.

  44. We have a 4 month precious merle female cockapoo who is partially blind and deaf. We did not know this when we bought her. We have fallen in love with her, but our lifestyle and traveling do not work in her favor. She needs someone who is not moving , not traveling a lot and who has a way of getting her via arm, ramp out of house. She is 90% trained, very smart and very loving. I want the best home for her.

  45. Theresa McNeil says:

    Looking to adopt a young cockapoo preferably a puppy. I have a very sweet 11 year old male and an 8 year old female. We live in central Texas.

  46. jane Schultz says:

    I recently lost my cockapoo and best friend to tracheal collapse. I miss her terribly but would love to have another adult cockapoo. I am retired and live in an > 55 Community in Fredericksburg, VA

  47. Jennifer says:

    We (family with 2 kids 10 and 8 years old) are looking to adopt a younger cockapoo, we are in Maryland and are willing to travel about 100 miles. We can provide a loving home and have a great neighborhood to walk.Please message me if one becomes available.

  48. Steven Bodziner says:

    i am looking for a cockapoo to replace my current dog’s (schnauzer) deceased brother, Cruiser. He was the best dog I’ve ever had; smart, food fetishist & incredibly loyal. He’s been gone 18 months now & I miss him every day.

  49. Tim Hoffman says:

    Am looking for a cockapoo in the Midwest or possible can ship one if another area of the country this would be for my father who lives by himself and would adore the companionship and the intelligence. 810 599 3350

  50. Liz Sherlock says:

    Looking to adopt a male cockapoo 2+ years, willing to travel to adopt. Living in the philadelphia area. Thanks!

  51. Charlene Clockedile says:

    PLEASE! PLEASE! Do not advertise for Laughlin Kennel in Oxford, Ma. We have been trying to shut them down for a long time. If you do your research you will find that many people have reported them for selling sick puppies! They are a dog distributership. They distribute puppies for breeders. We need to change the law and prevent dog distributers. The point of sale should be at the breeder’s kennel….not a dog distributorship!!!!!!! I pray you listen to me…I pray for the all the puppies that go to whomever has the money…breeders need to take ownership for the homes they sell to! Please do not forward my address as this is big business and I fear retribution!

  52. Deb Ballard says:

    Looking to adopt cockapoo buddy for my 3 year old 6 pound poodle. Would like someone in same age and weight range. Live in Cadillac Mi. Would travel 250 miles for a pooch. Loving home with just two adults.

  53. Kris Cody says:

    Help we NEED a dog,in country 3 acres 2 kids age 11,15,expierenced dog owners.

  54. Sheila Stone says:

    Interested in adopting a cockapoo dog, preferably a black female.

  55. Joyce Wilcox says:

    Daughter has a white male cockapoo, 3 years old, every sweet. Is seeking adoption for it. Lives in Manhattan.

  56. Joyce Wilcox says:

    Daughter has a white male cockapoo, 3 years old, very sweet. Is seeking adoption for it. Lives in Manhattan.

  57. Sue says:

    My family and I would like to adopt a young cockpoo. This will be our first dog. My hubby is allergic but this one is supposed to be fine. We live on Long Island , New York. Email me at

  58. Karen M says:

    Looking for a cockapoo near MD. I will drive up to 5 hours to meet/ pick up the pup. Email me at

  59. Susan Sowa says:

    Hello! I am hoping to adopt my forever compainon! I am an experience cockapoo owner. Sadly my beloved dog son , passed away this past summer. He lived to the almost 16 years old. I do have 2 indoor senior cats, who like dogs. I live in Maryland and willing to travel within the Tri State area to meet our new family member. I do not have small children, they are grown. Thank you for your consideration! Please email me at

  60. Angela says:

    Looking to adopt cockapoo pup in MA. Please email me at

  61. Karen says:

    Looking to adopt a young Cockapoo in the va area. We are a family with children in their teens. We love this breed! Please email us with a rescue.

  62. Judy says:

    Looking for an young female cockapoo in southern FL. My little Norfolk terrier died in April and I’m longing for a little friend to let. ove

  63. Jeanette Kessler says:

    My special little buddy, friend, & companion died in Nov, 2015, age 13 & 8 mos.
    She was on meds for years due to trachea problem, and took them 2 times a day.
    We were inseparable, she was my shadow.
    I would like another female, about 2-3yrs old, potty trained.

  64. Dina Newman says:

    To Joyce Wilcox,

    Is your daughter’s 3 yr old male still looking for a home? Is he housebroken? We are interested, I live in Queens, NY. Please email at

  65. Cindy Barrett says:

    I am looking for a young (6 months-1yr), female cockapoo to give a forever loving home with me and my, almost 10 month old cockapoo puppy, Cali. Cali is my 3rd cockapoo. My last little girls went to doggie heaven after 17 fabulous years in my home and in my heart. I work from my home, so I am home most of the day. I am a vocal coach and do work with children, so the puppy would need to be ok with kids.You could rest assured that I would give your puppy the best life possible on this earth. Most of my friends say that when they die they would like to come back as my dog :). I live right outside of Memphis, TN, but would travel some for the right puppy. Please contact me at if you have a puppy looking for a forever home. Thanks

  66. Dan says:

    Hi I am looking for a cockapoo puppy. I am willing to pay but would like not to have to pay an outrageous amount. This is for my daughter who recently lost her dog. I am in Chicago. Please contact me.

  67. Dan says:

    I am looking for a cockapoo puppy for my daughter. I am willing to pay. Just trying to not spend an outrageous amount. She recently lost her dog and is crushed. I am in Chicago. Please email me at

  68. Mia says:

    I need to rehome my 2 year old male, neutered cockapoo. Dark blonde, 24 pounds, up to date on vaccinations. He is truly beautiful. Loves children, great with cats. He is not a huge fan of other dogs. Laid back, not in your face dogs are a good fit for him. He is eager to please, at our training class he is the star – I don’t put in as much time reinforcing the training a I should. He is great on and off leash. he is house trained and really loves balls. I work very long hours and he is just not getting the attention he needs. I live in SC and am willing to travel, within reason, to help my puppy find the right home. Please contact me at to inquire.

  69. Mia says:

    Sorry – that email address is no longer active. please contact me at if interested. Mia

  70. Andrea says:

    I live in a suburb of Chicago with my family, and am looking to provide a forever home to a cockapoo. My husband and son volunteer at our local animal shelter, but because of my son’s allergies, we are limited in the types of dogs we can adopt.

  71. Dawn says:

    Hello! We are looking for a cockapoo to be loved in our home. Our cocker spaniel of 17 years has been gone since December. Please contact us…We live in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Thank you♡♡

  72. Becky says:

    We just adopted a really sweet male Cockapoo after finding out our son is allergic to dogs and would love another one! We are in Idaho and have three small kids 2, 4 and 6, and want forever pets to grow up with them.

  73. Renee says:

    Louisville, KY -I have a grey merle male cockapoo who is almost two. He is having surgery to remove his right eye due to a quarrel with our other dog. He is great with cats but we can no longer trust our two dogs to be alone together. He has a sweet disposition and loves to cuddle. He is possessive towards other dogs so we ask that he goes to a home with only cats or no dogs. He is afraid of stairs and will not go down them. He weighs 16 lbs. You can contact me at

  74. Mia says:

    Thanks for all of the inquiries and the support. It looks like I have found a home for my cockapoo.

  75. Margaret Ingrm says:

    I would love to adopt a young cockapoo. I live in Evanston, IL. I have much time to devote to settling my future sweetheart in, as I mostly work from home.

    Hope to hear back from someone needing to find a great home for a cockapoo. Am certainly open to answering any questions.

  76. Mona Imani says:

    Hi! My family is looking to adopt a housebroken cockapoo. We live in northern VA and are willing to travel up to 5 hours to adopt. Please email me if you know of a dog needing a home. Thank you!

  77. adriana says:

    Hello, My family and I would love to adopt a cockapoo. We live in Long Island NY. We have two kids 8 year old & 2 year old so the dog must be kid friendly. We are willing to travel 3-5 hours to adopt.
    thank you. my email is if anyone has any info.

  78. Tim Comley says:

    I just lost my cockapoo to lymphoma. Would like a puppy or young cockapoo prefer black. Retired need a buddy again!

  79. Stacey Garcia says:

    Hi! Do you know of any cockapoo puppies that need a home in NJ? Thanks, Stacey

  80. Stacey Garcia says:

    Hi do you know of any cockapoo puppies that need a home in NJ? Thanks, Stacey

  81. Kelly says:

    My family and I are looking to adopt either a young adult or puppy Cockapoo. We live in CT and are willing to travel up to 5 hours to adopt. Thanks,

  82. Elina says:


    I am looking to adopt a Cockapoo. I live in New York, and would prefer to help a puppy / young adult in the area.


  83. Irene Gendron says:

    My dear cockapoo Emme passed away 3 weeks ago. She was not quite 7 years old. A mast cell tumor took her within 3 weeks when it matasticized to her lymph glands. I am truly devastated. I was her 3 rd owner. Had her less than 3 years. I felt she was heaven sent after my husband passed away. I hope at some point another cockapoo comes into my life to share car rides n long walks. Hoping for an adult girl if possible.

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