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 Trivia Nights! 

Looking for something super fun to do every Tuesday night, AND enjoy the amazing weather we are having?? Join our friends at The Hammered Lamb for a fun-filled entertaining night of trivia from 6-8:30, Hosted by the always entertaining Scottie Campbell. All proceeds go to Florida Little Dog Rescue! Come have some fun on the patio and enjoy the weather! 1235 North Orange Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32804 Located Across from Lake Ivanhoe:)

During June/July trivia nights raised over $480 to help us save dogs from Animal Control:) Please go have some good food and good fun and let's save even more this month!!


#WeMakeADifference  One of our biggest supporters at FLDR, James, happens to work for CNL Financial Group, and was very excited to have us participate with him in their #CNLDifferenceMakers challenge!

Here's the details: CNL gave all of their associates $20 and a challenge: how much of a difference can you make in a life with just $20? In rescue, sometimes $20 is the difference between life, and well...so James knows that with his $20 he can make a BIG difference!! CNL said you could join together with up to 10 other associates to make a larger impact, but Jamed wanted to think BIGGER, so we needed your help!  James wanted his $20 donation to FLDR to help save a life to inspire all of YOU to lend a helping paw and make a HUGE difference in the lives of MANY pups! So August 12 through September 16th, FLDR had #WeMakeADifference Wednesdays.  We asked that all of you please donate just $20 to help us save lives ~ Some of you donated more than $20 too, because you felt so inspired ~ and we just felt inspired to go save more lives!

At the end of the challenge, we submitted a composite photo and paragraph to CNL about the difference James's $20 made.  The "winner" of the challenge gets a cash prize, which James has already pledged back to FLDR!!!  Thank you James, so much for being a #CNLDifferenceMaker!

 Meet Carmelo! 


Carmelo is an 8 week old Chihuahua mix puppy and he weighs about 3 pounds. He should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Carmelo arrived in rescue with his mom and litter mates and he has been raised in a loving foster home since he was 1 week old. Carmelo loves to play, play, play and is always ready for a good wrestling match with his siblings but will then settle down for a good nap. Carmelo is the smallest one of the crew but can certainly hold his own when it comes to playtime.. He will need a family willing to work with him on all things puppy - housetraining, leash training, learning that flip flops are for feet not food. With Carmelo being so small, he can not be alone for long periods of time and will need a family where at least one of his humans is not gone all day. He would do great in a home with older children, and possibly a younger canine playmate, however small children would not be a good fit, nor would a senior dog as he would want to play with them non stop. He is a wonderful little pup and will make a great addition to some lucky family!! Carmelo is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heart worm prevention and microchipped. He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $325.

S'mores was just adopted by a wonderful family who found it in their hearts to open their home to such an awesome rescue pup! Congratulations S'mores!
How many dogs have YOU helped us save?



 Countess is Counting on Us! 

Countess is counting on us! Countess, aka Tessa the Tough, is a super special girl. Abandoned at Animal Control after a diagnosis of Spina Bifida, this sweet little girl did NOT want that to be her final destination. Our intake team was contacted and we rushed to get her into rescue, as due to space constraints at severely overcrowded local shelters, owner surrenders can be euthanized the same day, especially if they have medical issues. We immediately took her to our vets... for an assessment, and after x-rays, they agreed with the initial diagnosis of Spina Bifida. She also had a very bad urinary tract infection, and was leaking blood in her urine as a result, and needed immediate meds and a 3 day stay at the vet to get that under control. Tessa's x-rays were then reviewed by AVS, who agreed, and further agreed with our vet that an MRI would be the next step to discover the full capacity of her condition. Spinia Bifida has a wide variance of impacts, and from initial findings, Tessa does appear to have a mild case (some lack of sensation and reflex, a slight stumble to her gait, a little urine leakage, although that may be from her UTI), but we need an MRI to figure out a treatment plan for her going forward, and how we can provide the best care for her. Countess is SUCH a sweet girl - she loves everyone she meets, is learning to give you a high-five, has figured out how to scale the side of her playpen - this little tough one doesn't let her special needs slow her down - she is channeling them to make her even more special! After calling around and sending referrals out, we have found that Tessa's MRI and assessment is going to cost about $2900, and we will need to take her to Tampa for it, as that trip will save about $1000 off the total cost. This little girl has a mighty, mighty spirit, and a long long life ahead of her - please help us get her the diagnostic care she needs so that she can live a long, happy, cherished life! Tessa is one of those pups that as soon as you meet her, you "get it" as to why we couldn't say no, why we want to go "all in" with her, and why she is worth it. We also took in 11 puppers from animal control last week, and we are still recovering from the brutal summer, so any helping paws that can pitch in would be so appreciated!!! You can donate using the link here on our homepage, or the one on FB below our cover pic. We are hoping to raise this ASAP, to have her MRI completed as quickly as we can. Please also like and share Tessa....please help her show that being special needs just makes her more special, and just as "worth it" as every other pup we save. Thank you all so much friends!!

 Duchess's Story, "It's About Time" 
There aren't words. No explanation, no rationalization, no excuse. There just are not. Her family was not sick, dead, moving, financially strapped, no new baby. The box was checked "don't want anymore" and they called for an officer to collect her from their porch. Instantly, my heart broke looking at her picture - heartworm positive, a broken rib that healed bad, a mammary tumor, emaciated, arthr...itic, anemic, and just so full of love with no one who wanted it from her. Fourteen years, and this is the ending they were ok with. There are not words. There are however actions. We weren't ok with this ending for her. (I couldn't shake her picture from my head. My head, which is normally pretty rational after all this time in rescue, even said "ditch rational, go with your heart"). So we took action today. Her story was NOT going to end there - alone, scared, confused, abandoned. Even if her story just ended with a blissful car ride, a bath and massage, and a fresh grilled steak, and some loving cuddles, her ending was going to be better - she deserved better. Fourteen years for a Great Dane is practically unheard of....I grew up with Danes and we considered ourselves blessed when they hit double digits. She's on borrowed time, per se, but it's almost like she just wouldn't give up ~ she just knew there was "more" if she could just hold on a little longer, the good life was right around the corner.... Even my husband, who's allergic to dogs, agreed - declaring he would just double up meds and not breathe for however long, it was a small sacrifice to him, for her. A temporary, workable plan was in place ~ enough of a plan to get her out. NOW. Today. When I got to the shelter to pick her up, she just laid in the back of her kennel and stared at me, through the gunk in her eyes, with that look. That look of uncertainty, as she was already on “that aisle” ~ was I there FOR the end or UNTIL the end? The rescue coordinator helped get a slip lead on her, and we led her out, down the aisle. She walked with her tail between her legs, wobbly, head down. We told her it would be OK. When we got to the front gate, her microchip was scanned, paperwork signed, and we headed to the parking lot. It was at that moment she seemed to realize that this was NOT "the" end. We got to my van and she sat and looked at me, with her big eyes, as if to say “am I allowed to go too?” and I helped lift her in. She immediately greeted Lindsay (my 11 year old) who then said “Hi, Duchess”. I said “Who’s Duchess”, and Lindsay said it was her new name, picked from a list Jan sent, just for her. So Duchess settled in for the ride and looked longingly out the window. We always ride with dogs crated for safety, but for Duchess we had to use a seatbelt clip attachment since we didn’t have a giant sized crate. I looked back at her in the rearview mirror, and put her window down just a little bit for fresh air. I swear you could almost hear the Hallelujah Chorus playing in her head ~ her eyes got big, and she reached up to stick her nose out ~ and just rode along catching the fresh air like it was her own little piece of heaven - and that is when I just cried. I pulled over, called my mom to thank her for raising me to love animals, texted Jan and Debra the picture of her with her head out the window (Lindsay took it, I was driving!), and just cried. With everything that has built up over the last few weeks - fundraising concerns, large influxes of rescue requests due to large numbers of surrenders, fosters starting vacations, boarding spaces disappearing, cases like Shyann and Tyla, it just all came out. Lindsay looked over at me, put her hand on my shoulder and asked if I was going to be ok. As I looked over at her, she simply said “I know you’re not ok now, but you will be, and she’s kinda worth crying over”. (I love that kid) And she’s right - Duchess is worth it. She has to be. They all have to be. I know we can only save so many, but sometimes, we just have to beg, and plead for “just that one more”. Today that was Duchess. Lynsey C. had already made the trip to animal control in the morning to give six pups a freedom ride to the vet, and those 6 made 75, yes 75, pups that she has given freedom rides to in the last 2 months - all with a baby with her! FLDR is blessed with some amazing supporters and volunteers for sure, and Mishka told her parents to make room, she was getting a big sister! Not only is she getting a big sister - but she's taking action too! Mishka said today starts Duchess's "It's about time" list!!! Starting NOW Duchess is going to be checking items off her "it's about time” (IAT) list (kinda a bucket list of sorts)……Her “IAT” list started with a “head out the window” freedom ride. Check. Vet exam to get an overall assessment and some meds to help her feel more comfy. Check. Baths and Massages (x3, lots of fleas). Check. (and about that, after her bath she came over and sat next to me, and just looked up at me, and then nuzzled next to my leg and sighed, and at that moment, my heart burst with joy for her, and shattered for her all over again at the same time). On with the IAT list: Treats. Check. Lounging in the soft grass. Check. Ride to meet her new foster sister Mishka. Check. A foster dad so excited to meet her he prepped a special room for her and was waiting outside? Check. (We adore you Rob!). A night spent on a comfy bed being fed great food with non stop loving. Check. The list goes on for what we want to check-off with Duchess. She is going to have the BEST re-written story we can give her. Period. It won’t be written with just with words, but with actions. She will hear how much she is loved and cherished now, and she will FEEL it and KNOW it. In her soul. Period. We will not settle for anything less. So as we work on Duchess’s “IAT” list, please know how much we value your continued support in saving “just one more” (or five). Helping paws still needed and much appreciated. It means a lot to us humans, but it literally means EVERYTHING to the pups. Thanks, and I promise this is my last super long novel length post. For now:) - Laurie

Cost today (6/11) to save Duchess: $110 (vet trip, pull fee, meds)
That last picture?: PRICELESS
Thank you all. Sincerely. For believing in the mission at FLDR and helping us save so many, and the "just one mores" like Duchess.

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!
Many 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 almost 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!
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