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 HELP! HELP! HELP! 

There are not words. I take that back, there are words, I just can't (won't) post them here. I will start with a rant though: our dogs DEPEND on us - they are not disposable and their lives are literally in our hands. This is Kiki. Kiki is a loving, smart, happy, attentive pomeranian puppy. Kiki somehow broke her leg, and it's a high break to her front leg, and isn't a clean break, and it's painful. After a visit to the emergency vet, her "human" was told she would need surgery, including a bone plate, and her recovery would require crate rest. However, her "human" wanted no part of that, saying crating her was "cruel" and she "just couldn't do that to her" so she literally asked the vet to euthanize her! The vet was dumbfounded, and told her, thankfully, that he doesn't euthanize dogs for convenience, but she could sign the pup over to him, and he would get her surgery done. Seems reasonable, right? Nope. Instead, she left with Kiki, and decided offering her, broken leg and all, "free to good home" was a better option. Thankfully, an FLDR volunteer was alerted to the situation, and was able to convince her to sign Kiki over to us. FLDR happens to have a very good, long term relationship with the vet that saw Kiki, and he filled us in on all the backstory that the "human" neglected to tell us, which cleared up a LOT, as the information we were given just didn't make any sense. In the meantime, the "human" didn't even follow the vet's instructions, didn't answer his calls trying to follow up, and has resulted in Kiki's splint needing to be redone, reset, new x-rays, and the surgeon has scheduled her surgery for next week. I am still struggling to wrap my brain around the concept that literally KILLING her was the "go to option" and LESS cruel than crate rest. Seriously. UHM, NO. All Kiki wants to do is cuddle you, love you and give you kisses. Kiki is a total ray of sunshine. In no scenario did this puppy deserve to be euthanized. She deserves SO much better than her past, and we can't wait to get her out of pain, feeling better and back to puppyhood again! The last two days have been emotionally draining, and in addition to Kiki, we have take in 9 other pups, most in rough shape themselves, with more pups on the way. Kiki's surgery, and follow up care, with discounts, is almost $2000, due at the time of surgery, in addition to our vet bills for the other 11 dogs we are vetting this week. We do have a donor who has offered us matching funds that we still have available, so if you can help us help Kiki (and the other pups) please use any of the links here and we would greatly appreciate it, as would Kiki. Please like, share, react on socials, it helps more fans see our posts.Thank you so much! Please just use any of the links to donate. Please also like on socials, share, spread the word!

Howard, a Shih Tzu
 
Meet Howard! Howard is an 8-9 year old male Shih Tzu and he weighs about 14 pounds. He arrived in rescue after winding up at animal control as a stray with a "jaw injury" noted on his medical report. Upon arriving at our vet, we learned that the injury was old and had left his jaw too unstable to even intubate him for surgery, so our options were to see if the jaw could heal enough for intubation later or to let him go. Obviously, we chose giving him a chance! Under the careful watch of his foster mom and our vets, Howard's jaw healed enough to have his neuter surgery and remove a very rotted tooth. After consultation, there is truly not enough jaw to try and plate and pin it and he has healed enough to be able to eat without issue, and he is not in pain. He is a happy sweet guy and will require a loving home that will understand and assist him with his mild physical limitations. His foster mom says, "After what Howard has been through, I’m amazed that he is about as sweet and happy as they come. His needs are walks, belly rubs, treats and a human or two who can dote on him. On walks, which he loves, he does need to sniff and mark everything outside, so expect a long walk with lots of stops. The good thing is, he has never marked inside. He is housetrained. When on walks, if he sees a lizard or another dog, hold on to that leash tight! If you start petting him, he will roll on his back for that belly rub. He does whine & bark sometimes if you close a door(which will be scratched at) between you and him. He loves his human and wants to be with you and even under your feet at all times. Being alone all day would not suit this little man. He is afraid of thunder, so when I’m home I hold him close or sometimes he will go into a crate. When you wake up or come home, he will jump on you and is so very happy ! He does have a senior foster fur brother and they coexist fine unless his fur brother gets to close to his face. We recently had another 4 legged foster for a few days and he fell in love with her and gently laid next to her the whole night. He would be fine as an only dog or with a gentle, older pup. If he is an only dog, a human must be home more than gone. Children would not be a good fit for him, unless they were older teenagers. He is the perfect combination of cuddly and independent (as long as he can see you). When he’s had enough cuddles, he finds a soft fluffy bed to lay on. He does become obsessed at times, nothing in a negative way. I only allow him a soft toy every so often, so as not to cause any more damage to his jaw. Once I put it away, he will look for it for a very long time. Same with a dog walking outside, he will search for that dog the rest of our walk. He is a great eater, soft food and treats only. This boy has stolen my heart! He deserves a happily ever after, could that be with you?" Howard is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $225.
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 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!

 Our Duchess 
 
 
Thank you all for helping her really and truly become a "one in a million pup".
 

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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