Summer SUCKS in rescue. SUCKS. It's called "surrender season" because surrenders to shelters are at their peak, shelters are FULL and adoptions are low due to vacations, back to school, etc. Rescues are stretched to the limits - as our fosters also have vacations with their families too, planning for back to school...and donations basically bottom out. We plan our best for it, but then there are weeks like this one - where we take in over 12 dogs, with our name on more that are waiting out stray holds, all needing medical care - in addition to the pups we already have in foster recovering from major medical issues - like Logan and his healing broken legs, Howard's jaw, multiple dogs undergoing heartworm treatment - and it stretches us to our limits. These are just a few of the puppers saved this week - now awaiting vet care (not yet adoptable, we don't know much about them yet, please don't ask about adopting them - we have lots of lovely pups waiting for homes now on our website:) As much as our hearts say "save save save", we have to be responsible and make sure we don't overextend ourselves, and we are close to that point. With all of the new pups, and their medical expenses, we need to get that taken care of before we can take on any more pups beyond our current commitments, and we could use a helping paw. You can use any of the donation links here on our website to help us help more pups. No donation is too small, and we appreciate ALL of your support. The pups appreciate it - it literally means EVERYTHING to them. Please share, comment, like on our social media pages (so it shows in more of our fan's feeds). Please. and THANK YOU so much, so very very much.
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!
Save a Dog on Death Row!
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!