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 Large Rescue Mission! PUPDATE!

PUPDATE: The overall number of pups rescued kept incresaing, but we are finally at the very end of that, as several females delivered puppies, but the rest have now been spayed!  I know a lot of people have asked how this came about - and given we were very concerned with being able to get all the dogs into our care, and all the cats out as well and to safety, we couldn't say much. The first thing - this was a voluntary surrender. These people were not mean, abusive or starving the dogs. This was a perfect example of why you spay and neuter your pets, and just how quickly they can reproduce. When all is said and done, over 200 animals will have been rescued, all from the same home. It was horrifying to see how terrified these animals were and capturing them was terribly taxing both physically and mentally. Between A New Beginning and FLDR, 140 dogs and 4 kittens and two cats initially came into rescue. Debbie did an amazing job reaching out for help and coordinating this effort. What happens when two rescues can work together, dogs first, no egos involved, is amazing! Debbie "received notification on Saturday that there was a home that was foreclosed on and bought at auction. The owner was being evicted at 12:30 Monday. Here's the catch......there are a lot of dogs and cats that need to get out. Ok, "A LOT" could mean anything right. 40? 60? 80? NOPE try 200!!" No one plans for that! We honestly though 40, maybe 50, which is still a lot, but split them and the numbers become at least semi-manageable on short notice. However, from 4 pm Sunday to 12:30 pm Monday, we managed to get all the animals out right as the Sheriff was kicking the people out. The work has not stopped since December 15th. We have been working diligently to try ad respond to foster applications, email inquiries, and FB comments. They are NOT all ready for adoption and we don't know when they will be, we are listing them on the adoptable dogs page as they are ready.We also need to address their medical issues prior to adoption. I know, I know, other rescues and shelters adopt them out right away and just let adopters handle it. However, the thing is - a lot of those dogs are returned, and that is a huge disservice to the dogs. Fellow rescuers and friends, please understand that these are minimally socialized, scared puppers. The dogs don't walk on leash. They are not house trained. They had never been outside. They have never encountered children. The ride with us was their first ride in a car. Some will come along quicker than others, but the volume of emails asking to adopt one of them NOW, but they must be hypo, house trained, good on a leash, ok with a child and like to go places - these are not those dogs right now. We have several amazing, wonderful dogs available now on the adoptable dogs page of our website, please consider one of them. Each adoption frees up a foster space. As far as fostering - yes, we need fosters in the Orlando area. Why Orlando? That is where our vets, groomers, emergency fosters, and trainers are. We have tried out of area fostering, and it just never goes well, and we don't want anyone's foster experience to go poorly. We thank you so much for your understanding!!! It takes a LOT to coordinate all of this, and lots of tears have already been shed. If we are crying, it should certainly be over the dogs, not humans;)

Please, please, if you can lend a helping paw, click any of the donate buttons,and the pups will be SO thankful (as well as us humans who are having a bit of trouble sleeping while worrying about all the doggos). Please also comment, like, SHARE our socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to help the posts be visible to all of our friends and fans. Thank you thank you all so very very much!

If you are on Amazon, and would like to send some supplies from our wishlist,…/ls/32T2PWOYWK20J/ref=cm_go_nav_hz - is the link. You can also elect to have FLDR as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile and they will donate a portion of every purchase you make to FLDR on a quarterly basis - super easy! 

We will provide more pupdates as we have them. Please also like and share, so that more of our friends will see the updates. Thank you all friends, for helping our rescues save these pups, and allowing them to have second chance!

Pup in picture: Yes, he is a dog, not a Webkinz  (no further information available, not adoptable at this time - see post above for info about that)

William, a Shih Tzu mix
Meet William! William is a 5-7 year old, 9 pound strawberry blonde Shih Tzu mix. He arrived in rescue from a very large hoarding situation with over 140 dogs. He has settled into foster care and is learning how to "dog", and has been doing great. His foster parents say, "The epitome of a puppy with his empathic puppy dog eyes, wagging tail, and love of following his humans around the house. You’ll find William napping on a sunny spot on his bed, floor, the sofa, ottoman, pretty much almost anywhere else. William will do well in a home with someone at home or works part time. His care includes more trips to the backyard to help him stick to a potty training schedule, more supervision when he eats too quickly, due to growing in a home competing with almost 200 other animals, and around fingers with treats. We wouldn’t suggest a house with small children because he may nip if it looks like they have treats in their hands or while playing. This won’t be for long as he quickly learns about boundaries, and he needs another small dog in his new home. With patience, time, and love he’ll quickly grow to be a part of the family for a lifetime." William is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area and his adoption donation is $275.
How Many Have YOU Helped Save? 



Louie has found a forever home!

We're not're crying...OK, yes, we are all crying!! We received this amazing card in the mail from Emily, age 9. Emily isn't a child of one of our volunteers or anything, just an amazing young girl with a HUGE heart! We tried to get a great picture, but the text reads: "Dear Dog Rescuers, I am Emily, a 9 year old from Orlando, FL. I just wanted to say Thank You for saving these doggys. Maybe I can be one of you when I grow up. Oh, and I thought this would help a little.  From, Emily." Along with the card were two neatly folded $1 bills. 

Going to be honest, we all ugly cried when reading this, as it has been a very rough couple of months with all of the hoarding case dogs, puppies, and "normal" rescue dogs, that some of us were pretty close to breaking. Then this amazing card from a 9 year old who sees the good in the world and wants to help arrives, and we all are reminded we are making a difference, even on the days when we feel like it is fighting a losing battle. So, this Tuesday, we have a challenge for all of you! In honor of Emily's amazing effort, will you also donate $2 to help the pups? We are going to call it the $2Tuesday Challenge, because $2 really does make a difference, as it adds up! Honestly, if every single one of our 45K+ fans donated just $2, we would not have to fundraise for almost a year - so it DOES make a difference. What we each do makes a difference, and no effort is too small or not helpful! Thanks to Fundraising with a Cause, we have some amazing jewelry donated, and everyone who participates in the $2Tuesday Challenge will be entered for a chance to win one of our two prizes - all you have to do is click on the donation link, and Bam! pups are helped and you are entered! It's a super easy win-win-win way to do good and feel good this Tuesday! We will draw a winner on Wednesday morning:) Please also like, share, react - as that helps spread the word - and for more people to see that everyone can make a difference, sometimes we just need an amazing 9 year old to remind us of that!

AND Emily - we will be sending a special package to you as well!

(Note: We only have a mailing address for Emily, no other way to contact, but we would love to have a pup she helped be able to delvier her special package in person, but we don't want to be creepers and just show up, so if Emily's parents see this, please message us! Otherwise, we will be mailing out a package Friday).

 Welcome 2020!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from 
Florida Little Dog Rescue!!!

As 2019, and the decade, comes to a close we wanted to wish all of our friends, family and supporters a Happy Holiday Season and best wishes for an amazing 2020!  2019 has been quite a busy year for us at FLDR, and we are anticipating being just as busy, if not busier, in 2020.  

As we celebrated TEN years of Florida Little Dog Rescue, we were very excited to have added another 429 rescues to our pack in 2019, bringing the total to 4268, but the year isn’t even quite over yet! Just in the last 2 days we have assisted in the rescue of 139 puppers, as well as 11 “normal” shelter rescues, with more still coming in during the last few days of 2019. Rescue never gets a vacation, but that’s ok, the puppers are worth it, every second, every day, every month, all year!  Most of our puppers are seniors and/or severely medically or behaviorally challenged pups, where FLDR was their only chance for a happy ending.  While our intake team would love to be “unemployed” in the new year, we recognize that is not likely, and more pups will need our help to find loving homes like yours!  Our photo collage features just a few of the pups that FLDR has been able to save this year, including Eloise, one of the dogs rescued from the Horrible 100 Puppy Mill in Georgia, where rescues came together to rescue over 700 dogs from a life in small cages, being bred over and over again. Speck, a very sick, nearly dead yorkie puppy weighing in at just 15 ounces at 8 weeks old is another one of our success stories this year - as he is now almost 3 pounds and thriving after months of strict medical care, blood transfusions and syringe feedings. We repaired Kiki’s broken leg after her “owner” wanted her euthanized because “crate rest is cruel”, removed Arianna’s damaged eye that was causing her so much pain, surgically repaired Dobby’s rectal prolapse after he was tossed over a fence at Animal Services on Black Friday after they were closed, renourished Dawn as she was just 6 months old, less than 2 pounds and in beginning organ failure from malnutrition - and those are just a handful of our major medical cases! We are wrapping up 2019 with the joint rescue of 134, now 143 (some pregnant, so more on the way) dogs from a hoarding situation in Orlando. No one plans to rescue that many dogs ten days before Christmas - but after being asked to help with “maybe 40”, we simply could not abandon any of them once we arrived and learned of the true volume of pets in the home. We also have four small kittens that are honorary “dogs” for the time being, as we couldn’t leave them behind either. And there *may* be a couple of hedgehogs identifying as dogs as well….what can we say? It’s been a very *interesting* and BUSY year.   AND - we have some exciting news coming January 2nd as well! 

Please, as you consider your end-of-year giving, please remember that all donations to Florida Little Dog Rescue are tax-deductible as we are a fully certified and registered 501(c)3.  Many companies, such as Disney, Boeing, Salesforce and Bank of America just to name a few, offer corporate matching funds as well!  As an added bonus, any donations made before midnight on 12/31 will be matched by a very generous supporter, up to $5000!! Just use any of the links to donate and your contribution will be automatically added towards the matching funds!

You can also check out our Amazon Smile Wishlist, which lets you send much needed products right to our pups and foster parents, plus a percentage of your purchases on Amazon are also donated to FLDR when you choose us as your charity of choice!

link to choose us as your charity of choice


link directly to our wish list :)

Please also know just how much our foster parents LOVE receiving updates and pictures of their former foster pups ~ there is nothing quite as encouraging on a “down” day as being able to look at one of your former pups that arrived broken, scared and afraid to love now living the “great life” as a cherished family member!!!

Thank you all so very much for supporting rescue, our volunteers and pups at Florida Little Dog Rescue!!

Much Love and Many Wishes for an INCREDIBLE 2020,

All the Puppers of FLDR and the rest of their “staff” at Florida Little Dog Rescue!


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 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!

Click the Picture to Save One More!

 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
    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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