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Marino, a Terrier mix
 
Meet Marino! Marino is a 7 year old male Terrier mix and he weighs about 9 pounds.  Please know Marino is NOT HYPOALLERGENIC/allergy friendly and he does shed.  His foster mom says, "This very cute silver Terrier (and possibly Poodle) mix is a loveable little dog and quite the character!  He  came to rescue when is owner could no longer care for her dogs.  Marino is a sweet and affectionate boy. He is fine with other dogs and peacefully shares the home with two cats.  He will bark at strangers or strange noises (he thinks most noises, like vacuum cleaner are strange)  but settles quickly and is not “barky” for long periods of time.  He loves greetings, treats, and especially squeaky toys which he collects and keeps in his bed or crate.  After years of neglect, Marino came to us with a persistant cough that resolved with antibiotics.  He has been medically cleared by our vet but he still coughs occassionally. Marino was not housetrained at first.  He has come a long way but is not perfect.  He uses a potty pad in his “den,” a small room, walks in harness on a leash and has learned to take advantage of every back yard opportunity. 
 
Marino has his schedule down pat otherwise.  He likes some petting, playing and loves walks.  He also loves his personal enclosure.  Not a clingy dog, when things calm down he likes his safe space and will vanish to take a private nap. We like this because he doesn’t object when left alone there if we go out and rarely makes any noise according to our monitor.  If you’re okay with an enclosure and potty pad in addition to walks, Marino would be okay without a fenced yard and with a working parent as long as the day is not too long.  Any children should be school age.  He’s a very loving and nice dog.  We’ve loved having Marino and seeing him blossom.  You’ll love him too!" Marino 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.
 
 

Levi and Cocoa, a Bonded Pair
 
Meet Levi and Cocoa!  Levi and Cocoa are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Levi is a male Toy Poodle who weighs about 10.5 pounds and is 11 years old. Cocoa is a female Yorkie, 8 years old and she weighs about 6.5 pounds. Levi and Cocoa arrived in rescue when their previous owner passed away and no one in the family could care for them. They are doing great in foster care, but would love a forever family to call their own.  Their foster dad says, "What sweet pups! They are crated trained and share a crate. Both are used to using puppy pads when in the house but when going for a walk they both go outside. Levi is the more adventurous of the two and enjoys going out in the fenced yard and exploring. 
 
Both are extremely friendly and love attention from people. Both are good watch dogs and bark when they hear something, but if you tell them to be quiet they stop. Both love going for a walk and meeting people. They do get along with dogs of all sizes but not sure how they would act around cats. Due to their size and age,  they can not be with young children but older children would not be an issue. When riding in the car they have only been crated and do well since they are together. They may not be youngsters but both have plenty of energy and love to shower on their people!" Levi and Cocoa are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and have had their teeth cleaned! They are fostered in the Orlando area, and their combined adoption donation is $375.
 
 

Schotzie, a Beagle/Hound mix
 
Meet loveable Schotzie!   Schotzie is a very sweet, 9-10 month old female pup and she currently weighs about 35 pounds. Our veterinary experts concur that there’s a lot of small Hound in her heritage, but we don’t know about the rest.  Some ancestor(s) passed on the high curled tail, black and tan markings and soft triangle drop ears.  About knee high, she is nearly but not yet full grown and is projected to be a couple of inches taller and forty-something pounds full grown, but we can’t know for certain.  This cute girl is energetic and somewhere between puppy innocence and rowdy adolescent on a mission.  Currently her missions are hunting lizards, finding lost items outdoors, vaulting baby gates, playing with chew and squeaky toys, and wearing out her older, smaller playmates.  You hopefully have a job in mind for her like hiking or running buddy, agility dog, or other high-energy companion pursuit.  Ok, maybe lots of walks and outdoor romping.  Please keep in mind that at 10 months she is still a puppy in many ways, with all the antics and puppy issues that come with that stage.  And since she has a predominantly hunting dog heritage, she can go all day.  Energetic people and an active lifestyle are a match for this sweet girl.  A fenced back yard is a must, as is someone who is home more often than not.  
 
Schotzie is dog social and has been very pleasant around our dogs, all who are smaller and older.  She is sometimes too rambunctious for them as well as being bigger, so a youngish and energetic companion of her own size would be best. Tiny dogs and cats are not recommended.  Schotzie’s temperament is very nice:  affectionate, attentive, and friendly! She has a big bark but is not very barky overall. Though nice, at this stage she is bouncy, nosey and a bundle of energy.  She is very trainable and is beginning to learn her basic commands including sit and down.  She’s pretty good at leash walking too.  More house experience, socialization, and patient training is  needed to reinforce her calm and obedient side.  She is crate trained and will let you know when she needs to go out. She should not be over crated!!  But needs frequent outdoor time and exercise to positively direct her energy. For this reason, someone must be home more often than not.  She is learning to settle but is not ready to have the run of the house unsupervised, nor should she be crated for more than an hour or two (or three) at a time other than for overnight.  Here she sleeps quietly through the night in her enclosure or in bed with us. Her adopter should understand that Schotzie is at the adolescent stage and be willing to offer interaction, training time and lots of exercise opportunities.  She is really adorable and has been so happy and grateful to have a kind, inside place to be.  We just love her! Schotzie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $300.
 
 

Charlie and Missy, a Bonded Pair
 
Meet Charlie and Missy!  They are a very bonded duo, and are looking for a forever home together, as they can not (and will not) be separated! Charlie is a 9 year old male Pug and he weighs about 19 pounds. Missy is a 9 year old female Chihuahua mix and she weighs about 9 pounds. They arrived in rescue when their previous family could no longer care for them. They have settled into their foster home and are doing well, but would love a forever family of their own. Their foster mom says, "We were told that these two have been together for nine years and were doted on by their human.  These two are two peas in a pod – they eat together, sleep together, go wandering through the yard together – they pretty much do everything together and they don’t like to be apart. Foster Dad says they always make him feel great when he comes home as they run up to greet him with wagging tails and smiling faces. You feel the love as they jockey for position to get the next petting, looking up with those loving eyes. Missy has a perpetual smile on that pretty face.  When they came in to our family they had just been to the vet and had a dental that same day.  Charlie lost quite a few teeth and will remain on soft foods.  That doesn’t seem to be much different than the diet he had been on as it seems like both of them may have been hand or spoon-fed people food.  Missy can be a tad pickier, the first few days of soft dog food she wouldn’t eat unless fed by spoon. She can turn her nose up and let you know very quickly what she thinks about something.  They have now adjusted to the soft dog food with some baked chicken added every few days as a reward for how great they are doing.  Both had a bit of weight to lose, have done a tremendous job losing that weight in a short period of time and have become more active. 
 
I feed them smaller portions several times a day and provide broken up soft treats as reward for their great behavior.  Both Charlie and Missy get along well with the other pups in the house, but prefer to be by themselves.  When given the chance they curl up with each other away from the others.  The place they would rather be is snuggled up next to their human. They look to their human and you just know they want to be next to you. They willingly go into carriers and crates.  Neither pup is fully housetrained and they do not really understand a puppy pad, but are good at alerting when they need to go out.  They would do well with someone at home to let them out, as needed and with some time I they should do much better.  They were great in the yard, aware of the pool, and friendly to everyone they’ve met.  They do really well on a leash.  They were comfortable in a carrier, but preferred to be together in one. They share their food and treats back and forth without issue, but another pup may not get the same treatment where food is concerned.  Both love to be petted, brushed, loved on in any way and in return they will adore you.  They live to be by your side. I would bet they would be up on the bed with you, if given the chance – they want to be where their human is. They were not around cats or children to know how they would react, but small children would likely not be a good fit.  They are fully aware of noises and movement in the yard and can loudly proclaim their concern.  At times, a shared fence line with a neighboring puppy would become quite the ruckus.  Are you the right human for these two?  They are easy to take care of, full of love, and provide endless entertainment." Charlie and Missy are spayed and neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and have had their teeth cleaned. They are fostered in the Orlando area, and their combined adoption donation is $500.
 
 

Brody, a Lab/Hound mix
 
Meet Brody! Brody is a 3 month old Lab/Hound mix puppy and he currently weighs about 10 pounds. He will likely be over 50 pounds when he is full grown, but we can not guarantee an adult weight.  Brody came into rescue after being part of an unexpected litter. He is a very happy puppy, but will need a family to continue to work with him through positive training. This will include house training, leash training and learning that flip flops are for feet, not food. He is also an active puppy and would do best with an active family that will continue to socialize him with the great, big world! His foster dad says:  
 
Brody is shy, but all puppy! Go, go, nap, go, go! He is used to being able to play with his siblings, so he will need someone or another young pup to play with.He will need continued training on all things puppy! House training, what not to chew, walking on a leash and not jumping on everyone- cute now, not so cute when he continues to grow. He’s a good pup and with training he will be a great adult. Could you be the family that gives him a furever home? Brody is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $300.
 
 

Diesel, a Lab/Hound mix
 
Meet Diesel! Diesel is a 3 month old Lab/Hound mix puppy and he currently weighs about 10 pounds. He will likely be over 50 pounds when he is full grown, but we can not guarantee an adult weight.  Diesel came into rescue after being part of an unexpected litter. He is a very happy puppy, but will need a family to continue to work with him through positive training. This will include house training, leash training,and learning that flip flops are for feet, not food. 
 
He is also an active puppy and would do best with an active family that will continue to socialize him with the great, big world!  His foster dad says Diesel would like to tell you a little about himself: "I’m a puppy and I love to play, chew, nap, play, you get the idea,  I’m a puppy! I am very friendly and curious about everything.  I will need a family who will continue to work on house training, leash walking, let me know what’s ok and not ok to chew and work with me on not jumping on others. Oh, and with all training, it must be with positive reinforcement and those yummy treats! Teach me well and I will love you forever!" Diesel is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $300.
 
 

Lucille, a Poodle
 
Meet Lucille! Lucille is a 10-ish year old female Poodle and she weighs about 8 pounds. She arrived in rescue after being originally rescued from a hoarding/puppy mill situation by animal control, adopted out and then returned. She has settled into foster care well and is ready to find a forever family to call her own.  Her foster mom says, "Miss Lucille is a little spit fire full of personality! One moment she’s napping with you, the next she is ripping out all the squeakers from the toys. You can pet her lovingly, give her a bath, but trying to brush her, she becomes a demon girl trying to nip you and the brush. She’ll give you sweet little kisses and with that same mouth play tug of war with a toy with such strength and she will always win! She is not a fan of going in a crate, but once in, she is fine. She does need to go potty several times a day, so someone needs to be home more than gone. She is about 80% potty pad trained. She must jump on every stranger on our walks to say hello. Although she is curious about other dogs, she will not tolerate another dog in her face, she’s best as an only dog.
 
She is not an overall barky dog, but she does bark sometimes if I’m late with her dinner and sometimes, I just can’t figure out why. When I first got her, she would beg for my food. We have worked on this and now she just gently paws me. I do not cave in. We are also working on taking treats gently. She also cowers a little when putting on her collar and harness,. This seems to be getting better. Anyone new should go slow at the beginning. No children in the home for this little girl.
Her eyes do need to be wiped daily and she is fine letting me do that. She also will cough like an old man occasionally. She really is a sweet loving dog!"Lucille is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned!  She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $200.
 
 

Lena, a Maltese/Yorkie mix
 
Meet Lena! Lena is a 5-6 year old female Maltese/Yorkie mix and she weighs about 12 pounds. She arrived in rescue after being adopted from the shelter and then returned because she "didn't adjust quick enough", even though they only had her home less than 48 hours. Lena does have a mild collapsing trachea that does not require medication, but does mean she needs to be walked on a harness, rather than a collar, and she does occasionally cough.  She has settled into foster care nicely.  Her foster mom says, "Lena is sweet and friendly to everyone! She will greet you with kisses and sit right next to you. She sleeps with her human and loves morning cuddles. She gets along with other dogs and plays nicely. Lena is not fully housetrained, but we are working on this.  
 
As of right now she does not like to do her business outside. She does a little better on a leash than a fenced yard, but still will need work. She does well in a crate, but will need someone home part of the day. Lena is quite the foodie. She knows when there is good food around. She needs to eat separately from other animals or she will help them finish theirs. Lena will also try to eat her human's food and will not give up until the food is gone.  She will talk about your food until you’re done eating! She will need some training in this area . Her fur is growing back and she is a beauty!" Lena is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned.  She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Chloe, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix
 
Meet Chloe! Chloe is a 13 year old Shih Tzu/Poodle mix and she weighs around 23lbs. She arrived in rescue when her elderly owner passed away and sadly the family did not want to keep her. She has settled into foster care nicely, but would love a forever home to call her own. Her foster mom says, "While she is a bit chubby and loves to eat, she is currently working on losing weight. Surprisingly, she has been picky about food.  While she is older, Chloe does not show it at all! She enjoys running to you in the morning when you wake up and call her and will give you occasional kisses. I am surprised how spunky and playful she can be after she settled in. She is housetrained and will give you signals when she really needs to go, such as walking back and forth in front of the door or even trying to jump into the bath tub. Chloe walks well on the leash and even runs the last stretch home with you.
 
During those walks when met with strangers, she has not barked at them, nor has barked a lot during her stay. She did come in with a cough but it cleared up very quickly. Chloe is not clingy and is happy to lay in her area, however cuddling and belly rubs are her favorite past times – playing with small squeaky toys occasionally too. She does well with baths and other dogs. If you have tissues or toilet paper hanging close to the floor watch out! This little lady will snatch it, tear it, and sometimes eat it. Apart from that, she's nearly perfect!  Chloe looks and feels like a little sheep and sheds very little. Won’t you give her, her last forever and loving home?" Chloe is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned. She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $200.
 
 

Mia, a Yorkie/Poodle mix
 
Meet Mia! Mia is an 8 year old female Yorkie/Poodle mix girl and she weight about 12 pounds.  She arrived in foster care after being left at the shelter, in distress and pain, where they discovered she had bladder stones, which our vet has removed, and she has recovered brilliantly. She will need to stay on a special diet, but she does great on it. Her foster mom says, "Here is Mia! She is such a sweet girl! Please know she is NOT hypo allergenic as she does shed. Mia was turned into Animal Services in distress and pain. They contacted the rescue and it was determined that she was suffering from bladder stones. She had successful surgery to remove her stones and has recovered from her surgery. Because of her past bladder stone issues she does require a special vet issued diet of urinary kibble to help her with not forming future stones. She has settled in very well to her foster home. Mia is a little nervous at the beginning, she just needs an adjustment period. 
 
She gets along great with other dogs, but she would be fine as an only dog,. She doesn’t really like a dog getting in her face. Cats can also stress her out. She walks great on a leash but loves a fenced yard to romp with you in. She is curious so be sure the yard is secure as she likes to try to explore on her own if that option is there! Mia is definitely a lap dog and she loves to nap in your lap and sleep on your bed.  She also loves the top of your couch.  She does her “business” outside but does know how to use a puppy pad if necessary. She will bark to meet your guests, or if she hears noises outside your door, but settles down quickly. Mia is really a mellow little girl." Mia is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

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