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 URGENT! Large Rescue Mission! 

PUPDATE: The overall number of pups rescued keeps incresaing, as several females have delivered puppies or are heavily pregnant. Cooperation, not competition, is the best thing that can happen in rescue. Our friends at Pet Alliance and Happy Trails Rescue have been gracious enough to donate dog food. Joel Slaven's Professional Animals and his team, as well as All Star Mutts Dog Training have been amazing about opening up immediate decompression foster spaces for the pups while they await vetting and can move to foster homes.  I know a lot of people have asked how this came about - and given we were very concerned with being able to get all the dogs into our care, and all the cats out as well and to safety, we couldn't say much. The first thing - this was a voluntary surrender. These people were not mean, abusive or starving the dogs. This was a perfect example of why you spay and neuter your pets, and just how quickly they can reproduce. When all is said and done, over 200 animals will have been rescued, all from the same home. It was horrifying to see how terrified these animals were and capturing them was terribly taxing both physically and mentally. Between A New Beginning and FLDR, 140 dogs and 4 kittens and two cats initially came into rescue. Debbie did an amazing job reaching out for help and coordinating this effort. What happens when two rescues can work together, dogs first, no egos involved, is amazing! Debbie "received notification on Saturday that there was a home that was foreclosed on and bought at auction. The owner was being evicted at 12:30 Monday. Here's the catch......there are a lot of dogs and cats that need to get out. Ok, "A LOT" could mean anything right. 40? 60? 80? NOPE try 200!!" No one plans for that! We honestly though 40, maybe 50, which is still a lot, but split them and the numbers become at least semi-manageable on short notice. However, from 4 pm Sunday to 12:30 pm Monday, we managed to get all the animals out right as the Sheriff was kicking the people out. The work has not stopped since. Dogs need to be situated, evaluated, etc. We have been working diligently to try ad respond to foster applications, email inquiries, and FB comments. Please know all the dogs need to be vetted and groomed before heading to foster, which we are working through now. They are NOT ready for adoption and we don't know when they will be. It is very irresponsible of us to speculate what they will need in a home, as we know they will have very different needs, and their personalities will change and emerge as they get more attention. We also need to address their medical issues prior to adoption. I know, I know, other rescues and shelters adopt them out right away and just let adopters handle it. However, the thing is - a lot of those dogs are returned, and that is a huge disservice to the dogs. Fellow rescuers and friends, please understand that these are minimally socialized, scared puppers. The dogs don't walk on leash. They are not house trained. They had never been outside. They have never encountered children. The ride with us was their first ride in a car. Some will come along quicker than others, but the volume of emails asking to adopt one of them NOW, but they must be hypo, house trained, good on a leash, ok with a child and like to go places - these are not those dogs right now. We have several amazing, wonderful dogs available now on the adoptable dogs page of our website, please consider one of them. Each adoption frees up a foster space. As far as fostering - yes, we need fosters in the Orlando area. Why Orlando? That is where our vets, groomers, emergency fosters, and trainers are. We have tried out of area fostering, and it just never goes well, especially around the holidays, and we don't want anyone's foster experience or holidays to go poorly. We thank you so much for your understanding!!! It takes a LOT to coordinate all of this, and lots of tears have already been shed. If we are crying, it should certainly be over the dogs, not humans;)

Please, please, if you can lend a helping paw, click any of the donate buttons,and the pups will be SO thankful (as well as us humans who are having a bit of trouble sleeping while worrying about all the doggos). Please also comment, like, SHARE our socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to help the posts be visible to all of our friends and fans. Thank you thank you all so very very much!

If you are on Amazon, and would like to send some supplies from our wishlist,…/ls/32T2PWOYWK20J/ref=cm_go_nav_hz - is the link. You can also elect to have FLDR as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile and they will donate a portion of every purchase you make to FLDR on a quarterly basis - super easy! 

We will provide more pupdates as we have them. Please also like and share, so that more of our friends will see the updates. Thank you all friends, for helping our rescues save these pups, and allowing them to have a very Happy Holiday season indeed!

Pup in picture: Yes, he is a dog, not a Webkinz  (no further information available, not adoptable at this time - see post above for info about that)

Barney, a Poodle mix
Meet Barney! Barney is a 6 year old male Poodle mix and he weighs about 22 pounds. He was adopted from rescue 5 years ago, but came back to us since his terminally ill owner could no longer care for him.  He has settled back into his original foster home and is ready to find a new home to call his own.  His foster dad says, "Barney is a very sweet boy that seems to love everyone. He loves to go for walks and is housetrained. He will go to the door when he needs to go and if you don’t pay attention to him, he will bark. Barney came from a great home where he was the only dog and craves all the attention. He's never really been around young children, but older, dog savvy kids would be fine. He can sometimes be a careful pickup if grabbed quickly, he doesn't like to be cornered. He’s not found of going to the vet, but gets by. Barney loves riding in the car and mostly just lays on the seat and sleeps. This sweet boy deserves a great home where he is smothered with love!" Barney is neutered, up to on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
How Many Have YOU Helped Save? 



Lucky has found a forever home!

It's PUPPY BOWL time!! For the 7th year FLDR is honored to have pup-letes in the Big Game, Puppy Bowl XVI, this Sunday, February 2nd at 3pm on Animal Planet!  Tune in and help us cheer for TeamFLDR's players - Betty, the English Bulldog; Max, a goldendoodle; Colin, a labradoodle; Pete, an Italian Greyhound/chihuahua mix and Pip, a corgi! They are ready to show just how much rescue pups RULE!  Ahead of the Big Game, we will be celebrating at Woofgang Bakery SoDo on Saturday from 12-3 pm, and you can even come and meet some of the players, as well as some adorable adoptables that are scouting loving homes, just like the ones our five players found, as they have all been ADOPTED!

 Welcome 2020! 
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from 
Florida Little Dog Rescue!!!

As 2019, and the decade, comes to a close we wanted to wish all of our friends, family and supporters a Happy Holiday Season and best wishes for an amazing 2020!  2019 has been quite a busy year for us at FLDR, and we are anticipating being just as busy, if not busier, in 2020.  

As we celebrated TEN years of Florida Little Dog Rescue, we were very excited to have added another 429 rescues to our pack in 2019, bringing the total to 4268, but the year isn’t even quite over yet! Just in the last 2 days we have assisted in the rescue of 139 puppers, as well as 11 “normal” shelter rescues, with more still coming in during the last few days of 2019. Rescue never gets a vacation, but that’s ok, the puppers are worth it, every second, every day, every month, all year!  Most of our puppers are seniors and/or severely medically or behaviorally challenged pups, where FLDR was their only chance for a happy ending.  While our intake team would love to be “unemployed” in the new year, we recognize that is not likely, and more pups will need our help to find loving homes like yours!  Our photo collage features just a few of the pups that FLDR has been able to save this year, including Eloise, one of the dogs rescued from the Horrible 100 Puppy Mill in Georgia, where rescues came together to rescue over 700 dogs from a life in small cages, being bred over and over again. Speck, a very sick, nearly dead yorkie puppy weighing in at just 15 ounces at 8 weeks old is another one of our success stories this year - as he is now almost 3 pounds and thriving after months of strict medical care, blood transfusions and syringe feedings. We repaired Kiki’s broken leg after her “owner” wanted her euthanized because “crate rest is cruel”, removed Arianna’s damaged eye that was causing her so much pain, surgically repaired Dobby’s rectal prolapse after he was tossed over a fence at Animal Services on Black Friday after they were closed, renourished Dawn as she was just 6 months old, less than 2 pounds and in beginning organ failure from malnutrition - and those are just a handful of our major medical cases! We are wrapping up 2019 with the joint rescue of 134, now 143 (some pregnant, so more on the way) dogs from a hoarding situation in Orlando. No one plans to rescue that many dogs ten days before Christmas - but after being asked to help with “maybe 40”, we simply could not abandon any of them once we arrived and learned of the true volume of pets in the home. We also have four small kittens that are honorary “dogs” for the time being, as we couldn’t leave them behind either. And there *may* be a couple of hedgehogs identifying as dogs as well….what can we say? It’s been a very *interesting* and BUSY year.   AND - we have some exciting news coming January 2nd as well! 

Please, as you consider your end-of-year giving, please remember that all donations to Florida Little Dog Rescue are tax-deductible as we are a fully certified and registered 501(c)3.  Many companies, such as Disney, Boeing, Salesforce and Bank of America just to name a few, offer corporate matching funds as well!  As an added bonus, any donations made before midnight on 12/31 will be matched by a very generous supporter, up to $5000!! Just use any of the links to donate and your contribution will be automatically added towards the matching funds!

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!

link to choose us as your charity of choice


link directly to our wish list :)

Please also know just how much our foster parents LOVE receiving updates and pictures of their former foster pups ~ there is nothing quite as encouraging on a “down” day as being able to look at one of your former pups that arrived broken, scared and afraid to love now living the “great life” as a cherished family member!!!

Thank you all so very much for supporting rescue, our volunteers and pups at Florida Little Dog Rescue!!

Much Love and Many Wishes for an INCREDIBLE 2020,

All the Puppers of FLDR and the rest of their “staff” at Florida Little Dog Rescue!


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!

 Our Duchess 
Thank you all for helping her really and truly become a "one in a million pup".

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!

Click the Picture to Save One More!

 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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