I’m so sorry for your loss of your girl, Molly. :( \nAs far as rescuing another poodle, I find that they are far and few in between unless they are a senior with special needs. If you find one that suits you, then go for it!\n\nif you buy from a breeder, do a lot of research on what to look for in a breeder. Buying a dog from a reputable breeder, and not a backyard breeder (BYB) is very important. No breeder is perfect but there are red flags to look for. \n\nstart here on this thread:\nhttps:\/\/www.poodleforum.com\/threads\/buying-a-puppy-safely-the-basics.33522\/\n\nAlso check out this breeder list:\nhttps:\/\/www.poodleforum.com\/threads\/%F0%9F%90%A9-breeders-listed-by-location-%F0%9F%90%A9-plus-additional-resources-%F0%9F%90%A9.273689\/\n\nIt will take a lot of research and patience no matter which way you go! If you find a breeder you like, you could always post here and get opinions on whether it might be worth checking out the breeder more in depth or whether you for sure should run.