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Scooter, a Chihuahua
 

Meet Scooter! Scooter is a 5-7 year old male Chihuahua, and he weighs about 7 pounds. Scooter arrived in rescue after he was left by his family at animal control with no explanation. He was very scared there, so he came to rescue. Scooter did have "cherry eye" (which you can see in the pictures) but he has had them repaired, and is doing great. His foster mom just hasn't taken new "glamour shots" yet as he heals up from his surgery. He has settled into his foster home and his foster mom says, "Scooter as you can see, is a very handsome boy and I’m pretty sure he knows it. His new home must have prior Chihuahua experience as he is your typical Chihuahua. If you know anything about the breed, then you know he is a one person owner type of pup. He is very, very loyal to his person and doesn’t seem interested in making friends with others. He would prefer to have you as his one and only. 

 
He would do best in a very low key environment and no children because too much commotion makes him nervous. He is not a big barker at all (in fact I don’t think I have heard him bark yet) and although he walks great on a harness/leash he may need a fenced in yard due to his nervousness. He is not 100% housetrained but on a tight schedule he should get it in no time. Although Scooter gets along well with other dogs, in his new home he will need to be the ONE AND ONLY!!! Scooter becomes very jealous when his person shows another fur legged friend any kind of attention. Scooter's new owner will need to work slowly with him on his socialization skills. Give Scooter a chance and he will be the most loyal, loving little best friend you’ve ever had!" Scooter 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.
 
 

Dinah, a Yorkie/Terrier mix
 
Dinah is a 3-4 year old female Yorkie/Terrier mix and she weighs about 18 pounds. She arrived in rescue with her hours old puppies after whelping them while living on the streets. She did a great job raising them, but sadly she was heartworm positive, so she needed treatment for that (which she has completed and is doing great!) before she could find a forever family all her own! She is ready now and her foster mom says, "Dinah has the sweetest and most gentle soul. She gets along with calm dogs and cats. She will chase a playful cat/kitten if it entices her though, and she is not the best with bigger, active dogs, I think they may scare her a little.  She loves all toys but her favorites seem to be kitten toys that make little sounds when played with. She will collect all of the toys out of the toy box and bring them to her happy spot to just lay with them. 

She is housetrained on a schedule and will also use potty pads if you leave them out for her. She will absolutely NOT walk on a leash, so a fenced yard is a must for her, no exceptions.  She takes a little while to warm up to new people but once she does she will lay with and on you and loves being pet and kisses. She greets me at the door after work every day and demands belly rubs before I can even put my keys down. She is still skittish if you make sudden moves and would do best in a home with other calm pets or as an only dog, and no young children please." Dinah is spayed, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $300.
 

 

Apollo, a Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix
 
Meet Apollo!  Apollo is a 2 year old male Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix puppy and he weighs just about 10 pounds. Apollo arrived in rescue with his "girlfriend" and their 2 puppies after his family had abandoned them. A neighbor took them in and made sure they were well cared for from the time the puppies were newborns. He is now ready to be on his own and find a family to love and care for him always! His foster mom says, "Apollo and Selene came into the rescue together. Apollo is the more outgoing of the pair. He gets along with other dogs and isn’t afraid to tell a bigger dog to back off. Apollo and Selene don’t necessarily have to be adopted together but Apollo likes to play, so another dog with his same energy would be great.  He also likes to play with hair, so if you’re looking for a new hairdresser, you’re in luck. Apollo’s new parent(s) will need to work with him on his housetraining, just to get it perfected. 
 
He does walk ok in a leash, with only a little pulling, but does not yet tell you when he needs to be let out. Someone with shorter work hours would be able to  give him a good potty schedule. Apollo can be vocal when he is excited or alerting you to the Prime Truck (I mean, it could have treats, right?), so a home without any shared walls is needed." Apollo 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.
 
 

Selene, a Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix
 
Meet Selene!  Selene is a 2 year old female Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix puppy and she weighs just about 10 pounds. Selene arrived in rescue with her "boyfriend" and 2 puppies after her family had abandoned them. A neighbor took them in and made sure they were well cared for from the time the puppies were newborns. She has raised her puppies well, and is now ready to be on her own, and find a family to love and care for her always! Her foster mom says:  Selene is very shy at first and takes a little bit to warm up to you. She doesn’t like to be approached, but prefers to come up to you when you’re sitting. (She hasn’t fully warmed up to my husband, but he’s over 6 feet tall.) 
 
She follows the lead of other dogs, so even if she doesn’t get adopted with Apollo (her "boyfriend"), she would still need a fur sibling with her same energy level. Selene loves to run and jump so she might be part antelope, or part mountain goat as she also climbs over doggie gates. She can be a little diva if she’s not getting the attention she thinks she deserves and she will tell you about it, so she would need a home without shared walls. Selene’s new parent(s) will need to work with her on her housetraining to get it perfected. She does walk ok in a leash, with only a little pulling, but does not yet tell you when she needs to go out. Someone with shorter work hours would be able give her a good potty schedule." Selene 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.
 
 

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.

 
 

Houston, a Pomeranian
 
Meet Houston!  Houston is a 9 year old male Pomeranian and he weighs about 13 pounds.  Houston arrived in foster care when his previous family had a break up and could no longer care for him. He has settled into foster care well, and his foster mom says, "Everywhere we go, people notice how handsome Houston is!  He has a sweet personality and loves to cuddle and keep me company when I am lounging around.  He is very energetic and enthusiastic when he gets the chance to be outside.  
 
He has a very strong instinct to protect the home and family and becomes excited when he sees intruders.  He recognizes the sit command.  He rides well in the car.  He wants everyone to know where he has been.  He would do well in a home with a fenced yard." Houston 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 $250
 
 

Henry, a Labradoodle
 
Henry is a 3 month old male Labradoodle and he weighs about 11 pounds. He should be between 40-60 pounds full grown, but we can't promise he will stay in that range, as it is harder to predict adult growth in mixed breed pups. Please note Henry DOES SHED. HE IS NOT HYPOALLERGENIC, not all doodles are. Henry was born in rescue after his mother was turned in because she produced shedding puppies, which was "less desirable", although the breeder had no idea she was pregnant. Henry has been raised in a loving foster home with lots of socialization in various situations, but he is an active, smart puppy that will need a forever family willing to continue training with him, so he can be a well mannered adult pupper. 
 
Henry has been blessed with the opportunity to attend "puppy camp" with All Star Mutts Dog Training and has so far received excellent report cards with the notes that "he is a confident, loving puppy. He knows a sit command already but, still working on comfortably walking on a leash." He does love to run and play, so a fenced yard would be ideal, and since he likes to "talk" to you, no shared walls please. He is very bouncy and active and would do well with another fur friend that is also young and active, but no senior buddies please. His forever family must be willing to have the patience to work through puppyhood and all the training that goes along with that. Henry 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 $500.
 
 

Gigi, a Chi/Yorkie mix
 
Gigi is a 4 year old female Chi/Yorkie mix and she weighs about 7 pounds. She arrived in rescue through no fault of her own when her previous family had major medical issues with their human child and could no longer properly care for her. She was very confused and nervous at first, but is settling in to foster care. Her foster mom says, "Gigi came into foster very shy and a little scared. At first, she didn’t want me to pick her up and she wouldn’t eat much. She gradually realized that nothing bad was going to happen to her and that foster life is pretty good! She now asks to be picked up and is eating better, although she is a little picky. Gigi enjoys spending time in the back yard with me so a fenced in yard would be ideal for her. 
 
She gets along with the other dogs and cats, although she will chase a cat occasionally. She wouldn’t hurt it but a timid cat might not appreciate it. Gigi isn’t a big talker, however she will alert you if she hears something or when she gets excited about going out in the yard. She loves to sleep in bed with me and give kisses as well! She is a sweet, happy little girl! I think she will probably be a little nervous meeting new people but with love and patience will be a very nice companion for the family who adopts her!" Gigi 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.
 
 

Chico, a Yorkie mix
 
Meet Chico! Chico is an 11 year old male Yorkie mix and he weighs just about 5 pounds. Chico arrived in rescue after being abandoned by his previous family. He had an old injury to his leg that he learned to just "live with" for years. We soon learned it was a painful break and Chico was just functioning through the pain for all this time. Due to bone loss, the only option was amuptation. Chico already wasn't using the leg, so he really hasn't noticed it's gone, but he sure has noticed the pain is gone!  Now that he is feeling better, he is ready to find a forever home and would like to tell you a little about himself:  Hello! My name is Chico and the first thing I’d like to tell you is please don’t let my age and being a tripod fool you. The second thing I’d like to tell you is don’t let my size and cuteness fool you. My foster mom says I’m a little feisty guy! And losing a leg hasn’t changed me a bit! She says she has had a hard time keeping up with me on our leash walks. I’m speedy! 
 
She was also shocked to see me climb out of an xpen, over a baby gate and run up and down stairs.  I may have a bit of a Napoleon complex I’m told, whatever that is. Speaking of those four legged ones, I do not want another one in my new home. I don’t like sharing much or them getting to close to me or my food- did I mention I’m feisty? I still have a few accidents in the house, and those puppy pads people speak of, no interest. I think if you can take me out several times during the day, I will do much better and have done much better. Even though I’m little, I don’t want little humans in my home. I can’t remember what happened to me that makes me scared, but I get scared when you go to pick me up. Once I’m up though, I don’t have a care in the world. I love belly rubs and will sometimes share your pillow with you to go to sleep. I’m pretty mellow in the house over all, until something gets me going. So to sum up me- I’m feisty, cute, small, chatty and speedy...am I a match for you? Chico 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 $250.
 
 

Logan, a Terrier/Retriever mix
 
Meet Logan! Logan is a 6-7 month old Terrier/Retriever mix puppy and he weighs about 15 pounds. He should stay under 30 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that.  Logan arrived in rescue after arriving at animal control as a stray, with trauma that indicated he was either hit by a car or tossed against a hard surface. He arrived at our vet with a broken leg and injured pelvis. Due to his age and the location of the break, he was prescribed strict crate rest to allow the break (which was clean) time to heal. His break healed well, as did his pelvis/hip, although it left him with a barely noticeable hiccup in his gait when he runs. It isn't painful and most certainly does not slow him down! Due to his injuries, although healed, Logan will need a home with no children under middle-school age, no exceptions and no larger dogs. His foster mom says, "Logan is a sweet, high energy puppy with a big personality!  Curious about everything, he is constantly exploring.   
 
Logan loves toys and getting the squeaker out of them is his mission in life.He gets along well with my other dogs and pretty much ignores the cat but, as a puppy, annoys my dogs with his overly zealous playful antics so he would do best in a home where he is the only dog.  Logan is learning housetraining but still has accidents so he needs a home with someone who is willing to work with him on all his puppy skills.  He’s very smart, eager to learn and has the “sit” command down pat.  Logan really wants to be where you are and is lightning fast so no small children as they might trip over him.  He sleeps well in the crate at night but is very vocal in the morning when I leave the house about not wanting to be in there so no shared walls would be best.  He loves cuddles, belly rubs and kisses and will bring a world of joy to the right home." Logan 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 $325.
 
 

Diana, a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix
 
Diana is a 3 month old female Dachshund and we think Chihuahua mix and she weighs just about 3.5 pounds. She should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Diana had quite a journey to the US mainland, coming from a hurricane impacted island.  She did great on her travel adventures though and settled into foster care nicely. She is very much a puppy and will need a family up for everything that comes along with puppyhood - including housetraining, leash training, learning what is appropriate to chew and what isn't, and proper socialization skills. Due to her size, she absolutely can not be left alone an entire workday. She would do great with older kids, but no small ones please, and due to her energy level, no senior furfriends either. 
 
Her foster mom says, "Diana is extremely curious, typical puppy ,and both she and her sister sleep through the night in their crate with no fuss.  That might change when they’re not sleeping together.  Diana is the braver of the two and both are very vocal when you leave them but if you give them a toy that they can entertain themselves with, they’re very happy. I wouldn't necessarily recommend shared walls, especially when they are separated.  Older kids would be fine, but not smaller ones.  They get along with all my dogs but Jax scares them a little due to his size (25 pounds).  They’re not afraid of the cat either, lol." Diana is spayed, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention and microchipped. She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $325.
 
 

Tucker, a Chihuahua mix
 
Tucker is a 1-2 year old male Chihuahua mix and he weighs about 15 pounds. Tucker arrived in rescue after a stray hold at animal control and an urgent need to leave due to a potential hurricane. He settled into his foster home and is ready to find a forever family to call his own!  His foster mom says, "Tucker was a little shy at first but then warmed up fairly quickly and became the puppy he is with lots of energy! He’s not 100% housetrained, but will be with a strict schedule. He gets along with other dogs that have the same energy. 
 
He should be good with older kids, but we do not have any in our home and was a little nervous around the younger ones he encountered.  He is a pro on a harness and leash. He craves attention and for this reason he needs someone home more than gone.He has an uncontrollable licker and wants to kiss you all the time. He does not like being left alone and is very vocal about it, so no shared walls please. He is a very sweet boy looking for his human who will give him lots of love!" Tucker is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Oscar, a Pomeranian mix
 

Meet Oscar, a Special Needs Highly Traumatized Senior Pomeranian Mix. Oscar is around 10 years old, and weighs about 13 pounds. He arrived in rescue after being rescued from a puppy mill with over 700 dogs, that was on the HSUS Horrible 100 list. Oscar has come a long way while in foster care since February, but still has a ways to go. He will need a very loving, special person to care for him. His foster mom says, "If you are a compassionate, capable, tough and experienced dog whisperer, then meet Oscar. Oscar is a handsome Pomeranian mix that remains only partially socialized. He came to us in the spring after being rescued from the HSUS “Horrible Hundred” dog hoarding/puppy mill case in Georgia. He was one of 700 (!!) dogs who had spent their lives in cages, filth, isolation, hunger and worse. Some had lived packed so tightly in small crates that they did not know how to lie down and slept leaning against the walls. Some of these dogs didn’t make it. Some, especially the younger ones, came around through kind and supportive fostering and became happy and loving pets. Oscar has come a long way but is not yet a finished pet candidate and frankly might not ever fully adjust. Due to previous neglect, he has 5 remaining teeth and a mild and managed seizure disorder. When he came to rescue he fought, bit, defecated, urinated and struggled his way through every human encounter and still resists many. He did not understand the concept of a house, a treat, affection, a leash walk, a kind human, or anything a normal dog might know. Many tears have been shed on behalf of this dog. Increasingly these have been happy tears, though. Oscar has learned to love living in a house. Though still reactively terrified of most humans, he has bonded with and accepted one or two men whom he allows to handle and love him, giving a happy dance when his man comes home.

 

As long as everyone else give him his space, he is mild mannered and a quiet, unobtrusive presence in the house. He loves walks on a leash and has very good leash manners. He plays with toys and fur friends, is very dog social and thinks that cats are fascinating. He is clean in his safe enclosure and will do his business in a fenced yard. We still use a belly band, though, when he is free in the house and he will fear defecate if cornered. He happily follows his dog family in the household routine, follows his human(s) to the yard or back to the house and comes when called even when he resists handling. He is not at all aggressive or reactive unless he is forced into being handled. Otherwise he follows behind for activities, comes close enough for treats, naps in one of his safe spaces, or just keeps his distance. He is getting some professional training to see if we can educate him to some coping skills we couldn’t develop through love alone. If Oscar could choose, he would like a fairly calm home with a nice man as his primary person and where he would only have to closely interact with that one human. Other household humans are ok, as long as they don’t bother him much. His brain seems to have decided “one special person good, all others not.” He definitely needs a dog companion or two (he likes dogs of all sizes and ages) to give him guidance and confidence. He has to have a yard, as there might be times when getting him into a harness could be difficult. We do not underestimate the challenge this dog might be to an adopter, so please think it through. If you have the skills and desire to help and love a dog with these types of issues, give Oscar a safe place to land!" Oscar 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 $125.

 
 

Juniper, a Pomeranian mix
 
Meet Juniper!  Juniper is a 8-10 year old female Pomeranian mix and she weighs about 10 pounds. This sweet little girl came to rescue after being brought to a shelter by a landlord who discovered a pair of Pom mixes abandoned after the tenants had vacated.  The shelter sought a rescue placement when the dogs were found to be heartworm positive.   Juniper was in overall good health, aside from her heartworms and a heart murmur from the heartworms. Her heartworm treatment went great.  She is now healthy, happy and ready for her new and adoring family! Her foster mom says, "Juniper is a born lap dog!a  She’s great at it, she knows it, and she insists upon it.  She would be happy if her dainty feet only occasionally touched the floor and never touched the wet grass.  She likes playtime, cuddle time and naptime.  
 
She will love you immensely, give you kisses, ride in a purse, follow you everywhere and take every opportunity to be in your lap, at your feet or near you on the couch. She is the type that wants to be near you, but not necessarily all over you.   She will sleep in your room and her preferred place is at the foot of your bed or perhaps in a nearby bed of her own.   She is dog social and likes other small, calm dogs but fusses indignantly at any bouncy dogs who get too close. A small dog companion would be great but is not a requirement.  She ignores the cat.  She eats dry dog food but begs for human sweets and dances excitedly when you have a bowl of cereal or ice cream, so good luck denying her that.  Though we are trying, she is not yet housetrained but she will avail herself of outdoor yard or leash opportunities and she likes short leash walks. She is happy to use an offered potty pad when in a small room or enclosure.  She will be crated quietly only if no humans are in the house.  Otherwise you will get an earful until she is back where she belongs – with you.  She is happy all the time, likes everyone, and her plumy tail is always wagging.  At her small size, young children are not recommended.  If you are mostly at home or where she can go with, Juniper would be very happy….and you will be too!" Juniper is spayed, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned. She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Paula, a Schnauzer mix
 

Paula is an 8 year old female Schnauzer mix and she weighs about 10 pounds. Paula arrived at animal control as a stray and no one came to claim her. Due to a potential hurricane approaching, she came into rescue when her stray time was up.  It took her a day to warm up, but she has settled in nicely!  Her foster mom says, "Paula is very sweet and loves to play and has lots of love to give. She is partial to females and hesitant with males at first, but fast to warm up. 

 
She loves treats and will stand up and spin in anticipation for a treat.I love to see her run through the grass because it looks like she is bouncing. Paula is housetrained on a schedule and she loves walks on the leash. Paula is partial to a similar size four legged friend, not a fan of big dogs. Does she sound like your kind of gal?" Paula is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.
 
 

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