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 A Very Ruff Week....

Hey friends…..

This last week has been “ruff”, like really, really “ruff”, so please bear with us as we try and catch you up. This will be a series of posts, likely three, with each one talking about the specific groups/pups that have joined the FLDR pack in the last week ~ their care being the reason we have been quiet on social ~ as these have pups have taken up all of our extra time (and then some) so social posts have been lagging and we apologize (kinda a sorry, not sorry as the pups’ care comes first) Anyhow…last week began with a Tuesday, that decided to be Tuesday, aka Monday the sequel - which let's be honest, sequels are always worse than the original anyhow, so yeah, 0 stars, do not recommend, and it was heart wrenching. I have seen a lot in rescue, a lot I won't talk about, a lot I don't want to relive or think about, but I always focus on the fact that we saved all the dogs. I have actually delayed this post, hoping, praying that we could get the rest of the dogs. Every text ding is me hoping it’s a message that she has decided to give the rest up. Last Tuesday, we couldn't. The woman wouldn't let us. We were contacted by another breed specific rescue that we have worked with before about a situation. A woman had reached out to them explaining she had a lot of dogs and had been “reported” and needed to give up some of the dogs. Our friend, A, from the partner rescue went out and evaluated the situation and within 30 minutes I had a Jeep full of carriers and was headed out. She allowed us to take 10. Crates were in the garage, some without bottoms so the pups were using the bathroom and it was falling to the crates below (and the other dogs). All shih tzus, malteses, yorkies, a papillion and mixes thereof. She still has at least 15. Code enforcement had been there in the last few days, then animal services was called by them. Animal Services got there about 2 hours after we left - and I KNOW she didn't have time to clean and scrub all the crates (which were so filthy gross) (A and I begged her to let us please do it before we left - just so the dogs could have clean water (the bowls were so so gross), she said no, no, she would do it, she was fine). We begged her to let us please help her and take a few more of the dogs - nope, nope, she had places for all of them. We warned her that if code enforcement has been there, animal services will be next - they will call them - nope, she wasn't worried, this was hard enough and stop asking her for more dogs. I have NEVER walked out of a hoarding/backyard breeder call without almost all (if they were keeping 1 or 2 as allowed by the county) or all the dogs - even if it was 134+ of them. Ever. Tuesday I had to. And then to find out animal services won't even take the dogs when they did go - they just supposedly gave her citations (and the city has a 4 dog limit!!!)! Seriously. If you saw the videos of the dogs.....I just don't understand. At all. The ones we did save? Two have major mammary mass clusters up and down their mammary chain. When we were preparing paperwork for the vet’s office and had to put down color, the best description was “urine” which there wasn’t a choice for (obviously) but it made me laugh and cry all at the same time. The pups have been settling in at our vet and received emergency grooming. Everyone is scheduled for their full vetting this week and while we are hopeful for great news, we are realistic that some of the news we get might suck. We have asked our vet (who is amazing) to write detailed reports so we can present them to the county and hope they will actually do something to help the other pups still there. Obviously, this is going to be a major veterinary bill, so we are asking for helping paws. We have two other significant medical cases (both orthopedic) as well, so until we can fundraise, our intake is going to have to be closed:( All of these pups are in addition to our “normal” rescues, so as you can gather, its been a lot. A lot, a lot. You can donate to the pups through any of the links on our website. Please also like and share on socials as that helps as well. Thank you all so much for all of your continued support in helping us save pups. Thank you.

*NOTE: These pups are NOT available for adoption at this time (so please do NOT ask!). We do not have a time frame when they will be. When they become available they will be posted on the adoptable dogs page of our website and we will accept applications at that time. We do not maintain waiting lists or take names in advance. We know NOTHING about the pups and what kind of homes they will need, so we wait until we do and we thank you for understanding that!!

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Rascal and Remi, Bonded Cavashons
 
 

Meet Rascal and Remi! Rascal and Remi are a bonded pair of sweet boys who arrived in rescue when they're human, who loved them very, very much could no longer care for them due to his own health issues. Rascal (silver and tan) is an 8 year old male Cavashon and he weighs about 17 pounds. Remi (black and tan) is a 13 year old male Cavashon and he weighs about 19 pounds. These sweet boys have settled into foster care, but would love to find a forever home and new human or two to call their own. Their foster mom says, "Rascal is a sweet smart boy! He loves to cuddle and get belly rubs. He is a couch potato and also loves other dogs, not sure about cats.  He doesn’t care for doggy beds or toys. It’s only the couch for him. He loves talking and he talks a lot! You can get him to quiet down after a minute or so. He walks well on a leash and does not pull and is very calm.  He also likes to lay out in the sun.  Overall he is a sweet calm dog. Remi is also a sweet smart boy. He loves to cuddle, is a couch potato and a lap dog. He also loves other dogs, not sure about cats.  He likes doggy beds and couches.  Remi is learning how to use stairs to get up and down from the couch. He walks well on a leash and doesn't like to leave your side. He does not pull and is calm and very slow. Both dogs are not 100% house trained right now but we are working on this. If other dogs are in the home they may mark at first. They are both good with me putting belly bands on them when I am not  able to have a watchful eye on them. This pair of love bugs are full of life and love!" Rascal and Remi are neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative and have had their teeth cleaned. They are fostered in the Orlando area and their combined adoption donation is $250.

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Ocean has found her forever home!
 In Our Puppy Bowl Era!!

BREAKING NEWS!! FLDR puppers are headed to Puppy Bowl!!! FLDR has seven puppers featured in this year's Puppy Bowl XX on Animal Planet! Elinor (Chow Chow), Athena (Chihuahua), Beemo (Schnauzer/Dachshund), Dash (Pomeranian), Wilson (Westie), Chester (Corgi) and Taylor (Shih Tzu) are all super excited to rep #TeamFLDR in our 10th Puppy Bowl appearance!

Even more exciting news - Bubba (Puppy Bowl XI) and Clara (Puppy Bowl XV) are being inducted into the Hall of Fame!!!

We are so excited to have such amazing pups help people all over the country learn what amazing pups you can find in rescue, as every one of the pups playing in Puppy Bowl is a rescue/shelter pup. 

PS: All of the pups are ADOPTED:)

 FOSTERS NEEDED!!

FLDR wants to save as many puppers as we possibly can and the only way to do this is by YOU joining our team!! We need fosters!! If you live in the Orlando area and would like to help save lives, we want you to join our pack! We are in need of foster homes willing to open their hearts and make a space on the couch for a rescued pup, usually just for a couple of weeks! We take care of the vetting, grooming, medications and you provide the love and snuggles! Please complete the "Adoption Application" and just put in the comments - "Want to Foster" and a Foster Coordinator will reach out to you right away!  

We are also in need of people willing to do transports, usually from Winter Haven to St. Cloud or from north Orlando to St. Cloud a couple of times a month, during a weekday. Please email littledogrescue@gmail.com for more info on helping with Freedom Rides!

Welcome to Florida Little Dog Rescue Group!

Florida Little Dog Rescue rehabilitates unwanted, abused and abandoned little dogs and places them in loving and responsible homes to live out their lives as cherished family members.  We would love for you to join us by adopting a dog, volunteering as a foster home or donating money to help save the dogs.  We are a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, and all donations to FLDRG are tax deductible!

Save a Dog on Death Row!
They need YOUR help right now!!

Please help us save dogs on Death Row at local Animal Controls. These are dogs that can't be adopted out directly from Animal Control, mainly for medical reasons. When they can't be adopted, they need a rescue to save them when their time runs out.  These pups desperately need our help, we are their last hope!

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 Florida Little Dog Rescue Group rescues dogs from all over the state of Florida, but our main focus is the Central Florida area.  Our volunteers live anywhere from Tallahassee to Tampa, but all of our dogs are fostered in the Orlando area.  We are 100% volunteer-based, which means no overhead or salary costs.  Your donation is used directly for dog care. We do not receive government funds. We are entirely supported by charitable donations.

We ensure that each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworms and other parasites, examined by a vet and treated for any known conditions prior to adoption.  All known medical information is fully disclosed to new families.  While awaiting adoption, the dogs live in foster homes that provide love, patience and TLC to the pups! A pup's stay in foster care could vary from several days to several weeks, depending upon the dog's conditions and needs.  Unlike shelter or kennel living, fostering the pups in a home environment allows us to personally evaluate each dog for behavior and temperament issues.  We are able to see how they interact and react to other animals and children, if they are house trained, like to go for walks, play ball, etc. and that makes it easier to know what type of home/family would be best suited for them!

Please note, we are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the dogs. Each dog is fostered in an individual home. We do rescue out of our private homes and in our spare time. So, you cannot come visit our dogs until you have gone through the application and interview process and we have contacted you about scheduling a visit.  We do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can!

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    Florida Little Dog Rescue Group

    A 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

    Serving the Central Florida Area

    PO Box 702364
    St. Cloud, FL 34770
    Phone: 407-279-1127
    E-mail: littledogrescue@gmail.com
    Please note, we are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the dogs. Each dog is fostered in an individual home. We do rescue out of our private homes and in our spare time. So, you cannot come visit our dogs until you have gone through the application and interview process and we have contacted you about scheduling a visit.  We do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can!
    A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  REGISTRATION #: CH36615
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