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 The Voice of Reason?

Hey Friends!!  it’s been a bit of a day! Today we went to the shelter to save some littles for Laurie’s Birthday. When we got there we had to walk through the adoptable pups area before heading to the back to see all the available pups that needed a rescue. An adorable little puppy caught my eye so I walked over to say hello. Laurie passed the pup and went to the next kennel over and made a sad face so I walked over to see what was wrong. And there was Roscoe!!! Quick backstory: I was at the shelter picking up some dogs for the rescue about 2 months ago. When I was near the end of the walk through I saw Roscoe. His eyes lit up when I walked over to talk to him and love on him. His tail started wagging like crazy, he was so excited someone saw him and was paying attention to him. I left the shelter in tears that day because I couldn’t take him with me. He had been confiscated and wasn’t allowed to leave yet. I thought about him a few times after that and hoped and prayed that he would make it out of there. So today when I walked over to see what Laurie was looking at and saw Roscoe sitting there. I literally started crying and kept repeating that’s my dog. That’s my dog I wanted to save so badly last time I was here. I couldn’t believe he was sitting there on the adoption floor. Of course, once again, his eyes lit up because someone was actually looking at him. You see Roscoe is 14yrs old and many people only want puppies/young dogs. The ladies told us Roscoe had been on the adoption floor for two weeks and NOT one person stopped to see him. I seriously couldn’t believe I was looking at him. The ladies begged us to take him ( umm ma’am, no begging needed! Ain’t no way was I leaving without him again 😂). Before I could get the words out Laurie jumped in and said we will take him!! Of course I started crying again (I’m a sucker). After getting home and Laurie going through the paperwork she realized that poor Roscoe had been adopted from the same shelter in 2010 so yes they in fact knew he was 14!! When I tell yall he so far has been the sweetest old man believe me! My heart breaks for him knowing he has had a some rough patches in his life. Today we made him a promise that we WILL find him the most perfect home and he will be loved and spoiled rotten. For now he joins the Chi Casa House while I learn everything I can about him to find his perfect family 💗

A total of 15 pups left with us today with holds on quite a few more who can’t be released just yet (for a variety of reasons). I was supposed to be the voice of reason but that didn’t happen. Instead my voice said Hey Laurie it’s your Birthday let’s grab a few more. Let’s celebrate big 😂. (I have a feeling she may not invite me next year lol).

Friends, if you are able to lend a helping hand it would be sooo appreciated. If you have a few dollars to spare we would be so grateful. Truly any amount helps. The vet bills ain’t gonna pay themselves 😉 and boy did we get some projects today. I’ll let Laurie tell you tomorrow about the hair from just one of the pups, that was on our FB live today. To donate head over just hit any donate button on the website or use the one right here!

Roscoe and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts 💗 MamaJan

1st: The first time I met him 💗

2nd: Leaving the shelter

3rd: Settling in at the Chi Casa

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Woody, a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix
Meet Woody! Woody is a 7-8 year old male Maltese/Shih Tzu mix and he weighs about 11 pounds. He arrived in rescue when his previous family had too many dogs and could no longer care for him. He has settled into foster care nicely and is ready to find a forever family to call his own! His foster dad says, "Woody is a lover that just wants to be with you and go where you go. He enjoys exploring the fenced yard with me and the other pups. He will do well as an only dog or would not mind having a fur buddy.  Woody mostly wants to be smothered with love and attention. He is working on housetraing and walking on a leash. He’s up for anything as long as it’s with his people. You couldn’t ask for a sweeter more loving boy to add to your family! He would enjoy being spoiled as an only dog or have a fur buddy. You can’t help but love him when he looks at you with those big bright eyes!" Woody 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 $300.
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Rocky has found his forever home!
 In Our Birthday

FLDR IS FIFTEEN!!!! FIFTEEN years ago we decided we wanted to save the unsaved, the leftovers, the ones passed by, overlooked ~ our founders wanted to save some puppers, and not change the world, per se, but change THEIR world~ show them that humans were kind, that they could be healthy and pain free ~ and the joys of belly rubs, warm beds, cuddles on couches. It was big dream, an ambitious goal. We were told it wouldn't work. We were told we would be done, broken, within a year. We were laughed at. We came from different rescue backgrounds, different family and work dynamics, but we all believed the dogs came first - their needs came first - we would find dogs their humans, not find a human a dog. It hasn't been easy. Enough tears to flood a river. Sleepless nights. Long days, longer nights. Interrupted vacations, cancelled date nights. Doubt beyond doubt, second guessing that became third guessing. Heartbreak. So much heartbreak ~ and yet 5,480 days, 5,175 wet noses, 15 years. All worth it. SO worth it. Worth every tear, every late night, every heartbreak ~ your kind words and support on some of our darkest days made it worth it. Every pup saved made it worth it. Fifteen years. It's still sinking in, but 15 years! There are not enough words to express our gratitude to all of you that have joined our rag-tag little pack along the way - that have cried with us, shaken your heads in disbelief with us, cheered with us, and loved our rescued pups with us as your own. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And the number will go up, as at least 8 more pups are headed to us!


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!

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!

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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!

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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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