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 Adoptable Dogs 

Sally, a Yorkie mix
 
Sally is a 6-7 year old female Yorkie mix and she weighs about 15 pounds. She came into rescue as part of a puppy mill/hoarding case and this sweet girl has quickly learned that life is much better as a beloved pet! Sally came in with skin issues that are clearing up nicely. Her foster mom says, "Sally is a very sweet and loving little girl. She is very much a companion dog. Sally enjoys nothing better than being with her humans. 
 
She loves to cuddle while watching TV or just sitting quietly on the porch in your lap while watching the day go by. She is very smart and learns quickly. She is truly a delight to have in your home. She is housetrained and very obedient. If you are looking for a wonderful friend and companion, Sally is the girl for you! Sally is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped, and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Lakeland area, and her adoption donation is $225.
 

Oliver, a Maltese/Poodle mix
 
Oliver is a 2-3 year old male Malti-Poo and he weighs about 10 pounds! He came into rescue after having a rough start and he was heart worm positive, but he has been treated and is doing great! He is so excited to be able to be a normal pup, and be loved! His foster mom says, "Oliver is a very sweet boy! He loves to cuddle and sit on your lap, and he likes to sleep on bed snuggled up against you! He does get jealous of the other pups though and he would prefer to be an only dog if given a choice. 
 
He is still very puppyish in his behavior, so some training classes and patience will be needed from his new family! He loves to steal socks, play with your untied shoelaces, and nibble fingers while playing, so a home with older dog savvy kids would be best rather than younger ones. He is doing well with his housetraining, we just keep him on a regular schedule. He was originally quite shy, and will take time to warm up at first. His adopting family needs to be patient and allow him to adjust at his own speed. We have a fenced yard, so I can't really comment on how he would do on a leash, or having to take potty breaks on a leash instead of in the yard. He is a love though, and he is going to make someone a great best friend!" Oliver is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Isabella, a Yorkie mix
 
Isabella is a four year old Yorkie mix female and she weighs about 15 pounds. Isabella came into rescue from a puppy mill/hoarding situation and is learning that being a beloved house pet is pretty amazing! Her foster mom says, "Isabella is a sweet, happy girl who is loving being a pet! She transitioned very well from her previous mill life and quickly became a member of my pack. She gets along with the other dogs and cats and is gradually starting to hang out more with everyone rather than just watching the others from the sidelines. She barks when she gets excited about going outside or when I come home from work but is otherwise pretty quiet. 
 
She loves to explore the yard. When I first got Isabella, she would put her face close to mine whenever possible and stare deeply into my eyes like she was trying to tell me something or maybe trying to figure me out. She still does that but now gives me kisses at the same time! She hasn’t really gotten the hang of toys and playing yet but as long as she gets plenty of human attention she is perfectly content. Isabella is working hard on her housetraining and seems to be doing pretty well! A home with a fenced yard and no small kids would be ideal for her to continue adjusting. I think she will be a great addition to some lucky family!" Isabella is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned!She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Harvey, a Mixed Breed
 
Harvey is a three and a half month old male puppy! Dad was a Havanese/Poodle mix and mom is a Terrier/Maltese/Poodle mix - so Harvey is one big mix of cuteness! He weighs about 5 pounds and should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Harvey, like his litter mates Einstein and Cane, is all puppy - so he needs a family that is up for true, full on puppy antics and some puppy training classes! His foster mom says, "Harvey is such a character! He is Mr. Personality, for sure! Harvey is full of life, and loves to play. He's always up to something, be it pulling toys out of the toy bin, or bumping my hand to pet him. 
 
He races and zips around the yard with his litter mates and my kids. He has the best time! He would thrive in a home with his people around a lot! He is very mouthy in his play, which we are working on, so he would do best without small children in his new home. He does great with my teenagers though! He gets along well with other dogs, but would do best with younger ones, as he annoys our senior pup wanting to play, play, play. A fenced yard is ideal, and he really needs a home where someone is not gone all day every day since he loves his people and is used to someone being home at least half the day. Harvey is such a delightful guy, he is sure to charm everyone he meets!" He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention and microchipped! Harvey is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $350.
 
 

Cane, a Mixed Breed
 
Cane is a three and a half month old male puppy! Dad was a Havanese/Poodle mix and mom is a Terrier/Maltese/Poodle mix - so Cane is one big mix of cuteness! We have no idea where the shorter hair comes from, as all his litter mates are already fluffy, but his hair is starting to grow longer, so he may have a coat more like mom. Cane weighs about 5 pounds and should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Cane, like his litter mates Einstein and Harvey, is all puppy - so he needs a family that is up for true, full on puppy antics and some puppy training classes! His foster mom says, "Cane is such a doll baby! He loves to snuggle and cuddle and give you kisses and then go play, play, play! 
 
The mediator of the litter, he tends to avoid the sibling skirmishes and hang out on the sidelines. He would thrive in a home with his people around a lot! He is very mouthy in his play, which we are working on, so he would do best without small children in his new home. He does great with my teenagers though! He gets along well with other dogs, but would do best with younger ones, as he annoys our senior pup wanting to play, play, play. A fenced yard is ideal and he really needs a home where someone is not gone all day every day since he loves his people and is used to someone being home at least half the day. Cane is such a love, some family is going to be super luck to call him theirs! He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention and microchipped! Cane is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $350.
 
 

Einstein, a Mixed Breed
 
Einstein is a three and a half month old male puppy! Dad was a Havanese/Poodle mix and mom is a Terrier/Maltese/Poodle mix - so Einstein is one big mix of cuteness! He weighs about 5 pounds and should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Einstein, like his litter mates Cane and Harvey, is all puppy - so he needs a family that is up for true, full on puppy antics and some puppy training classes! His foster mom says, "Einstein is full of spunk!  
 
He is definitely the most outgoing and always up for play, play, play.He would thrive in an active home with his people around a lot! He is very mouthy in his play, which we are working on, so he would do best without small children in his new home. He does great with my teenagers though! He gets along well with other dogs, but would do best with younger ones, as he annoys our senior pup wanting to play, play, play. A fenced yard is ideal and he really needs a home where someone is not gone all day every day since he loves his people and is used to someone being home at least half the day. Einstein is super smart and learns new things quickly and will just melt your heart!!" Einstein is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $350.
 
 

MC, a Schnauzer/Yorkie mix
 
MC is a 4-5 year old Schnauzer/Yorkie mix and he weighs about 14 pounds. He came into rescue from a hoarding/puppy mill situation and is quickly learning how much being a beloved family member rocks! His foster mom says, "MC is a mellow guy with soulful brown eyes. He has a very gentle temperament. Although the first part of MC's life was less than ideal, he is a friendly dog who loves humans and plays well with other dogs. 
 
MC likes to follow me around and I often feel his wet nose on the back of my leg. He is housetrained, walks well on a leash, and crawls into his crate each night on his own. We don't even have to lock the crate because he sleeps in there all night long! MC likes to be around his family but also seems happy to spend time by himself, dozing on a cushion. Because of his easygoing temperament, I'm sure he would be great for a family with older children." MC is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention, has had his teeth cleaned and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Bentley, a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix
 

Bentley is a nine  month old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix and he weighs just about 6 pounds.  He should stay under 10 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. His foster mom says, "A ball of energy, Bentley is frisky and loves to run around. He is shy at first but warms up quickly to his human pack. He is very good about going outside to potty. He loves to chew, so a good supply of chew bones is good to have on hand. Bentley is crate trained. He is very timid, and it will be a work in progress to earn his trust. 

 
However, he is very loving once the ice is broken and will be a very loyal companion. He'd do better with someone who is home most of the time and perhaps another dog or cat as a buddy as part of his pack. He's got the energy of a puppy...wait, he IS a puppy! Bentley is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.

Bob, a Bichon/Poodle mix
 

Meet Bob! This 3-4 year old, 17 pound Bichon/Poodle mix guy is a happy and outgoing pup!  His foster mom says, "Comical, smart, agile and friendly, Bob always seems to have a bit of a smile on his face. Considering he hasn't always been treated so kindly, it's a little bit of a miracle.  Bob will need a poodle savvy home with a part or full time companion because he isn't a fan of being alone, and he particularly doesn't like it when you are on one side of the door and he is on the other.  When he is alone, he can be vocal, so he is not well-suited for apartment living.  He knows tricks and he tries very hard to please, and is happiest sitting alongside you or even draped on top of you.  He gets along beautifully with other dogs and ignores cats!"Bob is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.

 
 
 

Kit, a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix
 
Kit is an 8 month old female Yorkie/Chihuahua mix and she weighs about 8 pounds! She arrived in foster care with her sister Kat, and together they are quite the duo! Their foster mom says, "Both Kit and Kat are adorable little dogs! They wrestle just like all sisters seem to do and Kit likes to chase after my dog when playing catch while the Kat is just as pleased sitting by my side. They both will melt in your arms for a good cuddle and Kat will let you cuddle her all day. They are both walking well on a leash. Kit wants to explore while the Kat is happy trotting at your side. As far as housetraining, they are still puppies, so we do still have a few accidents occasionally but they do well with a schedule. They are aware of people that pass by the house and are quick to alert me. Very vocal but very fun loving dogs. Two sweet little sisters!" Kit is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 

Kat, a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix
 
Kat is an 8 month old female Yorkie/Chihuahua mix and she weighs about 8 pounds! She arrived in foster care with her sister Kit, and together they are quite the duo! Their foster mom says, "Both Kit and Kat are adorable little dogs! They wrestle just like all sisters seem to do and Kit likes to chase after my dog when playing catch while the Kat is just as pleased sitting by my side. They both will melt in your arms for a good cuddle and Kat will let you cuddle her all day. They are both walking well on a leash. Kit wants to explore while the Kat is happy trotting at your side. As far as housetraining, they are still puppies, so we do still have a few accidents occasionally but they do well with a schedule. They are aware of people that pass by the house and are quick to alert me. Very vocal but very fun loving dogs. Two sweet little sisters!" Kit is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 

Trouble, a Mixed Breed
 

Trouble is a 20 pound one year old male Schnauzer/Shih Tzu/Lhasa mix with soulful brown eyes and a soft glossy black coat. His foster mom says, "Happy and enthusiastic, Trouble hasn't met a stranger.  His bark is surprisingly big for his size, but fortunately he doesn't bark a lot!  Playful, joyful, and bouncy, he is an energetic, good natured guy that would fit incredibly well with an active family! Contrary to his name, he is really a very good boy who isn't trouble at all!  He is housetrained, and likes to go for walks!  He sleeps in bed with me, and he really only does bark to alert that someone is at the door.  He loves playing with his toys, and is a respectful boy - he won't even beg while you eat dinner! Trouble is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped. Heis fostered in the Orlando area and his adoption donation is $275.

 
 
 

Jazzy, a Shih Tzu
 

Jazzy is a three year old female Shih Tzu and she weighs about 11 pounds. She came into rescue with an old eye injury, most likely from a squabble with a cat, although she ignores cats, so most likely one went after her. After seeing the opthamalogist, we know that she does have vision in the eye and although a cataract did form at the site of injury, they feel it is not going to progress and she is doing great! Her foster mom says, "Jazzy is a quiet little girl. She will come when you call her, but is not obnoxious in seeking out attention. She likes to roam the yard while we are outside, but hangs by herself and isn't caught up in playtime with our other dogs. 

 
She doesn't interact with them much, but rather watches them. At night she sleep quietly in a crate with the door open. She ignores the cat too. I have a fenced yard, so I can’t comment on leash walking with her. I think with love and patience, she will blossom into a wonderful and loyal companion! Jazzy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $250.
 
 

Taylor, a Terrier/Poodle mix
 
 
Taylor is a 2 year old female Terrier/Toodle mix and she weighs about 11 pounds. She found herself in rescue with after her family could no longer care for her. This sweet girl is ready to find just the right family to call hers forever! Her foster mom says, "Winsome and wise, Taylor is your perfect scruffy little dog. Fairly quiet-natured, friendly, and cuddly, Taylor gets along with other dogs very well, and loves her people. House rained on a schedule, but needs some leash training, Taylor is an easygoing addition to a loving family!" Taylor is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Dalton, a Schnauzer
 
Dalton is a 2-3 year old male Schnauzer and he weighs about 15 pounds. He is one 15 pups that came into rescue from a backyard breeder/puppy mill/hoarding case and he has been learning how great it is to be a house dog, rather than being used to make money for someone! His foster dad says, "Dalton is ready to start looking for his forever family! He will need a family understanding of where he came from, and willing to be patient and understanding with him. Dalton is a sweet mellow pup with soulful brown eyes who just wants to please. He has a very gentle temperament, and he seldom barks even when the other dogs are barking like crazy! 
 
The first part of Dalton's life was less than ideal (he came from a puppy mill/hoarding case), he is working on his skills like housetraining and walking on a leash. He can be a little skittish when you reach for him from above, but he happily walks up to people and gives lots of love and kisses. He easily goes into his crate, and easily sleeps through the night once he's in. He gets along well with other dogs and is such a sweet little guy that I'm sure he would be ideal for a family with older children! He's not much of a lap dog, but is content to lay at your feet. Dalton is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Apollo, a Chinese Crested mix
 
 
Apollo is a 1-2 year old male Chinese Crested mix and he weighs about 12 pounds! His foster mom says, "Happy, people oriented, and enthusiastic, this pup has a smile and a bounce for everyone he meets. Great with other dogs, eager to learn good manners, and energetic, this little guy would love a family and a fourlegged playmate!" Apollo is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 

Freedom, a Corgi/Poodle mix
 
 
Freedom is a three year old male Corgi/Poodle mix and he weighs about 13 pounds! His foster mom says, "Energetic and happy, Freedom wants nothing more than playtime and good company. Want a bedtime cuddle buddy? He's your guy! Great on a leash, friendly, and loves everyone! His best home would have a fenced back yard, a fourlegged playmate and someone home at least part time." Freedom is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Trig, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix
 
 
Trig is a 3-4 year old male Shih Tzu/Poodle mix and he weighs about 13 pounds. His foster mom says, "Sweet tempered and easygoing, Trig would love a lap and a cuddle. Well mannered, but could use some leash practice, this little guy only speaks when spoken to and gets along with all dogs, big and small. He would do best in a home without smaller children, as they can make him nervous. Overall, he is a great little guy!" Trig is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Pacie, a Terrier/Poodle mix
 
Pacie is a one year old female Terrier/Poodle mix and she weighs about 10 pounds! Her foster mom says, "Pacie is a bouncing ball of puppy enthusiasm and silliness. She is a little skittish, though, and not sure she likes being picked up; however, she has no problem jumping in your lap and giving you kisses until you play and hand wrestle. She is getting used to walking on a leash and is housetrained on a schedule, plus uses pee pads between walks. Pacie loves to run and play with toys, however, she hasn’t warmed up to my dog (yet) to play with him. Pacie follows me around like a shadow, and if I open a cabinet door, she has her head inside before I do. 
 
She doesn’t like to be crated if she can see you, but she will sleep in a crate if I put it next to my bed. I put my fingers in the crate so she can give me kisses, which helps her settle down and go to sleep. I cannot speak to cats as I do not have one, however, I recommend older children because Pacie is a jumper and can be mouthy. In order for this sweet girl to be successful, her new family needs to be patient and willing to work with her on basic training and manners." Pacie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

JujuBee, a Shih Tzu
 
 
Juju Bee is a 3-4 year old female Shih Tzu and she weighs about 15 pounds! Her foster mom says, "This sweet girl came to us with severe flea dermatitis and is now being treated with good food, medications, and a lot of TLC! Happy, round, and floppy, this girl gets along with everyone. Crate trained, leash trained and just needs a little more loving care to make a wonderful healthy pet!" Juju Bee is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $250.
 

Drogo, a Shih Tzu
 

Drogo is a 1-2 year old male Shih Tzu and he weighs about 11 pounds.  Sadly, Drogo's previous family didn't properly car for him and he arrived in rescue heart worm positive, he has since been treated, and is doing great, and really enjoying "pup life" again after his confinement for the treatment!  His foster mom says, "Drogo really did OK while crated for HW confinement, he just barked his displeasure when he wanted to play and run around but couldn't. He'sjust now getting used to the other dogs; in the beginning he had a Napoleon attitude and would start trouble for no apparent reason; we worked on that using “time out” and rewards and he now seems to understand how to interact responsibly.  He loves to go outside but usually comes back in when called.  

 
A bonus is that he ignores the cat. He is doing well with his housetraining - he just needed to have a schedule set for him.  He loves to play with his ball all by himself, throwing it, rolling with it, talking to it; he’s having a great time! He also loves to run with the other dogs or by himself in circles. Afterward, he loves to hop into the doggie pool and stretch out in the cool water. At night, he heads into the bedroom  early and curls up in his doggie bed and typically sleeps through the night.  He’s come a long way and we love him more every day. Drogo is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heart worm prevention, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! Heis fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
 
 

Dante, a Schnauzer/Maltese mix
 
Dante is a 2 year old Schnauzer/Maltese mix and he weighs about 12 pounds. His foster mom says, "Dante arrived at our home very shy, scared, and quiet, and at first he wouldn’t eat! What a change he has made though! Now that he knows he’s loved, he has blossomed into a confident, happy dog! He loves to play with his foster fur-bother or anyone else that will play with him. 
 
If he had it his way, they would have someone outside playing with them all afternoon, everyday, so a fenced had is a must, as just several walks on a leash is not enough for this energetic boy!A playful 4-legged housemate is also a must for a happy Dante! He ignores the cat and loves to snuggle in the bed at night and stays there quietly til morning. He is housetrained on a schedule as long as he has a few days to learn it. If possible, he’s learned to play and talk more than ever. He’s constantly on the go but when it’s bedtime, he needs to be pressed up right against me. Sometimes he wrestles too hard with the little ones, but listens when we tell him to back off. He makes us laugh with his antics!" Dante is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
 
 

Sampson, a Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso mix
 
Sampson is a 3-4 year old male Shih/Lhasa mix and he weighs about 17 pounds! He arrived in rescue with some juvenile cataracts, but he sees just fine. You actually only notice them when you take his picture or stare into his deep brown eyes. This happy guy just wants to be with you and snuggle up close! 
 
He is very smart, and quickly learns tricks and tips on how to get more treats from the other pups in his foster home. His foster mom says, "Cheerful Sampson is a cuddly companion dog with a wag and a smile for everyone. Even tempered and willing to please, Sampson, like many shih tzus, needs to be on a grain-free diet, as he gets itchy on other dog foods. Aside from that, he is a bright and lovable companion, ready to be your clown!" Sampson is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
 

Buckles, a Havanese/Shih Tzu mix
 

Buckles is a five year old male Havanesey/Shih Tzu mix and he weighs about 15 pounds!  His foster mom says, "Buckle's personality has really started to show since he is settled in now.  He has become very playful and will grab a toy and shake it like crazy or chase it when you throw it.  He also wants to play with the other dogs but they are not that interested.  His favorite thing to do is to go for a walk.  He LOVES it and is always ready when the leash comes out.  Buckles enjoys lounging on the back patio or just chilling out in the yard too.  He is housetrained, doesn’t jump on furniture and is not a big barker.  

 
He can be a little wary of strangers but once he is sure they are ok he will want all the attention.  Buckles was diagnosed with arthritis in one shoulder and it does not seem to bother him but he will need a family that will keep up with his care.  He loves to get scrubbies and when you rub his belly he will twist back and forth with a goofy smile on his face.  He gets along with cats and all the other dogs in the house.  He rides well in the car and is always up for a trip to the store as long as he can be with you. Buckles is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
 
 

Vivianne, a Schnauzer mix
 

Vivianne is a 1-2 year old female Schnauzer mix, and she weighs about 11 pounds!  Her foster mom says, "Vivianne constantly wants to play. She doesn't care if it's with humans, dogs or cats. She does chase the cats around. She loves toys. Especially cloth toys (which she chews on) and tennis balls (which she chases like a bullet). She has a tendency to herd all the tennis balls to one location in the back yard. A fenced yard is very important because she loves to run around and explore. 

 
She is very good about coming back inside from the yard when called. She slipped out the front door a couple times when we first got her, but has now learned that that is not OK. She is housetrained with an occasional accident. She can be overbearing with some dogs, but at the dog park she will roll over submissively when some other dogs run up to her. She would probably be great with a family with active, older kids, or anyone with lots of energy. Vivianne is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

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